Who We Are
And Who We Aim to Be
Wang Lei International Fencing Club (WLFC) was founded by Lei Wang - China’s first Men’s Fencing Olympic Medalist. Lei Wang won the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics. He also won the Gold Medal in the 2006 Turin World Fencing Championship.
Lei Wang shared and promoted his love of fencing by establishing his first fencing club in 2013 in the Jing’an District of Shanghai, China. The Jing’an club attracted so many fencing aficionados that, eventually, the lone facility was too small. In 2016, two other locations were set up to meet the growing need of the fencing community in Shanghai: one along the famous Huangpu River and the other in the Biyun International Community in Pudong.
By holding numerous national and international competitions, in three short years, WLFC has gained national recognition from many fencing clubs and the Chinese Association of Fencing. In addition, WLFC cooperates with schools from Elementary to College in training fencers for both recreational and competitive fencing.
For the further development of the future generation of fencers, Lei Wang has set his sight outside of China towards the United States, where fencing skills have developed rapidly in the past years. It is well-known that New Jersey has the highest concentration of fencers in the country with many high schools having fencing teams. And so, WLFC has established a fourth and fifth club in the US in the Princeton and Livingston areas of New Jersey. Lei Wang believes there will be a great synergy between fencers in the US and the fencers in China and plans have fencers from China to train with fencers in the US and vice versa.
WLFC and its coaches are committed to cultivating excellent athletes by integrating Chinese and Western culture for the purpose of learning, developing, and enjoying the art of fencing. We invite you to join us in this pursuit!