Scott Karpiuk
Senior Master Instructor
7th Degree Black Belt

On June 17th 2005, Scott Karpiuk received his Mastership Title from Grand Master Soon Ho Lee and the World Traditional Taekwondo Union. Master Karpiuk was a member of the largest mastership class in ATA's history, and is the first ever Master from Canada. The induction ceremony took place during Opening Ceremonies for World Championships in Little Rock Arkansas. Over 10,000 spectators witnessed this historic event which centred around the 50th Anniversary of Taekwondo.

Master Karpiuk started his training at Baptist Bible College, Springfield Missouri in 1984. In addition to martial arts training, Master Karpiuk graduated with an Education Degree from the college. He received his Taekwondo instructorship in 1987 while attending the first ever Instructor's Camp in Korea.

With over 20 years of experience in martial arts, in addition to a degree in Secondary Education, Master Karpiuk is known for his excellence in instruction, and his ability to bring out the best in his students.

Master Karpiuk has traveled extensively across the United States, to the Philippines and Europe teaching and demonstrating Taekwondo. As an original member of the Breaking Point Demonstration Team, Springfield Missouri, he has used martial arts as an opportunity to speak to young people about making positive life choices and how to deal with Drugs, Alcohol and Peer Pressure. Master Karpiuk was instrumental in bringing Grand Master Lee's style of Taekwondo to Canada.

Master Karpiuk has operated successful schools in Newton since 1994. Many of his students have followed in his footsteps and have also opened schools in Fraser Heights, Delta, Richmond and Cloverdale B.C. He also has instructors with schools in Edmonton and soon in Canmore Alberta.

Master Karpiuk is married to Susan and together they have four boys and one girl. He gives credit to his success to his faithful students, his loving family and his personal relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Black Belt Academy is committed to provide excellence in instruction. Each of the adult staff instructors are carefully screened and trained, in order to provide excellence in training.

All of our Instructors have completed or in process of completing a extensive certification process which includes a minimum of 300 supervised teaching hours as well as life skill instruction and leadership training. Instructors are re-certified on a regular basis as well.

Our Instructors are on a path of life long learning. Through the ATA/WTTU sponsored program of advanced training, our instructors are continuously upgrading their instructional skills.

The teaching methods and course development are derived from over 30 years of national research from over 1200 associated schools Our teaching curriculum is based on the concepts of "positive mental attitude" and "high goal setting".

Full Time Instuctors:
Ms. Melissa Ratel
Mr. Dewar, 3rd Degree
Mr. Wilson, 4th Degree
Mr. Forrest, 2nd Degree

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