Instructor Al began Taekwondo training at age 13 with Tae Eun Lee Taekwondo School in Chesterville Ont.
Winner of a gold medal in the men's heavyweight colourbelt annual tournament 1990.
A graduate of Sir Sandford Flemming College of both Fish & Wildlife Technician, and Police Foundations.
Winner of the President's award for highest academic achievement, and the Phyllis MacNeil Fraser Estate award for most outstanding student 1999.
Al has been a local Police Constable with the Peterborough Police since 1999. As a police official Al has spent 6 years on bicycle patrol, was awarded the Knights of Columbus award for Police officer of the year in 2004 for swimming into Little Lake to rescue a woman, and was awarded the Gold Lightning Bolt Award in 2012 for resuscitating a man with the Automatic Electric Defibrillator.
Al has been an active volunteer in the community as the Special Olympics coordinator for central east Ontario 2000-2002, Cops for Cancer, Festival of Trees, Tim Hortons Camp Day, and the annual Christmas Cop Shop.
At 42, Al obtained his Kukkiwon 1st Dan in 2017, and his 2nd Dan from Grand Master Baik in 2018.
Gold is poomsae and Silver in Kyorugi full contact sparring in men's 41+ heavyweight division 2019 Sport Taekwondo Canada Open