Katya, Head Coach/Founder

  • Advanced Coaching Diploma (former NCCP Level 4) foil coach
  • First aid, CAC Safe Sport trained
  • 2 years experience at an Olympic club in NYC
  • Coached a member of the Canadian Women’s foil team that won the 1st gold medal at a World Cup event in Poland
  • Coached CAN National medalists and Quest for Gold recipients
  • Canadian National Champion, 2007
  • Competed in the USSR, Canada and internationally (1985-2009)

Katya’s fencing reel 

Fencing has been a part of my life since before I can remember. I have been dedicated to fencing since 1981, first as an athlete, then as a coach and founder.  My training is focused on youth development, helping students to become better athletes and people by valuing challenge, passion, the will to achieve and team work. For the past 20 years I have worked with high performance athletes and coaches at Provincial and National training camps, ON Summer & Winter Games, Canadian and US National events and Junior World Cups. I coached a member of the national women’s foil team that won the first gold medal for Canada at a World Cup event (Poland 2012).

Allison, Foil Coach/Manager

I found fencing much later in life, which has given me the advantage of seeing this sport from a different perspective. As an accomplished athlete, I bring a hard work ethic to the club, and my coaching style foundationally supports the principles of a positive and growth mindset. I am also a 3rd-year Osteopathic student that integrates my educational training onto the fencing piste by using functional neuroanatomy, kinetic chains exercises and sport biomechanics.

Caroline, Foil Coach

  • First aid, CAC Safe Sport trained
  • Trained and competed at provincial and national events from 2008 to 2016
  • Queens University varsity member from 2016 to 2020

I started fencing when I was 11 as an after-school activity. I quickly grew to love the sport and began competing as often I could. I appreciated the fact that fencing was not only physical, but a mental sport that needed planning and strategy. Fencing gave me an opportunity to stay active, improve my skills, and meet some really cool people that I am still close with today!

Ryan, Fitness Trainer

  • CanFitpro certified
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Level 1 certified
  • More than 10 years of experience in working with young athletes, individual and groups

Ryan is a Toronto based certified trainer whose focus is training for functional movement, aligning athletes’ fitness goals a balanced approach to health and well-being.  Ryan’s training philosophy boils down to core concepts surrounding the quality of one’s own movement by examining the starting foundations of the client first, to better understand the work required for the client to achieve their fitness goals. In this way, Ryan seeks to guide his clients towards gaining a greater sense of self through movement.  In building a solid, intuitive base, the expanded limits of the body can be tested: in any art form, any discipline, any sport, and in any way the individual wishes to express themselves through movement.