Sandra de Montigny
September 2016 Raymond Mourad Academy in NDG, Montreal, is where my whole family does taekwondo. I am a second dan black belt and have been doing taekwondo with Master Raymond for 6 years now. I wanted to find a sport that would keep me in shape after my second daughter Jasmine and I saw a video of a woman doing taekwondo at age 40 and she was in such good shape, I decided to try. Raymond Mourad Academy was the first place I visited and I fell in love! The Academy is more than just a school, it is a lifestyle and a family. I have four children, Sofia, aged 12, Jasmine, aged 9 and two twin babies, Alexandre and Eva. Sofia will be getting her black belt this year, Jasmine is a red belt and the twins, well they are only one but already they love putting on the taekwondo chest protectors and helmets. Every day I go to the Academy with my four children. I do class, my daughters do class, and my twins’ favourite moment of the day is when our classes are over and they can finally spring into the dojang and run around and hug everybody. As for Master Raymond, he is more than our Master. He is a mentor to my children. Master Raymond has been vegetarian for years now and his level of personal fitness makes him a role model for everyone at the school. But mostly, Master Raymond is part of our family and a true friend. I even named my son after him, Alexander Raymond, true story! Thank-you Master Raymond for the many years of dedication and I am looking forward to many more! Sandra de Montigny, 2nd Dan Black Belt
Awesome school! Master Mourad has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Taekwondo which is reflected as being a former champion and coach to many athletes. He is highly respected in the Taekwondo community which is proven in his role as Director at Taekwondo Canada. That's why choosing this school was easy. Unlike many other schools, Master Mourad personally teaches the classes from beginning to end. He is extremely committed to the development of his students. He is gifted at teaching children which is no easy task. My 5 year old daughter and I truly enjoy his classes. As a parent, I am very pleased that my daughter is growing stronger and more confident since she started learning from Master Mourad. I am eagerly waiting for my 3 year old daughter to enroll very soon. The school caters to all stages of life. Whether you want to get a good work out like me, or have children learn discipline, respect and other important values, or be a high performance athlete,Raymond Mourad Taekwondo Academy can fulfill those needs.
Our kids started Tae Kwon Do at Raymond Mourad Tae Kwon Do since 2010, and go to practice 3-4 times per week. Our 13 year old daughter started when she was around 9, and our 10 year old son started when he was 5.We have never met such a special & wonderful teacher in any category of schools before. Master Raymond loves Tae Kwon Do, and so as children. He teaches children not only Tkd, but also discipline and most importantly how to respect others. Our children want to go with Master Raymond for their lives because they sincerely trust him and love their friends at the academy. Even for us as parents, we have been learning a lot through Tae Kwon Do how to support our children in positive ways, specially when they are disappointed by their performance at competitions and losing their confidence. I believe there are not many Tae Kwon Do class nor teacher like Raymond Mourad Tae Kwondo. I often tell my children that you live with Tae Kwon Do. It's not only one time sport. Thank you, Master Raymond!!!