Master Robert Cole was born in London England, and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba. Master Cole is one of Manitoba’s memorable full-contact Martial Arts competitors. Master Cole began his Martial Arts training at the age of 12 and has trained well over 25 years under the tutelage of well-known Master Malcolm Edwards of BAE’S Martial Arts. Currently, Master Cole has achieved his 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do; he continues to train and teach at BAE’S.
Throughout his full competing career, Master Cole achieved top awards in forms, weapons, point sparring, and continuous sparring. Dominating in point sparring and continuous sparring in Canada and the United States, Master Cole claimed over 20 Grand Championships. During this time, Master Cole has pursued a successful professional career as Regional Director of Sales of Western Canada for Travel Guard Chartis. Master Cole is regarded as a role model for maintaining a balance on both professional and personal fronts.
Simultaneously, Master Cole and his wife’s two children, Isaiah-11 years old, and Aliyah-7 years old, also train (since they were toddlers) under the instruction of BAE’S Martial Arts. Both have carried on in their father’s footsteps by competing and winning National titles; Isaiah recently winning Gold in Continuous Sparring at the WKC Canadian Team tryouts and now going on to represent Canada in 3 divisions at the Worlds in 2012.
A part of Master Cole’s philosophy is that consistent training, dedication to being your best, giving 100 percent effort, proper diet, development of your mind and spirit, are all tools that enable an individual to achieve anything they reach for.