Mr. Matthew Skaar started his training when he was 9 years old. He has trained in multiple WTTU schools in the Lower Mainland, recently settling at the Seung-ri Black Belt Academy. Mr. Skaar enjoys sparring, and teaches classes with great enthusiasm
Mr. Robert Davidson started training at the age of 9 under Master Kevin Ford, and since then has continually trained in Taekwondo, as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Krav Maga. Mr. Davidson Jr. has a strong passion for building self-confidence in his students. He also teaches practical and basic + advanced self defense.
Master Lorne Davidson started his martial arts journey at the age of 48 under Master Kevin Ford. Since then, achieving his 6th degree black belt in October 2016 at age 69, and receiving the title of Master Instructor as of June 2017. He is committed to crafting leaders and sharing his wisdom with every class he teaches. As of 2016 he is certified in North American Sports Medicine.
Mr. Ben Raphael began training in the spring of 1998 under Master Karpiuk, and knew immediately that he wanted to be an instructor. He started at the Seung-ri Black Belt Academy in the fall of 2011, and has been a fantastic addition to our team.
Ms. Joni Coombs began alongside her son, Bradley, and together the two of them went on to earn their Black Belts. Ms. Coombs decided she wanted to be an instructor almost immediately, and has a strong passion for Ladies Self Defense, and empowering women of all ages.
“Thank you so much to the Seung-ri Black Belt Academy…. our daughter Madeline is so proud of herself and we are so proud of her and it is all because of the time and effort you have devoted to her. Thank you again…she has come such a long way.”
— Jeff and Tanya Bush
“…Head Instructor Davidson is very attentive to each child’s needs, expects children to aim high and he pushes them to do their best. I am impressed that he and his staff also take in account the long-term life skills needs for the kids for them to be future leaders, to value their family, to have integrity, to have team spirit and to have the skills to overcome roadblocks that may come their way. We are so thankful to be part of the “family” of the parents at Seung-ri WTTU Black Belt Academy.”
— Dave and Debbie Wood