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We are a Black Belt School.

Home to over 60 National Champions - Mill Valley since 1983

Proud District Partners of Kiddo! for the last 34 Years!

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.

 

Phone

(415) 383-4755

LOCATION

70 Lomita Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Directions

EMAIL

westamericatkd@gmail.com

Schedule

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

Adult

All Belts                                           6:15 - 7:15 PM

Sparring

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

 

 

*LITTLE NINJAS PROGRAM

Starting August 28th through the end of the School Year Little Ninjas Class will be Mondays at 2:30 - 3 PM.

Little Ninjas Drop in's are $20/Class.

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Camps

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, 9:00am to 2:00pm through August 13-18, 2017, 9:00am to 2:00pm.

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


Registration for our after care program for the 2018-2019 school year is now open. We are accepting new students. We offer a comprehensive after school program where students can receive professional tutoring, creative enrichment, and supervised play.

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

Lara Zegart is the new director of the program. She brings to the program her extensive background of working with kids and as well as her creativity and positive energy. Lara’s goal is to provide after care students with the resources and learning tools they need to achieve their highest potential. She believes this can be reached through perseverance, dedication and respect. 


WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR WEST AMERICA AFTER CARE 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:

ONE STUDENT
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: WestAmericaAfterCare.rocks

2017 Calendar

 
 
 
Halloween Costume Party will be on November 1st. Come take class in your costume! Party will start at 3:15 and run until 6:15. Pre-Testing For All Belts: Thursday November 2nd through Wednesday November 8th at their respective class time. All Color Belt Testing will be on Thursday November 9th at their respective class time. Make up Testing date will be on Friday November 17th at their respective class time. Dojo will be closed on November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day. Dojo will be closed on November 23rd and November 24th for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Halloween Costume Party will be on November 1st. Come take class in your costume! Party will start at 3:15 and run until 6:15.

Pre-Testing For All Belts:
Thursday November 2nd through Wednesday November 8th at their respective class time.

All Color Belt Testing will be on Thursday November 9th at their respective class time.

Make up Testing date will be on Friday November 17th at their respective class time.

Dojo will be closed on November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day.

Dojo will be closed on November 23rd and November 24th for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Pre-Testing For All Belts: Wednesday December 6th through Wednesday December 13th at their respective class time, with the exception of Friday December 8th (Black Belt Test). All Color Belt Testing will be on Thursday December 14th at their respective class time. There will be a Black Belt Test on Friday December 8th starting at 4PM. There will be no class this day, but the dojo will be open to all. If you would like to spectate or support our testers feel free to come in. Perspective Skunk Belts looking to test for their Black Belts are not only highly encouraged to participate in supporting the Test (Bring your full GI) but is also mandatory. Friday December 15th will be our Annual Holiday Potluck Party! Doors will open at 6PM, and will feature performances from our Instructors and award winning Demonstration Team, a free Raffle for all student attendees, and our student of the year awards! Dojo will be closed on Monday December 25th and Tuesday December 26th in observance of Christmas. Dojo will be closed on Monday January 1st in observation of New Years. Dojo will be closed on Tuesday January 2nd in observation of New Years.

Pre-Testing For All Belts:
Wednesday December 6th through Wednesday December 13th at their respective class time, with the exception of Friday December 8th (Black Belt Test).

All Color Belt Testing will be on Thursday December 14th at their respective class time.

There will be a Black Belt Test on Friday December 8th starting at 4PM. There will be no class this day, but the dojo will be open to all. If you would like to spectate or support our testers feel free to come in. Perspective Skunk Belts looking to test for their Black Belts are not only highly encouraged to participate in supporting the Test (Bring your full GI) but is also mandatory.

Friday December 15th will be our Annual Holiday Potluck Party! Doors will open at 6PM, and will feature performances from our Instructors and award winning Demonstration Team, a free Raffle for all student attendees, and our student of the year awards!

Dojo will be closed on Monday December 25th and Tuesday December 26th in observance of Christmas.

Dojo will be closed on Monday January 1st in observation of New Years.

Dojo will be closed on Tuesday January 2nd in observation of New Years.

 
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MASTER ROGER CARLON

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.

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CHANTAL CARLON

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.

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ROGER CARLON JR.

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. He loves all forms of martial arts, and practices all over the Bay Area. His passion for learning and humor make a dynamic teaching style.

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, “Martial arts has been an intricate part of my life. It's allowed me to meet extraordinary people I wouldn't normally have the chance to get to know and take me around the world. To me it's more than an art, or just a way to defend myself, it's a way of life. It’s an honor to be able to pass my knowledge and experience to the students of West America Tae Kwon Do!” 

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Patrick Siu

4th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt                                                       6-time National Champion                                                           Kukkiwon Certified Instructor

Patrick started his Tae Kwon Do journey in the most unexpected way. His two sons were young at the time, and they relied on him to take them to their Tae Kwon Do classes. Patrick ended up sitting in the dojo 2 hours everyday. He had lower back pain and exercise was one of the doctor’s prescribed remedy to alleviate the problem. Tae Kwon Do seemed to be the perfect solution. He walked into his first lesson as a white belt, and was immediately hooked by the holistic experience. He had not stopped learning ever since.

Patrick believes learning and teaching is always in tandem, always reciprocal. He believes learning will not be complete until one can impart what he or she has learned to the future generations. It is an assumed mandate as a martial artist to help another fellow martial artist in his or her path to finding the do, the way. That is his mandate, his passion.

Outside of Tae Kwon Do, Patrick enjoys movies and cooking. He has a wicked serve in table tennis that welcomes anyone for a friendly match.