About The Coach
He is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia. He was trained by coach Aleksey Nikolaev who has trained a number of World Champion fencers. He has a degree from Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport, and Health (St. Petersburg, Russia) with specialization in fencing. He has 16 years of fencing experience and during that time was a candidate for the Russian Cadet National Team.
Linnik has ten years of coaching experience with students from 6 years old to adult. Before moving to Florida, Coach Pavel worked with students at Fencing academies; Spartak, St. Petersburg, Russia and Nellya Fencers, Atlanta GA, USA. These schools produced athletes who went on to fence in elite colleges as well as the Olympics.