Alex Agrenich began fencing at the age of ten in his home town of Moscow.He immediately loved the sport and his youthful hard work, determination and commitment soon paid off. When, three years later, he moved to Israel he quickly became its top-ranked Cadet.In 1994, he returned (briefly) to his home town where he ranked 5th in the Moscow Junior Olympics. From 1995, he continued to fence in numerous international events.During this time, Alex also began his training as a coach. In 1996 he gained a ranking of 11th in the Junior World Championships.
When Alex emigrated to Britain he quickly discovered Haverstock Fencing Club and began training there.He continued both fencing and his own training as a coach.In 1999 he began coaching full-time at Haverstock!
Through his coaching, Alex aims to provide fencers with an opportunity to achieve consistency and better results – especially internationally.He encourages fencers to gain skills through systematic, structured training and is active in trying to build a network of support for fencers who wish to work towards an elite status. Alex works with Cadet, Junior and Senior fencers in a quiet, forceful manner that brings their individual strengths to the fore.