Fencing Bout

Our Coaches

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Steven Lim

Head Coach

Steven formerly fenced all the way to the world championship level and now coaches aspiring fencers who desire to move up to the top of their game. While he is highly result-oriented, building humble, confident, disciplined and hard-working individuals remain his core principle. 

Having attained his coaching certification in 1997, he has never looked back making his break coaching at the Asian Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships within five years. Specialising in sabre and foil, Steven has coached Australian teams at World, Asian, Commonwealth and Oceania competitions since 2005. Many of his athletes have won national and state championships.

 

He was also an FIE (International Fencing Federation) accredited 'B' referee in all three weapons and have been assigned to officiate at World Cups, World Grand Prix, Olympic Qualifiers, Asian Championships and Commonwealth Championships. In one season, he sat on the Fencing Confederation of Asia (FCA) Refereeing Sub-Committee.

 

As a fencer, he was the Ohio Intercollegiate champion and NCAA finals qualifier as a scholar-athlete with The Ohio State University, USA. He was also a two-time SE Asian gold medalist, Asian Games top-16 and seven-time Malaysian foil national champion. Steven's other competitive experiences include the World Championships, World University Games, Asian Games, SE Asian Games, Commonwealth Championships and World Cups at both junior and senior levels.

Having been trained by coaches of Hungarian and Romanian backgrounds during his earlier years in the sport, Steven was primarily guided and mentored by Master Jung who was the 1984 S. Korean Olympic Head Coach. 

At Excalibur over the last decade, Steven has trained and produced Australian champions and representatives, while also training the accredited level one coaches. 

A lesser-known fact; Steven directed and choreographed the duelling scenes in the theatrical production of Dangerous Liaisons by the Actor's Studio in Kuala Lumpur! 

Outside fencing, Steven works in the digital marketing industry and plays golf. 

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Enrique Reyes

Senior Foil Coach

Enrique started fencing in 1997, fell in love with the sport, and found himself dominating the university fencing competitions in the Philippines. He was the captain of his university's fencing team winning multiple national level tournaments in all three weapons and has been recognised as one of the top foilists of his time.

Enrique's extensive competition experience as a fencer and his love and passion for the sport enabled him to share his knowledge and experience to hundreds of students over the years having been the coach in a community fencing club, a PhysEd fencing instructor for a high school, and head coach for his own fencing club.

You will know when Enrique is fencing as there is usually a distinct joyful noise in the venue. He hopes that every fencer he teaches will be encouraged to not just learn how to fence but be passionate about the sport.

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HyeonJoon Scott Lim

Senior Sabre Coach

Scott has been training at a competitive level in sabre since he was 13. He competed at many national & international tournaments, winning many medals for his native S. Korea the top men's sabre team in the world.

 

His biggest accomplishment was winning a bronze medal at the 2007 Asian Junior Fencing Championships in Taipei. Professionally trained in sabre since he began fencing, Scott subsequently attained a scholarship to attend DongEui university fencing team which was the top varsity sabre team in South Korea. During this time, he was with the national South Korean sabre backup squad. Members of the first team won the historic Gold medal at the 2012  London Olympic Games.

Scott's speciality in sabre focuses on elite competition preparation, sabre techniques and tactics for optimum results. 
 

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Jon Allard

Coach

Jon is currently one of our level 1 foil coach and has started coaching since July of 2015. As one of the clubs lifetime members, Jon is a friendly face in the club and was ranked 2nd in the 2021 Veteran Foil. 

One of Jon's accomplishments is watching the growth of the students of all age groups from 6 to 60 plus. From holding their first weapon, to their first bout, then first competition to first medal. See the student’s horizons expand and change as the they build confidence in themselves and their abilities.