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About AAFC

Ann Arbor Fencing Club was founded out of a strong passion to grow youth fencing in Ann Arbor, Plymouth and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on making learning easy, accessible and fun. Our coaches have over 20 years of combined experience. We have had the opportunity to help students acquire foundational skills, develop new techniques and confidently move forward in their learning journey.


We provide a wide range of courses to support students from all backgrounds and levels, from recreational fencers practicing once a week to regional and national level athletes planning to fence in college. Please contact us with questions or to learn more.

About AAFC: About

AAFC Staff


Tony Kosla

Founder/Foil Coach

  • Prévôt de Fleuret (Foil)

  • Nationally Rated Foil Fencer

  • Lead Coach for Youth Foil Program

  • Over 15 years of Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Coach Michigan State University 2009-2012

  • Foil Coach University of Detroit Mercy 2018-

  • Safe Sport Certified


Tony Kosla is the lead foil coach and manager of AAFC. He has been fencing for over 17 years and was part of a team that won the bronze medal at the North American Cup in November 2013 in Cleveland. He served as assistant coach at Michigan State University from 2009 - 2012 before joining a coaching staff that would produce students who earned regional and national medals while dominating the midwest youth circuit rankings. Tony is currently serving as the foil coach for University of Detroit Mercy's varsity fencing team.


Csilla Szokoly

Foil Coach

  • Nationally Rated Foil Fencer

  • Assistant Coach for Youth Foil Program

  • 2x Hungarian National Champion (Individual B category 2011/Youth Team 2002)

  • 3rd Place Hungarian National Championships (U23)

  • Top 8 Finishes in Cadet and Junior Hungarian National Championships (2005/2007)

Csilla started fencing in 1998 at the age of 10. She competed both nationally and internationally. Representing Hungary she traveled to countries such as Germany, Austria and Slovakia to compete. In 2007, she fenced as part of a national team at the European Cup held in Budapest. Csilla joined our coaching staff August of 2019. When not fencing Csilla enjoys traveling, baking, and taking care of her new puppy. 

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