Association Franco-Ontarienne de Taekwon-Do et Disciplines Associées
Charity number: 1902276


Roody Etienne is a Canadian of Haitian origin. He was born to a hard working middle class family and attended College Pratique du Nord, one of the most prestigious baptist private schools in Haiti. From 1990 to 1995, he went to the National School of Arts to study computerized accounting.

His first martial art was Kyokushin Karate Do, then World Taekwondo (where he earned his 2nd dan) and finally ITF Taekwon-Do from the 1980s to present. His first international title was in 1996 at the Dominican Republic, where he was the Caribbean Grand Champion in sparring). His other accomplishments include:

  • Gold medalist, power breaking, 7th Pan American Champion at Mar del Plata Argentine (November 2004)
  • Gold medalist, sparring, USA Taekwon-Do Championship in Louisville Kentucky (October 2005)
  • Head of the Haitian Team Delegation, 14th Taekwon-Do World Championship in Brisbane Australia (July 2005)
  • Bronze medalist (patterns) and silver medalist (power breaking), 8th Taekwon-Do Pan American Games at Gran Tikal Futura, Guatemala (October 2006)
  • Gold medalist (sparring) and silver medalist (patterns), Red Tiger Championship 2007 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • Silver medalist (sparring) and bronze medalist (patterns), Canadian National Championships in Toronto, Ontario.

When he arrived in Canada from the USA on July 30th 2007, he studied as a Machinist and Prototyper at la Cite Collegiale from 2008 to 2010 (also working there as a  Taekwon-Do instructor).

In the summer of 2009,  he started his first free Taekwon-Do program to help disadvantaged children and youth at The Heatherington Albion Community Centre. His passion and dream to is help those in need to help create a better and safer society.


Goals :

 • Instilling life skills, self-esteem, and respect for hierarchy and authority in young people

• Teaching youth self-defence techniques;

• Decreasing youth delinquency and crime;


Objective: Introduce youth aged 6 to 18 years to the martial art of Taekwon-Do
Discover the origins of the discipline and terminology.Youth will learn the history of the discipline, basic Korean lexicon on form, numbers, patterns, technique, and levels.
Discovering the values of discipline.Youth will learn values such as respect for hierarchy (the teacher), for authority, for partners, for equipment, and for the premises.
Learning self-defense techniques.Youth will learn sparring including proper kicking techniques, proper blocks, and how to best respond in oppositional situations.
Development of physical qualities.Youth will acquire physical qualities such as flexibility, coordination, speed and balance.
Development of mental qualities.Youth will develop self-control, more self-confidence, and develop a better self-image.
Learning how to diffuse conflicts. The youth will learn how to diffuse conflicts in a healthy way.
Developing autonomy. Youth will be able to warm up autonomously and revise single sequences.
Developing a sense of responsibility.Youth will be able to give instructions to a group by providing feedback on the performance of other students.


Youth ages 6-18 years with an emphasis on at-risk youth affected by living in areas of high crime and violence

COST (Cost Recovery):

  • $199 for 3 months ($66.33/month)
  • Includes free uniform, with minimum 3 month commitment
  • Up to 3 sessions/week (if desired)

Instruction is offered in both official languages (English & French)
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