Welcome to Kopperud TaeKwon-Do Schools Inc. We hope you will take the opportunity to challenge yourself, tap your potential and experience the physical, mental and social rewards that membership in our school provides through the practice of TaeKwon-Do.
People join for many reasons including the desire to improve their physical fitness, flexibility, strength, memory and concentration. Some train to increase their self-confidence through self-defence training. Others will thrive in the art because it is designed to work with each student individually, matching their abilities, pace and determination to succeed.
TaeKwon-Do is much more than just an activity. It is a way of life that fits well into anyone’s personal philosophy with its foundation based on the following seven tenets: - Honor - - Humility - - Discipline - - Patience - - Charity - - Wisdom - - Perseverance -
Kopperud TaeKwon-Do provides a balanced education through its curriculum of fitness, fundamentals, forms, application and self-defence. It is these elements, within an atmosphere of family, friendship, support and encouragement along with high quality instruction that ensures the personal success of our members. Many of our members have gone on to achieve their Black-Belt and international recognition.
Kopperud TaeKwon-Do has an open-door policy in its Little-Ninja, Children and Junior programs which means parents are welcome and encouraged to view classes. In addition to regular group training sessions, private lessons are available through our Black-Belt members. We offer programs for ages 4 and older.
Rank exams are held periodically and are a required part of TaeKwon-Do training. Instruction Manuals are available for each rank level. Uniforms are available and required by all members. Sparring Gear is mandatory for Green-Belts & higher.
Tournaments are hosted occasionally and are a great way to celebrate the art, meet students from other schools, experience the benefits of competition and witness TaeKwon-Do at its finest during the Black-Belt events including special divisions such as board-breaking and brick-breaking. Tournaments are not required for students to progress through the ranks.
We offer free trial classes in all of our programs and we do not use contracts to unfairly lock members in.
You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by giving TaeKwon-Do a try. Contact us today and begin a journey that could radically improve your well-being.
Kopperud TaeKwon-Do has been providing quality Martial Arts, Fitness and Self-Defence instruction since 1976 when it began in central Alberta with a small club of less than 20 members. Since then it has grown into a well respected Martial Arts Institution serving thousands of members throughout Western Canada. We have been offering a variety of classes in Saskatoon since 1991 including specialized children’s and junior’s classes; youth, adult and family classes; belt-specific classes from beginner to Black-Belt; fitness and sparring classes; unique programs tailored distinctively for individuals and various groups.
Grand Master Kopperud (GMK) former Canadian National TaeKwon-Do Champion and Founder of Unified TaeKwon-Do International (1989) has trained for over forty-three years dedicating the last twenty-six to the development and advancement of his unique and innovative instructional methods and superior curriculum.
"I am honored to have made the friends and colleagues I have through this art and I am sincerely grateful for the personal encouragement and support I have received throughout my TaeKwon-Do journey for over four decades. I look forward to many more years of TaeKwon-Do and I am confident that together, we will continue to build friendships through mutual support as we take this art to the next level. I thank God for my Family, for an Art that fosters relationships and for the opportunities this has presented for Ministry. GMK ( Colossians 3:12-1)
Grand Master S.L.Kopperud ...
President, IX Dan Black-Belt
B.Ed. Rec.Admin. 2003 Hall of Fame
Quality Martial Arts, Fitness & Self-Defense Instruction Since 1976