OUR COACHES

Jujie Luan

Head Coach

 

The Edmonton Fencing Club is honoured to have had Jujie Luan as its coach since 1989. Jujie is an Olympic gold medallist, four time Olympian, and eight time Canadian national champion. Having competed in Beijing for the 2008 Olympics at age 50, Jujie is truly an inspiration to all who know her. She has over 35 years of fencing expertise and over 25 years of coaching experience. Many athletes have qualified for provincial and national teams, and several for the Olympics, under her instruction. A wife and mother, Jujie is a favourite among both parents and fencers.

 

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Daniel Gu

Assistant Coach

 

Daniel, Jujie's only son, has grown up with fencing. His successes include winning the Canadian Senior National Championship and consistent top three rankings with the Canadian Fencing Federation and Alberta Fencing Association. Having fenced at many provincial, national and international competitions, including four Junior and Cadet World Championships. Daniel brings extensive experience to his coaching portfolio. Daniel started coaching at the St. Albert Outreach Fencing Program and began coaching at the Edmonton Fencing Club in 2012.

 

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Jerrica Gu

Assistant Coach

 

Jerrica, Jujie's daughter, has been part of the fencing world since birth. Jerrica is an experienced fencer with an incredible level of natural talent. Her many successes include winning the Canadian Cadet and Junior National Championships and a 4th place finish at the 2013 Junior World Championships in Junior Women's Team Foil. She first started coaching at the St. Albert Outreach Fencing Program and has been coaching classes at the EFC since 2012. Jerrica brings superb talent, a love for children and a great understanding of the sport at all levels to her coaching position.

 

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Spencer McPhedran

Assistant Coach

 

Spencer has fenced at the Edmonton Fencing Club since 2009 and has enjoyed every moment. He started coaching classes in September 2014 and is hoping to instill the fundamentals of the sport in young fencers. His enthusiasm for fencing rubs off on the students he coaches. Spencer is the 2014 Individual Cadet National Champion, as well as a 2017 Pan-American Team Champion. Spencer qualified for his first Junior World Championships in 2017 and is currently working toward making national team once more. Spencer is our resident Sabre coach and has fueled the aspirations of many of our athletes.  

 

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