Imregi, Bela (1908-1997), fencing coach

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Imregi, Bela (1908-1997), fencing coach

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  • Ivanicsko, Bela

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25 Jun 1908–23 Aug 1997


Fencing master at the Polytechnic Fencing Club. Born in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary in 1908, Bela Imregi trained as a fencing coach at the Honvéd Club, Budapest. Following the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 Imregi moved to London and became an instructor at the Polytechnic in 1958 where he continued to teach until his retirement in 1991. Imregi's notable students at the Polytechnic included the Olympians John Deanfield and Stephen Netburn.


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'Obituary', The Independent, Richard Cohen, Wednesday 17 September 1997:
'Polytechnic Fencing Club 1883-2009', The Sword, Jim Philbin, April 2010:
'The cut and thrust world of M Touzard', Jeremy Alexander:

PFE/3/11 covers Imregi's appointment as instructor, he is also mentioned in PFE/2/2, PFE/2/5, PFE/3/4, PFE/3/12, PFE/3/13 and PFE/3/14.

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