Instructors


Master Norman - Sask TaekwondoMaster Norman

Head instructor for the Saskatchewan Taekwon-Do Federation International

Degree of Black belt: 8th Dan
Started Taekwondo: 1973
Years on the National Team: 8 years, was named captain for 4 World Championships.
Most memorable achievement/accomplishment: Being asked to be on the CD-ROM by the founder of Taekwon-Do General Choi Hong Hi and being a member of the National Team.

 

Master Don Smith

Degree of Black Belt:  7th Dan
Club: Saskatoon West Zone
Started Taekwon-Do: 1985
Years on the National Team: 11
Most memorable moment/achievement: World Championships in Poland (2005) when my student placed second in individual sparring.

Mr. Dave Gaboury

Degree of Black Belt: 6th Dan
Club:  Regina West Zone
Started Taekwon-Do: 1988
Most memorable moment/accomplishment: Meeting General Choi Hong Hi and attending three of his Instructors’ Seminars.Tutoring over 80 students who then became black belts. His most memorable achievement was becoming an assistant instructor of Taekwon-Do at                                                      Regina West Zone in 1992.

Allyssa Duck - Sask TaekwondoMrs. Allyssa Duck

Degree of Black Belt: 5th Dan
Club: Grand Coulee
Started Taekwon-Do: 1987
Most memorable moment/accomplishment: Testing for her 4th dan in front of Master Tran in Vancouver. Also watching her daughter Rileigh starting classes and competing.

 

Mr Steve Marcia - Sask Taekwondo

Mr. Steve Marcia

Degree of Black Belt: 6th Dan
Club: Regina South Zone
Started Taekwon-Do:  1989
Most memorable moment/accomplishment: Competing in the 2015 World championships, as well as teaching and testing with Ms. Stone.

 

Ms Chelsea Stone - Sask TaekwondoMs. Chelsea Stone

Degree of Black Belt: 6th Dan
Club: Regina South Zone & Buffalo Plains
Started Taekwon-Do: 1994
Years on the National Team: 16 including Junior and Senior World Championships as well as World Cup. Was also named female captain for 4 World Championships.
Most memorable moment/accomplishment: Winning a bronze medal at the World Championships  in Women’s Lightweight division in 2009, 2011 and  Microweight in 2014.  Teaching and testing alongside Mr. Marcia is also a huge highlight.

Mr. Lucian Phillips

Degree of Black Belt: 4th Dan
Club: Prince Albert
Started Taekwon-Do: 1987
Years on the National Team:
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Mr. David Kimpton

Degree of Black Belt:5th Dan
Club: Saskatoon West Zone
Years involved in Taekwon-Do: 1992
Most memorable moment/achievement: Winning the gold medal in the senior men’s sparring competition at the 2000 Canadian National Championships in Vancouver B.C. That year he also won the gold in sparring and patterns at the Sask. Cup tournament, Provincial tournament and at the Western Canadian Championships.

Ms. Joanne Kimpton

Degree of Black Belt: 4th Dan
Club: Saskatoon West Zone
Started Taekwon-Do: 1998
Most memorable moment/achievement: Watching her little dragons group compete in their first tournament in 2009 and seeing how excited they were when they received their first medal.

 

Mr. Ken Hodgson

Degree of Black Belt: 3rd Dan
Club: Saskatoon South Zone
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Mr. Quenton Robins

Degree of Black Belt: 3rd Dan
Club: Delisle
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Mrs. Anne Robins

Degree of Black Belt: 3rd Dan
Club: Saskatoon West Zone/ Delisle
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Mr. Jeff Turchyn

Degree of Black Belt: 4th Dan
Club: Watson 
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 Mrs. Angie Peake

Degree of Black Belt: 1st Dan
Club: Annaheim
Started Taekwon-Do: 2006
Most memorable moment/achievement: Watching students break a board for the first time. The excitement and sense of accomplishment is priceless.

 

Mr. Jason McLaren

Degree of Black Belt: 2nd Dan
Club: Humboldt
Started Taekwondo: 1997
Most memorable moment/achievement: Winning the gold medal in sparring at the 2002 Western Canadian Championship in Edmonton as a red belt black stripe. As an Instructor, watching students smile when they get there testing results back, and know that all the practice paid off to get their next stripe or belt.