Our Masters

Head Master Gary McLaughlin

  • Head Master of the Woo Kim Langley Taekwondo Schools
  • Over 35yrs teaching and training experience
  • National Certified Taekwondo Coach
  • National Referee Level 3
  • S.T.A.R Program Founder “Street Techniques & Assault Response”
  • NCCP Learning Facilitator (Canada Sport for Life Model & LTAD)

Recent accomplishments:

  • 2005 Community Leader Award, Mentor (City of Langley)
  • 2006 Team Canada Coach, World Hanmadang Championships, South Korea
  • 2004-2008 Provincial Referee Chair/Board of Directors WTF Taekwondo Federation of BC.
  • 2008 to 2012 Provincial Board of Directors Treasurer, WTF Taekwondo Federation of BC
  • 2009 World Police & Fire Games Technical Director
  • 2009 Team Canada Coach Pan Am games, El Salvador
  • Self Defense Instructor 2007-2009 Langley Community Ambassadors.
  • 2010 Appointed to Taekwondo National Martial Arts/Poomse committee
  • 2010 recieved Commendation from Kukkiwon for Outstanding commitment to teaching Taekwondo

Grand Master Woo Kim

Grandmaster Kim came to Canada in 1971, where he was one of the first Masters to teach Taekwondo. He has been President of BC Federation many times. He was appointed to WTF International committee. Grandmaster Kim was one of the original Masters to teach Taekwondo in BC, and continues to share his knowledge in way of seminars and testing. Grandmaster Kim is a true pioneer and helped mold Taekwondo into what it is today.