Dragon Martial Arts Academy - Creston

DMA Creston History and Instructor Biography

Dragon Martial Arts Academy History

1973: Kwon's Tae Kwon-Do opened in Port Alberni, BC under the direction of Master Kwon, Tae Sung (one of the early pioneers of Tae Kwon-Do in Canada). 

1974: Mr. Warren Le‚Äče began training at Kwon's Tae Kwon-Do; and became one of the fastest advancing students. 

1980: Mr. Lee took over instruction of the Port Alberni school and has continued the traditions that were passed down to him ever since.

2000: After Master Kwon's retirement from martial arts instruction, Mr. Lee changed the name of the school to Dragon Martial Arts Academy.

Mr. Derek Hall

(DMA Creston - Head Instructor)

1997: Mr. Derek Hall began training at Kwon's Tae Kwon-Do under Mr. Lee's instruction. Mr. Hall quickly became intricately involved with the school, and began assisting with children's classes in 1999.

2002: Mr. Hall became the first student of Mr. Lee to be promoted to the rank of Black Belt under the Dragon Martial Arts Academy name. 

2009: Mr. Hall went on to obtain the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt under Mr. Lee.

2019: After a move to Creston, BC; Mr. Hall began offering private instruction in Tae Kwon-Do to several interested students.

2020: On January 7, 2020, Dragon Martial Arts Academy - Creston opened for group classes.