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Studios Group Martial Arts

About Us

Our Founders

Master Pault Thibault

Master Paul Thibault was born and raised in Falher, Alberta. He studied at the University of Alberta and spent time working and living in Japan. Master Thibault was trained by world renowned Taekwondo Grand Master, K.H. Min.


Throughout Master Thibault's over 38 year Martial Arts career (including over 17 years of Jujitsu and grappling training), he has built up quite the list of accomplishments. Here are just a few of them:

  • Certified 6th Dan Black Belt with World Taekwondo;

  • Team Canada 2012 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist;

  • Nationally Certified World Taekwondo Coach;

  • Alberta Team Coach and Trainer of over 106 Provincial Champions, 32 National Champions and 4 International Champions;

  • Produced the most World Taekwnodo National Champions and the most National Medalists in Calgary;

  • Trained Special Olympic Athletes;

  • Unofficially ranked as 1 of the top 5 instuctors in Canada by the Vice-President and Technical Director for World Taekwondo Canada

  • Produced over 300 World Taekwondo Black Belts

Mrs. Karleen Thibault

Mrs. Karleen Thibault was born in Prince Edward Island and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She studied at Mount Royal University.

  • Certified 2nd Dan Black Belt with World Taekwondo;

  • Chief instructor of Justin's Mighty Dragons;

  • 20+ years of Martial Arts experience;

Our Teachers

Meet the team!

Without our terrific team of instructors, we truly wouldn't be able to be where we are today! Through hard work and dedication, these instructors show us time and time again how much they value the core beliefs of Studios Group Martial Arts.

Leonard D'Silva

4th Dan Black Belt/International Referee

Brendan O'Brien

3rd Dan Black Belt

Julia Xu

2nd Dan Black Belt

Andrew Xu

3rd Dan Black Belt

Tseten Sherpa

3rd Dan Black Belt

Kyle Dollentas

3rd Poom Black Belt

Howard Li

3rd Dan Black Belt

Elisha Carpay

3rd Poom Black Belt

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