Tarek Ayad, Head Coach

A member of the Egyptian National Team since 1998 and a two-time Olympian in London 2012 and Rio 2016, Coach Tarek has over 25 years of experience as a fencer and 3 years of experience as a coach in Los Angeles. Besides being an Olympic athlete, Tarek’s credentials include being the bronze medalist (team) in Havana World Cup in 2012, Cadet, Junior, and Senior National Champion from 2002 to 2016, Cadet and Junior World Cup finalist, African Champion with seventeen medals, bronze medalist of the Mediterranean championship, and top 18 Senior world rank. He is also a certified international referee for all three fencing weapons.  

Educated as a production engineer, Tarek brings his passion for fencing and commitment to excellence to Elite Fencing Club. He has successfully prepared many students for national and international competitions. Among his students are North American Cup, Junior Olympics, and Cadet World Cup champions.