Welcome to Whistler Taekwondo

More than just a martial art

On behalf of Whistler Taekwondo, we welcome you to the most dynamic martial art in the world. Taekwondo is designed to train your spirit and develop physical fitness to instil students with etiquette, modesty, perseverance, self esteem, leadership, strong work ethic, manners, patience and respect. These are the tenants of Taekwondo and guidelines to a disciplined art.
A group of kids at Whistler Taekwondo in the Myrtle Phillip Community School gym.

Welcome to Whistler Taekwondo

More than just a martial art

On behalf of Whistler Taekwondo, we welcome you to the most dynamic martial art in the world. Taekwondo is designed to train your spirit and develop physical fitness to instil students with etiquette, modesty, perseverance, self esteem, leadership, strong work ethic, manners, patience and respect. These are the tenants of Taekwondo and guidelines to a disciplined art.
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What is taekwondo?

Taekwondo is an ancient Korean martial art form of self-defense that originated some 2000 years ago. Taekwondo has grown into a world-wide sport that is now practiced in over 150 countries around the world by more than 50 million people.

Taekwondo trains the body by practicing the basic movements, a series of combination moves, free sparring and self-defense techniques. The Taekwondo teaching methods develop a strong, healthy and agile body as well as character and spirit through perseverance, practice and patience.

What is taekwondo?

Taekwondo is an ancient Korean martial art form of self-defense that originated some 2000 years ago. Taekwondo has grown into a world-wide sport that is now practiced in over 150 countries around the world by more than 50 million people.

Taekwondo trains the body by practicing the basic movements, a series of combination moves, free sparring and self-defense techniques. The Taekwondo teaching methods develop a strong, healthy and agile body as well as character and spirit through perseverance, practice and patience.

OUR philosophy

As a student, it is very important that you understand from the beginning of your Taekwondo journey, what is acceptable and what is not acceptable behaviour in school. Etiquette is foremost to personal discipline. If you do not display self-discipline within yourself, you cannot expect it from others.

It is our belief that each and every one of you through hard work can obtain any goals in life – be it a black belt, or any ambition you wish to achieve. You should be humbled by reaching black belt status and realize that we are all students for life; “it’s not the quantity, it’s the quality of student that counts”.
Whistler Taekwondo kids class

OUR philosophy

As a student, it is very important that you understand from the beginning of your Taekwondo journey, what is acceptable and what is not acceptable behaviour in school. Etiquette is foremost to personal discipline. If you do not display self-discipline within yourself, you cannot expect it from others.

It is our belief that each and every one of you through hard work can obtain any goals in life – be it a black belt, or any ambition you wish to achieve. You should be humbled by reaching black belt status and realize that we are all students for life; “it’s not the quantity, it’s the quality of student that counts”.
Whistler-Taekwondo-Kids-Sitting

Program benefits

Taekwondo builds self-confidence, self-discipline, goal setting, coordination, flexibility, agility, strength, determination and mental endurance. Plus it is loads of fun and a great fitness workout!

The class can be designed for students both young and mature. The workout can be both intense and moderate; we work on balance, speed, strength and power. Cardio and stretching takes place in every class followed by basic foot work and kicks. Taekwondo is made up of 80% leg work and 20% upper body work.

Program benefits

Taekwondo builds self-confidence, self-discipline, goal setting, coordination, flexibility, agility, strength, determination and mental endurance. Plus it is loads of fun and a great fitness workout!

The class can be designed for students both young and mature. The workout can be both intense and moderate; we work on balance, speed, strength and power. Cardio and stretching takes place in every class followed by basic foot work and kicks. Taekwondo is made up of 80% leg work and 20% upper body work.

Whistler taekwondo club

Black belt accomplishments

Below are Whistler Taekwondo’s Black Belt students and their accomplishments. Interested in becoming a student at Whistler Taekwondo? Click the button below to register online!

Jan Larsen

Carl Martineau

Zendi Kashino

Brock Crofton
Mark Crofton
Lana Kashino
Daikichi Kashino

Scot Barr
Jack Glackmeyer
Jon Paine
Will Eunson
Rory Eunson
Casey Eunson
Marc Facundo
Mackenzie Cyr
Robbie Laird
Lisa Laird
Chris Laird
Curtis Smith
Scot Duckworth
Rachel Walker (1st Woman to Pass!)
Sandra Bayliss
Macy Kercher
Talula Klein
Theresa Quilantang
Bea Lacaden
Ali Measure

Adam Charters
Charmaine Niewerth
Kirby Chew
Jordan Chew
Cayley Alexander
Liam Measure

From the parent’s of whistler taekwondo students

“Our two girls have been doing Teakwondo for 3 years.  Master Dawn is an exceptional instructor and a huge inspiration.  The girls have developed physical strength, mental resilience, independence and self confidence.  They love attending classes and look forward to training every week.”
Martin and Clare Rowe

Personal essays of achievement

FROM the students

At the completion of their program, students are required to write an essay. Below are two examples of essays from past students detailing their experience with Taekwondo and the positive effect it had on their lives.

