Learn how to
Fence in the
Heart of Toronto

Nik Lavorato
Nik LavoratoHead Sabre Coach
As a former provincial champion with more than a decade of fencing experience, Nik’s coaching style emphasizes the teaching of proper technique as the foundation for helping a fencer achieve their full potential. Nik is the founder and head coach of the sabre program at Bladeworks Fencing Club, and has worked hard to create one of the most successful sabre programs in the province. His students, both youth as well as adults, compete at all levels of fencing, from local to international competitions. Nik believes that fencing should be fun and accessible to everyone, and strives to let his fencers enjoy themselves while helping them to achieve their competitive goals. He teaches through positive reinforcement and emphasizes the learning of both proper technique and a thorough understanding of tactics that will help a fencer more fully understand the sport and be able to compete at even the highest levels.
Kayla Lambie
Kayla LambieSabre Coach, Beginner Coach
Kayla is an accomplished fencer and coach, who has been fencing for 15 years and has represented Canada at international competitions around the world. She presently coaches the beginner program at Bladeworks Fencing Club. As a primary coach for our beginner program, Kayla enjoys introducing newcomers of all ages to the sport of fencing. Her classes provide an exciting introduction for anyone who is new to fencing. Having begun fencing at a very young age, she also works hard to help teach fencers that are interested in competing themselves, at all levels.
Gordon Geringas
Gordon GeringasSabre Coach
Gordon has been coaching since 2012. He coached the Ryerson varsity team 2013-2014, Canadian Fencing Academy in 2017, and the University of Toronto varsity team (OUA champions for both Men’s and Women’s 2017-2018). In 2012-2013 he coached Mark Peros raising his ranking to top 64 in the world, Mark made the national team and represented Canada at the 2013 world championships and the 2015 Pan American Games. Gordon draws on 20 years of experience, and video analysis to create group drills and one on one lessons that build the diversity and reliability of his students’s repertoires. Gordon’s competitive and piste side coaching experience form a foundation for counselling the psychological aspects of the sport.

Read what our fencers have to say about us:

review rating 5  I started fencing at Bladeworks 7 years ago and it’s become like a second family to me. The coaches are incredible and know how to push you as much as you want to be pushed but are also very willing to explain and breakdown the reasons for individual moves and strategies. The class atmosphere is super positive and encouraging, despite (or maybe because of) the very mixed levels of people fencing together. If you want to learn how to fence in Toronto, this is the place!

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