In July 2014 Master Karpiuk received his Senior Mastership Title from Grand Master In Ho Lee in Little Rock Arkansas one year after earning his 7th Degree Black Belt.
On June 17th 2005, Scott Karpiuk received his Mastership Title from Grand Master Soon Ho Lee and the World Traditional Taekwondo Union. Master Karpiuk was a member of the largest mastership class in ATA’s history, and is the first ever Master from Canada. The induction ceremony took place during Opening Ceremonies for World Championships in Little Rock Arkansas. Over 10,000 spectators witnessed this historic event which centred around the 50th Anniversary of Taekwondo.
Master Karpiuk started his training at Baptist Bible College, Springfield Missouri in 1984. In addition to martial arts training, Master Karpiuk graduated with an Education Degree from the college. He received his Taekwondo instructorship in 1987 while attending the first ever Instructor’s Camp in Korea.
With over 30 years of experience in martial arts, in addition to a degree in secondary education, Senior Master Karpiuk is known for his excellence in instruction, and his ability to bring out the best in his students.
Master Karpiuk has traveled extensively across the United States, to the Philippines and Europe teaching and demonstrating Taekwondo. As an original member of the Breaking Point Demonstration Team, Springfield Missouri, he has used martial arts as an opportunity to speak to young people about making positive life choices and how to deal with drugs, alcohol and peer pressure. Master Karpiuk was instrumental in bringing Grand Master Lee’s style of Taekwondo to Canada.
Master Karpiuk has operated successful schools in the Lower Mainland since 1991. Many of his students have followed in his footsteps and have also opened schools in Fraser Heights, Delta, Richmond and Cloverdale B.C. He also has instructors with schools in Edmonton and in Canmore Alberta.
Master Karpiuk is married to his wife Susan and together they have four boys and one girl. He gives credit to his success to his faithful students, his loving family and his personal relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ.