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Foil Coach

Jon Zelkowski brings to PA2FA forty-one years of coaching experience in both foil and epee. During his career, he has successfully coached children, adolescents, varsity college fencers, adults, and veterans. Jon was mentored by Maestro Pezza during his years as assistant coach at Wayne State University (1987-1991) and attended the Coaches College training program (in all three weapons) at the U.S Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.


  • Prévôt Foil, USFCA (4th Level)

  • Prévôt Epee, USFCA (4th Level)

  • Saber Instructor, Coaches College, USA Fencing, US Olympic Training Center

  • SafeSport Certified

Coaching Experience

  • Roeper City and Country School, 1982-87  -- Coached High School varsity team several of which fenced Junior Olympics

  • Assistant Coach Wayne State University 1987-91,  1992-93

  • Coach Renaissance Fencing Club 1996-2000, 2003-04  -- Coached high school and young adults

  • Coach UFO fencing club 2003-2020

  • Coach Plymouth-Ann Arbor Fencing Club 2021-Present

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