Staff

Master Emerson Wong

Master Emerson Wong

President & Founder | Franchise Director

Master Emerson Wong is a 5th Dan in WTF Taekwondo, 4th Dan in Moo Gong Kwan Hapkido as well as expert in various other martial arts disciplines. Master Wong is also a Black Belt in ITF Taekwondo, a level 2 Certified Krav Maga instructor, has experience in more than a half dozen traditional weapons and has training in acrobatics, and stunt and fight choreography.

Master Wong’s extensive training and experience has brought him worldwide to perform stunts in Hollywood films,. His work can be seen in such shows as Pacific Rim, Deadpool 2, Titans, X-Men, Nikita, Heroes, XIII, Transporter, and many more. Master Wong continues to be active in the film business to bring exciting action to the big screen.

Master Wong is also the co-founder and former member of one of the largest extreme martial arts team in the World, Team Ryouko. Founded in 2003, Team Ryouko has performed world-wide and gained much acclaim by fans internationally. Videos released by Team Ryouko has since amassed hundreds of millions of views on Youtube and other popular video sharing sites.

His education and experience as a graduate of Ryerson’s Information Technology program and Computer Science and Engineering training has allowed him to incorporate modern technology throughout the school. Combined with his love of interior design and new media, it has allowed him to craft high-tech one-of-a-kind Taekwondo schools that are some of the most beautiful in Canada.

Master Babak Vatani

Master Babak Vatani

Vice President | Head Instructor

Master Babak Vatani started Taekwondo in 2005 in Iran under Kukkiwon Certified 9th Degree Black Belt Grand Master Behnam Abrar. Started teaching in the same club in 2007 after earning his first-degree black belt, and continued until 2012 when he immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada.

Master Babak Joined YWinnipeg Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba under Master Scott Toderash in 2012 and taught taekwondo classes as a volunteer at YMCA downtown and East Kildonan branch for two years. In 2015 he got hired as the head instructor in the same club at East Kildonan Branch and had a great positive impact on students there.

Master Babak attended the provincial poomsae seminars with Canadian National Poomsae coach, Grand Master Bhajan Mann in 2015 and 2016 and has built up a good relationship with him. Master Babak and Grandmaster Bhajan Mann continue to stay in touch and keep updated on changes in taekwondo on the competitive level.

Master Babak has earned P3, P2, and P1 provincial referee degrees in 2014, 2015, and 2017 under Grand Master Robert Quone. Contributed actively in all provincial tournaments in Manitoba from 2014 till 2018 and created an outstanding performance record. Master Babak earned his fifth-degree black belt from Iran Taekwondo Federation in 2018 and moved to Ontario in 2019.

Master Babak Vatani has worked for different taekwondo schools in Ontario and joined Pulse Martial Arts Academy in 2020 and is excited to share his expertise with the organization and develop a long term relationship with the team and students!

Master Jeff Hsiao

Master Jeff Hsiao

Head Taekwondo Instructor | Demo Team Coach

Master Hsiao is a very well rounded Taekwondo Athlete, highly skilled in both Poomsae and Sparring. With over 17 years of Taekwondo training, he currently holds a 4th Dan black belt in Taekwondo. Also qualified as a Provincial P3 referee. Master Hsiao is also a very motivational and inspiring leader who strives to bring out the best in everyone. As head instructor of Pulse Academy HQ and demo team coach, Master Hsiao is very well respected by students and fellow instructors. Pulse is very pleased to have his leadership at their headquarters!

International Medals:

2013  – Silver Medal, Team Freestyle Poomsae (World Poomsae Championship)

2013  – Gold Medal, Pair Poomsae/ Silver Medal, Individual Poomsae (Canadian Nationals)

2012  – 9th Pair Poomsae/ 5th, Individual Poomsae (US Open)

2012  – 7th Pair Poomsae/ 10th, Individual Poomsae (World University Championship)

Nationals Medals:

2013 – GoldMedal, Team Poomsae/ Silver Medal, Individual Poomsae (Canadian Nationals)

2012 – Gold Meda, Team Poomsae/ Silver Medal, Pair Poomsae/ Bronze Medal, Individual Poomsae  (Canadian Nationals)

