Mr. David Lim is the co-head instructor at the Riverside South location (Rideauview Community Centre). He has been training Taekwon-Do for 30 years and holds a 5th degree black belt. He began his training under Master Iat Chio Kou of Kou’s Taekwon-Do in 1987. In 2001, he continued his training under Mr. Steven Legrow of Blackburn Taekwon-Do. Mr. Lim has attended numerous International Instructor Courses and has been an assistant instructor for over ten years.
He has been a successful competitor at the national and international level. Some of his achievements include:
Mr. Roberto Fernandez is a certified 4th degree Black Belt and an Assistant Instructor at ARCAN. He has been interested in the Martial Arts since childhood. He started his training at Lu’s Taekwon-Do in Ottawa, Ontario. Mr. Fernandez was one of the first Black Belts under the guidance of Mr. Rudy Johnson of Johnson’s Taekwon-Do and he has competed as a color belt in the Provincial and National tournaments in the early 90’s. In the early 2000, he also competed as a black belt in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. Mr. Fernandez has a background in Wing Chun Kung Fu, JKD, Karate and Filipino Martial Arts where he trained his martial arts in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Fernandez gets satisfactions from helping students to achieve their personal best.
Ms Lisa Perry is a certified 3rd degree Black Belt and an Assistant Instructor at ARCAN. She started Taekwon-Do in 1996; she joined after seeing her younger brother break boards (she thought “I can totally do that!”). She quickly became interested in competition and was successful in many tournaments at a regional, provincial, national and international level. Ms Perry represented Canada in two Junior World Championships (North Korea-2000, Puerto Rico-2002) and at the 2002 PanAmerican Championships in Quebec City (Junior PanAmerican Champion – II Dan Patterns, Middleweight Sparring). She also participated in the Senior World Championships in Greece in 2003. Ms. Perry took a break from training to complete her university studies, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Ms Perry is an active member of the National Team. She represented Canada in women’s 2nd degree patterns at the World Championships in Jesolo, Italy in May 2015. Ms Perry competed at the XIII Panamerican Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina (June 18-19 2016) and took home a bronze medal in Women’s Middleweight (<60kg) Sparring.
Ms Perry was awarded the Best Overall Female Athlete Award at the last two National Championships (2016, 2017). At the 2017 National Championships, she earned a spot on the National Team for the 2017 World Championships in Ireland. She will be representing Canada in III Dan Patterns, <62 kg Sparring, Special Technique and will be competing on in Team Sparring and Breaking.
Ms Perry is responsible for the ARCAN TKD Kids program. She is patient, enthusiastic and motivating. She loves teaching and working with students of all ages.
Ms Perry is a certified personal trainer (canfitpro – PTS) and would be happy to help you meet your fitness goals.
Mr. Florian Chabert is a certified 1st degree black belt and an assistant instructor for ARCAN. He started Taekwon-Do in 2010, when ARCAN was first created, and achieved his first degree black belt in September 2014. Mr. Chabert has always been an avid competitor, winning gold in Sparring in almost every tournament in which he competed as a colour belt. Some of his colour belt accolades include Gold in Sparring and Power Breaking and Bronze in Patterns at the 2013 Nationals, and Gold in Sparring and Bronze in Patterns at the 2012 PanAmerican Championships.
In his first ever Canadian National Championships as a black belt, Mr. Chabert won Gold in Team Sparring, Silver in Lightweight Sparring and Bronze in Patterns. His performance earned him a spot on Team Canada for the 2015 World Championships in Jesolo, Italy where he competed in the Lightweight Sparring division. Mr. Chabert is proud to have been selected as ARCAN’s 2014 Student of The Year.
Miss Cassandra Chabert is a certified 1st degree black belt and an assistant instructor for ARCAN. She started Taekwon-Do in 2010, when ARCAN was first created, and achieved her first degree black belt in September 2014. Miss Chabert has always been interested in competition and has been successful in many tournaments at the regional, national and international level as a colour belt; over the last four years, she has received a total of six gold medals, six silver medals and two bronze medals, including one gold and one bronze from the 2012 PanAmerican Championships). She was crowned Champion of the colour belt Chon-Ji Challenge (all ages) at the 2013 Blackburn ITF Challenge.
Miss Chabert has continued her competitive streak as a black belt and gave an outstanding performance at the Canadian National Championships in November 2014, going head to head with some of Canada’s top competitors. At the most recent National Championships in June 2017, Miss Chabert won gold in junior girls middle weight sparring, earning her a spot on the National Team for the 2017 World Championships! She was also selected for Team Sparring and Breaking.
Miss Chabert of the ARCAN 2015 Student of the Year.
Miss Chabert is one of the TKD Kids Instructors.