Coaching Experience
Classes taught
Maestro Burchard gives lessons in all three of the modern fencing weapons: foil, epee and sabre.
As an athlete, he was ranked in the top 24 in foil for 14 straight years.  He was twice National Champion in Team Foil (1978 and 1984) and won the National Sports Festival in 1979.  Maestro Burchard was twice member of Team USA at the World Championships (1978 and 1983).
Coaching Experience : 46 years

Maestro Peter Burchard has been involved in the sport of fencing since 1970.  He is a Fencing Master of the United States Fencing Coaches Association, The Academie International d'Armes and is a Military Master at Arms.  He has coached at the Halberstadt Fencers' Club since 1985, as well as Santa Rosa Junior College, The Fencing Center of San Jose, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, University High School of San Francisco and for various other institutions.

As a coach Maestro Burchard has had over 30 athletes on Team USA to the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Championships, World University Games and Maccabiah Games.  Currently Maestro Burchard is President of the US Fencing Coaches' Association and serves as a Board Member of the Bay Cup and NorCal division.  He served as the 2015 and 2014 US coach at the Pan American Festival.  Previously he served as National Coach to the World Championships in 1989 and was Captain of Team USA to the World University Games in the same year.  He was coach to the National Championship Men's epee team in 1989 and to the National Championship Women's Epee Team in 1988.  He also produced two NCAA All Americans at UC Santa Cruz.  Maestro Burchard is one of a very limited number of licensed international fencing referees and represents the USA at competitions all over the world.  He has been a member of the USFA Fencing Officials Commission since 1989 and is a licensed referee instructor and examiner.

Meet Other Coaches

Alex Chang is an instructor in our Foil/Epee Junior/Youth Program.  

Sonya Li is a coach in our Foil/Epee Junior/Youth Program.

Scott Cunningham is a coach in our Foil/Epee Junior/Youth Program.

Rafael Musni coaches in our Junior/Youth Foil/Epee Program

Amrit is one of our newer coaches and specializes in our adult classes.

40 years experience and specializes in introducing youngsters (5-12 yrs of age) to fencing.

Specializing in competitive bouting tactics, and trained over 30 athletes on Team USA

Fencing Master with 47 years experience and credential in all three weapons (sabre, foil, and épée). Currently the head coach for the sabre program

Specializing in all three;  Moniteur d’Armes, Prévôt de Sabre, Sandor is a rated referee frequently traveling to ref both nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Louie was a competitive fencer in foil for 16 years internationally and also a member of the U.S. Olympic Training Squad for three years.