Dominique Szokolovics

Head Coach

Dominique started fencing at the age of 8. By 13, she had fenced her first of five World Championships, and by 14 she simultaneously held the Cadet, Junior and Senior Women’s Championship Titles – a still unequalled feat in the sport.

She has also fenced at European and Commonwealth Championships and became the top-ranked woman foilist in the UK before retiring through injury. A return to competitive fencing saw her climb quickly through the ranks to be the GB Women’s Number 2 and the National Women’s Foil Champion again in 2014 – some 6 years after her last triumph.

Since retiring, Dom has become a full-time fencing coach.


Using her knowledge and experience as a young competitive fencer she has been pivotal in launching and developing Fencers Club London to fulfill an ideal of how she had always wanted a club to be. Thus she is dedicated both to educating and nurturing our fencers so as to maximise their potential as well as their enjoyment of the sport.

Dom is the Head Coach at Fencers Club London and responsible for the ongoing aims and vision of the club. She is a very popular and magnetic personality, and all the fencers enjoy the benefit of her expertise.

Dominique says “Coaching the novice is, for me, as exciting as coaching the elite athlete. The common thread is teaching the art of fencing, and that is the most exciting thing in itself.