Meet The Instructors

Master David Hiltz
7th Dan Black Belt
Owner / Master Instructor

Head Instructor

With over 27 years in the Martial Arts, Master David Hiltz is a 7th Degree certified International Instructor of ITF Taekwon-Do . Master Hiltz is also Provincial director and representative of ITF Taekwon-Do in Nova Scotia. He holds over 50 National and Provincial tournament victories including Eastern Canadian Champion (1996), National Silver Medalist (1997) and twice competed at the World Championships in England. He has been teaching for HRM Recreation Department programs for the last 19 years and has done Bully Proofing classes in many of the schools and organization in HRM. Master Hiltz is trained by 8th Degree Senior Master Pierre Laquerre from Trois Riverre Quebec who is the CTFI technical director of Canada. Having been a National coach 5 times, Master Hiltz has traveled with the Canadian  team to Italy twice, New Zealand, Honduras and Canada. Master Hiltz's Taekwon-Do students have represented Canada for the last 8 World Championships. Master Hiltz’s first discipline was boxing. He started amateur boxing and training with such local names as Ralph Hollett and Chris Clark when he was 19 years old. During his 6 years of training he had the honor of training and sparring with past Heavyweight World Champion, Lenox Lewis. With the combination of the 2 disciplines, Hiltz Taekwon-Do produces many top skilled students.

Bruce McElhinney
5th Dan Black Belt

Bruce started Taekwon-do at the age of 39 to spend time with his son who had started a year before. They trained together for 10 years, going to class 3-5 times a week, traveling around the country for tournaments and seminars and testing for belts. After testing for his 2nd degree Blackbelt, he moved on to other things, but he continued training and testing until he achieved his 5th degree Black Belt in December 2020. Other highlights include winning gold medals at two Eastern Canadian Tournaments, and watching a student that he helped train, win gold at the World Tournament in Italy. His main focus now is to teach this wonderful art to people of all ages who have joined Champions Taekwon-do, and help them reach their goal of becoming a Blackbelt.