Exciting changes for Bowen Island Taekwondo
On Saturday, December 10, three young students of Bowen Island Taekwondo tested for their black belts. Devon Thompson and Brian Cuba achieved the rank of second Dan (or degree) black belt and Dawson Taylor achieved his first Dan black belt. Congratulations!
It is with sadness that Bowen Island Taekwondo students have said goodbye to Master Chris Ryu. Master Ryu is returning to Korea to be with his fiancée and his family. He is very sad to leave Bowen Island Taekwondo and all the students who he considers dear friends. One consolation is that Master Ryu will again be able to train with his master in Korea. It is a new chapter in Master Ryu’s life, and a new chapter for those who train in Taekwondo on Bowen.
Master Ryu has taken much care in selecting a new leader for Bowen Island Taekwondo, Master In Duk Jang. Master Jang brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as he is a sixth level black belt in Taekwondo, a sixth level black belt in HaeDongKumDo (a Korean sword martial art) and a fourth level black belt in Hapkido.
Master Jang lives in Burnaby with his wife and children and will lead a full schedule of classes in 2012 including a family class on Saturdays.
The new training session for Taekwondo starts on January 9. Practicing Taekwondo leads to a high level of fitness while teaching valuable self-defence skills in a friendly and supportive environment.
There are openings available for children, young adults and beginner adult classes. Please contact Master Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org, 778-887-8998) or come visit the Dojang at Artisan Square.