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OUR COACHES

Victor Gantsevich

VICTOR GANTSEVICH

Founder and Head Coach

Canadian National Team Coach 

Former Coach of Team Israel and Ukraine

Igor Gantsevich Dynamo Fencing Coach

IGOR GANTSEVICH

Canadian Fencing Federation -
High Performance Director
2004 - 2012 Canadian National Team
2022 Vancouver World Cup Chairman

Eric Boisse Dynamo Fencing Coach

ERIC BOISSE

1996 - 2011 Team France

2004 Olympic Champion

Charles Sthilaire Dynamo Fencing Coach

CHARLES ST-HILAIRE

1992 2007 Canadian National Team

Vitaliy

VITALIY BUDOVSKYI

Ukrainian National Team

Simon Dynamo Fencing Coach

SIMON STAVISSKY

Team Canada Project Coach

Erik Dynamo Fencing Coach

ERIK MEDINA DIAZ

2001 - 2010 Cuban National Team

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ILIYA DEGTYAREV

2014 - 2016 Russian National Team

Lynn Dynamo Fencing Coach

LYNN SEGUIN

2020 Tokyo Paralympics Wheelchair Fencing Team Manager 

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MYKHAILO TYSHKO

 Olympian and World Champion

Evrim Dynamo Fencing Coach

EVRIM SELCUK

Former Turkish National Men's Epee Cadet Team

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SERGEI BOBROV

2015 - 2023 Head Coach
Estonian National Team 

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KONSTANTIN VORONOV

2015 - 2019 Israel National Team
2012 - 2015 Ukrainian National Team

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MAHSA POURRAHMATI

2008 - 2023 Iranian National Team

OUR TRAINERS

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SERGEY NAZAROV

Trainer

CORINE LATREILLE

Trainer

Dr. SAUL L. MILLER

Sport Psychologist

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MAITRE VICTOR GANTSEVICH

Since graduating from the Institute of Physical Education and Sports of the City of Kiev, Ukraine in 1979, he has led Fencers to championships in the Ukraine, Israel and Canada. 

He currently dedicates the majority of his time and energy to elite High Performance Dynamo athletes. This dovetails nicely with his roles as the B.C. Provincial and Senior Canadian National Team Head Coach. Over the past decade, Maitre Gantsevich has quickly become a beacon for elite level coaching, having qualified nearly thirty (30) Dynamo athletes to Canada’s National Teams.

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Igor
IGOR GANTSEVICH

In his nearly decade long career as an elite athlete and Canadian National Team member from 2004 to 2012, Igor enjoyed success at the highest levels including a Bronze Medal at the 2011 PanAM Games and championships at Provincial, National, North American and PanAmerican Championships. The culmination of his dedication and hard work came in 2008 when he played a critical role in securing Canada a Medal at a World Cup event (International Grand Prix), the first of its kind in Canadian history.

Igor is currently the president of Dynamo Fencing Club and the Head Coach of the West Vancouver Premier Fencing Academy. Over the past ten (10) years, Igor has introduced over 50,000 Youth to the sport of fencing across the lower mainland of British Columbia.

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ERIC BOISSE

TOP ACHIEVEMENTS

2004 Olympic Gold Medalist in Athens;

2000, 2005, 2006, 2007 - 4 times World Champion

#1 World Ranking in Senior Men’s Epee in 2007

Winner of 4 FIE Grand Prix in individual and 12 by team 

COACHING

"I believe Fencing is a Chess sport and a Champion must be able to overcome any situation with the mind first that is why my coaching is half mental half physical. "if you use your brain, everybody can beat anybody".

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CHARLES ST-HILAIRE

TOP ACHIEVEMENTS

3 Selections as athlete to Fisu games

Top 8 result in Palma (ESP) 1999

13 times National Champion

9 Selections for Worlds

Many top 16 results in senior world cups

11 NAC medals (3 Gold)

4 times Québec Federation athlete of the year 

COACHING

Charles has significant results as a coach whose students won many medals: 42 medals at Nationals (16 Gold); 6 individual Pan-Am (1 Gold); 4 Senior World Cup medals; 1 Bronze medal at Cadet World championship.

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Charles
Vitaliy
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VITALIY BUDOVSKYI

TOP ACHIEVEMENTS

3 times Junior World Champion

( 1997 and 2 times 1998 ), 1999 and 2006

European silver medalist, 2001 European bronze medalist in Modern Pentathlon

1998 Champion of Youth Ukrainian Games

1999 and 2003 Champion of Ukrainian Games in Modern Pentathlon

COACHING

Bronze medal in World Championship 2011

Silver in cadet World championship 2011

"Learn from mistakes for future victories."

Simon
SIMON STAVISSKY

TOP ACHIEVEMENTS


Team Canada Project Coach
Cadet and Junior National Team coach at 2022 World Championship in Dubai 

COACHING

Bratislava, Cadet Circuit, 2023 Team - Bronze meda

Nadia Hayes - 5th at the 2023 Cadet World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Gold medal at Junior NAC 2022
Bowen Xu - Bronze medal at Y14 NAC 2022

Adrian Wong - Top 8 at the Y14 NAC 2022

Adam Wong -National Championship 2021: Senior gold medalist

Hayes Nadia - Canada Cup 2022: Cadet gold medalist 

Lucas Sings - Gold medal at Commonwealth

Championship

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ERIK MEDINA DIAZ

TOP ACHIEVEMENTS

Top 32 World Cup - Havana 2004

Top32 and 6 place team FISU GAMES

2001 to 2010 Cuban National Team Men’s Epee

2018 Canadian National Champion Team

2017 Canadian Senior Men’s Epee National Bronze Medalist

2016 to 2019 – Epee Coach at Estoc Fencing Club (Quebec City, Canada)

2010 to 2016 – Epee Coach in Provincial Cuban Team

2005 FISU Games Athlete

COACHING

Erik plans to continue hard as a coach with his students to guarantee generational replacement. 

"My dream is to get an athlete to the Olympic games."

ILIYA
ILIYA DEGTYAREV

TOP ACHIEVEMENTS

Ilya has built an impressive career as a fencer over the last decade.

 

Being on Russian National Team (2014-2016), Top 16 (individual), 3rd place (team) at European Championship Jerusalem (Israel, 2014) as well as obtaining 1st place (individual), 1st place (team) at European Championship U-23 Tbilisi (Georgia, 2014) allowed him to become a great mentor and a successful coach.

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Lynn
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LYNN SEGIUN

TOP ACHIEVEMENTS

Coach Lynn was appointed by Canadian Fencing Federation as Epee Weapon Leader. She has over

30 years of experience and is renowned in Canada

and worldwide for her achievements:  

 

2020 Tokyo Paralympics – Wheelchair Fencing, Team Manager

 

2005 Maître D’Armes – Fencing, in all three weapons

 

1983 Women’s World Champion – Modern Pentathlon

 

1983 – Canadian Female Athlete of the Year (Velma Springstead Trophy)

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EVRIM SELCUK

TOP ACHIEVEMENTS

Former Turkish National Mens Epee Cadet Team.

 

Evrim has joined our club as a former member to now share his passion as a coach.

Evrim loves fencing and will continue to show his love for our sport to our youth for many generations to come.

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MYKHAILO TYSHKO

TOP ACHIEVEMENTS

1985, 1991 Bronze medalist of the World Championship

1988 Bronze medalist of the XXIV Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea

1986 Silver medalist of the world Championship

1987 World Champion

1985 Winner of the Summer Universiade

Five-times holder European Cup

Winner and finalist of World Cups

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