Pawel is Fencers Club London’s performance coach and it is easy to see why. During his fencing career to date spanning some 18 years, Pawel has been ranked 7th in the world, is eight times Polish National Champion plus a Junior World Cup and Junior European Champion.
He is a published author and practitioner in fencing-specific sports injuries, and an expert in Functional Movement Screening, as well as being a qualified and experienced personal trainer.
He has numerous and impressive qualifications, namely both a Bachelor and a Master degree in Physical Education with a Major in Fencing, from the University of Gdansk.
Pawel’s portfolio at Fencers Club London is to lead performance coaching – taking our young athletes to, and sustaining them at, an elite level.
2009 was a turning point for Pawel when he suffered a serious knee injury that eliminated him from the sport for over 1 year. That was the time when he got interested in human kinetics and movements. That tough lesson was a good reason to look at the future in a different more aware way.
Since then has been expanding his knowledge in the field of S&C and personal training that both required knowledge of anatomy and human mechanics.
Pawel says “I want to use my experience of 11 years on the Polish Olympic Team to give FCL athletes confidence in their own ability and their own professionalism. It’s never too early to start teaching them to adopt the right approach”
What our fencers say
“Pawel is the man!”
“There is nobody like Pawl to put us through our paces in fitness and footwork”
“I love doing Pawel’s footwork and fitness, and his one-to-one lessons keep me on the ball.”
What our parents say
“Pawel can work a room beautifully. He knows what everybody is doing and always helps them achieve their best.”
“Pawel is a very pleasant and wise operator. He gets the best from the kids. They adore him”
Due to his extraordinary grasp on fencing fitness and footwork, Pawel is often grafting away in the Salle with our young athletes when other fencers are competing. However his first solo foray into coaching support at Fencers Club came in March 2016 when he accompanied Rafael Rhys Pollitt to the Challenge Wratislavia, ushering Rafael into sixth position and a place on the winner’s podium.