Coach Bart has over 18 years of combined competitive and coaching experience. He began fencing at the age of 9, taught by former Bulgarian Olympian, Hristo Etropolski. Coach Bart has represented the USA at Cadet, Junior, and Senior World Cups, earning medals at national and international competitions throughout his career.
In 2013, he moved to Boston, beginning his coaching career under the former National Coach for the US Men’s Sabre Team, Zoran Tulum. Returning to Chicago in 2017, to coach at Midwest Fencing Club. Coach Bart has taught students at local, national, and internationals levels. He is responsible for the youth and competitive programs taught at Midwest Fencing Club.
Mariusz has been the assistant coach at Midwest Fencing Club since 2011.
He is helping at the club mostly running warm ups and footwork. He also fences almost every day challenging our younger students. He has participated in a few North American Cups and won 3 medals in his age group.
Mariusz studied at the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw, which is one of the best physical education schools in Poland.