Our Taekwondo Instructors


International Level Instruction at the Top Martial Arts School in Kitchener and Waterloo

Discover your full potential with masters and coaches who guide everyone from recreational learners to Olympic aspirants to reach their goals.

Our TaeKwonDo trainers have represented Team Canada at the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Trials and competed at the highest levels of TaeKwonDo.


Master Bauer is a national and provincial level coach in the Olympic sport of TaeKwonDo with 25 years of coaching experience. He has coached at all age and belt levels, from recreational learners to Olympic hopefuls and National Team members.


Master Jay Bauer brings years of experience competing at the senior level of Taekwondo. Jay teaches at our Kitchener location and has produced two National Champions through his training.


Master Ryan Bauer has competed for Canada at many international events and is a five-time provincial champion. He has competed in the Olympic trials, the Pan-American team trials as a member of Team Ontario, and at the Commonwealth Games as a member of Team Canada.

Ryan teaches sparring at all levels—from recreational to High Performance.


Kaleigh has over 20 years of experience in TaeKwonDo training. Kaleigh is a WLU graduate who manages all areas of Five Rings Martial Arts.

Rachel Fountain, 4th Dan Black Belt

Madeline Stroeder, 4th Dan Black Belt

Bijan Mahbaz, 3rd Dan Black Belt

Joshua Persaud, 3rd Dan Black Belt

Natasha Choi, 3rd Dan Black Belt

Sam Jafarzadehpour, 2nd Dan Black Belt

TaeKwonDo Trainers Near You Who Develop Champions

Our martial arts academy in Waterloo, Ontario, has produced:
  • 60 national champions
  • Olympic aspirants
  • Members of Team Canada and Team Ontario
  • 500 high-level black belts

A Safe, Encouraging, Uplifting Environment at Our Waterloo and Kitchener Karate Academy

Learning a new skill can be intimidating whether you are three or thirty years old! Develop physical and mental discipline in a safe, encouraging environment with a qualified TaekwonDo trainer in Waterloo. Achieve a higher level of performance at your own pace when you join TaekwonDo and karate classes near Waterloo.

Whether you’re enrolling your child in our After School Program or looking to hone your Poomsae technique, we’ll make learning TaekwonDo near you fun and exciting

Start Your Taekwondo Journey with the Leading Martial Arts School in Kitchener and Waterloo

Have questions or want to tour our facility before you enroll? We understand that, which is why safety is the top priority for our staff and us. We maintain a safe, bullying-free environment at our TaekwonDo school near you. All equipment is fastidiously maintained and regularly checked for safety.

Our drivers all have valid drivers’ abstracts and are evaluated through a comprehensive background check.

Call us or book an in-person meeting to learn more about TaekwonDo and karate classes near you with fees that won’t put undue stress on your budget.