Meet The Instructors

Head Instructor

Mr. Don Edmiston

IV Degree
(certificate number C-4-280)

Mr Edmiston


Mr. Don Edmiston is the Founder and Head Instructor of Friendly City Taekwon-Do. The School bears the prestigious I.T.F. licencing plaque #608055, making it a licensed International Taekwon-Do Federation training facility. Mr. Edmiston is currently a certified 4th Degree Black belt (C-4-280) in the International Taekwon-Do Federation. Friendly City Taekwon-Do is also a member in good standing with the Canadian Taekwon-Do Federation International (C.T.F.I.). School Affiliation

Mr. Edmiston started Taekwon-Do in February 1995. Now, with over 25 years teaching and training in Taekwon-Do (TKD), he’s had many great achievements. As a competitor, he has medalled in invitational tournaments as well as being a Provincial, National, and International Champion.

After retiring from competition in 2002, Mr. Edmiston opened a new school in Woodstock, Ontario (which is known as the “Friendly City”). Since opening day, his main goal has been to provide a safe, clean, and fun environment for kids and adults to learn TKD. Along the way he has produced over forty 1st and 2nd Degree Black Belts, as well as hundreds of excellent coloured belts. 

Mr. Edmiston continues to attend International Instructor Courses and trains under Grand Masters, Masters and World Champions on a regular basis to give his students the best possible training.


   Assistant Instructors

I Degree

Ms. Samara McFerran


I started Taekwon-Do in March, 2015. At first, I was quiet and reserved. Taekwon-Do helped me build my confidence and learn to speak up for myself and others. Now, I am not so quiet and a little more outspoken.

I love teaching the younger kids and watching them grow… starting off from a little plant and becoming a towering tree. I look forward to continuing in my training, and further developing my skills in Taekwon-Do, while helping and teaching others along the way.

Mr. Corwin Butyn


I started Taekwon-Do in 2010, and I have been training steadily since. My big goal is to achieve my black belt! (achieved 2015) I like the history, technical, and superiority aspects of Taekwon-Do. I also enjoy teaching the kids class and watching them progress in their training and techniques. Competitions are great as well because they improve myself and our school.

Mr. Angelo Soltowski


Ms. Adrina Soltowski




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