Meet The Team
Orion is the founder and head coach of OSM Fencing, having established the club in hopes of promoting competitive fencing and introducing the sport to a new generation of youths. With 25 years of active experience in the sport as both athlete and coach, Orion brings a wealth of knowledge to the club from youth development to competitive training and conditioning. He has a long history in Victoria fencing, having started his career with Victoria Fencing Club as an athlete and assistant coach. In 2008, he developed the first fencing program for the Western Communities and in 2012, relocated to Beijing where he was the director and head coach for Sino Bright School Fencing Club. In 2016, Orion relocated back to Victoria. Since being back, he has helped train and produced several youth champions and medalists.
A 7 year veteran in Epee with the Shanghai Yangpu District Fencing Team, Yan is an experienced assistant coach who has worked teaching and training beginners. Currently enrolled in the Exercise and Wellness Program at Camosun College, Yan has a passion for teaching physical literacy.