Provincials Medals:

2013 – Gold Medal, Individual Poomsae( Ontario provincials)

2012 – Gold Medal, Individual Poomsae( Ontario provincials)

2012 – Bronze Medal, Sparring – Bantam Division (Ontario Provincials)

Instructor Alex Kowalski

Instructor Alex Kowalski

Head Taekwondo Instructor | Digital Marketing

Instructor Alex is a traditional martial artist with over 14 years of experience under his belt. He started his training under 9th dan grandmaster Young Cheol Park, former Canadian national team coach, Korean marine core team member and professor of police foundations in the faculty of martial arts in Kyongsang university in Busan Korea.

Starting off as a student he eventually transitioned into an instructor position and has been teaching for over 5 years. Initially training solely in Taekwondo, he eventually started cross training and competing in Hapkido, Kendo, Weaponry, Boxing and Shotokan Karate. He specializes in Bo staff and nunchucks but is very versatile in sword and eskrima as well. In addition to being one of the head instructors at his old club he has also competed for and coached the Ryerson University taekwondo club team members when he attended school in Toronto. He has competed in and won dozens of tournaments in both Taekwondo and Karate.

When he is not teaching in club, Instructor Alex has often run seminars and taught martial arts and self defense to at risk youth and adults through various non profit organizations such as Positive Living, which contributed to him being one of the youngest people to have ever been awarded the 15 year volunteer service award by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario at the age of 21.

Instructor Alex Hylton

Instructor Alex Hylton

Senior Instructor | Head Extreme Forms Coach

Instructor Alex Hylton has been doing Taekwondo for 15+ years and currently holds his 3rd degree black belt. He has 10+ years of acro experience and has trained under members of Team 2x and the former Team Ryouko.

Instructor Alex Hylton is also a former Canadian National team member in both Sparring and Freestyle Poomsae, competing both national and internationally.

With his knowledge and experience, mixed with his passion for teaching, instructor Hylton will will play a key role in developing the extreme program at Pulse Martial Arts.

“Don’t limit yourself, because we are capable to do what others may see as impossible.”

ACHIEVEMENTS

World Poomsae Championships
Silver Medalist (2013)
Canada Open
Top 8 (2012)
US Open
Top 8 (2012)
Top 16 (2013)

Canadian National Championships
Silver Medalist (2013)
Bronze Medallist (2011)

Ontario Provincial Championships
Silver Medalist (2012)
Gold Medalist (2011)
Bronze Medalist (2010)
Bronze Medalist (2009)

Instructor Allen Keng

Instructor Allen Keng

Stunt Program Instructor and Acrobatics Coach

Allen Keng is a seasoned stunt man and has worked on many major motion pictures including Bullet Proof Monk, Pacific Rim and X-Men! Allen has had a thirst for martial arts growing up watching his idols like Bruce Lee, Van Damme, Jet Li and Jackie Chan. Little did he know that with all his training in taekwondo, gymnastics, and a degree in drama from the University of Toronto, that he would eventually find himself on the Jackie Chan stunt team!

Allen is a pro working with and coaching children having been a gymnastics coach for years. It is an absolute honor for the kids to have such an experienced instructor share his knowledge of stunts and acrobatics.

A full list of Allen’s work can be seen here on IMDB!

Brandon Paredes

Brandon Paredes

Junior Taekwondo Instructor and XMA Assistant

Brandon Paredes has been training with Master Wong since the age of 7 and has shown his ability to adapt and learn quickly. Brandon has been a dedicated student since the beginning attending classes 5-6 days per week for several years! That dedication to training has not gone unnoticed with Brandon consistently earning top ranks in competitions local and abroad.

Brandon’s strengths are in both sparring and extreme forms and weapons. His primary weapon is the kamas however he is extremely versatile with the sword, and single or double bo staff. As a Hyper Certified instructor, his dream is to take his knowledge of taekwondo and XMA to the big screen in film and television as well as perform in live shows. Brandon has high respect for Master Wong and is following in his footsteps to one day become a respected master instructor and stuntman.

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