Tigran is a four-time Russian national champion. Tigran has been fencing since the age of 7. Winner of the European Championship (1981) in the team competition and several other international tournaments, he earned a place on the Soviet Union's Goodwill Games Pentathlon Team in 1984, proving him to be a top athlete in fencing, shooting, horse riding, running and swimming.
Tigran founded SWORDS in 1997. With over 40 years of competing and coaching experience, his students have competed on the USA Fencing Cadet, Junior and Veteran World Cup teams, taken Gold at the Junior Olympics, and earned many national titles. His students consistently rank in the top eight in the nation in Division 1, Junior, Cadet, and Y14. Tigran's students have gone on to fence at prestigious universities such as Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, Notre Dame, and the Air Force Academy.
A product of Swords Fencing, Coach
Trevor brings a wealth of competitive
experience. Trevor competed nationally
and internationally for TEAM USA,
highlighted by a national championship in
Cadet 2011 Junior Olympics.
Trevor went onto compete for St.John’s University, earning
degrees in Psychology and Sociology. Using the different
perspectives learned from his time in New York City, Trevor
coached at Swords, leading travel camps, and teaching all levels of
group classes. His expertise focuses on mental skills training,
competitive mindset and setting goals and training plans.
Nana Demirchian was raised in a fencing
family and was coached by their
legendary father Edouard Demirchian in
Yeerevan, Armenia. Nana started her
fencing career at the age of ten and
became a fencing master at seventeen.
As a teenager, Nana placed first in the Armenian Junior National
Foil Championship, and later she participated in USSR
championships as an Armenian National Team member. In 1989,
Nana moved to the United States with her family and started her successful coaching career. Her students have represented the US in World Championship and have won numerous US Championships including Junior Olympics. As a coach, she always says, “great results are excellent, but the best part of my job is working with children and loving each and every one of my students!”