Meet our head coach - Steven Lim
Steven formerly fenced at the world championship level and now coaches aspiring fencers who desire to move up to the top level. 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. He was primarily trained and mentored by Master Jung who was the 1984 S. Korean Olympic Head Coach.
At Excalibur over the last decade, Steven has trained and mentored Australian champions and representatives, while also trained 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.