WHO'S WHO

Master Donna Halewich

HEAD INSTRUCTOR

  • 5th Dan WTF Black Belt
  • NCCP Level 3
  • National Referee Level 1
  • 21 Years Kees Experience

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My teaching philosophy is to guide each student through their own journey of accomplishing their personal best and achieving the goals they set for themselves. I learn numerous lessons from each of my students and hope that everyone in each level of my classes discovers the constant gifts martial arts have to offer. Through my lessons, I aim to enhance each individual’s techniques and to help them master their Taekwondo skills. Keeping structure in mind, I attempt to offer variation in each lesson and hope the outcome of every class is unique and has a positive influence upon all of my students.

EDUCATION & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Graduate of North Battleford Comprehensive High School
  • Secondary Business Travel Consultant
  • Canadian National Light Weight Gold Medalist 1988, 1989, 1992
  • Pan American Light Weight Bronze Medalist 1988, 1992

REWARDS AND INSPIRATION FOR TEACHING

Having been a competitor myself, to have a student make the Canadian Junior National Team has been a great highlight of my teaching career. It is an honour to teach students starting as young as five years old and to watch them grow into wonderful young adults. As a teacher, I find it rewarding to see the impact of Taekwondo philosophy on teenaged students. It helps them to cope with peer pressure and to develop into disciplined and focussed adults.

WORDS TO DESCRIBE

  • Energetic
  • Patient
  • Focussed
  • Hard-working
  • Creative
  • Kind-hearted
  • Positive
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Trustworthy

QUOTE

“Remember: Your opponent is always training.”