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Peterborough Taekwondo school

Instructor Al

  • 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