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Tae E. Lee Taekwondo Demonstration Team

When is the Team Performing Next?

You can see the incredible Tae E. Lee Taekwondo Demonstration Team perform at the following upcoming events:

  • Grandmaster Lee's 40th Anniversary Celebration - Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Algonquin Commons Theatre


About the Team

The Tae E. Lee Taekwondo Demonstration Team is world renowned, and has performed at the following major Taekwondo events:

  • 2013 Ambassador Cup Tae E. Lee Taekwondo Championship, Algonquin College, May 25, 2013
  • Tae E. Lee 35th Anniversary Celebration (Discover Korea: Canada-Korea Cultural Taekwondo Gala); Museum of Civilization, May 24, 2012
  • Tae E. Lee 30th Anniversary Celebration — Museum of Civilization, May 2007
  • Tae E. Lee Week Celebration — Museum of Civilization, May 2002
  • 1999 World Taekwondo Championships — Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1996 Pan/Am Demonstration Competition — Los Angeles, 1996 (Gold Medalists!)
  • 1996 & 1997 Canadian National Taekwondo Championships


Team Members

Head of Team and Team Leader: Master David Silverman

Team Captain: Mr. Evan Newcomb

Assistant to Head of Team: Ms. Joanna Northover

Assistant Team Captains: Erwin Mendoza, Quintin Rourke-Frew

Main Team Members:

  • Siamak Abrishami, Sarah Becker, Autumne Cadieux, Johnny Matsoukas
  • Seungmin Hong, Jinwoo Hong, Marie Claire Jasmin, Eric Lee, Catherine Lim
  • Jason Newcomb, Shathana Pathipan, Victoria Ramirez, Jonathon Slonosky, Saerok Son

Senior Development Team Members:

  • Jean-Sebastien Alba, Brianna Chapman, Ian Chung, Brianna Edoo, Kieran Lawford
  • Monica Li, Paula Lugert, Tanis McMahon, Alexander Nedev, Saadurya Pathipan
  • Oceane Sarrazin

Junior Development Team Members:

  • Leah Becker, Jacob Belay, Alex Capretta, Jelena Chaing, Sebastian Florez
  • Emily Hamka, Andrew Leblanc, Eli Pratt, Sampavy Satkunarasa, Emma Tomic-Bagshaw
  • Grant Welby, Marko Youngson

Team Assistants

  • Pathpian Sivarasa, Julie Brisebois, Michele-Ann Sauve, Catherine Perez, David Leech


How Can I join?

Students are accepted on the team by invitation only. The Head of Team, Master David Silverman, is responsible for team member selection.

Team Member Expectations:

  • You must attend Taekwondo classes at least twice per week.
  • Your attitude, intensity and technique are at the highest level.
  • You must live up to proper martial art spirit and attitude in all areas of your life.
  • Your school grades must average at a B level or higher.
  • You must cooperate at home and follow your parents’ guidance.