Youngchan Lee is a head coach & founder of Penta Olympic Fencing Club, Olympian (1992 Barcelona Olympic) and a former coach of the Korean National Modern Pentathlon Team (2004 Athens Olympic). Coach Young was awarded the Order of Sports Merit (Presidential Medal) by the Korean president, Lee Myung-Bak in 2009 for distinguished service in sports, in teaching physical education, and promotion and development of physical education and sports. As an expert in épée fencing, Coach Young was named the Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2004 by the Korean Olympic Committee. As a fourteen year veteran of the South Korean National Team, he has won 31 gold, 13 silver and 15 bronze medals in numerous international competitions including the gold medal in individual and team competition at the Modern Pentathlon World Games in Tokyo, Japan in 1995. He is certified as an Olympic judge by the Union International De Pentathlon Moderne. His training includes Bachelor and Master degrees in sports education from the Korean National Sports University. He was trained by the coach of the Hungarian National Fencing Team in Hungary in 1990.
Coach Hyunsuk Lee, the Korea Championship gold, silver, bronze medalist in epee and foil, had built her expert fencing skills by winning many national competitions in Korea. During her highschool, as a fencer of Daejeon Girls’ High school, she won a gold medal in National Athletic Competition and also won many other medals. She also led to victory, as a leader, in the team event of the Korean National Senior Championship, won 2nd place in the Presidential Fencing Championship, and received Achievement award as a fencer in the professional Daejeon City Hall team. Moreover, Coach Hyun built her teaching experience by coaching epee and foil the Hoedeok Middle School and the Daejeon Girls’ High School Fencing Teams in Korea. In 2015, Coach Hyun joined Penta Olympic Fencing Club and coached numerous students and led many fencers to won gold, silver, bronze medals in both Nationals and Regionals.
Coach Mosayeb Zarezadehmehrizi has more than 14 years of international coaching experience in professional épée fencing. He is a former National Junior Fencing Team Coach for Iran, a member of its National Fencing Team (1998-2003), and head coach of a collegiate fencing team. Coach Mosayeb has trained fencers at many different skill levels, including elite fencers and members of national junior and cadet épée teams. He holds several international épée coach certifications. Coach Mosayeb’s students represented Iran at numerous international, national, and collegiate competitions. His students won gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Asian Fencing Championships and the Iranian National Fencing Championships in both men’s and women’s events. Coach Mosayeb specializes in training right-handed and left-handed fencers at the Y8, Y12, Y14, Cadet, and Junior levels. As a competitive fencer, Coach Mosayeb earned 20 national and five international medals. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from Yazd Azad University in Iran.
Coach Yuriy Mazur is an elite epee coach from Ukraine, a former member of the Ukrainian national fencing team. With 33 years of coaching experience, Coach Yuriy has trained many athletes to excel in numerous national and international competitions, including medals at the North American Cup, European Championships and World Cups. Before moving to the USA, he founded his own fencing club “Khmelnitsky Fencing Club in Ukraine” (2012-2019), and at the same time he was also the head coach of the Ukrainian women’s youth cadet fencing team and coached them in the Ukrainian fencing team, taking them to the No. 1 world ranking. For all the time of coaching, coach Yuriy worked with athletes of all ages and brought up many beginner fencers who became high-level elite fencers and members of the Ukrainian team. As a professional fencer, coach Yuriy was a member of the national team of the country and won a silver medal in the European Masters Games. Coach Yuriy graduated from the Olympic Reserve School in Kiev, Lviv State Academy of Physical Culture Ukraine, participated in FIE coaching courses at the Coaching Academy in Budapest (Hungary) and Zagreb (Croatia), has a FIE referee certificate and more than 10 years of referee experience in World Cups, Grand Prix, World Championships.