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Scot Strachan

Scot Strachan6th Dan World Taekwondo Federation Black Belt Master (Recognized and honoured by South Korean Government)

Master Strachan started studying Martial Arts when he was 13 years old. He studied Judo and Karate until he was 18 years old. When he met his wife / partner, a Korean, he switched to Taekwondo at the age of 18 years old. Master Strachan has been to Korean twice and trained in Yuedo College in guidance of Master Sun S. Choi.

In 1989 Master Strachan started teaching Taekwondo under the guidance of Master Choi and became independent with Master Chois wishes and blessings until he passed away in 1993. Taekwondo classes were held in the Brennan Park Leisure Center part time until 1994 and then the Taekwondo School was moved to downtown Squamish on Cleveland Ave operating full time, offering classes 6 days a week.

In 1994, Master Strachan started studying Brazillian Jiujitsu with Master Marcus Soares. He currently holds a Brown Belt in Brazillian Jiujitsu.



Michelle Park

Michelle Park5th Dan World Taekwondo Federation Black Belt (Recognized and honoured by South Korean Government)

Master Park's first exposure to Taekwondo was when she was a child in Korea where the art was taught in the elementary school she was attending. She moved to Canada at the age of 13 years old.

She started training seriously later in her adult life and worked her way up to the high level of 5th Degree Black Belt. As well, she began studying Brazillian Jiujitsu and earned a Blue Belt level from Master Soares. She was the first woman to receive the highest level in Brazilian Jiujitsu in 1999.

In 1996, Master Park studied Yoga and became a certified Yoga Teacher in Hatha Yoga through Prana Zen Center under the guidance of renowned yoga Guru Shakti Mih. Master Park completed three Teacher's Training courses successfully: Hatha Yoga, Power/Viniyasa Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Master Park introduced the first Yoga Studio in Squamish and has since taught many yoga teachers.

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