Master Derek LobbanMaster Derek Lobban

4th Dan Black Belt WT (World Taekwondo)

Master Derek Lobban has been training in Martial Arts for over 16 years, with a primary focus in ITF and WT Taekwondo. As a Professional Engineer, he has to manage his business relationships with Honesty, Integrity, and Respect, all central tenants of Taekwondo. As a student of Grandmaster Foroughi for the past 12 years, he has learned to be more self-aware and always challenge his potential, by continuously stepping outside of his comfort zone. His objective is to remain a student of the art and share the benefits of Taekwondo with as many people as possible.

Master Richard JardimMaster Richard Jardim

4th Dan Black Belt WT (World Taekwondo)

Master Richard Jardim has been training in Taekwondo for over 15 years and has done Judo and Karate in the past. He has trained under Grandmaster Foroughi for 12 yrs in the WT style of Taekwondo and through his leadership has learned the value of hard training as well as developing the mental strength necessary to become a Master of Taekwondo. Having integrity, discipline, respect, and a positive attitude has helped him be successful in his personal and professional life. He looks forward to his continued training in martial arts with the goal of being a positive influence and role model for the many students at MFTK Martial Arts Academy. He holds an executive level job at a major financial institution and is married with two children.

Master William ShandMaster William Shand

4th Dan Black Belt WT (World Taekwondo)

Master William Shand has been training in Taekwondo for over 15 years. In the spring of 2002, Master William Shand first walked into Grandmaster Foroughi’s dojang to expose his son and daughter to Taekwondo. Soon after, he decided that he wanted to be part of that journey as well. As his training progressed, he began to realize that the Martial Arts journey was not what he had expected; it was much more. A student of the Martial Arts for life, Master Shand looks forward to learning more from every aspect of his training, from the guidance of Grandmaster Foroughi to the innocent joy the smallest Tiny Tiger brings to their training.

Junior Master Owen HelikJunior Master Owen Helik

4th Dan Black Belt WT (World Taekwondo)

Junior Master Owen Helik has been training in Taekwondo for 13 years and has been teaching for 6 years. Martial Arts permeates every aspect of his life and he has learned a great deal from it. Now, giving back to the community is Master Helik’s focus by teaching students and being a positive role model for them, so that they can achieve their goal in becoming black belts and beyond. In addition to Martial Arts, Master Helik is an avid gamer.

Junior Master Laiko ForoughiJunior Master Laiko Foroughi

4th Dan Black Belt WT (World Taekwondo)

Junior Master Laiko has been training in Taekwondo for 15 years and teaching for 8 years. Throughout her Taekwondo journey, she has been competing and achieving many things such as bronze at the 2017 President’s Cup, Silver at 2018 Nationals and having the chance to be apart of the 2018 Canadian National Poomsae Team and representing Canada at the 2018 Pan Am Championships with her teammates. Her short term goal is to keep training and competing, and teaching as many students as possible so they can achieve their goal of becoming black belts and beyond. She plans on continuing her training in Taekwondo with a belief that there is always room for refinement and improvement. Remember, anything is possible!