Congratulations to 3 New Black Belts

Published by MasterLai on September 20th, 2012

Congratulations to our newest black belts, Elijah Gonzales, Joshua Wang, and Erika Gonzales!

Congratulations to Our New Black Belts!

Published by MasterLai on June 19th, 2012

On our June 2012 Promotion Test, 2 new black belt candidates passed and received their black belts. Years of hard work and commitment paid off for Joshua Mojica and Angelyn Bernardo.



Grandmaster Lai ties the new belts on Angie and Josh.







Gallery to all of the photos for the Promotion Test and Awards Ceremony coming soon…

Birthdays of the Month Movie Nights

Published by MasterLai on May 20th, 2012

Visit the Photo Albums links to view photos from all the movie nights.

Birthdays of the Month for April
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Birthdays of the Month for May
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Our Newest Black Belt – George Orduno

Published by MasterLai on March 28th, 2012


Master Lai ties the belt on George Orduno, our newest Black Belt. Congratulations to George for a job well done!

View the gallery for photos from the 111th Promotion Test.




New Year Special

Published by MasterLai on January 9th, 2012

This year take the Martial Arts to fulfill your New Year Resolution. Want to get in shape mentally and physically? We can help you to achieve your goal and learn to defend yourself at the same time.
We also conduct a Life Experience & Character Development Workshop. (Topics include: Bullying, Peer Pressure etc.,)
For Only $99.00
The Full 8 Weeks Taekwondo Course includes a FREE TKD Uniform & Belt (a $50 Value)


Call Now: (310) 212-6010 or visit WWW.LAITKD.COM
Yushen Lai’s Taekwondo Academy
111 E. Carson Street #11. Carson, CA 90745 (Corner of Carson & Main, behind the Foster’s Freeze & Beef Bowl)

Training Schedule: 5 Days per Week for 8 Weeks Monday thru Friday: 5:00-6:00 PM

The 15th Annual Yushen Lai’s Invitational Taekwondo Championship

Published by MasterLai on January 3rd, 2012

The 15th Annual

Yushen Lai’s Invitational Taekwondo Championship

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Torodome Gym

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA

Register online now!

Click here for tournament info

Awards Banquet and Christmas Party

Published by MasterLai on December 20th, 2011

The Awards Banquet and Christmas Party was held at the King Harbor Seafood Restaurant in Garden Grove. It was great to see everyone dressed up for the awards and recognition. New belts were awarded to the students.

Pictured here are the Students of the Year, Fitzgerald Pate, Al Terrado, Jacqueline Blatt, and Erika Gonzales (not pictured). Competitors of the Year were Josh Mojica, Jenae Javier, Jerie Mae Ibale, and Blaze Villalon. Family of the Year, the Agura Family; Dela Cruz Family; Parent of the Year, Yvete Espiritu; Ramos Family. Academic Achievement Awards were also presented to a large group of students! Usually we have one Master and one Instructor of the Year but this year all of the Masters and Instructors were recognized and awarded for their dedication, and hard work for training the students at the Academy.

The food was fantastic – house special lobster, honey walnut shrimp, french style beef, house special fried chicken, sweet and sour fish, house special fried rice, seafood soup, fruit, and a special cake provided by Master Lai’s sister.

We also roasted Master Lai for his birthday with stories through the years of knowing him. A slideshow “Then and Now” chronicled the early beginnings from 1983 to present. Besides seeing Master Lai in his 20’s it was great to see the growth of students from white belts to where they are today.

Sr. Master Ron kept the party entertained with his outstanding MC skills, DJ Dre (Chief Instructor Andre Echave) and Master Mikey Lim kept the music going for the raffles, games and dancing. Thanks to our Instructor Team for organizing and setting up all the equipment at the party and to Sr. Master Perry for the wonderful DVD he created.

Thank you to all the parents, students, friends and family for your support and participation in making this such a wonderful and memorable event.

Go the the Photo Album to see all the pictures from the event.

110th Promotion Test

Published by MasterLai on December 18th, 2011

Congratulations to all students taking the promotion test.

View the gallery to view the album of photos.

Halloween Party 2011

Published by MasterLai on October 30th, 2011

The Academy was transformed for a Halloween Dance Party!

Costume contest winners.

Check out the photo album for more pics.

Congratulations on the California Open!

Published by MasterLai on October 26th, 2011

On October 22, 2011 over 1,200 competitors competed at the 2011 California Open Taekwondo Championship at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. We had 22 students representing our Academy of which they brought home 13 Gold, 11 Silver and 9 Bronze medals in the poomsae and kyroogi events. Congratulations to all the students and thanks to the parents and supporters. Special thanks to all coaches: Sr. Master Perry Okimoto, Instructor: Rodney Viloria, Emmy Naeole, Brendan Viloria, and Assistant Jenae Javier. Also to Sr. Master Ron Cabebe, who conducted an outstanding announcement job for the entire tournament. Sr. Master Danny Gonzalez, Referee Chairman, and Instructor Alan Mayeda, referee for the tournament. Here are the results:

Name Events Poomsae Kyoroogi
George Orduno Poomse/Kyoroogi Gold Silver
Casey Cuyugan Poomse/Kyoroogi Bronze Silver
Jerie Mae M Ibale Poomse/Kyoroogi Gold Gold
Christopher Mario Correia Poomse/Kyoroogi Silver Bronze
Vincent Paul Rodriguez Dela Cruz Poomse/Kyoroogi Bronze Silver
Margott Fellisse Rodriguez Dela Cruz Poomse/Kyoroogi Silver Bronze
Estelle Vargas Zamora Poomse/Kyoroogi Gold Gold
Almaida Camat Terrado Poomse/Kyoroogi Bronze Silver
Nikolas A. Caver Kyoroogi ~ Silver
Brendan Joseph Viloria Kyoroogi ~ Silver
Minerva Jessica Zamora Poomse/Kyoroogi Bronze Gold
Chrystoffer Hakim Joshua Bumacas Abad Poomse/Kyoroogi Gold Silver
Joshua Bryan Ballesteros Mojica Poomse/Kyoroogi Gold Gold
Cximone Kriz Bumacas Abad Kyoroogi ~ Bronze
Gabriel Miguel Nunez Ungab Poomse/Kyoroogi Bronze Silver
Erika Jane Buenaventura Gonzales Poomse Gold ~
Elijah Buenaventura Gonzales Poomse Gold ~
Joshua Cabebe Kyoroogi ~ Gold
Kymberlee Cabebe Poomse Gold ~
Tristen Stone Gomez Kyoroogi ~ Gold
Dylan Cabrera Kyoroogi ~ Silver
Josh Almario Kyoroogi ~ Bronze