Maitre Lee is from Seoul, Korea. He received his Masters degree with high honors from the Korea Institute of Sports Science. He has also attained a Masters Diploma from the France National Masters Fencing Academy in Paris.
Lee is currently a coach at Columbia University, and most recently coached at the Fencers Club and Peter Westbrook Foundation in New York City. Coaching epee and foil, he has coached a number of Olympic medalists and World champions.
A former member of the Korean National Junior team and Korean National Champion in Foil and Epee, Seoung-Woo was the former Korean National Team Coach for women’s foil, and also coached at the Paris University Club.