Guelph Instructors

Master Brad Speers

HEAD INSTRUCTOR – 4th Degree Black Belt (Master)

Master Speers began studying Tae Kwon Do back in 1980 under our school’s founder, Grand Master Chung Won Oh. He has competed in hundreds of tournaments throughout his competitive years, and has many trophies and medals to show for it. Grand Master Chung Oh hand selected Master Speers to run the Guelph school back in 2006 based on his competitive success, and his eagerness to share knowledge with fellow students.

 

Master Shane Fernandes

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR – 4th Degree Black Belt (Master)

Master Fernandes began his Tae Kwon Do training in 2001 at the Guelph School Under Master Brad Borghese. He has been an instructor with the Guelph Branch since Master Speers began teaching as head instructor in 2006.

 

 

 

Guillaume Fernandes

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR – 3rd Degree Black Belt

Guillaume began training at the age of 5 back in 2005. He has been an outstanding student at our school, using his agility and speed to do some of the most difficult jumping and spinning kicks that exist. He has won many competitions for high kick, breaking techniques, sparring and patterns.

 

 

 

Vanita Fernandes

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR – 3rd Degree Black Belt

Vanita began training at the age of 8 back in 2005. She has been one of our most hard working students since she began her training. Vanita is also an active competitor, and will be looking to earn her 4th degree black belt (master) in the next few years.

 

 

 

Jaime Speers

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR – 2nd Degree Black Belt

Jamie began training at the age of 7 back in 1996 under Master Brad Borghese. Jamie was a very active competitor throughout his junior years where he won multiple championships including at the adult level when he was only 17 years old. He took a break from training and competing throughout his university years, when he played rugby for the University of Guelph while obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. After University, he competed in power lifting competitions for 2 years where he would eventually place runner up at a national competition. He has been back training with our school since early 2017 and is currently recovering from a series of shoulder surgeries, but is looking to get back to competing at a national level over the next couple of years