ABOUT US

WHAT MAKES VASQUEZ TAEKWONDO UNIQUE?

  • We provide a Taekwondo black belt program that combines the full white to black belt curriculum of Taekwondo, HapkiDo, and Tang Soo Do.

  • We offer a separate belt program for Haidong Gumdo, the traditional Korean sword martial art with over 12 classes each week.

  • Our Olympic Taekwondo program is one of the best in the country. Our athletes have earned over 200 state and regional champions, and over 60 Junior Olympic champions within the past five years.

  • We offer a unique Masters Taekwondo program focused on creating 4th Dan Taekwondo Master Instructors through over 14 different classes per week.

  • We are certified by the World Taekwondo Federation and World Haidong Gumdo Federation, the largest and most prestigious organizations of their kind.

  • We are a member of the Jido Kwan fraternal order of Taekwondo schools that provides a powerful sense of community and philosophy beyond most Taekwondo schools.

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COMPREHENSIVE TAEKWONDO CURRICULUM – THREE BELTS IN ONE

We provide one of the most comprehensive and challenging martial arts curriculums in the North Dallas area. The VTA curriculum is solely based on Korean martial arts. We cover the full suite of martial arts techniques, including:

  • Kicking

  • Punching

  • Grappling/Ground

  • Weapons

Our Taekwondo program is based on the full white to black belt level curriculum of three highly unique but complementary Korean Martial Arts: 

  • Taekwondo

  • HapKiDo

  • Tang So Do

Although Taekwondo is a group activity, every VTA student receives the individual time and attention he/she needs to achieve their potential in Taekwondo and life. Our #1 focus is SAFETY FIRST! We have four Master Instructors who are certified through the World Taekwondo Federation/Kukkiwon Institute in Korea on the floor at all times. Our instructors have also passed background checks and have their SAFE certification through USA Taekwondo. Rest assured, your child will be safe training at our Academy.

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OUR FACILITY

Vasquez Taekwondo & Haidong Gumdo Academy is the largest facility in North Dallas. Few schools have had the same longevity we have; we are not a chain. We have two large training areas equipped with the best Taekwondo equipment, including sports matting to prevent injury. The gym is the perfect place to have a great workout, and amenities include bathrooms with shower facilities.

Martial arts is a serious endeavor, and it takes diligence to achieve the highest ranks. However, we do our best to ensure your experience at Vasquez Taekwondo is an enjoyable one. Many of our senior students describe VTA as an extended family, and we hope you will consider joining that family.

Should you choose Vasquez Taekwondo Academy as your martial arts school, you will work harder and learn more than anywhere else in the North Dallas area. And in the end, you will be amazed at your personal transformation.

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MEET OUR TRAINERS

Grandmaster Julian Vasquez Sr.
Grandmaster Julian Vasquez Sr.

Founder and Chief Instructor of All Vasquez Taekwondo & Haidong Gumdo Programs

8 Dan BlackBelt in Taekwondo
4 Dan BlackBelt in Haidong Gumdo
USA Chief Instructor of the World Haidong Gumdo Federation

Master Vasquez has thirty seven years of experience as a student, competitor, and coach. He is a leader for several Martial Arts associations and is the current President of the United States Taekwondo Committee Texas State Hanmadang. Master Vasquez has produced hundreds of state, national, and international champions.

Master Carolina Vasquez
Master Carolina Vasquez

5 Dan Blackbelt 

VTA Enrollment Director

Little Tigers Director

Master Carolina takes pride in the number of young students that started in the Little Tigers  program who are now 18+ years old and still training as high rank students! With 37 years of experience, she is the Director of the Little Tigers program (4-5-6 years old) and she frequently steps in on the Color Belt Taekwondo floor and assist our instructors. Master Carolina holds Rank from the World Taekwondo Federation /Kukkiwon.

Master Julian Vasquez Jr.
Master Julian Vasquez Jr.

