You can be proud of the Masters at Authentic Taekwondo. There is no club in Canada with the calibre of Masters and Instructors who are teaching out of this dojang. Some of the worlds best are sharing their knowledge and expertise here, such as former Olympian Master Dominique Bosshart, former National champion and Canada's team captain, Master Akmal Farah. We also have professionals and entrepreneurs such as Dr. Daniel Gibbs, Master Tom Oetlinger and Master Randy Josephs and Master Muhammad Kermalli just to name a few.
Please read their bio below...
Master Farah - Owner/Operator
Master Farah began his Taekwondo practice in April of 1994 and in 1997 he went on to win his first Canadian National Championships. He credits his motivation and inspiration to Grand Master Young Su Choung and Coach Tino Dossantos. Master Farah has competed at many world championships, Pan American and other international events successfully. He has finished top 8 at the world championships and earned a bronze medal at the Pan Am Championships, through 4 years on the Nationals Team. During his tenure on Team Canada he served many terms as its team captain, where he now brings that same dedication and drive to Authentic Taekwondo.
- 6th degree Kukkiwan certified blackbelt.
- NCCP Certified Level III
- Specializes in teaching kids with A.D.D. and A.D.H.D.
- Over 25 years of taekwondo practice.
- 4 time Canadian National Champion
- 1997 World Championship, Hong Kong, China Ranked Top 8
- 1998 US Open, Florida Ranked Top 8
- 1998 Mexico Open
- 2002 Pan American Championships, Quito, Ecuador
- 2003 World Championships, Germany, Garmisch Parten Kirchen
- 2003 US Open, Las Vegas, Nevada
- 2003 World University Games, Daegu, Korea Ranked Top 8
- 2006 Pan American Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bronze Medalist.
- 2006 Winner of Quest for Gold award.
- 2007 World Taekwondo Championships, Beijing, China
- Canadian Carded Athlete 1997 - '99
- 2013- 16 Canadian Jr. National Team Coach
- YOG Qualifier Team Coach, Taipei City, Taiwan
- 2012 - 16 Authentic Team coach at US Open
- 2012 - 16 Authentic Team coach Canada Open
- 2013 - 16 Authentic Team coach Dutch Open
- Captain of Canada's National Team.
- Ontario Champion (11 years) and Team Captain.
- Bachelor of Arts (Economics) York University
- Public speaker on Bullying, Racism and Self Defence
- Works with Wishing Well Montessori School
- Works with Trillium School
- Works with Town Centre Private School
- Works with Zion Heights Middle school
Master Bosshart - Olympian
Master Bosshart (born October 7, 1977 in Morges, Switzerland) is a Canadian Taekwondo athlete. She was Canada’s only taekwondo competitor during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division (+ 67 kg). She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens but did not medal. Bosshart began studying Taekwondo at age 13, at the urging of her brother. At age 15, she moved from living with her parents in Landmark, Manitoba to living on her own in Winnipeg in order to train with Master Joo Kang at Kang’s Taekwondo Academy.
- 6th Degree Kukkiwan Cerfitied Black Belt
- Athlete Representative for Taekwondo Canada: 1999-2000
- Canadian National Champion 1993-2007
- Canadian Olympic Division Champion 1997-2005
- 2007 World Championships- Beijing China: Top 16
- 2006 Pan Am Championships- Argentina: Gold
- 2005 World Championships- Madrid, Spain: Top 16
- 2004 Olympic Games- Athens Greece: Top 8
- 2003 Olympic Qualifier Pan Am- Queretaro Mexico: Bronze
- 2003 Olympic World Qualifier- Paris, France: Top 16
- 2003 World Championships- Garmisch, Germany: Top 16
- 2003 Pan Am Games- Dominican Republic: Top 16
- 2002 Pan Am Championships- Ecuador: Bronze
- 2002 World cup- Tokyo Japan: Top 32
- 2001 World Championships- Che Ju Korea: Top 32
- 2001 World cup- Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam: Top 32
- 2000 World cup- Lyon, France: Top 32
- 2000 Pan Am Championships- Aruba: Gold
- 2000 Olympic Games- Sydney, Australia: Bronze
- 1999 Olympic Qualifier Pan Am- Miami, USA: Gold
- 1999 Olympic World Qualifier- Zagreb, Croatia: Top 16
- 1999 World Championships- Edmonton, Canada: Silver
- 1999 Pan Am Games- Winnipeg, Canada: Bronze
- 1998 Pan Am Championships- Lima, Peru: Bronze
- 1997 World Championships- Hong Kong: Top 32
- 1996 Pan Am Championships- Havana, Cuba: Bronze
- 1995 Pan Am Games- Mar Del Plata, Argentina: Bronze
- 1993 World Championships- Madison Sq. Garden, New York: Top 8
- 5th Degree Kukkiwan Cerfitied Black Belt
- ITF Taekwondo Red Belt
- Provincial 3rd Class Referee
- NCCP Certified Level I
- Over 30 years Taekwondo experience
- Retired Engineer
- 7th Degree Kukkiwan Cerfitied Black Belt
- 4th Degree Kukkiwan Cerfitied Black Belt