What is Taekwon-do?

Taekwon-do, to put it simply, is a widely known martial art that originated from Korea. Although, famous for fast and impressive kicks, taekwon-do, especially ITF Taekwon-do, is a well rounded martial art and involves learning blocks, punches, open-handed strikes, take-downs, throws, joint locks and many other self-defense techniques.

Benefits

Physical Fitness & Weight loss
Boost Self-confidence and Self-esteem
Increased Focus and Mental Acuity
Enhanced Self-discipline
Socialization
Increase coordination and balance
Flexibility and Ambidexterity
Bond with Family members

Mission Statement

To provide the highest quality of instruction to our students- regardless of their abilities, and to help them achieve their greatest potential as an athlete, and as a valued member of the family and society.

Train like a Champion

We train our students to perform and realize their best potential and this is routinely tested through competitions. Come be our next Champion -- on the mats and in life.

DSA Taekwondo is your Taekwondo -Martial Arts – Self-defense Studio based in Burnaby. We have been training and building champions in Vancouver and Burnaby since 2008.

Self-defense training is more like an insurance plan, you hope you won’t need to use it but when you do, it may, quite literally, save your life!  We train seriously but like any classroom, we always have fun while learning. Our instructors train on a regular basis to keep current on changing techniques which they share to the students, creating a solid foundation which can be nurtured into ultimate success,  This and the solid support system within the school has helped us mold our students into some of the best champions in the mats and in society.  Come and meet like-minded individuals, engage with other members of your community, and have some fun!

Be confident. Believe in yourself. Train like a Champion. Train with DSA Taekwondo.

Meet our Team of Instructors

Our instructors are all Internationally Certified by the International Taekwon-do Federation (ITF). We are under the banner of the Canadian Taekwon-do Federation Internationale(CTFI) and the ITF of British Columbia.

Mr. Darius Andaya

Chief Instructor, 5th degree

Mr. Andaya began Taekwon-Do at the age of 12 under the late Master Johnny Arsol. He is a multi-time Champion at all levels of competition as well as coached a lot of his students to various championships. After 30+ years, his love of the art is still steadfast and true and hopes to keep training and competing for more years to come. He is a Class A Umpire and regularly attends International Instructors Courses to update his knowledge.

Mr. Manuel Darson Andaya II

Asst Instructor, 3rd degree

Mr. Manuel Darson Andaya, started training in 2007 at age 10 and has since grown to love the sport. Aside from various medals at competitions, he has twice had the honour of representing Canada at the Spain and Italy World Championships in 2013 and 2015.

Ms. Dana Andaya

Ms. Dana Andaya

Asst. Instructor, 3rd degree

Mr. Dana Mae Andaya, started training at the age of 11 and has since been a champion at all levels of competitions as well. She has represented Canada as a National team delegate at the 2015 Jesolo, Italy Senior and Junior World Championships

Mr. Darryl Andaya

Mr. Darryl Andaya

Jr. Instructor, 1st degree

Mr. Darryl Andaya is our first Special Needs Junior Instructor. He started training at the age of 8. With perseverance and determination, he reached his ultimate goal of being a blackbelt in 2017 and he has since started helping teach our Little Dragons class.

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What Parents and Students Say...

Neil Sidhu

Neil Sidhu

Student

"Definitely enjoyed the classes I took at this establishment. Clean cut and they definitely know what they are doing. I recommend this gym for anyone whose willing to get into the sport of TKD. Great at teaching any skill level and instructor and head student are very skilled in their craft. Overall good place to sign up :D"

Shannon Newlove

Shannon Newlove

Legal Guardian

"Before signing my two kids up at DSA I checked out a few different clubs in the area and chose this particular one for a couple of reasons: Family based business
Instructor is very professional with his teaching skills. Location- very central
It's been just over a year and my kids still look forward to attending their lessons. I would highly recommend DSA to anyone that is considering joining martial arts, I love the fact that Mr. Andaya gives anyone thinking about it a free class so they can check it out."

Zoran Jeremic

Zoran Jeremic

Parent

"This is great taekwondo club. The atmosphere is always positive and instructors are very dedicated. All the kids are very successful at the competitions and win a plenty of medals each time. Beside 3 classes a week, they are organising a parties for kids very often. My kids really enjoy going to classes at this club."

News & Events

Keep updated on our latest and upcoming events!
Upcoming

Upcoming Events

November 8 – 9, 2019            CTFI Canadian National Championships Regina, SK 2020 April/May                       National Championships  –   Location TBD October/November    Read more…

2018

CTFI National Championships

Calgary, Alberta November 9-11, 2018 Another exciting two days at the Nationals. Darren received gold for patterns and bronze in sparring. Darson did a valiant effort but unfortunately lost to the champion. This year was Read more…

2018

DSA @ DSRF

On August 7, 2018, DSA Taekwon-do, in co-operation with the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, started a 9 day Summer Taekwondo program at DSRF in Sperling, Burnaby. The class included students with various disabilities teaching them Read more…

2018

Run up for Downsyndrome

On August 1 ,2018, Students, Instructors and family members of DSATaekwondo participated at the Summer Fundraiser of DSRF called the RUN up FOR DOWNSYNDROME. It was a great day to do something good and support Read more…

Try Taekwondo for FREE!

Anyone from 4 to 94 years old can come for a free trial class. Live a healthy life, bond with your kids, learn Taekwon-Do!

Dojang (Training Studio)

4600 Imperial St., Burnaby, BC V5J 1B8 Canada

Contact Us

Mr. Darius Andaya, 5th Dan
+1 604.355.0372
Classes available Mon - Sat (Call For Specific Time)

Mailing address: 3451 22nd ave E, Vancouver, BC V5M2Z2
Email: dsataekwondo@gmail.com

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