5 Dan Blackbelt 

VTA Taekwondo Director

White to Red Belts Director

Olympic Taekwondo Sport Director  

Master Julian began his training at the age of seven., Thirty seven years later, he is still on the floor on a daily basis. Many call him “Coach” due to his experience; He started as a student and competitor (National Champion). But over the last twelve years, he has coached and led the VTA Olympic Sport Taekwondo Competition Team in many events around the globe. He is a member of USA Taekwondo, the Amateur Athlete Union, and the Texas Taekwondo Varsity League. Master Julian holds Rank from the World Taekwondo Federation /Kukkiwon.

Master Kerry Randol-Johnston
Master Kerry Randol-Johnston

4 Dan Blackbelt 

Blackbelt Taekwondo Director

Haidong Gumdo Director 

Master Kerry started her training in Shoto-Kan Karate where she earned her first Black belt. She has been part of the VTA system since 2000. Her focus is with our Red/Black Belt to Black Belt programs, Haidong Gumdo, and the Non-Contact Kickboxing program. Master Kerry has eighteen years of experience and holds Rank from the World Taekwondo Federation /Kukkiwon and World Haidong Gumdo Federation.

Ricky Johnston
Ricky Johnston

Sr. Instructor

Sr. Instructor Ricky Johnston assists in all Haidong Gumdo classes. Mr. Johnston has been a student of VTA Haidong Gumdo Academy for thirteen years. He is currently a 3 Dan studying to earn his Master’s Rank in Haidong Gumdo.

Erick Walpole
Erick Walpole

Sr. Instructor 

Sr. Instructor Erick Walpole assists in all Haidong Gumdo Classes.  Mr. Walpole been a student of VTA Haidong Gumdo Academy for twelve years. He is currently a 3 Dan studying to earn his Master’s Rank in Haidong Gumdo.

Ultrich Meintjes
Ultrich Meintjes

Instructor

Instructor Meintjes is a 2nd Dan Blackbelt in Taekwondo and a student of Haidong Gumdo.  Mr. Meintjes assists Master Julian in the White to Red Belt classes on the Taekwondo floor.  Mr. Meintjes is a 2-time National Champion, 4-time Texas State Champion, and Demo Team Captain. With six years of Martial Arts experience and three years of teaching experience, he teaches Traditional Taekwondo and Olympic Sport Sparring. He holds rank from the World Taekwondo Federation /Kukkiwon.

Cody Meyer
Cody Meyer

Instructor

Instructor Cody is a 2nd Dan Blackbelt in Taekwondo. Mr. Meyer assists Master Julian in the White to Red Belt classes on the Taekwondo floor. Mr. Cody is an experienced Taekwondo competitor winning a number of Gold medals. He enjoys teaching Traditional Taekwondo and Tang Soo Do. With ten years of Martial Arts experience and three years of teaching experience, he holds rank from the World Taekwondo Federation /Kukkiwon.

Anthony Aguero
Anthony Aguero

Sr. Instructor

Sr. Instructor Anthony is a 3rd Dan Blackbelt in Taekwondo. Mr. Aguero assists Master Kerry Randol-Johnston with the Black Belt classes on the Black Belt floor.  He attends Boyd High School and like sports. Mr. Anthony experience includes training and mastering the VTA programs since age 5 years of age. Anthoney has competed at the USTC State Hanamdang and has much experience in as an instructor. He really enjoys sharing his Martial Arts knowledge with other students, holds rank from the World Taekwondo Federation /Kukkiwon, has nine years of Martial Arts experience, and three years of teaching experience.   When Mr. Aguero is not teaching or on the floor training he is playing his favorite musical instruments; Piano, Guitar & Viola.

Jacob McCorkle
Jacob McCorkle

Instructor

Instructor Jacob is a 2 Dan Blackbelt in Taekwondo. Mr. McCorkle assist Master Carolina Vasquez (with the Little Tigers Students) and Master Kerry Randol-Johnston (With Black Belt students). He enjoys teaching and helping students to learn and grow. While he is young in age, he is a 9 year veteran at the VTA Academy.  He is a senior at Grace Covenant Academy and is looking forward to studying Cyber Security in College. Mr. McCorkles favorite sport outside of taekwondo is basketball and his favorite food is Tacos.

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