Sabre Coaches


Daniel Grigore, Head Sabre Coach

Daniel is a two-time Olympian (Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996) and a finalist in the 1993 World Championship in Essen, Germany.  He also placed third in individual events at several World Cups (Sofia 1993 , Athens 1994, Padova 1996) and won a bronze medal with the Romanian team at the World Championships in Athens, Greece 1994.  At LAIFC, he has prepared many medalists for domestic and international competitions.


Allex Gruman

A native of Chisinau, Moldova, Allex was a member of the Republic’s Junior Team.  In 1986, he was a member of the University of Notre Dame’s NCAA Championship Team.  His students have won numerous local, regional and national medals.  His daughter Sarah went on to fence for Columbia and Cornell Universities after her training with Coach Daniel Grigore at LAIFC.