Robert Cumming B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., ACC.
Coach Robert began martial arts in 1986 because he loved ninja movies and he was being bullied. Fast forward 35 years later, Robert has trained hundred of students, has develop National Champions, but, if you ask him, he is more interested in collaboration over competition. In fact, Coach Robert believes his toughest competition is himself and he teaches the importance of spotlighting what is gained through hard work and effort vs. what is lacking when compared to others. This is one of many other life lessons taught on the Jung Do training floor.
Professionally, Coach Robert has a Master of Education degree from Queen's University and he currently works with companies and provides coaching and consulting that help leaders implement human skills within their organizations.
The Story of Jung Do
The drive behind Jung Do, which means 'The Right Way' in Korean, was inspired by Coach Robert's experience teaching at St. Lawrence College. While teaching conflict education and stress management, Coach Robert repeatedly heard that his students wish they had learned the skills he was teaching when they were younger. After a few years, Coach Robert spoke to his wife and they made a plan to develop a program that would utilize martial arts as a vehicle to teach life skills to youth.
Jung Do has been a part of the Kingston community for almost 10 years and continues to provide a safe, fun, respectful, and caring environment to teach skills that parents can really get behind.
Everything we do at Jung Do martial arts follows our core values. We focus on the importance of building RESILIENCE in our members through the development of courage, confidence, grit, and hard work. We also strive to have a positive IMPACT as we influence, model, and help create change in our members. We provide a SPECIAL level of CARE through a respectful, nurturing environment that is based on creating healthy relationships. Lastly, we strive for EXCELLENCE as we focus on who our members become through their training and their ability to not only attain but repeat success in their lives.
Our RISE logo is a visual reminder of our mission to help our members become resilient, develop excellence, and to choose to become leaders. The bottom triangle represents Average, and the middle triangle is the Ability and opportunity for our members to rise to their full potential. The top triangle represents ARETE', from Ancient Greek philosophy, meaning the "sharp mountain edge," which also means "excellence," "developing of good character" and it involves the act of living up to one's full potential.
Contact Coach Robert
If you are interested in your children working with Robert, send him a message or give him a call.
Cell: 613 328 9819