When the people of San Jose come to Almaden Taekwondo to learn martial arts, they don't just receive training, but a staff that is dedicated to helping them improve themselves. Almaden Taekwondo is family owned and operated. While we are located in the heart of Almaden Valley, we have students from Los Gatos, San Jose, Campbell and Saratoga. We are unique in that we have not 1 but 2 Master instructors:
- Master Julie Velasquez holds a 6th degree black belt from the Moo Duk Kwon and a 6th degree black belt from World Taekwondo (Kukkiwon) in S. Korea.
- Master Nathan Velasquez also holds a 5th degree black belt from the Kukkiwon.
- BSBN Koa Andry is the managing head instructor and holds a 3rd degree black belt from the Kukkiwon.
The Kukkiwon is the World Headquarters for Taekwondo and Black Belt Certification with the Kukkiwon means that your black belt is recognized worldwide. We are a Kukkiwon certified school and as such we certify all of our black belts with the Kukkiwon. We are also a member of the California Unified Taekwondo Association(CUTA).
Dedicated to enhancing our students
Almaden Taekwondo focuses on teaching our students much more than just martial arts. Martial arts is, in some respects, a way of life because it practices mindfulness. The goal is to understand your body and be one with the movement. Eventually the goal is to, in time, be completely present in the moment and learn how to use what you have learned when you need it.
Martial arts instruction in San Jose
Our instructors are expertly trained martial artists and experienced teachers. No matter what level a person has achieved, there is always more knowledge to gain and ways to refine one's techniques. That is why our instructors continue to educate themselves in their martial art traditions. They understand that being able to impart knowledge is not a simple process. It requires keen observations about individuals and how they receive information, so you can make slight changes quickly to facilitate learning. We are very proud of the courses we offer the people of San Jose and we welcome you to try one to see why Almaden Taekwondo is the right choice for martial arts practitioners.