Coach Alex Ragot – Épée Coach
Zane Grey Alexander Ragot or Coach Alex’s background reveals his passion for evoking greatness – a constant in his life. Alex began his coaching career in 2006, training nationally and internationally ranked athletes from different schools including University of the East and Xavier School. Alex also competed in his college years, winning 3 gold, 2 silver, and 6 bronze medals. He also championed in UAAP Fencing Tournament 4 times, won 1st Runner-Up twice, both in UAAP and in Escrima-Liga Fencing Championship, and an Over-All Champion thrice in Escrima and Inter Club Team Competition.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Physical Education at University of the East in Manila. Alex’s dedication to fencing led him to cofound Republic Fencing and Sports Club, Inc. in 2014.
Coach Eric Brando II – Sabre Coach
Eric Brando II, or Coach Eric, is a cofounder of Republic Fencing and Sports Club Inc. and a member of the Philippine Fencing Team since 2008. He began fencing at the age of 16 and won medals in several local and international competitions. He championed 3 times in University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) winning gold medals.
Eric Brando is a P.E. Moderator and Coach for fencing in Xavier School. He handles the Xavier Fencing Team Varsity and Xavier Fencing Club and in Republic Fencing and Sports Club, Inc.
Coach Fritz Gutierrez – Foil Coach
Nathaniel Fritz Gutierrez, or Coach Fritz, is a certified international fencing elite coach who has experience in working with students as young as 6 years old. Fritz began his fencing career at 15, competing internationally and bringing home medals for years. He was a varsity scholar in University of the East where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. Fritz then started coaching in 2010 local and international. Fritz is now a partner and the official foil coach of Republic Fencing and Sports Club, Inc. Coach Fritz is a former Junior National team member and the MVP of fencing in UAAP Season 72 back in 2010.
Coach Louis Teves – Assistant Trainer
Louis Dior Teves or Asst. Coach Louis, began his fencing career at 15 years old. Enrolled as an athlete of Far Eastern University, he has won medals in UAAP Fencing Team Events and Championed in Fencing Individual Event in 4 years. He is a former member of the Junior Philippine Fencing Team from 2008 to 2010 and Philippine Fencing Team from 2011-2012. He has also competed in a number of International competitions for experience.
Even after his playing years with FEU UAAP has ended, he continued to compete in fencing competitions held annually here in Manila and in Batangas and won consistently in Sabre events. He then decided to pursue a Coaching career and earned his license last April 2014, passing the Sabre Coaching Seminar.