Coaches


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

He is the founding president of Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation, coach and fencer. 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” program

 


Buel Boaz:

 

Buel Boaz is a retired administrator for Kern County, and U.S. Navy veteran.
He is one of the original KAFF board member, coach and all 3 weapons fencer.

Buel also raises and shows purebred Otter Hounds and Bloodhounds. His dogs have won many shows and championships.

 

 

 

 

 


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 assists with coaching beginners in our homeschool fencing classes.