At Studios Group Martial Arts we are very proud of our Martial Arts Competition program. Master Thibault has personally trained over 100 Provincial Champions and 20 National Champions in both Sparring and Patterns. We train in the Olympic style Taekwondo, the World Taekwondo Federation, and have had athletes compete at several international tournaments such as the Junior Worlds and Junior Pan Am and the US Open Taekwondo Championships. Our martial arts competition team is called the Raptors. In the 2009/2010 season we were very successful, winning 126 medals. This year we hope to exceed that.
We hosted our first SGMA Tournament last year, which was also a fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We are very proud to announce that we raised $2142 and he hope to do even better at this year's tournament.
Proud moment for our Raptors at the 2008 Canadian Junior Nationals
Our Raptors train 3 days per week for color belts and up to 6 days a week for National Black Belt Competitors. We normally attend between 10 and 15 tournaments a year including Provincials and Nationals. Our Raptors vary in age from 7 to 30, and from Yellow Belt to Black Belt. Raptor training includes high level sparring training and advanced patterns training. Anyone interested trying the Raptors needs to contact Master Thibault directly.