Taekwondo | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu | Fitness Kickboxing | Yoga
Teens | Adults
Teens | Adults
who we are
The Squamish Taekwondo Academy is the premier facility in Squamish for martial arts and fitness training. For over 20 years now, we have been dedicated to bringing fitness and wellness to the whole family. Our programs are designed for people of all ages and levels.
our students in action
Master Scot Strachan
6th Dan World Taekwondo Federation Black Belt Master
Master Strachan went to Korea to train at Yuedo College under the guidance of Master Sun S. Choi. In 1989, he started teaching under the guidance of Master Choi. In 1994, with his master’s wishes and blessings, Master Stratchen opened his first school.
Master Strachan also has a passion for practicing and teaching Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He studied under the direction of Master Marcus Soares in 1994. He now has more than 20 years experience and currently holds a brown belt.
Master Michelle Park
5th Dan World Taekwondo Federation Black Belt Master
Master Park was first exposed to Taekwondo while attending elementary school in Korea.
As an adult, she continued to train in Taekwondo and began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Marcus Soares in 1994.
In 1996, Master Park began studying 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 has completed three Teacher’s Training courses: Hatha Yoga, Power/Viniyasa Yoga, and Restorative Yoga.
Mr. Chanho Lee
3rd Dan World Taekwondo Federation Black Belt
Mr. Lee started training Tae Kwon Do in Korea as a young teenager. Being a shy boy growing up, he learnt quickly that martial arts gave him self esteem. His training gave him enough confidence to travel to India to do volunteer work as well as enlist into the Korean army at the age of 19. During time in the military, Mr. Lee achieved the rank of 2nd degree black belt.
After successfully completing his 2 year service, Mr. Lee relocated to Canada to continue his Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu jitsu training under the guidance of Master Strachan and Master Park. He currently holds a 3rd Dan black belt. Mr Lee is passionate about teaching martial arts as training gives kids tools to be confident and respectful.
What our students say
We are pleased to welcome all our students to join us in class this summer. Starting August 2021, we will be offering children in the Taekwondo program (green belts and higher, ages 9 years and up) complimentary enrolment in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes and Taekwondo sparring classes. We look forward to enjoying the summer with you.