Taekwondo Ottawa

6 months: $549
1 year: $999

FREE MMA or Boxing class when you sign up

About the coach

Master Ken Blackburn is an Award-winning instructor, acclaimed as the top Taekwondo instructor in Ottawa by a world renowned 9th Dan Grand Master and WTF Executive council Member. He has been teaching Taekwondo in Ottawa for over 30 years. He has achieved his 5th Dan Kukkiwon and is Ottawa's only 6th Dan Song Moo Kwang Black Belt as well as the only Black Belt Instructor to teach Hapkido in Ottawa that is officially certified through the Korean Hapkido Federation.

Master Ken discovered Taekwondo at a young age, during a difficult period in his life. After spending a number of his formative years being bullied, he was heading down a troubled path which included dropping out of school. Something about the sport resonated with him, and he was able to use Taekwondo as a vehicle through which he could change his path. He fostered those intangible qualities – strength, courage, discipline and an indomitable spirit – to turn his life around and find great success as a medaled athlete, an award-winning instructor and a pillar in the community.

Since he has begun training, Master Ken has enjoyed a number of successes as a competitor and as an instructor, coaching many students to victories on the provincial, national and international stages. However, he has consistently maintained the philosophy that Taekwondo – and martial arts in general – must be more than just a sport. It has been the one steadying influence in his life, and is the means by which his students develop the qualities that inspire them to achieve their best, regardless of age or skill level. The sum total of his life experience as an athlete and in his personal life give him a unique perspective on how to motivate his students to excellence on the training floor and through all other facets of their lives.

Today, Master Ken enjoys a long-standing relationship with his students, who are in many ways part of an ever-growing martial arts family.

Achievements include:

  • Ottawa's only 6th Dan Song Moo Kwang Black Belt; 5th Dan Kukkiwon.
  • Canterbury/Alta Vista Founding Taekwondo Instructor Celebrating over 25 Years in the Community.
  • Over 30 years coaching, motivating and working with children and youth.
  • Over 30 years teaching WTF Taekwondo.
  • Official VIP to Taekgyeon Championships; Gwan Ju, Korea. 2007
  • Official Delegate to Hanmadang (Taekwondo World Breaking/Demonstration Competition); SuWon, Korea. 2007
  • Official Delegate 2nd Official WTF World Patterns competition; Incheon, Korea. 2007
  • Special VIP guest: world famous Korean Tigers Demonstration Team; Seoul, Korea. 2007
  • Instructor to Canadian Military Personal, OPP and Ottawa Police Officers and Ontario Correctional officers.
  • WTF Olympic Black Belt Full Contact Sparring National and Provincial Coaching Experience: Produced 2 Provincial Gold Medalists and a National Silver Medalist at the National Junior Team Trials.
  • Assistant Coach Canadian Military Team Selections for World Competition (CISM). 1989-1990

World Class Taekwondo Demonstration Team Leader and Coach:

Personally responsible for all aspects of the demonstration team, including recruiting and overseeing technical development of team member, choreographing and developing each demonstration, mentoring and motivating team, and overseeing and participating in each performance. Many of the following performances have served as models and continue to influence demonstrations developed by numerous martial arts bodies:

  • Canadian Museum of Civilization Sold-Out Performance Spectacle; Gatineau, Quebec. 2002
  • World Taekwondo Championships Opening Ceremony; Edmonton, Alberta. 1999
  • Opening Ceremony Canadian National Team Trials; Toronto, Ontario. 1997
  • Gold Medal Winner Pan-Am Demonstration Team Competition competing against teams from Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil and the US. 1996
  • Opening Ceremony Canadian National Team trials; Montreal, Quebec. 1996
  • Opening Ceremony World Military Taekwondo Championships (CISM): RMC; Kingston, Ontario. 1992

Black Belt Competitive Experience:

  • WTF Olympic Full Contact Black Belt Competition: National top 10 ranking, winning several silver medals at official provincial team trials
  • Undefeated Black Belt Gold Medal Patterns (Form) Champion: Ottawa & Eastern Ontario Championships and Canadian TKD Championships. 1988-1991 & 2002

Training Credentials:

  • Trained 25 years with former chief combat instructor for Korean Armed Forces.
  • Currently training under international award winning Master Instructor, who competed in the 1988 Olympic Games, was a 3-time World Championship Contestant (Germany, Denmark and Spain), coached during the 1999 World Championship, is an international certified referee and a member of the Technical Committee of the World Taekwondo Federation.
  • Training under 4th Dan Korean Hapkido Certified Hapkido Instructor who has performed Stunt work and fight scene choreography in a number of Hollywood films.
  • Completed seminars with current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and double weight class world champion (only one of two) BJ Penn.

Canterbury/Alta Vista Community Support Services:

  • Ottawa Food Bank Fundraising Events
  • Weight Loss/Healthy Lifestyle Mentor
  • Guest Speaker at Canterbury High School
  • 2 time Guest Speaker to Ottawa-Carleton District School Board “Creative Leadership” conference for Vice Principals and Management.

Taekwondo - Advanced and Black Beltt

Sat 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Family Taekwondo - (8 yrs+)

Thu 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 11:00am

Ottawa Martial Arts & Fitness Classes

Tina Takahashi Martial Arts & Fitness aims to provide the highest quality instruction not only for athletes that have high aspirations but also for beginners that may not hold Olympic type dreams. All levels of experience are most welcome with appropriate programs custom made to suit any fitness or skill level.

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1061 Merivale Rd 3rd Floor
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Z 6A9