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About Our Instructors

All our instructors are highly trained professional trainers

Grand Master Tommy Chang

Grand Master Tommy Chang is the President of Black Belt World Canada, and owner of several BBW locations, including the flagship Toronto location at Bloor and Ossington. Master Chang is the Former Vice President of the World Taekwondo Federation in Canada (Taekwondo Canada) and the Ontario Taekwondo Association. Master Chang works extensively in the film and television industry as an actor, stunt coordinator,director and producer. He is the founder of the ReelStunts Stunt and Fight Action Team, and has worked as Stunt and Fight Coordinator on many productions such as the hit TV series “Nikita”, “Defiance”,Hannibal and the sci-fi blockbuster “Pacific Rim”..


  • Former Vice President Sport, Taekwondo Canada
  • 8th Dan Black Belt
  • Certified Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Federation
  • Certified 7th Dan Black Belt
  • Trained in ITF/WTF TKD, Moo Duk Kwan, Judo and Hap Ki-Do
  • World Taekwondo Federation Kukkiwon Certified 7th Degree Black Belt
  • Certified 8th Degree Black Belt through International Hapkido Federation and Global Hapkido Association
  • Vice President Global Hapkido
  • Head Of Team for Team Canada World Championship 2011 Korea
  • Head Of Team CANADA Peru Olympic Qualifier
  • Head Of Team for Team Canada at Pam Am Championship 2010 in Monterry Mexico
  • ICG, International and Regional /Board of Directors
  • Team Canada Manager, 1998 World Jr. Championships
  • Cover Page of Tae Kwon Do Times Year 2000 Issue
  • Cover Pages of Martial Arts World December 2001 Issue
  • Member, World TKD Foundation Committee
  • 1999 2nd Korea Open Team Manage
  • Past Vice-Chairman of World Tae Kwon Do Association Of Canada Tournament Committee

Master Instructor Shin Wook Lim

Master Shin Wook Lim, is a very goal oriented individual holding belts in many Martial Arts. As well as being a accredited Provincial, National and International competitor, trainer and Olympic coach. Through his work over the years, he has built a rapport with current athletes as well as the other coaches across the world. As a result of these relationships, he has also been able to extend his current knowledge base and work within the framework of the NSO. Currently, the athletes he works with on a day-to-day basis are monitored by in depth reporting from both the athlete and the coach perspectives. This has led him to work through the NCCP program much more efficiently. He has also been involved in future coach development including a mentorship program with two up and coming female coaches. This has been an opportunity for him to not only refine his knowledge base, but also to focus on communicating this knowledge effectively. Beginning in 1998, Master Lim began coaching at a national level within Canada. He has been able to watch athletes he has worked with succeed all the way to the Olympic level. Since 2003 Master Lim has been selected to coach at international events as a part of Team Canada. Having been an athlete as well, he has been able to foster strong relationships with the athletes he has had the pleasure of working with.


  • NCCP level 4 High Performance Coach
  • 1st Class Certified WTF National Referee
  • 33 Years Martial Arts Experience
  • 4 Times Canadian National Team Member
  • 3 Times National Champion
  • 2010 First Youth Olympic Team Coach
  • Current Canadian National Team Coach
  • 2011 [Canadian Sr. Olympic Team], [Pan Am Olympic Qualifier], [Queretaro, Mexico]
  • 2011 [Canadian Sr. Olympic Team], [Pan Am Game], [Guadalajara, Mexico]
  • 2011 [Canadian Jr. National Team],[Junior Pan Am Championships], [Las Vegas, USA]
  • Head Of Team for Team Canada at Pam Am Championship 2010 in Monterry Mexico
  • 2011 [Canadian Sr. Olympic Team], [World Olympic Qualifier], [Buku, Azerbaijan]
  • 2010 [Canadian Jr. Olympic Team], [First Youth Olympic Games], [Singapore]
  • 2010 [Canadian Jr. National Team], [Youth Olympic Game Qualifiers], [Tijuana, Mexico
  • 2010 [Canadian Jr. National Team], [Junior World Championships], [Tijuana, Mexico]
  • 2009 [Canadian Jr. National Team], [Pan Am Championships], [San Salvador, El Salvador]
  • 2009 [Canadian Sr. National Team], [ World Championship], [Copenhagen, Denmark]
  • 2008 [Canadian Sr. Olympic Team], [Olympic Games], [Beijing, China]

Master Shak – Head Instructor

Master Shak has been involved with the martial arts since he was 11 years old. Master Shak holds many accreditations and gold medals, that give him the recognition of all the years he has served.  Master Shak has gained his extensive experience from training with Grandmasters and Masters from not only Canada but USA, Iran and Korea as well.


  • High Performance Coach
  • 5th Dan WTF Black Belt
  • 4th Dan kickboxing
  • NCCP Taekwondo Performance Coach Certified
  • NCCP Taekwondo DoJang Certified
  • NCCP Taekwondo Assistant Instructor Certified
  • Certified MMA Fitness Instructor .First-aid Certified
  • 1996 national light weight champion (Pakistan)
  • 2005 WPFG competitor
  • 2007-2009 Great Lakes Taekwondo Champion
  • Member of the High Performance Athletes and Coaches (HPAC) Canada
  • Member of Coaches of Canada
  • Member of Coaches of Ontario

Master Timothy Johl

  • 6th degree Black Belt
  • 3rd Class Kukkiwon Master Instructor
  • Canadian National Team Member (2010, 2015 and 2016)
  • World Poomsae Championships – Lima, Peru ( U30 Male Individual )
  • Canadian National Championships – Calgary, Alberta ( U30 Male Individual – Silver & U30 Pair – Gold )
  • Canada Open – Montreal, Quebec ( U30 Male Individual – Bronze & U30 Pair – Gold )
  • Canadian National Championships – Montreal, Quebec ( U30 Male Individual – Silver )
  • Canada Open – Toronto, Ontario ( U30 Male Individual – Bronze )
  • Canada Open – Toronto, Ontario ( U30 Male Individual – Silver )
  • Canadian National Championships – Edmonton, Alberta  ( U30 Male Individual – Gold )
  • U.S. Open – Las Vegas, Nevada ( U30 Male Individual – Bronze )
  • Coaching
    • NCCP Certified (#6000439)
    • AI, DC and Multi Sport A+B
    • Ontario Provincial Poomsae Coach – 2016 U.S. Open – Reno, Nevada
    • Trained Multiple Canadian National Team Members
  • Referee Experience
    • Ontario Referee Vice Chair/Poomsae (2014 – Present)
    • 3rd Class International Referee Kyrogui
    • 3rd Class International Referee Poomsae
    • 1st Class National Referee
    • 1st Class Provincial Referee
    • Co-Facilitator for multiple poomsae referee courses/training camps in Ontario

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