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His mother wanting only the best for him, brought her son to a Cambodian Buddhist Temple in Calgary. In order to protect him from negative and bad energy, she had asked the monks to do a ceremony for him. Being a teenager at the time, Master Dan was not wanting to participate but in respect to his parents he did.


Deciding to become a monk at the age of 19 to show respect to his parent for their understanding and support, they had traveled to a temple in Santa Anna, California. As a apprentice to his late Grand Master, Loc Ta Peiu it was at this temple where he found his mental, emotional, spiritual and physical balance.

Throughout the years of practicing he had learned Kun Khmer, Bokator, Tae Kwon Do, Hapki Do, Kum Do, Kempo, Judo, Aikido and Wing Chung. Master Dan found that martial arts is more then external, it is also very internal. With his findings, he has been teaching martial arts to students since 2004.


Master Dan came to Vancouver from Calgary in the summer of 1993 where he completed his last year of High School. After 6 years of combine business and science post secondary education, he decided to follow his passion for teaching martial arts and aiding people in the community. Master Dan has been involved in community visions, community liaison groups and volunteered in community activities. He is also the former Director and Coordinator for Pathfinder Youth Center Society and former ambassador for Lululemon.

Outside of his martial arts teachings he is an entrepreneur, investor, venture capitalist and founder of www.M8TRIX5.com


Master Dan has over 30 years of Martial Arts, Buddha Yoga and Meditation experience along with 18 years of consulting. He has consulted with many at risk youth, trouble kids/teens, distress families and has resolved many issues such as stress, health, anger, relationships, parenting, communication and career development. 


Considering that he and his family experienced so many things from having a prosperous life in Cambodia, losing it all in one instant to the Khmer Rouge regime and to live through 5 years of war. After that to immigrate for freedom only to face many other challenges such as a new environment, laws, culture, language, racism and prejudice. Still to create a meaningful life...


Master Dan's outcome is a new perspective on life, family and community. He now has a strong positive mind set, the eagerness to share all his life experiences of failure and success to those in the community. 

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