DEAR STUDENTS & PARENTS,
Welcome to the family of the World Class Chan Lee Taekwondo. You have made a very important and wise decision for your life.
Taekwondo has a rich and varied history. It began 5000 years ago as a form of military training, developed into an Olympic sport, and has become popular throughout the world as a unique form of fitness and self improvement. Millions of students of all ages have benefited from practicing this fascinating korean martial art.
I am certain that you will find Taekwondo to be tremendously rewarding both physically and mentally. It will provide you or your family with greater self confidence, increased self discipline, and improved physical health. Attaining these benefits requires time, effort, and dedication. At times it can be challenging. The World Class Chan Lee Taekwondo will help you with your commitment to excellence and provide you with a “World Class” experience every time you walk through our doors.
Once again, welcome and enjoy your taekwondo experience to the fullest. We look forward to seeing you in class! Good luck!
Master Chanwoo Lee
7th DAN WTF Black Belt
ABOUT GRAND MASTER C.W LEE
BORN Seoul Korea
Master Chanwoo Lee is from Seoul, Korea graduated YeonSe University as a professionally certified Taekwondo instructor. He is knowledgeable 8th dan Master with over 40 years experience in teaching taekwondo.
Master Lee too, have started Taekwondo when he was 10 years old by strong recommendation of his father. However, more than the excitement of learning the martial art he was more afraid of the strictness of his master that he used to cry all the time before entering the dojang.
Like him, not everybody is naturally talented or comfortable in starting something new. What was different however is that Master Lee did not stop and his father did not stop encouraging him in learning and enjoying Taekwondo. With strong support of his family and dedication of his Master he started to fall in love with his martial art.
As a result, Master Lee was a competitive taekwondo player, a performer and a coach. He also continued on his taekwondo profession into judging. As a result, he has a Class one international taekwondo referee certification.
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Furthermore, He was a director of one of the most famous taekwondo performing team “Korean Tigers” demonstration in 1998 and a Team manager for “Little Tigers” demonstration team in 1997.
He came to Canada 1999, first landing in Edmonton AB, supporting Grandmaster K.H.Min. He assisted Grandmaster Min in training his two world champions‘ Sayde Najem and Barbara Pak. In 1999, World Championship in Edmonton, Barbara Pak won a bronze medal in women’s welter.
From 2005~2008, Master Lee was a Alberta Jr. Team Coach.
In 2005 - Cecilia H. Lee (Bronze) Douglas Wickman (Bronze)
In 2006 - Cecilia H. Lee (Silver) Angelo S. Lee (Silver) Danny Vuong (Bronze)
In 2007 - Angelo Lee wins the Nationals and Master Lee is selected as team canada coach for 2007 Jr. National Team to attend in Pan American Championship coming home with a bronze by Angelo Lee.
In 2008 - Angelo Lee wins again! Master Lee again coaches for Canada Jr. National Team to Turkey brining back 2 bronze at a Jr. World Championship.
In 2009 - Master Lee takes a trip to California with Alberta Team to 1st PanAm university Championship and brings back 2 gold and 3 silver.
Here are further records of his students in Canada:
2008 - 2011 Cecilia Lee (Silver) at Sr. Nationals
2010 - Cecilia Lee (quarter finals) at PanAm Championship
Cecilia Lee (Gold) at Canada Open
2011- Cecilia Lee (wins in double elimination)
Qualifying Canada to PanAm Games
2011- Danny Vuong (quarter finals) at Sr. Nationals
2012 - David McHugh (Silver) at Jr. Nationals Div. B
2013- - Jr.B Division Dominic Gatchalian & Anthony Kers Gold
2013 - Cecilia Lee (Canadian National Champion -53kg)
2013 - Cecilia Lee at World Championship in Puebla, Mexico with Team Canada
2014 - 1st Class referee at International G2 2014 Korean Open
2016 Canada National
Vivian Liu Cadet -41kg Bronze
Marcello Fontana Youth -40kg Silver
Lentz Amo Cadet -37kg 5th