Taekwondo has deeply influenced my life and the majority of the time I haven't even realized it. I started TKD at the tender age of five years old, and the reason that I started was because my brother was doing it-at the time l had to do everything that he was doing because I wanted to be like him. After I started TKD I recognized that I liked it, and somehow getting to kick my brother without him sitting on my head really got me hooked! When l understood that TKD was for me, I started to make goals because I wanted to achieve a great deal. One of my goals was to achieve my black belt regardless of how long it took. Through this one goal, I have learned how to persevere through defeat, and pick myself up to try again. My other goal or dream was to compete in the summer Olympics in TKD. I was, and still am, a very competitive person and I truly believed that I could accomplish this dream. However sometimes you can't control everything, and I couldn't control the cards that I was played-I wasn't defeated, I was just pointed in a different direction. I am still holding on to one of my Olympic dreams, and that is with skiing. Since I have chosen to pursue skiing at a more competitive level, my TKD has suffered a little, and I can't be as competitive in it. Through this goal l have learned to try my best and to roll with the cards that I am played. I still have a goal of achieving my black belt, and this goal is a realistic one. Through hard work and determination I will accomplish what I set out to do. TKD has taught me how to focus and it has taught me to respect others and myself. TKD has instilled confidence in me and I have learned modesty. I have learned how to believe in myself and trust myself.-among all of these things I have learned how to defend myself I have learned that determination, perseverance, and hard work are all aspects of who I am, and I couldn't have reached where I am today without these important characteristics. TKD is a part of me, and it always will be-I will never stop learning and I will never stop training. I grew up training in the !:,')'Ill, and people have come and gone. But the one thing that has remained the same is the instructor who taught, and still teaches, the annoying little five year old who just wanted to do it because her brother was doing it. l I have learned the biggest lesson of al; I have learned that without a great instructor teaching you, there is nothing to be learned. I had a goal in my mind, but she didn't understand that the goal was to be just like her. I wanted to be a national champion, and I wanted to win medals to put around her neck, but most of all I just wanted to have the same colour belt as her. So I said to myself, "I am going to be her first female black belt, and I am going to be just like her." I will be her first female black belt, and because of this I am truly honoured. She has taught me so much over the years and as I've grown, my respect for her has grown. TKD has affected my life as I have matured, but my instructor has always guided me and helped me to become who I am today. I have no regrets with being such a big tomboy when I was younger because if I weren't then I wouldn't have come to TKD. When I was growing up it kept me on the straight and narrow-when I was sad I could punch the bag, and when I was happy it was my sport that I loved. I wouldn't change anything because without TKD and a great instructor, I wouldn't be who I am at this time. 

I joined Taekwondo 5 years ago, when I was 9 years old. The main reason I joined was to learn a form of self defense. I never imagined it would teach me so much more. Other than school, Taekwondo has been my main commitment in life. Taekwondo has given me confidence, mental and physical strength, leadership skills, discipline and many values that are key to living a healthy, balanced life. It has taught me how to be respectful and kind towards others and how to be a positive role-model. Other important things Taekwondo has taught me are long-lasting friendships. Our Taekwondo group is like a family. We support each other during stressful times and hardships. We also celebrate each others accomplishments. We train together, we participate in events such as the annual "Pitch-In" day and the Canada Day Parade, we fund raise together, and we meet with other Taekwondo schools at camps and tournaments. Being a part of Whistler Taekwondo for me has meant being part of a great and supportive group of people who are always there for me, especially my peers that are training for their black belt test with me. Master Dawn always prepares us for tests and has always kept us in line. Her leadership and the positive role model that she is has helped me become the person I am today. Without Master Dawn, none of us would have come this far in Taekwondo. Taekwondo is a sport that is meant to keep you active and strong and help prepare you should you find yourself in a dangerous situation. It has also helped me perform well in other sports such as soccer and swimming. It is the ultimate lesson, something no classroom could ever teach. It has taught me moral values that I could not find in any other sport. It will provide a strong foundation for the rest of my life. Although the path has just begun, I can already see the positive changes Taekwondo has made in my life.

Classes Meet at the Myrtle Philip Community School Gym

CLASS SCHEDULES

We run from September to June following the school calendar year. All levels are welcome to join at any time. Please note: there is limited space due to COVID so please email tkdawn@telus.net for more info on availability.
Please note: we are Closed during Stat Holidays
Monday Wednesday

3:00 - 3:40


White Belt - Yellow Belt - Green Stripe

Junior - Age 5+

3:00 - 3:40


White Belt - Yellow Belt - Green Stripe

Junior - Age 5+

3:45 - 4:45


Green Belt - Blue Stripe - Blue Belt

Junior & Youth

3:45 - 4:45


Green Belt - Blue Stripe - Blue Belt

Junior & Youth

4:50 - 5:45


All Belts

Adults & Juniors

4:50 - 5:45


All Belts

Adults & Juniors

Monday & Wednesday

3:00 - 3:40

White Belt – Yellow Belt – Green Stripe
Junior – Age 5+

3:45 - 4:45

Green Belt – Blue Stripe – Blue Belt
Junior & Youth

4:50 - 5:45

All Belts
Adults & Juniors

We also offer

Private lessons by appointment
Self-defence workshops
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