WHO'S WHO

Master Yoon Sang Ha

VICE PRESIDENT, ALBERTA DIVISION

  • 7th Dan WTF Black Belt (05/12)
  • NCCP Level 3 trained
  • 3rd Class WTF International Referee
  • CDT—Certified Tactical Master—Instructor
  • Certified Personal Safety Expert
  • 36 Years Kees Experience

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Helping my students realize what they are truly capable of by guiding and challenging them to reach their full potential while sweating & having fun. I do not expect anything of my students that I do not expect of myself.

EDUCATION & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Six time Canadian National Poomse Champion
  • Canadian National Fin Weight Champion 1987
  • CBC Sports Athlete of the Week 1987
  • Fin Weight—10th Pan Am Games—only fighter to score a point
    on the Gold Medallist—Indianapolis, 1987
  • Fin Weight—8th World Championships—youngest member of Team
    Canada—Barcelona, 1987
  • SaskSport Athlete of the Month—May, 1990
  • Kinsmen Sport’s Athlete of the Year Finalist 1990
  • Fly Weight—10th World Championships Top 16 Placing—Athens,
    1991
  • 1st US Open Championships Silver Medal—Colorado Springs, 1992
  • Canadian National Fly Weight Champion 1996
  • Fly Weight—10th Pan Am Championships Bronze Medal—only member
    of the Men’s Team to win a medal—Cuba, 1996
  • WTF Canada Male Athlete of the Year 1996
  • CKOM/C95 Sport Chek Player/Coach of the Week 1997
  • Co-Captain, Team Canada—1st World Muye Championships—Korea,
    2003
  • Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame Inductee (2007)
  • Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Inductee (2011)

CONTRIBUTIONS TO TAEKWONDO IN CANADA

  • Athlete, Coach, or Official at National Events from 1987 to 2010
  • An Appointed International Referee for 2002 Canada Open
  • Former Board Member of Sask WTF Association
  • Board or Executive Member of Alberta TKD Association 2000—2008
  • Staff Instructor for National Instructors Academy
  • WTF Canada Competition Chairperson 2003-2010
  • Team Canada Manager—Junior Pan Am Championships—Aruba 2005 (to date, Team Canada’s best performance at this biennial event)
  • Host of the 2006 International Women’s Olympic Training Camp & Goodwill
    Tournament
  • Host of the 2008 Canadian Junior National Taekwondo Championships (the only time it’s been held in Calgary)
  • Former WTF Canada NCCP Operations Committee Member

REWARDS AND INSPIRATION FOR TEACHING

I am doing what I love and carrying on the family tradition of excellence all at the same time! Knowing that I am making a positive difference in my students’ lives. I love seeing the sparkle in their eyes when they finally get that difficult technique or conquer what they thought was once unimaginable.

WORDS TO DESCRIBE

  • Achiever
  • Excellent Teacher
  • Competitor
  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Skilled
  • Involved
  • Knowledgeable
  • Resourceful
  • Dedicated
  • Confident
  • Goal-Oriented
  • Multi-Faceted
  • Talented
  • Committed
  • Capable

QUOTE

“True powers come from within. We can do, have and be whatever we truly desire.”