Coaches

    The Fencing Institute offers:
  • Both group and individual instruction focusing on foil and epee.
  • Individual training in sabre is also available by arrangement.
  • Group training sessions times are on the Session Times page.
  • Individual lessons are by arrangement with our coaches.
  • All our coaches provide group and individual training and provide the very best quality of regular fencing training in all weapons.

Daniel Chan Kate Brill Martin Brill Back To Top

Daniel Chan:
Coaching/Teaching Experience:

Hong Kong Fencing Association Coach for regional development squad 1990 to 92
Fencing coach Hong Kong Women Epee Team, Hong Kong Sport Institute 1992 to 1995
Hong Kong Sport for Physical Disable, Wheelchair Fencing Coach 1990 to 98
Fencing coach (New Zealand Team) Asian Championships 2007
Fencing coach (New Zealand Team) Aus. U15 & 17 National Champs 2008
Fencing Coach (New Zealand Team) Aus U15 &17 National & Oceanic Champs 2009
- 3rd Place in Womens foil individual
Fencing Coach ( New Zealand team ) Asian Cadets and U20 2011 Bangkok Thailand
Fencing Coach ( New Zealand team) Aus U20 National Championships Melbourne 2011
- 1st place in U20 womens epee team
Fencing Coach ( New Zealand team) Aus U15 & Cadet National Championships Sydney 2012
- 1st place in Womens U15 epee
- 2nd placein in mens U15 epee and 2nd place in Womens Cadet epee
Fencing Coach (New Zealand team ) Asian Youth & Cadet 2012 Indonesia
- 5th in U17 Girls epee . 15th U17 Boys epee
Coaching Awards ( Hong Kong Coaching Committee):
Coaching Excellence Award 1993
Event: Asian Championships 1993 Tokyo , Japan (Silver medal in Ladies Epee team) Coaching Excellence Award 1994
Event: Commonwealth Championships 1994, Whistler, Canada (Silver medal in Ladies Epee individual)
Coaching Excellence Award 1995
Event: Asian /Oceanic zone qualify competitions for Atlanta Olympic Games 96.
(3rd place in Ladies Epee individual)
Coaching Excellence Award 1996
Event: Paralympics Games, Atlanta , USA 1996 (Gold medals in Epee Individual & Team)


Daniel Chan Kate Brill Martin Brill Back To Top

Kate Brill, a French trained Maitre d'Armes (coach), twice NZ Olympic Fencing Coach, producing NZ's only Olympic Men's Epee Finalist. Represented New Zealand internationally in women's foil and women's epee. 12th in the 1989 World Cup women's event, Welkenrad. Kate won French National Circuit Women's Epee events and French National Club Team title in 1989. Coach of the NZ Youth Olympics Team 2009 (Bronze medal Women's Epee Teams). Kate provides training in foil and epee. Kate’s aim as a coach : fencers enjoy the sport while fully developing their skills.


Martin Brill, French trained Maitre d'Armes (coach), is a New Zealand double Olympian (1984, 1988) in epee and a finalist (7th) in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Martin is committed to fencers enjoying the sport, progressing and achieving.


... so come and learn to play fencing with us.