Coaches

Coaches

David is the Head Coach of Cutting Edge Fencing. He has also been the Canadian Senior Women’s Epee National Team Coach since December of 2012, and was a member of the coaching staff at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. David is yGGI1Jkfalso the Assistant Coach for the RMC Varsity Fencing team and the Canadian Forces National Fencing Team. David has been involved in the sport of fencing since 1983, and completed his first coaching course in 1989. He is fully certified at Level IV in all three weapons under the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and is an internationally qualified Maître d’Armes. David also graduated in 2002 from the National Coaching Institute’s Diploma Program in High Performance Coaching.

David was formerly the Head Coach of the Lightning Fencing Club in Winnipeg Manitoba. He was also the coach of Manitoba’s provincial team for the 2003 Canada Winter Games in New Brunswick (Team Toba results).

David coached Team Ontario at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, where Ontario achieved a best-ever result in fencing winning eleven medals.

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David at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

 

 

 

Maître Patricia Howes
Patricia is an Assistant Coach and leads the sabre training group. She is currently the Head Coach howes-p_0of the RMC Fencing Program and the Canadian Forces National Fencing Team, and is a former Canadian Junior Women’s Sabre National Coach. She was also selected to be the Head Coach for the Canadian Fencing Team at the 2013 & 2015 World University Games, and coached at numerous Canada Games for Manitoba and Ontario including the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse where Ontario achieved a best-ever result in fencing winning eleven medals, and the 2013 Canada Summer Games.

Patricia is fully certified at Level IV in all three weapons and is an internationally qualified Maître d’Armes. Before moving to Kingston, she coached at the Lightning Fencing Club in Winnipeg Manitoba and coached at the 1999, 2003 and 2005 Canada Winter Games with Team Manitoba. Patricia is also a graduate of the NCI program.

 

 

Other Instructors
A number of our more experienced athletes also assist with the various youth programs.

Matthias Leuprecht

Matthias works as an instructor in our Mini-Musketeer and Learn to Fence programs. He is an experienced sabre fencer and is a member of the Canadian Fencing Federations’s High Performance Program, winning numerous medals at provincial & national competitions.

 

Bill Mason

Bill has been instructing our Adult Learn to Fence program for the past three years and is a successful competitor on the Ontario veterans circuit.

 

Danielle Burghgraef

Danielle will be joining us this year as an instructor in our Mini-Musketeer & Youth Learn-to-Fence programs. She is an experienced sabre fencer and was a member of Team Ontario at the 2013 Canada Summer Games.