Sabreur David Tyshler was one of the first generation of internationally successful Soviet Union fencers. But, he is most celebrated as coach of Soviet-Russian fencers who captured 27 Olympic medals, 17 of them gold.
His proteges include: Mark Rakita, Mark Midler and Sergey Sharikov (all three IJSHOF honorees), Victor Krovopuskov, Victor Sidjak and Mikhail Burtsev. Between them they also captured 40 World Championships medals, 31 of them gold.
Tyshler was coach of the 1964 Soviet Olympic gold medal team, and served as a coach of the USSR National team for 13 years.
As a competitor, he won either silver or bronze team medals at five consecutive World Championships (1955-1959), and a Team bronze medal at the 1956 Olympic Games. He also took Individual silver medal honors at the 1958 World Championships.
Tyshler authored 40 books on training and coaching, most translated into various languages.