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Frank Mustilli

Managing Director & Head Fencing Coach

Frank has trained and developed individual champions in District, State, National & World Championships. 

  • 36 Championships 
  • 63 District Championships 
  • 16 Iron Hills Conference Championships
  • 9 individual State Championships
  • 5 National Champions
  • 2 World Champions

Frank Mustilli has been an integral part of New Jersey’s illustrious fencing programs since 1991.

Frank’s professional expertise encourages self-esteem, self-confidence and enthusiasm. His proficiency in all weapons, combined with the desire and passion of his students propel them and their teams to top rankings in district, state, regional, national and world championships.

Frank founded New Jersey Fencing Alliance (NJFA) a 501 (c) 3 in 2004. At 17,000 sq. ft. it is one of the largest facilities in the country. The Club is dedicated to introducing the sport of fencing to people of all ages, athletic ability, and diversity.

Sekou Tounkara

 Epee Coach
  • Olympic Athlete Career Program
  • Olympic Sports Management
  • F.I.E. Certified Epee Coach
  • Sénégal National team coach for Junior Cadets (2013 – 2015)

Moataz Abdelkarem

Foil & Epee Coach

  • 1 Gold at Arab Games in (Doha, 2011)
  • 1 Gold at Arab Championships in (Cairo, 2010)
  • 6th at Mediterranean Games in (Cairo, 2005)
  • 7th at Mediterranean Games in (Turkey, 2004)
  • Many gold/silver medals won in National Competitions

I was born raised in Egypt,  as a child I practiced many different sports but my passion was always to become a fencer.  I started fencing at 8 years old, and after many tournaments and intense fencing programs, I became a member of the Egyptian National Team, during that time I participated in many national and international competitions. I am also a member and fenced for the Prestigious National Team for 10 years.

When I received the  opportunity to utilize my professional experience here in the United States, I was very proud to not only to represent my country, but to be able to work with other international fencers in this country.  I currently coach young boys and girls from ages 5-15 years old, the basic foundations and techniques of fencing. I also referee at tournaments held at (NJFA) and travel to those via (USA Fencing).

This sport is very rewarding yet demanding, fencing requires commitment and passion.  However, the results are tremendously beneficial, and leave you having a powerful workout regimen, also building your physical strength and stamina. Not to mention the ability to process very quickly, mentally and physically.

In essence, fencing is referred to as,  “Playing a physical game of chess”.

Meet Our Junior Coach Team

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