Our Staff

Our Coaching Team

ED BALLINGER was a member of the 1976 US Olympic Team in Foil and a two time Men's Foil National Champion.He was inducted into the USA Fencing Hall of Fame in 2012. Ed has been coaching now at BFC for the last 5 years and during that time has produced numerous national medallists from youth to veteran. Ed teaches youth, adult, and competitive classes at BFC, and gives private lessons.

SALLY PECHINSKY was a member of the 1968 US women's foil Olympic team, two time U20 US National Champion and two time US Collegiate Women's National Champion. Sally started her fencing career being coached by her uncle world famous fencing coach Joe Pechinsky. Before coming to work at BFC Sally had coached with Ed at the Cape Cod fencing club.

CARLOS BRUNO brings a passion, energy and high spirited approach to coaching that fits in well at BFC. In addition to his prior work at BFC he has worked with the last men's epee national coach (Sebastien Dos Santos), while coaching at NWFC. As a coach he has trained or help train national finalists in almost every age category.
As a Division 1 competitor, Carlos was ranked in the top 10 during the 2005-06 season and a multiple NAC individual finalist.

DAVID SACH started his fencing career in the UK where he won numerous cadet, junior and senior national titles including a run of 5 back to back Junior national championships. He also fenced at 8 World Championships between 1995 and 1998 Junior, Cadet and Senior. David also represented Wales at 3 Commonwealth Games winning 2 individual Silver medals and a team Gold. David moved into coaching at a relatively young age but since then has coached numerous national champions at all age groups, international world cup medallists at both Junior and Senior level, a Cadet World Champion and Olympians. Before moving to the USA, he served as a British Fencing World Class Performance Pathway sabre coach - a position in which he coached and monitored members of the British Olympic Sabre Team. David is also an FIE rated referee, earning appointments at the 2005, 2007 Senior World Championships and 2008 Olympic Games.

BRENDAN DORIS-PIERCE is a graduate of Brandeis University where he was the captain of his fencing team and a gradute of the University of Mississippi recieving his master's degree in Higher Education Administration. Brendan has been coaching at the BFC since his own time on the BFC Junior Team 15 years ago. In that time he has coached national medalists ranging from Y12 to Division I and had students on point standings in every category.He also is the assistant coach at Boston College where he is in charge of the sabre program. Two BC Sabreurs have made NCAA championships as well as numerous Northeast Fencing Conference All Stars. He has been called the heart and soul of BFC having been a member of the club for over two decades.


Monday4:00PM - 10:00PM
Tuesday4:00PM - 10:00PM
Wednesday4:00PM - 10:00PM
Thursday4:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday4:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday9:00AM - 1:00PM


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Boston Fencing Club

100 Holton St.,

Boston, MA 02135

Phone. 857-316-2136

Email. info@bostonfencingclub.org