24/11/2019- Coaching

In 2020, the FIE Budapest Coaching Academy will take place for three months, as follows:

  • Epée: from January 20 to April 18, 2020
  • Sabre: from April 22 to July 20, 2020
  • Foil: from September 17 to December 15, 2020

Arrival: the day before the course starts. Departure: the day after the course finishes.

Format: 8 students per weapon (6 from Europe, 2 from Panamerica/ Asia-Oceania)

The course will be held in English from Monday to Friday (09:00-13:00 and 15:00-19:00). Classes of psychology, physiology, sport theory and biomechanics will be taught, as well as coach education classes and practice.

At the end of the programme, an examination of practice will take place and give, if the participant is successful, an FIE-recognised diploma.

To be eligible, the applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a level-3 coaching certificate
  • Have coaching experience for 7 years at least
  • Hold an FIE or national licence
  • Confirm s/he will be a fencing coach at her/his National Federation for two years time after graduating from the Budapest Coaching Academy
  • Speak and understand English well
  • Be in good physical health

The FIE programme covers accommodation and meals but not travel costs. The documents to send are:

  • A passport copy
  • A recent colour photo
  • A copy of the Level 3 certificate
  • A doctor’s certificate proving the candidate is in good health
  • A short biography (experience in fencing, name and location of the club, name of the coach)
  • The FIE application form duly filled in and signed by the candidate


  • Epée session: December 7, 2019.
  • Sabre session: February 1, 2020.
  • Foil session: May 28, 2020.

Application Form

Important notes:

1) Out of Schengen countries, candidates need a visa. The Academy will help with an invitation letter but can’t guarantee the obtention of the visa

2) The Academy does not reimburse any transportation fees and other costs

3) The students must have health insurance covering the stay in Budapest (medical fees, assistance, accident, repatriation)

4) The applicants must provide the FIE with the health insurance proof covering the stay in Budapest (for medical fees, assistance, accident, repatriation)

5) The students must bring their own coaching equipment for practice

Any questions, please email Steve Kemp

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