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Peter Ho

As a fencer, Peter represented Hong Kong in Men Epee since 1989-1993. He fenced for Hong Kong at 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, 1990 Common Wealth Fencing Championship in Manchester, 1990 World Championship in Lyon and many Asian Fencing Championships and World Cups. He ranked 9th at Asian Games, World Cup in Melbourne and Asian Championship. As a coach, Peter has coached fencing at Hong Kong since 1982 and Canada since 1993. Highlights include 1989-1993 Hong Kong National Wheelchair Fencing Head Coach; 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Wheelchair Fencing Hong Kong National Team Coach; 1998-2000 Canadian Women’s Epee National Team Coach; 1999 Winnipeg Pan Am Games Women Epee Canadian National Team Coach; 2000 Sydney Paralympic Wheelchair Fencing Canadian National Team Coach. Peter was awarded in 1996 &...

William Wong

William has been fencing since 1964. In the early 70’s he was the Hong Kong Foil Champ. In 1971 he was a member of the Hong Kong/Taiwan/Philippine Triangular All Arm Championship Team, from 1972 to 1974 he was the H.K.A.F.A. treasurer. He has coached foil in school and communities in Hong Kong and more recently in Canada. He is the current foil coach at York University and coaches both foil and epee at TFC.

Chris Granert

Chris Granert started fencing in 1997 in his early 20’s. He qualified for the Philippine National Games that year and placed 8th in the mens individual epee. He then helped start and was the assistant coach of the University of the Philippine’s Fencing Club the first fencing club in the Philippines outside the capital city of Manila. In 1999 he moved to Florida and joined the Jacksonville Fencing Club becoming the assistant coach there. He also gained his B rating in epee during his stay in Florida. In 2004 he moved to Toronto and continued teaching at the Metro Blades Fencing Club.

Tim Svidnytskiy

Tim was previously a dual varsity student-athlete, fencing and basketball, as well as an assistant Fencing coach at both Brock University and University of Western Ontario. Since then he began working at TFC producing medalists at various national tournaments, National Team members and participants of Pan American Games and Championships. As an educator and a coach Tim dedicates strong efforts towards meeting students where they are now and ensuring every individual student has the opportunity to realize their full potential as a learner and as an athlete. Outreach Manager of Toronto Fencing Club Epee & Foil High Performance and Beginner Coach Western University – BA Education Brock University – BA Physical Education & Kinesiology 2016 Eastern Canadian Champion 2015 Ontario Provincial Champion 2010 Nominee for…

Cathy Granert

Cathy discovered fencing because she got closed out of swim class in University in 1992, and went on to become Team captain of the University of the Philippines Varsity Fencing Team 1992-1994. She was concurrently founding president of the University of the Philippines Karate Association. In 1997, she moved back to Cebu, Philippines & started the fencing movement outside of the Philippine capital of Manila. She was founding president & head coach of the Spada Fencing club. It continues to thrive today through various fencing clubs throughout the city & primarily through the Cebu Fencing League which runs an annual Tournament, the Flores Cup, which plays host to fencers from all over the country. Cathy was head coach for Provincial Team representing the province at…

Simon Duran

Simon has 20 years experience as an athlete competing in his home country Venezuela. And after enrolling in the Military Academy he became an active member of the National Military Fencing Team were he participated in national and international challenges and championships. In the last 5 years he assume the Team Leader position for the Venezuelan National Military Fencing Team, were he coached assisted the team members into national and international challenges and championships. Simon has also helped coach and train athletes in Crossfit Training to organize and prepare crossfit events, where he assurestodevelop the best of his capacities and potential. Epee, Foil and Saber High Performance and Beginner Coach. Military Academy of Venezuela – BA in Science and Military Arts – Education. The Royal…

Alice Lu

With 20 years of fencing experience, Alice was a member of the Chinese National Fencing Team and won several medals in both Asian and World competitions. In 1999, she took the Ontario Fencing Tenement Champion and The Ottawa Shield Wome’s Foil Champion as well. She was the Assistant Coach for the Tian Jing Provincial women’s Foil Team between the years 1993 and 1997.