October Birthdays of the Month Movie Night

Published by MasterLai on October 15th, 2011

Happy Birthdays to Alexander Morales, Andre Echave, Brendan Viloria, Christopher Corriea, Josh Almario, Michael Reid, Tristen Gomez, and Vanessa Morales!

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Jimmy Kim TKD Championship

Published by MasterLai on October 3rd, 2011

Congratulations to our students who have competed in the 22nd Annual Jimmy Kim Invitational Taekwondo Championship at the Pyramid CSU-Long Beach. Especially for two of our students, Blaze Villalon and Jenae Javier, who were competing in the Black Belt division for the 1st time. We are all so proud of all of you and please keep it up and get ready for one last tournament of the year, the California Open on October 22.
Thank you for your hard work and we look forward to seeing you in the ring again at the Home Depot Center.

Sincerely, Grandmaster Lai

Angelyn Bernardo Bronze Bronze
Blaze Villalon N/A Bronze
Casey Cuyugan Silver Bronze
Christian Urayenza Bronze Silver
Christopher Almozara Silver Gold
Elijah Gonzales Silver Bronze
Erika Gonzales Gold Gold
Gabriel Ungab Silver Gold
George Orduno Bronze Bronze
Jenae Javier N/A Bronze
Jerie Mae Ibale Gold Gold
Joshua Mojica Gold Gold
Samuel Urayenza Gold Bronze
Tristen Gomez N/A Bronze
Yvete Espiritu Silver Gold









Promotion Awards Ceremony

Published by MasterLai on September 20th, 2011

Congratulations to our newly promoted students.

Our newest black belts are Jenae, Vanessa, Marc, Kimberlee, Alex, Luis, and Blaze.  They performed a very impressive group of testing knowing all of their poomsae forms, one-step sparring and self-defense techniques. They also went for 2 rounds of 1 on 1 and another round of 2 against 1 in kyroogi sparring. They also performed 4 position board breaking, flying side kick board break and power breaking. Well done and congratulations to them all!
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Black Belt Promotion Test

Published by MasterLai on September 20th, 2011

7 candidates that have been training very hard and are well-prepared for taking this test. Marc, Alex, Luis, Kimberlee, Vanessa, Blaze, and Jenae.
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Promotion Test

Published by MasterLai on September 20th, 2011

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Summer Program Promotion Test

Published by MasterLai on September 20th, 2011

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City of Carson Community Night Out

Published by MasterLai on August 12th, 2011

Academy students, instructors, masters and families participated in the Rally and March Against Crime and Violence at the Carson Sheriff’s Station.

One of our own instructors, Emmy Naeole, an Explorer with the Sheriff’s Dept was a color guard in the ceremonies.

The streets were closed down for the march led by the Acting Sheriff, Mayor, and other city officials and leaders.

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2011 Junior Olympics Results

Published by MasterLai on June 30th, 2011

22 students from our academy are in San Jose, CA competing in forms and sparring. Masters Ron Cabebe and Mike Lim and Chief Instructor Andre Echave are with them. Competition has been heavy with some divisions with as much as 54 competitors.
On the first day of competition, Elijah Gonzales received a Bronze medal in forms. Rayce Agura and Andrea Zamora both got Bronze medals in sparring. Jerome Quimpo received a Silver medal in sparring. On the second day of competition, Jacqueline Blatt and Kymberlee Cabebe made it all the way to the quarter finals. On the third day, Joshua Mojica got a Bronze medal in forms and a Bronze medal in sparring. Jenae Javier received a Silver medal in sparring. Bethany Agura and Blaze Villalon both got Gold medals in sparring.
On our last day of competition, Erica Gonzales got a Gold medal in forms, Luis Ramos and Fitzgerald Pate both receiving Bronze medals in sparring.

Final tally: 9 finalists and 3 National Champions!

Congratulations to ALL our students and coaches!

We are very proud of all our students who have worked hard in training and preparation. We are also very grateful to all the parents, instructors, coaches, and supporters that have helped make this all possible. Also let’s not forget Master Danny Gonzalez and Senior Instructor Alan Maeda who are there working very hard as referees for the Junior Olympics and Nationals.

Here’s a list of all of our students that went and competed in San Jose:

Rayden Agura, Rayce Agura, Bethany Agura, Elijah Baya,  Jacqueline Blatt, Kymberlee Cabebe, Marc Cardenas, Lea Casiles, Casey Cuyugan, Tristan DeLeon, Elijah Gonzales, Erika Gonzales, Jenae Javier, Amari Mascarinas, Joshua Mojica,Fitzgerald Pate, Justin Quimpo, Jerome Quimpo, Luis Ramos Jr., Christian Urayenza, Blaze Villalon, and Andrea Zamora.

Thank you all for representing our Academy! We are very proud of each and every one of you!

International Taekwondo Festival Winners!

Published by MasterLai on June 15th, 2011


To those students listed below who have competed and placed at the last International Taekwondo Festival. The results clearly speak of their dedication, and hard work in training. We are very proud of them and wish them to keep up their good work.
Thanks to Coaches: Sr. Master Ron Cabebe, Master Michael Lim, Chief Instructor Andre Echave, Instructor Rodney Viloria & Instructor Lauren Viloria for their outstanding coaching for our students.
Josh Almario 8-Yellow 1 2
Elijah Baya 1-Red/Black 2 1
Kymberlee Cabebe 1-Red/Black 1 1
Joshua Cabebe 1-Red/Black 1 1
Glen Canlas 8-Yellow 3 2
Marc Cardenas 1-Red/Black 2 3
Lea Casiles 1-Red/Black 3 2
Tristan DeLeon 4-Blue 3 2
Brent Gabriel 1-Red/Black 2 1
Amari Mascarinas 7-Yellow/Green 1 2
Kailee Mendoza 6-Green 3 3
Nathyn Mendoza 6-Green 3 1
Joshua Mojica 5-Green/Blue 1 1
Aliyah Nevarez 1-Red/Black 1 2
Mason Tan 6-Green 1 n/a
Blaze Villalon 1-Red/Black 1 1
Minerva Zamora 8-Yellow 3 2
Estelle Zamora 8-Yellow 3 1
Andrea Zamora 1-Red/Black 2 1


Friendship Fight-Off & Spring Sparring Festival

Published by MasterLai on June 15th, 2011

I am pleased to offer you my Congratulation for students who have competed at the Friendship Fight-Off last Saturday April 30 in Anaheim and at the Spring Sparring Festival in Rancho Cucamonga. Your achievement has made me proud and I hope you can keep up the good work.
Thank you very much COACHES for training, managing and coaching all our students. Your skill, support, dedication and contribution have made such big impact and difference to our students. Thanks again to Master Ron, Master Lim, Chief Instructors Andre & Instructor Rodney. A Job Well Done!!!

2011 Friendship Fight Off 4/30/2011 Anaheim
Bernardo Angelyn Gold 1-Red/Black
Espiritu Yvette Silver Gold 7-Yellow/Green
Gomez Gavin Bronze Gold 8-Yellow
Ibale Jerie-Mae Gold Gold 7-Yellow/Green
Javier Jenae Gold 0-Black/Red
Mascarinas Amari Bronze Gold 7-Yellow/Green
Ramos Jr. Luis Gold 2-Red
Villalon Blaze Gold Gold 0-Black/Red
Zavala Jeffrey Silver 8-Yellow
2011 Spring Sparring Festival 4/23/2011 Rancho Cucamonga
Baya Elijah N/A Gold 1-Red/Black
Villalon Blaze N/A Gold 0-Black/Red