Meet some of our amazing instructors & Staff!
Master Vallejos founded Vallejos Tae Kwon Do in 1982, making it the oldest training facility in Benicia. Known to all as Kwan Ja Nim, Master Vallejos is a 6th degree Black Belt bringing decades of martial arts to the thousands of students he has instructed. In the 30 plus years since Vallejos Tae Kwon Do's inception, he has created a true community of martial artists through martial arts development and education. Truly a positive role model within our community, Kwan Ja Nim has played a critical role in each of his students personal development. Boasting three decades of instruction, he takes pride in helping his students find their path, gain lifelong knowledge and ability in the martial arts.
Mr. Mirfakhrai is currently a 2nd degree black belt with Vallejos Tae Kwon Do and has been a student with the school for over 20 years. He works as a staff accountant with a confectioner company. The company he works for manufactures and distributes gourmet quality candy throughout the world. In Mr. M's spare time, he likes to train, work out, play soccer, pull off pranks, and occasionally stuff his face at a buffet.
Mr. Zuasola started tae kwon do at 5 years old. After taking about a 3 year break due to relocation, he missed the training. His parents found Vallejos Tae Kwon Do in Benicia through their friend whos children was also students at the school. He took some classes and has been there ever since. Mr. Zuasola has just received his Black Belt in October 2018. He is 16 years old and is a Junior at Jesse Bethal High School maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Tae Kwon Do has helped him become more confident in himself, focused and most importantly disciplined. Everyday that he is on the mat in class, he strives to show the other children to never give up and to push them to their limits because Mr Zuasola believes that success in life is to never give up and reach for your goals.