West America Tae Kwon Do
since 1983
70 Lomita Dr #8
Mill Valley CA 94941

The Home of over 60 National Champions

Our Instructors

West America Tae Kwon Do has an excellent staff full of world and national champions.

Along with having demonstrated outstanding technical ability and leadership, the most unique trait of Tae Kwon Do instructors is their genuine love of teaching and helping others.

Master Carlon
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 6th 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 30 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 times national champions, and martial artists in their own right.

Roger Carlon Jr.
Roger Carlon Jr.

3rd 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!”

Chantal Carlon
Chantal Carlon

3rd 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.

Patrick Siu
Patrick Siu

3rd Dan Black Belt
5-time National Champion
Kukkiwon Certified Instructor

Patrick started martial art training thinking he could reap the health benefit. He did, and much more.

Martial art instantly becomes a way of life, both as a student training under Master Roger Carlon, and as a teacher in his dojang, and in the Mill Valley Park and Rec Enrichment Program.

Patrick loves teaching, children and adults alike. He believes learning will not be complete until one can transfer the knowledge he gains to the generations to come. He also believes martial art is called an art form for a good reason. Teaching the mental aspect of martial art is sometimes more challenging, yet more rewarding.

He tries to model courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit not by words, but by the action he takes as a practitioner of the art form of tae kwon do.

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