Karen Lieu

Karen Lieu

Head Foil Coach



  • California State University Fullerton - B.S. Biochemistry
  • United States Fencing Association Coaches College
  • Training courses and internship in Sports Psychology and Athletic Training/Sport Medicine
  • Studied under three time Olympian Heizaburo Okawa

Current Programs

  • Foil Coach and foil program (Youth, Cadet, Junior, Adult, Elite Levels), Beverly Hills Fencers' Club
  • Culver City Middle School - Fencing Program

Career Highlights

  • Over thirteen years coaching experience
  • Gold medalist - Women's Foil - Pacific Coast Championships
  • Two time award winner for Most Outstanding Fencer in the Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern California
  • Junior Olympian
  • Featured on ESPN.COM
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Head Foil Coach, Men's and Women's Fencing


  • United States Fencing Association (USFA)
    • Member Coach
    • SafeSport
    • Positive Coaching Alliance
  • Federation International d'Escrime (FIE)
  • United States Coaching Association (USCA)