Instruction Team

Come and train with our caring and qualified instructors & assistant instructors. We offer a variety of programs that will not only teach you the art of TaeKwon-Do, but will help your physical fitness, stress management, and help you develop leadership qualities


* All Black Belts are certified by the International Taekwon-Do Federation

Master Hal Lipscombe VII 
Chief Instructor & Master Instructor/Examiner


Master Hal Lipscombe, 7th Degree Black Belt, started teaching Taekwon-Do  in Port Coquitlam, B.C. in 1985 and when promoted to 1st. Degree Black Belt in 1988 Master. Lipscombe formed Pacific Rim Institute of  Taekwon-Do and started teaching through Port  Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department.  Master Lipscombe has attended eleven International Instructor Seminars, four of which were conducted by the late General Choi Hong Hi, (the Father of Taekwon-Do and the President of the International Taekwon-Do Federation) and the balance lead by the ITF Technical Committee. Master Lipscombe is the current President of the ITF of B.C. and a certfied class A referee. Master Lipscombe's goal is to build a more peaceful world by teaching Taekwon-Do.

Mr. Corey Shellenberg VI
Head  Instructor & International Instructor/Examiner


Mr. Schellenberg is Pacific Rim's first student. He is a certified 6th Degree Black Belt International Instructor/Examiner with the International Taekwon-Do federation and has been training for over 20 years. Mr. Schellenberg's goal is to help create a more peaceful world through Taekwon-Do

Mr. Chris Law VI
Technical Director & International Instructor/Examiner


Mr. Chris Law is a certified 6th Degree Black Belt International Instructor/Examiner with the International Taekwon-Do Federation.  He has been training for over 20 years and has been  successful at Provincial, National and International competition. Mr. Law has attended 10 International Instructor Courses and numerous others given by high ranking  Masters and Grand Masters from all over the world he is also a member of the 2007 - 2013 Canadian Team and is a Class A refree.  Mr. Law's goal is to help each and everyone of his students reach their full potential in Taekwon-Do as well as in life.

Mr. Derek Licas VI
Mr Licas has been involved in Martial Arts for over 24 years. In addition to teaching he has participated in many seminars and competitions throughout the years. While his main focus and passion revolves around ITF Tae Kwon Do, he has also trained in Judo and Kick Boxing in the hopes of expanding his knowledge. His main goal is to keep our students motivated and excited about training, and incorporating Tae Kwon Do into their daily lives





Black Belts:

V Degree Black Belts

Mr. Brian Thompson

IV Degree Black Belts

Mr. Jay Wittur


III Degree Black Belts

Ms Karli Southgate

II Degree Black Belts


Ms. Katrina Wang

Mr. Kiefer Wang
Ms. Lindsey Crawford

I Degree Black Belts

Mr. Joshua Chen