Master Ghafour, Martial Arts Instructor

 near Markham

Master Ghafour

Master Ghafour started Taekwondo in 1993 and has been dedicated to the sport since then. He has been on the Canadian National Taekwondo team from 2003 until 2007 in the bantam weight division. Ali has also been to many international competitions notably 3 world championships, 3 university games, and also earned a spot on the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio, Brazil. Ali was in the top 4 running to be chosen for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

Ali enjoys working with students and is an excellent role model for those who want to not only compete, but also be successful in their personal lives. Ali has an HBSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

  • 4th degree WTF certified Black Belt
  • Over 17 years of taekwondo practice
  • 4 time Canadian National Team member
  • 2008 Beijing Olympics hopeful (top 4 pool in Canada)
  • 2007 Pan Am Games (Rio, Brazil) – team member
  • 2005 Winner of Quest for Gold award
  • 11 years Ontario Champion
  • Competed at 3 World Championships (Germany 2003, Spain 2005, China 2007)
  • Competed at 3 University Games (Korea 2003, Greece 2004, Turkey 2005)
  • Competed at 2006 Pan Am Championships (Argentina)

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