Tae Kwon Do Greats of Canada

Melvin Frederick Hibbs - 26, Antigonish, left us on , February 14, 2002, in Stewiake, as a result of a flying accident.
Born in Port aux Basques, Nfld., and a former resident of St. Andrew's, Nfld., he was the son of Melvin and Debbie (Francis)
Hibbs. He was the owner of Olympian Taekwondo Academy in Antigonish. He graduated from Belanger Memorial High
School in 1993. He attended the Royal Military College in Quebec for one year and completed his Physics Degree from
St. Francis Xavier University in 1996. Melvin's love and devotion was to his wife and family. Flying was his passion until the
end. His dedication and commitment to excellence was evident in his students who excelled at Taekwondo. He was a role
model for countless young people in the community.

Melvin will be sadly missed by the his loving wife, Audrey (Brosha) Hibbs. Besides his parents, he is survived by sister, Shelley-
(Cecil Hibbs-Blackmore), nephew, Jadian; niece, Ocieanna. He also leaves paternal grandmother, Lorraine Hibbs and maternal
grandmother, Elizabeth Francis. He was predeceased by paternal grandfather, William Hibbs and maternal grandfather, Frederick
Francis. He will be cherished always by a wide circle of family and friends. He was loved very much by the Brosha and P.D.
MacDonald families.

The above photo of  Melvin's school is being posted not only as a tribute to an accomplished
martial artist, but also in the memory of an equally wonderful human being. - Photos by Austin Boyd

About our Instructor

At Olympian, we believe your taekwondo experience is only as good as your
sabumnim. And, we feel fortunate to have as our instructor Mr. Melvin Hibbs,
who has several years of national and international competition under his 3rd
Degree Black Belt! Here are some of the highlights of Mr. Hibbs' taekwondo

WTF Certified 3rd Dan Black Belt
7 years teaching experience
2-time Canadian National Medallist - 2000, 1994
4-time Canadian Forces National Champion - 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000
Pan-American Open Silver Medallist, California - 1996
Competed in World Military Games, Croatia - 1999
NCCP, First Aid and Referee Certified