To Our “CANADIAN” Unified TaeKwon-Do International Students & Families: In compliance with current orders by Provincial Governments based on the recommendations of Health Authorities; the unknowns regarding COVID-19 including the risk, velocity and ways this Coronavirus can spread; the nature of our sport, training programs and classes; our deep concern for the health, well-being and safety of our instructors, staff, members and families; and our desire to do all we can to help reduce the spreading of this virus…
All CANADIAN Unified TaeKwon-Do Affiliated Schools will be closed and are suspending their training & classes for the immediate future and will remain closed until we receive clearance from National & Provincial Health Authorities to re-open and resume our programs.
At this time, while monitoring this pandemic situation closely, and adhering to the recommendations of Canadian & Provincial Health Authorities, we will plan to re-open and commence with our regular programs and operations as soon as possible and practical. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all pull together, each of us doing what we can, playing our part, to reduce the threat this pandemic is for all of us. For the safety of our members and the well-being of others we are obligated, as an organization and affiliated schools, to take this action … wishing you all good health and Gods Blessings as we wait this out together. – UNIFIED TAEKWON-DO INTERNATIONAL.
U.S.A. and International Affiliates/Members of Unified TaeKwon-Do International are directed to contact their National/State Representative or Instructor for information regarding programs in their area.
Will Brown started TaeKwon-Do in 2007 at Dual Dragons TaeKwon-Do in Stettler as an activity to do with his daughter. It didn’t take long before he fell in love with the art and the people. Dual Dragons became more than just where he trains, but where both his extended and biological family is. Every member of his family has trained at some point over the years. This familial connection with training lead Will to earn his black belt in 2011.
Will is a prominent instructor at Dual Dragons TaeKwon-Do, operating the branch in Alix, Alberta for a time. He finds instruction especially rewarding when he sees a student that came in with no self esteem grow and mature into a confident person. Will is beloved by his students and peers for his perseverance and the respect he grants everyone he trains with.
On March 14, 2019, Will successfully earned the title of Chief International Instructor, and the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Stettler, Alberta, in an examination held by Grand Master Scott Kopperud, and witnessed by Master Dave Hargreaves. His family and students rallied around him for an exam which demonstrated his perseverance, determination, and sense of humor.
Congratulations on your promotion Chief Instructor Will Brown.
Sean Unkauf started training in TaeKwon-Do in 2009 at Dual Dragons TaeKwon-Do in Stettler as a way to meet members of his community in conjunction with his work as a pastor. He utilized prior martial arts experience and a strong work ethic to advance quickly, earning his first degree black belt in a mere two years, his second degree in 2013, and his third degree in 2015. He has made it a tradition in Dual Dragons to take black belt candidates aside for a prayer before each of their exams.
Sean operates the Dual Dragons TaeKwon-Do branch in Bashaw, Alberta as well as occasionally assisting in Stettler. He has also raised three children with a passion for TaeKwon-Do, each at various points in their own martial arts journeys. Outside of the studio, Sean is a pastor. He often brings his passion and faith into the studio to drive his training and further his success in TaeKwon-Do. He has overcome many obstacles (including many injuries) to get where he is today. This is a testament to his conviction and drive.
On March 14, 2019, Sean successfully earned the title of Chief International Instructor, and the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Stettler, Alberta, in an examination held by Grand Master Scott Kopperud, and witnessed by Master Dave Hargreaves. His family and students rallied around him for an exam which demonstrated his perseverance, determination, and sense of humor.
Congratulations on your promotion Chief Instructor Sean Unkauf.
Alyssa Coughlan started training in TaeKwon-Do in 2002 at Hetlinger TaeKwon-Do in Wetaskiwin at the age of 5 (there is a rumour that her mother may have embellished her actual age on her registration form). Taking to it quickly, Alyssa progressed through the junior ranks and burst into the adult class at a young age. She attacked her training with determination and a maturity beyond her years, earning her first degree black belt at the age of 14 in 2011, her second degree black belt in 2013, and her third degree black belt in 2016.
Alyssa is a very prominent instructor at Hetlinger TaeKwon-Do, teaching upwards of 5 hours a week to a variety of age groups. She is beloved by her students, who visibly light up when they see her at class. She has assisted multiple people achieve black belts of various degrees, including playing major roles in Master Cara Hetlinger and Master Cory Hetlinger’s respective 6th Degree Master Instructor examinations. She is known for being dependable, committed, and hard working, doing anything she can to help those around her. She has developed a Women’s Self Defense program that has found large levels of success within Wetaskiwin.
On February 2, 2019, Alyssa successfully earned the title of Chief International Instructor, and the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, in an examination held by Masters Cara and Cory Hetlinger, and witnessed/endorsed by Grand Master Scott Kopperud. Her examination was inspiring to watch, both for her fellow martial artists and her family and friends, and aptly demonstrated her technical precision, power, and passion for TaeKwon-Do.
Congratulations on your promotion Chief Instructor Alyssa Coughlan.