Originally from Tapolca, Hungary, Coach Mihaly (pronounced “Me-hi”) Csikany was on the Hungarian Junior National Team and fenced competitively at the Cadet and Junior World Cup levels. Upon moving to the U.S., he began a successful sabre coaching career in California training students who have earned World Cup medals, NCAA Championships, and National titles. Coach Csikany will work with our sabre coaches to ensure that students of all ages pursue their goals both on and off the fencing strip.
Selected Student Results:
- 2005 Summer Nationals: Kaito Streets gold, John Hallsten silver in Y-10 saber.
- 2007 Summer Nationals: John Hallsten gold, Kaito Streets silver in Y-12 saber.
- 2010 Summer Nationals: Jonah Buchwald silver in Y-12, Isaac Buchwald silver in Y-14 saber.
- 2010 NAC: Isaac Buchwald silver in cadet, John Hallsten 7th, Isaac Buchwald 8th in junior saber.
- 2011 NAC: Kaito Streets bronze in junior saber.
- 2011 NAC: Isaac Buchwald bronze in cadet saber.
- 2011 NAC: John Hallsten bronze, Kaito Streets bronze in juniors, Isaac Buchwald bronze in cadet saber.
- 2011 Junior Olympics: Kaito Streets gold in juniors, Hristov-Csikany Fencers gold in team.
- 2011 Summer Nationals: Isaac Buchwald gold in cadet, bronze in junior saber. Hristov-Csikany Fencers gold in senior team, silver in junior team.
- 2012 Junior Olympics: John Hallsten gold, Kaito Streets silver in junior, Isaac Buchwald silver in cadet saber. Hristov-Csikany Fencers gold in junior team.
- 2012 Summer Nationals: Victoria Zhang bronze in Y-14 saber.
- 2012 NAC: Kaito Streets gold in junior saber.
- 2013 NAC: Kaito Streets gold in junior saber.
- 2013 Summer Nationals: Trenton Schmitt gold in Y-10 saber, Kaito Streets silver in junior saber, Isaac Buchwald 5th in junior saber, Nicholas No silver in Y-12 saber and Daniella Timofeyev bronze in Y-12 saber.
- 2013 NAC: John Hallsten silver in junior saber.
- 2014 Summer Nationals: Daniella Timofeyev gold in cadet saber, Robert Vidovszky silver in Y-12 saber, Trenton Schmitt bronze in Y-12 saber, Andrew Zhang bronze in Y-14 saber.
- 2014 NAC: Tamas Vidovszky bronze veteran saber.
- 2014 NAC: Keona Moya bronze in Y-12 saber, Trenton Schmitt gold in Y-12 saber.
- 2010 Cadet World Cup, London: Kaito Streets bronze, John Hallsten (member of team USA) gold in team.
- 2010 Cadet World Cup, Konin: John Hallsten gold, John Hallsten, Kaito Streets (both members of team USA) silver in team.
- 2010 Cadet World Cup, Meylan: Kaito Streets silver, John Hallsten 5th. Gold in team.
- 2010 Cadet World Cup, Goppingen: John Hallsten, Kaito Streets gold in team.
- 2011 Junior World Cup, Dourdan: Isaac Buchwald 5th.
- 2012 Junior World Championship: John Hallsten member of Team USA
- 2013 Junior World Championship: Kaito Streets member of Team USA