At Triumph Taekwon-Do, we are dedicated to helping our students improve their lives and develop into positive, responsible, citizens with healthy minds and bodies. We follow the physical and mental training provided by the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) system. We are one of thousands of ITF affiliated and accredited schools operating in more than 90 countries around the world.
ITF Taekwon-Do is a Martial Art, a Sport, a Way of Life and a Tool for Social Development. with member schools in 90 countries and nearly 1 million students training, the ITF is the original world governing body for Taekwon-Do. Black Belts certified at Triumph Taekwon-Do are recognised at ITF schools around the world.
We have a focus on developing strong martial arts skills and practical self defence skills balanced with the “sport” or competition aspect of our art.
In Canada, ITF Taekwon-Do is used as a tool for social development by helping people to improve their lives to become confident, strong, productive, positive members of society.
We teach the techniques and philosophy of the ITF; the original form of
Taekwon-Do founded by General Choi Hong Hi in 1955. Our techniques are
fully modern, efficient, effective and easy to learn because they are
continually evolving and improving based on physical science and the
most up-to-date teaching methods.
Our philosophy crosses all boundaries of race, religion and ideology. It is based on the ancient, family-oriented moral cultures of Korea, China and Japan. The core values we live by and our students learn are called the Tenets of Taekwon-Do:
Above all, we are a Black Belt school. We believe that any individual can develop the mental and physical skills and attitude that it takes to be a Black Belt in martial arts and in life. Our goal is to provide guidance and leadership to assist individuals and families to achieve Black Belt Excellence.
Black Belts accredited through our program are registered and certified by the International Taekwon-Do Federation. They are recognized world wide at any affiliated school.
Authentic, original, international recognition!
Our instructors are accredited and licensed by the International Taekwon-Do Federation. The oldest and original worldwide governing body for traditional Taekwon-Do. All assistant instructors work under the direct supervision of qualified instructors.
All school staff are certified for Standard level first aid and CPR.
Head Instructor and Technical Director – Master Kevin Reinelt
Master Reinelt was a registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering before founding Triumph Taekwon-Do in 2005.
He has trained in ITF Taekwon-Do since 1989, achieving a 4th Degree Black Belt and International Instructor level certification in 2001. Training continuously since then, in September 2016, he was promoted to 7th Degree Master Instructor by the ITF Masters Promotion Committee chaired by Grand Master Hector Marano.
Prior to opening Triumph Taekwon-Do, Master Reinelt was an assistant-instructor with Parks and Recreation from 1995 to 2005.
Master Reinelt with the Founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi, in 2000.
1998 and 2002, Master Reinelt had the privilege to train directly with
the Founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi at several International
Master Reinelt is also certified as a Class A
International Umpire, one of 20 in Canada. In June 2007, he was a member
of the Umpire team officiating at the ITF Taekwon-Do World
Championships in Quebec City, QC. He has continued to officiate at ITF
Taekwon-Do World Championships and World Cups every year since then,
most recently at the World Cup in Dublin Ireland in 2017, a 4 day
event that saw more than 1100 competitors from 45 countries competing.
Reinelt is also on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Taekwon-Do
Federation International (CTFI). His role is the National Tournament
Director, where he is responsible for developing and managing successful
major national and regional tournaments across Canada.
retiring from competition at the end of 2011, Master Reinelt was very
successful at all levels in sport sparring and patterns, including:
B.C Provincial Championships 1995 – double gold
Canadian National Championships 1996 – silver, bronze
Western Canadian Championships 1997 – double gold
B.C Provincial Championships 2001 – double gold
Canadian National Championships 2001 – double silver
Northern BC Championships 2011 - double gold
Master Reinelt is a trusted leader in the Martial Arts Community. He is a high energy teacher who enjoys working with kids and adults to help them achieve their goals and have fun while doing it!
Lead Instructor - Ms. Lyn Hardman
Ms. Hardman started training with Triumph Taekwon-Do at our very beginning in 2005 and has not stopped ever since. Before starting Taekwon-Do, she was an accomplished coach for youth soccer teams. She was an avid competitor in the sport part of Taekwon-Do for many years winning her share of gold and silver medals at provincial and Western Canadian level events.
After 10 years of dedicated training, Ms. Hardman was promoted to the rank of 4th degree International Instuctor in early 2017. She is knowledgeable, patient, demanding and focused on helping students develop their skills.
Assistant Instructor – Mr. Mattheus Brown
Mr. Brown joined Triumph Taekwon-Do in 2005 as a pre-teen and has trained consistently ever since. He achieved his 3rd degree rank several years ago and has been teaching in our school for the past 4 years. He is patient and well versed technically. He works hard at passing on his knowledge to our students. In his off hours, Mr. Brown is studying at SFU to become a musical composer.