Lilov Fencing Academy is more than just a club; it’s a family legacy that has been passed down from our founder and grandfather, Vladimir Lilov, to his son Serge, who has been leading the academy for the past decade.
Serge’s passion for fencing and coaching has allowed him to continue the tradition of training a new generation of fencers to be their best, both on and off the strip. As a proud Penn State alumnus, Serge’s coaching philosophy is deeply rooted in his experience as a student-athlete and his personal connection to the sport.
Serge’s son Neil Lilov started his fencing journey at the age of 9, displaying an early aptitude for the sport. Throughout his career, he has consistently demonstrated unwavering dedication, earning top – three finishes in medal standings across all age categories at national championships. In 2021, he was chosen to represent Team USA at the Cadet World Championship. Since then, he has been continuing to compete as a proud member of the Penn State Nittany Lions fencing team and as a Junior World Team member, carrying on our family legacy.
At Lilov Fencing Academy, we foster a unique and supportive community that encourages fencers of all levels to thrive and reach their full potential. Our experienced coaches and dedicated teammates provide a welcoming environment that enables beginners to learn the basics of fencing while pushing experienced fencers to sharpen their skills. Whether you’re looking to take your first steps into fencing or seeking to refine your skills to the highest level, our academy’s commitment to the sport and family legacy can help you achieve your goals.