Master Forster

Mr. Michael Forster is the Master Instructor and owner of Yorkton Martial Arts Training Center. After getting bullied too much in school, he started training in TaeKwon-Do at the YMCA in Regina. After four years Mr. Forster tested and received his 1st degree Black-Belt. The rest, as they say, is history. When Master Forster is not thinking about martial arts you can find him spending time with his family, camping, woodworking, or generally just trying to relax.

Started Training - September 15, 1992

 

Started Instructing ​- 1995

 

Ranks/ Certifications

  • 6th Degree Black Belt - Master Instructor in TaeKwon-Do (UTI)

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt - Master Instructor in Haidong Gumdo (World HG Federation)

  • 2nd degree Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Infight BJJ)

  • Level 1 instructor in FMA

  • SMAA - Level 3 coaching - Level 5 Official

  • SaskSport - Respect in Sport

  • First Aid CPR A

 

Other Styles

  • Japanese Jiu Jitsu

  • Judo

  • Aikido

  • Hapkido

  • Muay Thai

  • Chen Tai Chi

  • Boxing

  • Wrestling

  • Filipino Martial Arts

YMATC Programs Instructing

  • Little Ninjas

  • TaeKwon-Do

  • Kickboxing 

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 

  • Self Defense & Weapons 

  • Youth Kickboxing

 

Accomplishments

  • Owner/Operator of Yorkton Martial Arts Training Center – est. 2002

  • UTI Team Canada Member – 1998, 2002 and co-coach in 2005

  • 2004 Canadian Champion – TKD Point Sparring

  • 3rd Dan black belt (Haidong Gumdo) – May 2012

  • Inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame - TKD Instructor of the Year – November 2013

  • 6th Dan black belt (TKD) – June 6, 2015 (International Master Instructor status)

  • YMATC Team Canada Member and Coach – July 2015

  • World Champion – ITF Forms – Korea 2015

  • World Champion – Board Breaking – Korea 2015

  • Brown Belt BJJ – February 2018

  • Has promoted 16 true martial artists to the rank of Black Belt

Favorite Quote - "If at first you don't succeed, do what your instructor told you to do the first time."