We are a Black Belt School.

Home to over 60 National Champions - Mill Valley since 1983

Founded in 1983 by Master Roger Carlon, West America Tae Kwon Do is a family-run dojo specializing in traditional martial arts training.

West America Tae Kwon Do opened in 1983 and is located in Mill Valley, CA. Since then, Master Roger Carlon has been training students in both classic traditional forms and new ventures into the competitive fighting aspects of Tae Kwon Do.

West America TKD continues to produce not only premier black belt students, but also honorable citizens in our local community. The ultimate goal is to use our fun and positive environment to guide and build well-rounded students and individuals.



(415) 383-4755


70 Lomita Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941




Kids and Teens

Little Ninjas (Mondays)             2:30 - 3:00 PM
White                                               3:15 - 4:00 PM
Yellow / Orange                            4:00 - 4:45 PM
Purple / Green / Blue                  4:45 - 5:30 PM
Brown / Red / Skunk / Black     5:30 - 6:15 PM


All Belts                                           6:15 - 7:15 PM


(Tues/Thurs)                                   4:45 - 5:30 PM
                                                            5:30 - 6:15 PM
                                                            6:15 - 7:15 PM


Tae Kwon Do Camp

We offer spring, summer, and winter Tae Kwon Do camps. Our camps can fill fast, so please register early!
The next camp opening will be our Summer Camp, starting June 26-June 31, 2017, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Activities include:

  • Morning Tae Kwon Do Training Sessons
  • Daily Field Trips
  • Bowling
  • Parks
  • Beaches
  • Arcade and Laser Tag
  • Movies and Theatre

Get Started

Introductory lessons for beginner students

Free introductory lessons are taught by one of our Black Belt instructors. During the lesson, you or your child will learn some of the basic techniques in our curriculum as well as our dojo etiquette. We would be happy to help answer any questions you have regarding getting started as a student at West America Tae Kwon Do. We look forward to welcoming you to the WATKD Family!

We offer introductory lessons for children Mondays through Fridays at 3:15 PM. 
Teen and Adult introductory lessons are available Monday through Fridays at 6:15 PM.

For more information and to schedule your free introductory class, please email us below, or call us at (415) 383-4755.

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After Care

We are so excited to announce that after a successful 2015-16 school year, we will again be offering the West America After Care Program for the 2016-17 school year. We understand that there is a need for a comprehensive after school program where students can receive professional tutoring, creative enrichment, and supervised play.

The director for this program is Mr. Dylan Kersh-Oliva. Dylan has been working with young people as a teacher, tutor, and coach for over 12 years. He plans to use his experience and his Master’s in Education to design a program that will significantly help students to extend their learning and grow as individuals.

Sensei Roger Carlon, Founder of West America Tae Kwon Do and After Care, will be overseeing the program.


  • Free pick ups from Edna Maguire, Tam Valley, and Strawberry School
  • The enrichment program is open until 6 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Professional tutors that will directly support and extend the school curriculum
  • Homework will be completed daily (no more late nights at home!)
  • Supervised play in a safe environment
  • A healthy snack selection
  • WATKD Students will be brought to their TKD lessons in the afternoon
  • An affordable after-care tutoring and enrichment program
  • Students who are not yet members of WATKD are welcome to be part of our After Care Program. (TKD classes are not included in the After Care fee. Please inquire about membership)

AfterCare Pricing:

5 Days/Week for One Month = $500 ($25/day)
4 Days/Week for One Month = $450 ($28/day)
3 Days/Week for One Month = $360 ($30/day)
2 Days/Week for One Month = $280 ($35/day)
1 Day/Week for One Month = $140 ($35/day)
Drops-ins available at $35/day

More information available at:

2017 Calendar

Pre-Testing Week for All belts: March 1st through March 9th. Eligible Testers will Test on March 10th. There is still class for students not testing. ake up Test will be on March 17th. There is still class for students not testing.

Pre-Testing Week for All belts:

March 1st through March 9th.

Eligible Testers will Test on March 10th. There is still class for students not testing.

ake up Test will be on March 17th. There is still class for students not testing.



Master Carlon is the owner and operator of West America Tae Kwon Do. He has been running the dojo in Mill Valley since 1983.

Master Carlon holds a 7th degree black belt in Kukkiwon Tae Kwon Do, a 4th degree Black Belt in Okinawan Karate, a 2nd dan Hapkido Black Belt, and a 1st Dan Okinawan Kobudo Black Belt.

He was crowned World Champion in 1987, and was also honored twice by the Pacific Sun as “Teacher of the Year.”

Master Carlon has over 34 years of extensive experience in working with students of all ages. His teaching style is unbeatable - he has keen eyes in bringing out the best potential from his students, and expects no less than 100% of them.

He is the proud father of Chantal and Roger Jr., both multiple-time national champions, and martial artists in their own right.



4th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt
12-time National Champion
Kukkiwon Certified Instructor

Chantal Carlon began her training at the age of three under her father's watchful eye. Tae Kwon Do is her passion in life and she continues to train and compete regionally, nationally and internationally.

She says, "Tae Kwon Do has allowed me to experience so many special experiences like traveling to South Korea and training at the Tae Kwon Do headquarters. I've met so many wonderful people through the dojo and it's really like having an extended family. Tae Kwon Do has truly shaped me to the person I am today."

She loves teaching and finds it very rewarding to pass on the art of Tae Kwon Do and see progression in the students. Chantal graduated from UC Berkeley and is a head instructor at West America Tae Kwon Do.



4th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt
9-time National Champion
Kukkiwon Certified Instructor

Roger began his Tae Kwon Do training at the age of four. 
He had lots of energy and channeled his enthusiasm into his love for Tae Kwon Do. He was inspired by Bruce Lee, Ninja Turtles and Street Fighter video games.

Roger is 9-time USA National Champion and continues to compete regionally, nationally, and internationally.

He is a head-instructor at West America Tae Kwon Do and says, “Tae Kwon Do has been an intricate part of my life, and it’s really an honor to be able to pass my knowledge and experience to the students of West America Tae Kwon Do!”