Our Z Team
Z Fencing is a growing international team of elite coaches, trainers, sports managers and professionals working with one goal in mind - to inspire the best. Our Z Team has helped many young fencers achieve their goals of becoming more focused, become champions and inspired to be their best. We have a truly world-class team hailing from countries including germany, hungary, italy, china, usa, philippines, malaysia, and singapore.
Our Founding Maestros
T.K. Wong is an accomplished entreprenuer and former national fencer. He sets vision and overall direction for its growth, including Z's high performance strategy and quest for Olympic success with our elite coaching team and partners.
T.K. is winner of the World Economic Forum Global Leaders for Tomorrow Award, and Singapore's highest Youth award for Entreprenuership. He won Silver and Bronze medals at the 1993 SEA Games, was New England Intercollegiate Champion in 1989 and won the MVP award as captain of the MIT Fencing Team.
T.K. graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the Best Thesis Award in Computer Science under a scholarship by the Singapore government. TK studied at Raffles Institution and was also founder of the Raffles Fencing Team.
James Wong is one of Singapore's most experienced and be-medalled master coaches. He leads Z Fencing in our technical and coaching development, and was instrumental in developing Z's highly successful 5 level curriculum and training methods.
He is the first of two Singaporeans ever to compete in the Olympics, and is the first Singaporean to attain the highest coaching title from the International Fencing Academy as Master of Arms. He is also an FIE B Rated Int'l Referee.
James Wong has produced countless champions both at Z Fencing, and when he served as the National Coach of Singapore. James was formerly a captain in the airforce, and was awarded SAFSA's Best Coaching Award.
Mak is a successful entreprenuer and former national fencer. He leads Z's international development in Asia, and has been instrumental in ensuring our sustained growth.
He won a Silver medal in 1993 and a Bronze medal in the 1995 SEA Games, and has represented Singapore at the Asian and Commonwealth championships. Mak led the start-up of Z Fencing in Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, and oversees it's successful development.
Mak graduated from the National University of Singapore in Accounting and is a qualified CPA. He is co-founder and CEO of Melioris Pte Ltd, a regional IT-enabled financial solutions provider. He had worked previously at Ernst and Young, Singtel and SilkRoute Holdings.
Ms Teo is one of Singapore's most successful female fencers winning countless medals and championships. She has a great way with children and has led the fencing school's operations as Principal for over 20 years since its founding.
Ms Teo leads the teaching of children at Z Fencing and is a pioneer of the Z Prep, our pre-school programe for 4-5 yr olds, as well as many fun but purposeful games and activities which help nurture the young's love for fencing and its values.
Ms Teo has won over 4 Silver medals at several SEA Games in both Foil and Epee. She has represented Singapore at both the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Championships. She was awarded SAFSA's Best Sports Woman of the Year twice.