ABOUT Master Dawn Lefebvre

Master Dawn Lefebvre is a 6th Dan Black Belt and former Canadian National Champion. Dawn started training in 1974 at the age of 14 in Montreal, Quebec, under the instruction of Grand Master Chong Lee (9th Dan Black Belt and head coach for the Canadian National Team for more than 25 years). Within one year of training Dawn was competing in tournaments throughout North America, and in 1986 was awarded the title of Canadian National Champion. In that same year Dawn went on to win the Bronze Medal at the Pan-American Games in Ecuador, and also the US Open Championships in New York City. In 1987 Dawn placed second in Canada at the National Championships. Winning these and numerous other titles were exhilarating highlights in her career.

Master Dawn sitting on top of Whistler mountain in lotus pose

ABOUT Master Dawn Lefebvre

Master Dawn Lefebvre is a 6th Dan Black Belt and former Canadian National Champion. Dawn started training in 1974 at the age of 14 in Montreal, Quebec, under the instruction of Grand Master Chong Lee (9th Dan Black Belt and head coach for the Canadian National Team for more than 25 years). Within one year of training Dawn was competing in tournaments throughout North America, and in 1986 was awarded the title of Canadian National Champion. In that same year Dawn went on to win the Bronze Medal at the Pan-American Games in Ecuador, and also the US Open Championships in New York City. In 1987 Dawn placed second in Canada at the National Championships. Winning these and numerous other titles were exhilarating highlights in her career.
Master Dawn at the Taekwondo National Championship in 1986
Driven by ambition and a vision of sharing her knowledge and skills she was inspired to teach the martial art in which she had excelled. In a positive move, she relocated to Whistler, British Columbia, in 1987. With the encouragement and support of local families, who wanted their children to have the opportunity to learn Taekwondo, Dawn established the Whistler Taekwondo Club. Soon many boys and girls in the community, as well as their parents, were training. Her school has members ranging in ages from 6 to 70.
Driven by ambition and a vision of sharing her knowledge and skills she was inspired to teach the martial art in which she had excelled. In a positive move, she relocated to Whistler, British Columbia, in 1987. With the encouragement and support of local families, who wanted their children to have the opportunity to learn Taekwondo, Dawn established the Whistler Taekwondo Club. Soon many boys and girls in the community, as well as their parents, were training. Her school has members ranging in ages from 6 to 70.
After 27 years of training in the Korean martial art of Taekwondo, Dawn was promoted to the rank of 6th Dan Black Belt. Dawn has been active in Taekwondo for 49 years, as she continues to teach the art. She has achieved the personal satisfaction and success of producing quality students throughout her years as Master instructor of the Whistler Taekwondo School. Her students have been taught to be excellent, responsible martial artists and productive members of their community with an emphasis on self-confidence, respect and a positive sense of self-esteem. It’s not only about kicking and punching but also about developing a positive character!
Master Dawn Lefebvre & Her Mother Gwendolyn Bailey Lefebvre (RIP)
Master Dawn Lefebvre & Her Mother Gwendolyn Bailey Lefebvre (RIP)
After 27 years of training in the Korean martial art of Taekwondo, Dawn was promoted to the rank of 6th Dan Black Belt. Dawn has been active in Taekwondo for 49 years, as she continues to teach the art. She has achieved the personal satisfaction and success of producing quality students throughout her years as Master instructor of the Whistler Taekwondo School. Her students have been taught to be excellent, responsible martial artists and productive members of their community with an emphasis on self-confidence, respect and a positive sense of self-esteem. It’s not only about kicking and punching but also about developing a positive character!

In 2007 Master Dawn Lefebvre was inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame.

Master Dawn Lefebvre - Personal Accomplishments

Titles held

6th Degree Black Belt
1st place – Canadian National Taekwondo Championships, 1986.
1st place – U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships, New York City, 1986.
3rd place – World Pan American Taekwondo Championships, Ecuador, 1987.
2nd place – Quebec Provincial Taekwondo Championships, 1987.
2nd place – Canadian National Taekwondo Championships, 1987.
Inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame, 2007.

Master Dawn and Grand Master

FOUNDER OF TAEKWONDO IN CANADA

Grand Master Chong Soo Lee

April 19, 1938 – July 5, 2017. RIP

In loving memory of Grand Master Chong Soo Lee, who will forever be remembered as the Greatest Grand Master that ever lived, as a man of good heart, a man of respect and honour.

Grandmaster Chong Lee, 9th Degree Black Belt first introduced TaeKwonDo (WTF) in Montreal Canada in 1964. Since then, he has taught over 200,000 Canadians, certifying more than 3,000 black belt students. In his 36 years of teaching, his students have won over 100 gold medals at the Canadian National TaeKwonDo Trials; eight gold medals in the Pan Am games, as well as, one gold medal and two silver in the in the World TaeKwonDo Championships.

Grandmaster Chong Lee was the Canadian National Coach for over 22 years. He has travelled to 38 different countries throughout the world with his athletes. 

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