Calgary Taekwon-do Instructors
Mr. Arden has been training in ITF Taekwon-Do for over 30 years. He has been teaching for 22 years. Previously, two of Mr. Arden’s Taekwon-Do students qualified to compete in the ITF World Championships hosted in Jesolo, Italy. Mr. Arden has competed in and won tournaments across Canada including Provincials, Nationals and Pan-American Championships. Recently he won two gold medals at the North American & Caribbean ITF Taekwon-Do Championships, specifically in 4th Dan patterns & light-weight sparring. Mr. Arden is currently a 5th Degree Black Belt, a certified International Instructor/Examiner, and a Class A Umpire - regularly officiating international tournaments.
Mrs. Arden has been training Taekwon-Do for over 21 years under the guidance of Mr. Arden. Mrs. Arden has been teaching for the last 16 years. She has competed at the Canadian National level, winning silver and bronze. Mrs. Arden is currently a 3rd Degree Black Belt and an International Class B Umpire.
- Mr. Michael Houghton - 2nd Degree
- Ms. Elke Fraser - 2nd Degree
- Mr. Paul Chan - 1st Degree
- Ms. Victoria Tarnow - 1st Degree
- Mr. Angus Dunbar - 1st Degree
- Mr. Richard Booker - 1st Degree
- Mrs. Sarah Delport - 1st Degree
- Ms. Tatianna Arden - 1st Degree
- Mr. Zak Arden - 1st Degree
JUNIOR BLACK BELTS
- Ms. Michelle Brandes - 2nd Degree
- Mr. Tyler Chan - 2nd Degree
- Ms. Johanna Holden Parker - 1st Degree
- Ms. Kaylan Knox - 1st Degree
- Mr. Samir Sakr - 1st Degree
- Mr. Zachary Wong - 1st Degree
Assistant Instructors for Taekwon-do Classes in Calgary
Mr Dunbar began his journey in Taekwon-Do in 1974, first training under the oversight of First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha while in the British Military as a student of the UKTA and later under the guidance of Master Sandy Dunbar and Master Michael Thompson of the UKTF. He first started instructing while in the British Military in 1981 and as a civilian for the past 35 years. While Mr Dunbar does not compete very often, he enjoys supporting events through umpiring and officiating. Mr Dunbar is currently a 3rd Degree.
Mr. Stoffregen began training Taekwon-Do in 2007 under the guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Arden receiving promotion to 3rd Degree Black Belt in 2015 from Master Moretti. Mr. Stoffregen, like many who began training Taekwon-Do at a later age, simply wanted to provide an opportunity for improved fitness and self-confidence in his children. He quickly embraced the rich and complex challenges and rewards associated with Taekwon-Do training, instructing, officiating, and competition, all of which are now a lifelong journey.