Our Coaches and Instructors


Jon Holtz - Sabre, Foil

Jon started fencing in high school and continued with the sport into university where he was on the varsity team for 4 years and weapon captain. When he was finished with school, his travels led him to our K-W location. Jon is certified as an Aide-Moniteur coach in Foil and Sabre. Jon primarily helps with coaching and program development, but can also be persuaded to give private lessons, do high-school demonstrations, referee at tournaments, assist with referee development, and generally fill in the gaps when necessary. Jon's primary weapon is his wit, but he's also known to be pretty handy with a sabre when the fancy takes him.




Callum Butterworth - Epee

Callum teaches the yellow and orange armband classes as well as introductory epee. He recently graduated from the University of Waterloo after studying Computer Engineering.  Callum is a competitive epee fencer, who also plays around with foil and sabre. Callum first took a stab at fencing in the fall of 2000 and has been fencing ever since. Callum's primary weapon is epee.


Jakob Grimshaw - Sabre


Brendan Thomas - Foil, Sabre


Coaching Alumni

Paul Shull
Laura-Lee Spaetzel
Lester Wong
Dan Banks
Julian Twardus