A Few Words About Us

DSA Royal International Taekwon-do
has been teaching the art of taekwon-do in the lower mainland since 2007. The school started on a backyard in Surrey, and developed into a full-fledged school in Burnaby, fully certified by the International Taekwon-do Federation.

Mission Statement
To provide the highest quality of instruction to its students, regardless of their abilities, to help them achieve their greatest potential as an athlete, and as a member of society.

Our Story So Far...

1990 DSA founded the St. Michael Taekwon-do Club in the Philippines.
2000 DSA family moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada
2003 DSA started teaching taekwondo at The Cage Martial Arts Centre in Surrey, BC.
2007 DSA began teaching his kids, first on their backyard porch, then started renting gyms through the Surrey School Board. Their friends and classmates started joining and thus was born the DSA Royal International Taekwon-do. DSA contacted the ITF of BC and was taken under the wing of Master Hal Lipscombe.
2008 DSA relocated to Vancouver, BC and the dojang was moved to Collingwood Neighborhood House. In November of that year, 2 students joined their first Coloured belt competitions and received 2 first place wins for patterns and a first and second place wins for sparring.
2009 The club participated in its first Friendship Tournament. 8 delegates received a total of 15 medals, with 5 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze.
2010 DSA attended the 52nd International Instructors Course in Denver, Colorado. In May, DSARITC attended its first provincial tournament in Vernon, BC. 7 delegates received 13 medals, with 7 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze. DSA receives his Class B umpire certification. In November, DSARITC participated at the National Championships in Richmond, BC. 18 Delegates received a total of 31 medals, 19 gold, 7 silver and 5 Bronze. In December, the club promoted its first 2 Blackbelts, Dana and Manuel.
2011 The club moved its dojang to an MMA gym at Kingsway. DSARITC participated at the Provincials in Kamloops. 14 delegates garnered 24 medals, 13 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze. In November, the club drove to Calgary, Alberta to participate at the 2011 Nationals. 10 delegates came back with 28 medals, 7 gold, 7 silver, and 4 bronze. DSA became webmaster for the ITF of BC.
2012 DSA receives his instructor's plaque from the CTFI. DSA is elected Board Director for the ITF of BC and chairman of the Communications Committee.
2013 DSA received his 4th degree and International Instructor credentials while attending the IIC in Jamaica. Later that year, Mr. Manuel Darson Andaya was selected as a member of Team Canada and became its only delegate for Individual Junior Powerbreaking at the XVIII Senior and XII Junior ITF Taekwon-Do, World Championship in Benidorm, Spain October 23-2, 2015. He finished in 5th place out of 23 delegates.
2014 DSA's children Dana and Manuel won at the Nationals and were selected as a member of Team Canada competing at the at the XIX Senior and XIII Junior ITF Taekwon-Do, World Championship in Jesolo, Italy. May 27-31, 2015.
2015 DSATKD opens its full time school at 4600 Imperial St. Burnaby, BC. Little Dragons Class was started in November of the same year.
2016 DSA received his Umpire Class A certification and ITF Kids Course Certification.
2016 In May, DSA Celebrated his birthday with the first DSA Championships. A competition to showcase what the students have learned so far.
2017 In July, DSA received his 5th degree blackbelt. In September, DSA hosted the Provincials at the Olympic Oval. Ms. Jenna Wong and Mr. Kento Vince is selected for Team Canada for 2017 World Championships in Ireland.
  And the story continues...


Our Instructors


Mr. Darius Andaya, V degree, is the founder and chief instructor of DSA Royal International Taekwondo Club. He started his Taekwon-Do career in 1983 at the age of 12 with the Philippine International Taekwondo Jido Kwan Association under the late Master Johnny Morris Arsol. He had to travel 1.5 hours each way to train in the art that has since become his passion.

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Mr. Manuel Darson Andaya, III degree, started Taekwon-do at age 10 and has since represented Canada at two World Championships In 2013 at Benidorm, Spain then at Jesolo, Italy, in 2015.

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Ms. Dana Mae Andaya, III degree, started Taekwon-do at age 11 and has since represented the National Canadian team in Jesolo, Italy in 2015.

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DSA Royal International Taekwon-do is a proud member of the
International Taekwon-do Federation (ITF),
Canadian Taekwon-do Federation International (CTFI), and the ITF of BC.

Contact Us:

Phone: 604-355-0372

Email: dsataekwondo@gmail.com

4600 Imperial St. Burnaby, BC V5J 1B8

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