My name is Jerome Cabanatan and I have been doing taekwondo for almost 30 years. I retired from the ring in
2011 and have since committed to coaching and instruction at Young Choung Taekwondo Academy for students of all levels
from grass-roots to elite world class athletes.
As an athlete I was Canadian Champion multiple times and represented Canada at World Championships (2005 & 2009), World Military Championships (2000), Universiade (2005) and Commonwealth Championships (2006). I also won international medals at US Open (2008, Gold) and Spanish Open (2008, Silver) in my prime. However, the accomplishments that give me the most pride are the performances of the athletes that come out of YCTKD, like 2015 National Team members Yvette Yong, Siddu Bhat and Jordan Stewart, who I will be coaching at the 2015 World Taekwondo Championships.
My dream is to develop the best taekwondo TEAM in the world, generation after generation. I want the families of 44 Vaughan Road to continuously churn out the best champions, coaches and instructors through their hard work, teamwork, perseverance and true FIGHTING SPIRIT!