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Adrian Liggins

Adrian started fencing in the UK in 1984.  A traditional start in foil led to sabre and then epee.  Between 1986 and 1989, he was men’s captain (all three weapons) at the University of Salford , receiving “full colours” for sports services to the University.  Between 1988 and 1990, he was selected to the North West (UK) Sports Council Centre of Excellence for epee by the North West Amateur Fencing Association (NWAFA), based on competition results.  In 1989, he captained the North West England men’s epee team and was subsequently awarded “colours” by the NWAFA.   Moving to Canada in 1990, Adrian continued to compete, achieving a B competitive grade in men’s epee.  At the same time, he started teaching and coaching fencing at various…

Hans Wolfgramm

Hans began fencing foil as an 8 year old living in Singapore. He has trained intensively with some of the top coaches in the country: Josef Mirkin, Alice Liu, Peter Ho, Paul ApSimon, Manuel Guittet, and Josh McGuire, as well as the Danish national coach, Ferenc Toth. This diversity of training helped Hans develop a well-rounded, adaptive fencing style that carries over into his approach towards coaching. His top results as an athlete are: Cadet – Nationals silver, national team selection, Junior – nationals silver, Senior – multiple top 8s at the national level, quadruple OUA gold, 2015 University Games National Team selection. He holds an honours bachelor’s degree in cognitive science, with a specialization in ’embodied insight problem solving’, and the associated ‘flow states’…

Eleanor Harvey

A fresh graduate of The Ohio State University, Eleanor is a current member of the Canadian National Team training full time for the Tokyo Olympics. She was a student athlete at Ohio State for 5 years, and won the NCAA Championships in 2016. Also in 2016, she finished in the top 8 at her first Olympic Games in Rio. In her most recent season on the international circuit (2017-2018), she finished ranked 7th in the world. Eleanor is excited to bring her experience and love of fencing to others through coaching, and is especially looking forward to creating fun, energetic group class to improve athletes’ speed, agility, and mental focus. Since she is new to coaching, Eleanor stresses open communication with her athletes so that…

Peter Ho

Peter represented Hong Kong in Men's Epee between 1989 and 1993. He fenced for Hong Kong at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, the 1990 Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Manchester, the 1990 World Championships in Lyon, and many Asian Fencing Championships and World Cups. He ranked 9th at the Asian Games, the World Cup in Melbourne and the Asian Championship. Peter has coached fencing in 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 20s. He qualified for the Philippine National Games that year and placed 8th in men’s 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 assistant coach. 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

Alice Lu is a high performance Foil Coach, who Coaches a number of Canadian National Team Fencers, including Eleanor Harvey who made top 8 at 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Alice has been a Canadian national Women’s foil cadet and junior team coach for PanAm Championship 2016-17, and also has been a women’s cadet and junior team coach for World Championship 2017. Alice Has been a Canadian fencing team coach for World University Game in 2017. Alice has more than 20 years of professional fencing experience including a time as a member on the Chinese national women’s foil team in 1980s.