About US

Started in 1993, we are one of the longest-running fencing clubs in Atlantic Canada. Our club currently offers training in epee and sabre for youth (ages 10+) and adults.

At the club you are likely to see Rick Gosselin and David Collins handling the main coaching duties. Rick Gosselin founded the Fundy Fencing Club in 1989, and has been fencing for over 50 years. As a fencer he competed in the Canada Games twice and represented Canada at the Junior World Championships in 1974. An NCCP Level 3-certified coach, Rick was inducted into the Greater Saint John Sports Hall of Fame in 2022 for his contributions to the sport.

David Collins started fencing at the Fundy Fencing Club in 1997, went to the Canada Games in 1999, competed nationally for several years, and fenced for the University of Western Ontario in the Ontario University Athletics division. NCCP-certified as an Instructor, David coached for the Western Fencing Club and the Brock Fencing Team before returning to Saint John and the Fundy Fencing Club in 2017.

Club founder Rick Gosselin

Main Coach David Collins

No sword losers

Our club motto, "No sword losers," says a lot about who we are and what we do. The bad pun reflects our sense that fencing needs to be fun (and accurately captures the lameness of our jokes), and it also captures our approach to the sport. There is no way to avoid losing in fencing, so we emphasize how important it is to learn how to lose well, to make something productive out of every challenge and every loss. And we strive to be a welcoming and inclusive club where everyone can participate in a meaningful way: no one is a loser here!

However, if you are a bit of a sword-loser, please try not to do it to ours. Especially at tournaments, please keep track of your gear!