Rudolph Streitz, Head Coach:

Coach Rudy started fencing in 1984 and was trained by such noted coaches as Hungarian Olympian Madame Maria Luecksi, Maestro Al Couturier, and Maestro Misha Itkin.  He was the founding president of the University of Southern California fencing club, teaching many of the beginning through advanced fencing classes on campus.  Rudy also served as the Head Coach for USC’s Collegiate Men and Women Fencing Teams for over 10 years.  With over three decades of fencing experience and many medals and trophies along the way, he has motivated many interested enthusiasts in the art of fencing through his dedication of coaching and class instruction.

Lucas Dobrzanski:

Lucas started his fencing career at the Los Angeles Athletic Club under Metre D ’Arms Delmar Calvert. He fenced on the UCD fencing team and was the founding president of the UCD fencing club in 1967.

After years of inactivity, Lucas started back in fencing in 2003.  He has fenced in all 3 weapons at national competitions and was a finalist in several national tournaments of the USFA.

He represented the US in three Veterans World Championship with a best finish of 15th in the world

Lucas is the founding president of Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation, coach and fencer.  He is dedicated to put Kern County fencing on the map by producing national level fencers while promoting the charitable side of the foundation thru the “Smart Fencing for Kern County” programs, community service, Adaptive Fencing and Parafencing programs.

Liz Geyer:

Liz is a fencing mom of five children, all of whom have fenced, competed and helped coach in our Bakersfield fencing program.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Dietetics & Food Administration from Cal Poly SLO and is semi-retired from years of hospital foodservice and business management.    Liz served on the KAFF Board of Directors for 6 years and currently coordinates membership and administrative functions of the organization, as well as coaching beginning fencers in our homeschool fencing classes.

As membership coordinator, Liz enjoys working with fencing families to help them explore all the exciting opportunities that fencing offers to each personally, in our community and beyond.

Emerson Segui:

Coach Segui is an accomplished fencer who was both a Philippines National Team member (1997-2016) and a Philippines National Team Coach (2015-2020).  He competed in foil in the Asian Games, World Cups, and World Championships with a top finish as the Southeast Asian Games Champion.  Segui held an FIE international referee license and was an Olympic Solidarity Scholar, and has attended training camps in Europe and Asia.  As a 3-weapon coach with over 20 years of experience, Coach Segui has trained fencers from novice to competitive levels in a variety of settings including clubs, schools, and universities.  He now makes his home in Bakersfield, along with his wife and daughter.

Carolina Geyer:

Carolina Geyer began fencing at the age of 8 in Bakersfield, and quickly developed a passion for the sport that drew her into local, regional and national competitions.   She is an NCAA Division 1 collegiate athlete and holds USA Fencing ratings in all three disciplines, Foil, Epee, and Saber, with Saber being her preferred blade and highest ranking.  Carolina currently attends University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas, and competes on their Women’s Saber squad, while studying Nutrition and Psychology.

Carolina is also rated as a USA Fencing Referee and has referee’d at regional and national events including North American Cup (NAC’s), the Junior Olympics, and Summer Nationals.   Carolina is an enthusiastic athlete who encourages fencers of all ages to develop skills and deepen their appreciation of the sport.