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Mr. Morgenstern

Mr. Rico Morgenstern at YMATC in 2015. His story starts out in Germany, where he spent his childhood and early adult years. Rico decided to move to Canada in 2013 for a couple years which turned out to be a bit more permanent. He works in an office setting mostly and had started martial arts for fitness reasons as a counter balance to his work life. Why martial arts you might ask - for Rico the main reason besides prior interest is simply that he does not like conventional gym workouts. He started out with Haidong Gumdo and added Taekwon-Do and has since had some exposure to other martial arts along the way too. When he is not at work or doing martial arts than you can find Rico improving his house and garden or you might encounter him zipping around on his motorbike.

Started Training - May 2015


Started Instructing ​- 2017


Ranks/ Certifications

  • 2nd degree Black Belt in TaeKwon-Do (UTI)

  • 1st degree Black Belt in Haidong Gumdo (World HG Federation)

  • SMAA - Level 1 coaching

  • SaskSport - Respect in Sport

  • First Aid


Other Styles

  • Hapkido

  • Filipino Martial Arts

YMATC Programs Instructing

  • TaeKwon-Do

YMATC Programs Assisting

  • TaeKwon-Do

  • Self Defense

  • Weapons & Haidong Gumdo


  • 2nd degree Black Belt in TaeKwon-Do - May 28, 2022

  • 1st degree Black Belt in Haidong Gumdo - September 9, 2017

  • YMATC Student of the Year - 2018


Favorite Quote - "It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first." - Miyamoto Musashi


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