Mikhail (Misha) Tsipis


Mikhail Tsipis is a four-time Ukrainian champion and was a member of the Russian national fencing team. He earned a Masters Degree in physical education and sports training with a special emphasis on fencing. Mikhail is a certified instructor in epee, foil and saber and has taught fencing to children and adults for over 30 years. He has also been the head saber coach for the Libertyville and Vernon Hills high school fencing team. His LHS-VHHS men’s saber team won the JV Championship three years in a row and the Varsity Championship two years in a row. His top men and women saber fencers have won medals in every high school fencing tournament in which they have competed. Mikhail speaks English, Ukrainian, Russian and some Spanish.