Coaching and classes

Our coaches provide instruction in both group classes and individual lessons.  Check our group classes page for more information on those, and contact coaches directly if you would like individual lessons.
Lessons can be bulk purchased upfront.  Depending on time constraints, sometimes it is possible to request a lesson on the day, but it is usually a good idea to book your lesson in advance.  Please make sure that you are ready to start your lesson as soon as you are called up.

Junior fencers are recommended to start in an appropriate junior class, and then supplement the class with short individual lessons once they have mastered the basics.  Our junior classes have some overlap and flexibility in age groups, so that young fencers have the option to fence at more than one class and at an appropriate skill level.
All coaches are fully qualified, affiliated with Fencing Victoria, and have Working With Children Checks.

Lisa Lagergren Head Coach, Foil, Epee, Sabre
Lisa specialises in sabre, and in coaching beginners and novices.  Lessons are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays but time slots are very limited.
Phone 0450 556 330, e-mail

Nicolae Mihailescu
Senior Epee Coach. A Romanian Epee fencing champion, Nic also came 9th in the Barcelona Olympic Games (1992), and was a Commonwealth Games gold medalist with the Australian Epee team in 2010.  He provides group and individual epee training on Saturdays, and is an experienced pentathlete fencing coach.  

Hans-William Cheung
Sabre Coach, joining us in 2022 for Saturday classes. Hans has been competing at a national level, and coaching for 2 years now. He provides group coaching on Saturdays.

Genevieve Lim
Epee Coach, Gen runs our Epee classes at Olinda, and is available for individual lessons. 

Tim Davis
Sabre Coach, Tim provides individual coaching on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings. Booking essential.  

Jenny Shaw
Sabre Coach, Jenny provides Beginner group and individual coaching on Tuesday nights. 

Masato Niizeki
Sabre Coach, Masato provides Beginner group and individual coaching on Tuesday nights. 

Cathi Walker
Assists with group classes and adult beginner lessons.

Trainee Epee Coach, joining us in 2022 on Mondays.

Junior classes

Our Junior Classes are age-based group classes for ages around 6-12.  These classes are kept small and focus on building basic fencing skills and providing the fencers with a fun and enjoyable start in the sport. Where numbers permit, we split the group into SwordPlay (aprox. ages 6-9) and SwordCraft (aprox. ages 9-12). There is … Continue reading Junior classes

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