Executive Team at United Traditional Tae Kwon-Do Canada
Master Gibson has been instructing martial arts for more than 30 years and has introduced Tae Kwon-Do to many southern Alberta communities. His innovative leadership efforts have placed him on the forefront of modern
instruction methods, while maintaining the traditional roots of Korean martial arts.
He was promoted to 8th Degree Black Belt in 2014 by Grand Master C.K. Choi. Most recently Master Gibson was inducted in the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame for his leadership in developing Tae Kwon-Do in Southern Alberta
Master Darin Gibson, President
Master Nonomura became involved in martial arts at the age of 16. For more than 30 years he has coordinated and participated in countless demonstrations and tournaments promoting Tae Kwon-Do.
He is a head instructor at one of the largest Tae Kwon-Do Schools in Alberta, with 3 branch schools in operation in the area. He was promoted to 7th Degree Black Belt in 2014 by Grand Master C.K. Choi.
Most recently Master Nonomura was inducted in the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame for his leadership in developing Tae Kwon-Do in Southern Alberta
Master Colin Nonomura, Vice President
Mr. Sam Lieff, National Team Coach
Mr. Lieff is a 4th Dan Nationally Certified Instructor with international experience as a competitor and coach.
Most recently Mr. Lieff represented Canada at the 2013 Tae Kwon-Do International- World Championships. He was a part of the three person team which captured the Bronze medal in Team Sparring.
Since joining the team as coach, he has led the team to regional, national and international success in Western Canada, Italy in 2015, and Ottawa in 2016.
Mr. Rowe has been practicing Tae Kwon-Do since 2001, and is currently a 5th Degree Black Belt.
As a full time Owner and Chief Instructor of Quest Martial Arts in Kelowna, B.C., he brings a wealth of business experience to the organization. His infectious optimism and positive attitude have helped him build a fantastic network of martial artists in his community.
He is well known for his friendly demeanor and eagerness to learn and share from his experiences. He instructs private classes for children with autism and conducts an annual Kids Leadership Summit to help youth reach their potential.
Mr. Chris Rowe - Director
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Mrs. Stacie Smith - Director
Master Jason Smith -Director
Master Jason Smith is a 6th Degree Black Belt. He is co-owner and head instructor of Redwood Meadows Tae Kwon Do School.
Tae Kwon-Do has been a way of life and passion of his since he was 10 years old. In 2015, he earned his 6th Degree Black Belt. Master Smith has successfully competed at a black belt level in local, provincial and international tournaments. He is well known for his powerful flying kicks and impressive board breaks.
He enjoys teaching the traditional form of Tae Kwon-Do passed down to him from Grandmaster J.J. Lee.
Mrs. Stacie Smith is a 4th Degree Black Belt, co-owner of Redwood Meadows Tae Kwon Do School and a strong supporter of the benefits of martial arts training for kids and adults.
She started training in Tae Kwon-Do at the age of 13. Under the instruction of Grandmaster J.J. Lee, Mrs. Smith earned her 1st Degree Black Belt at 16 years old. She opened the Redwood Meadows Tae Kwon Do School with Master Jason Smith in 1995. She earned her 4th Degree Black Belt in 2001.
She loves to see the progress of her students, especially those who have become black belts and instructors themselves.
Mr. Darren White
Mr. Damon Grover
Mr. White is the head instructor at his school in Taber, Alberta, a school he opened in September 2006.
His training began in Lethbridge in 1982, and he received his 1st Dan in Winnipeg in 1995. In June of 2016 Mr. White received his 5th Dan. He is a nationally Certified Instructor. Helping and promoting children through sport is a primary goal of Mr. White, be it through martial arts or through the Lethbridge/Taber KidSport of which he is an active board member. Mr. White takes pride in the training and advancement of his students as they learn and practice traditional Tae Kwon-Do.
Mr. Grover began training in Tae-Kwon Do at 12 years old. As the years progressed, he obtained his first Dan Black belt in 1992.
In June of 2018 he tested for and successfully earned his fourth Dan Black Belt.
It is with perseverance, patience and practice that Mr. Grover continues to believe in this martial art and the opportunity for students to gain confidence and achieve personal goals.
Currently he is an active member in the Millarville community as a hockey coach and referee, where he resides with his wife and two children.