“The most difficult part of traditional taekwondo is not learning the first kick or punch. It is not struggling to remember the motions of a poomsae or becoming acquainted with Korean culture. Rather, it is taking the first step across the threshold of the dojang door. This is where roads diverge, where choices are made that will resonate throughout a lifetime.”
– Doug Cook, Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence
The Barrie Taekwondo Club started in 1999 when Master Instructor Don Coulson began teaching the art to his friends and family out of his Jujitsu teacher’s dojo in Barrie. We started with a passion for the art and a dream to introduce others to a martial art that provides a unique opportunity for personal growth and physical fitness.
We have taken the traditions and Tenets from our school’s Grandmaster, K.H. Min’s taekwondo and combined it with techniques and skills learned from jiujutsu, karate and kickboxing to create a traditional martial arts system unlike most sport taekwondo widely taught today. This combination allows us to teach a whole-art approach to taekwondo and has created a very effective system of self-defense.
Proud member of: