SIROTA’S ALCHYMY Martial Arts & Life Skills Centre has been Facilitating Personal and Community Empowerment has since 1992. We operate two Professional Centres in Vancouver and Richmond¬†(Steveston Village) as well as conduct programs at various schools and community organizations throughout Metro Vancouver.

Alchymy = Art of Transformation
We Facilitate Personal Transformation

Over the 25 years, Sirota’s Alchymy has been instrumental in instilling Positive Life Skills in thousands of Children, Youth, Adults, Families, Adults, Senior Citizens and Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities via our classes, workshops, camps and special events. Master Michael Sirota and his team of instructors have acquired both technical expertise as well as great teaching experience working with various groups and skill levels. Our Internationally Certified Instructorsare committed to working and guiding each student to their own personal best.

Over the years, Sirota’s Alchymy has received numerous accolades for the work they have done within our society. This includes being inducted into several International Martial Arts Hall of Fames as a Pioneer of Para-Taekwondo and Humanitarian Instructor. Master Michael Sirota has been named Taekwondo Master Instructor of the Year by the World Karate Union Hall of Fame.

We are affiliated and certified by:

  • World Taekwondo Federation
  • World Hapkido Federation
  • World Taekwondo Headquarters (Kukkiwon)
  • International Disabled Self-Defense Association
  • World Para-Taekwondo Instructors Association
  • Global Para-Taekwondo University
  • Therapeutic Martial Arts International
  • Taekwondo Canada
  • Taekwondo B.C.
  • Coaches Association of Canada

“Master Sirota, on behalf of Taekwondo Canada congratulations on your well-deserved induction into the Hall of Fame. You are truly an inspiration and credit to the art and sport of Taekwondo.”
Sean FitzGerald – President
Taekwondo Canada

“Michael and his team at Sirota’s Alchymy have transformed the lives of the families I serve at the Developmental Disabilities Association. Through his kind, generous and thoughtful teachings his students have learnt how to be citizens of their community, while learning how to self regulate through their martial arts practice”.
Tina Pardiwala- Advocate, Support Worker
Developmental Disabilities Association

“With your skills in Taekwondo and dedication, the members of this community will be in good hands. Thank you very much for being a good ambassador of TKD and Taekwondo Canada.”
Master Su Hwan Chung – Secretary General
Taekwondo Canada


  • Highest Quality of Instruction in Taekwondo and Hapkido
  • Ethical Rank Progression requiring all of our students to Learn and Earn their belts
  • Skilled, Experienced, Compassionate and Certified Instructors
  • International Rank Certification for all of our students
  • Martial Arts training! We place emphasis on skill development and personal development
  • Age appropriate training – Students are instructed based on their age and skill level
  • We believe in creating an inclusive community – Everyone who strives for personal growth is welcome at The Alchymy
  • We teach and operate The Alchymy with Heart. We do what is best for the student.
  • We apply ethical business practices. We have no upgrade programs for additional fees. We will offer our best to each student regardless of the program, their age, their skill level, their gender… We believe that Martial Arts is one of the best things you can do in your life or your child’s life!


We understand that it can be confusing and intimidating to start martial arts. We invite you to a complimentary class, so you or your child can experience a class and see if we are the right learning environment for you and your family. You will have a chance to meet our staff, ask questions and learn about The Alchymy and the work that we do. We also offer a short term Introductory Program that you may wish to register for following the first class.

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