Artem Zanin came to the United States in March 2022 after a successful sports career as a saber fencer and coaching young athletes at the National Level for more than 6 years, at the School of Olympic Reserve. He was a member of the Russian National Team from 2004 to 2016, where he became a Senior Team World Champion in 2010, and a Junior Team World Champion in 2006. Coach Artem also holds multiple medals in Senior World Cups and Russian National Championships.
He graduated in 2015 with a Master’s Degree from the National State University of Physical education in Saint Petersburg. Artem holds more than 26 years of fencing experience and was trained by many of the best National and European saber coaches. He brings his experience, unique style, and competitive winning attitude to his coaching lessons at West Coast Fencing Academy. His love for fencing and his passion for teaching are always present at the club. His mission is for WCFA fencers to succeed in the sport of fencing while having fun in the accomplishments!