Meet our Staff

Fire Dragon Taekwondo

Master Instructor Mark Pellerin

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Master Instructor Mark Pellerin

Master Pellerin began his Tae Kwon Do training in 1975, at age 12, in Dresden, Ontario.

In 1985 Master Pellerin’s Schools, in both Brooks & Bassano, became Branch schools under world renowned, Grand Master K. H. Min. Grandmaster Min was a 3 time Korean National Taekwondo Champion and 2 Time Olympic Team Coach.

In 1987 a Medicine Hat Branch school was added after Master Pellerin’s Student, Master Darrell Marsh Sr. became the co-owner of the schools. Master Marsh eventually moved to Ft St John, BC and named his school there, Red Dragon Taekwondo.

In 2000 Master Pellerin became a Master in Taekwondo and the school name was then changed to Fire Dragon Taekwondo.

In 2005 Master Pellerin sold the Brooks & Bassano schools to a long time Fire Dragon Taekwondo instructor, Master Do Han Choi. Master Pellerin is currently the Head instructor at the Medicine Hat Fire Dragon Taekwondo Dojang!

About Master Instructor Mark Pellerin

– +35 Years Teaching in Southern Alberta
– 1988 Olympic Team Trials Competitor
– One of the first Non-Korean instructors allowed to become a “Kukkiwon” (World Taekwondo Headquarters) certified Instructor in Seoul, Korea.
– Winner of the “President’s Award of Privilege” awarded to the Top Instructor at the 4th Foreign Instructor’s Course in Seoul, Korea
– Trained by 2 time Olympic Team Coach Grand Master K. H. Min, 9th Degree Black Belt
– Master Pellerin is the highest ranking Taekwondo instructor and only Master level instructor in Medicine Hat!

 

 

 

Master Instructor Annie An-Pellerin

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Master Instructor Annie An-Pellerin

Master Instructor Eunhye (Annie) An immigrated from Seoul, South Korea to Canada in 2011.

Master Annie, worked for a short time at the Brooks, AB Fire Dragon Taekwondo School before moving to Medicine Hat, AB and becoming a full time instructor at the Medicine Hat Dojang.

About Master Eunhye (Annie) An

– 23 Years Teaching Experience
– 6 Time National Black Belt Champion (WTF Taekwondo)
– 2nd East Asian Games (Busan, Korea/ May 10-18, 1997) – Bronze Medalist
– 2000 Korea Open – Chuncheon International Taekwondo Championships
Bronze Medalist
– HPAC (High Performance Athlete Conditioning) Team – Head Coach
– 2016 Produced 10 Canadian National Champion Athletes
– Speaks 4 Languages

Master Instructor Dohan Choi

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Master Instructor Dohan Choi

Master Do Han Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1967. At the age of 10 he began to study the martial art of Tae Kwon Do at the Song Dong Tae Kwon Do Academy.

In 1994 Master Choi received his Tae Kwon Do instructor diploma and in 1995 he attended the 3rd Physical Education instructor course.

Master Choi immigrated to Canada in 1997.

In 1998, Master Choi, was certified as a Kyung Dang instructor, a discipline that encompasses 24 traditional Korean arts. On July 3, 2000 Master Choi completed the second class Coach Academy hosted by the World Tae Kwon Do Academy in Seoul, Korea.

Master Choi also holds a 4th Dan in TaeKyon, a traditional Korean Martial Art from which the Taekwondo of today has evolved from.

In July of 2006 Master Choi was awarded his 5th Dan (Degree) Black Belt (Master Instructor) from Kukkiwon (World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters)

Master Choi has also mastered levels one through nine in Kali (Filipino stick fighting), is also black belt level in Nunchaku and proficient with Korean long stick (Bo)

Master Instructor Steven Peregoodoff

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Master Instructor Steven Peregoodoff

– 5th Degree Black Belt
– First Aid, CPR Certification

Assistant Instructor Jared Darley

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Assistant Instructor Jared Darley

– 3rd Degree Black Belt
– First Aid, CPR Certification
– Taekwondo MASTERY STUDENT

Assistant Instructor Johnny Park

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Assistant Instructor Johnny Park

– 3rd Degree Black Belt
– First Aid, CPR Certification
– Taekwondo MASTERY STUDENT

Assistant Instructor Zachary Cey

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Assistant Instructor Zachary Cey

– 3rd Degree Black Belt
– First Aid, CPR Certification
– Taekwondo MASTERY STUDENT

Assistant Instructor Kannan Stickel

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Assistant Instructor Kannan Stickel

– 3rd Degree Black Belt
– First Aid, CPR Certification
– Taekwondo MASTERY STUDENT

Assistant Instructor Alyssa Jaeger

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Assistant Instructor Alyssa Jaeger

– 1st Degree Black Belt
– First Aid, CPR Certification
– Taekwondo MASTERY STUDENT

Our Program Director Lisa Haslam

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Our Program Director Lisa Haslam

– Taekwondo LEADERSHIP STUDENT

– Is a great COMMUNICATOR

– Is a PROBLEM SOLVER

– Is PASSIONATE about helping others