Metro Tae Kwon Do is a non-commercial program offered to students ages 6-18 through the Red Morton Community Center and Casa Circulo Cultural in Redwood City, CA. The program aim is to incorporate both the traditional art along with the modern sport, while creating a fun and challenging learning environment. Skills that are specific to Tae Kwon Do are taught along with movements that are essential to all athletics. Students learn respect, discipline, and a positive attitude towards learning. The result is a stronger body and greater self-esteem.
Debra Kadner, is a fifth degree black belt under the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF). Since 1992, she has taught at private studios, for collegiate programs, and at elementary schools in both New York and California. Debra has trained extensively under Master Han Don Cho, head instructor of C.W. Tae Kwon Do and the nationally ranked Cornell University team, and Master Wook Sang Roh, former member of the Korean National Tae Kwon Do team. In 1997, she began teaching at the Redwood City Community Center and formally established Metro Tae Kwon Do.
Gerardo Ortiz is a 5th Dan black belt in the art of Taekwondo and is a certified instructor of Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) and the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) He is also a national level Referee for sparring (Kyorugi) and forms (Poomsae) at USA Taekwondo. He initiated his training at the early age of nine at the Moo Duk Kwan Mexico and was part of Mexico’s junior exhibition team. In the late 90s he moved to California. Over the years Master Ortiz has taught and coached in private dojangs around the Bay Area.
Henry Villar is a 4th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo under Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo Federation. He is also a national Referee for sparring (Kyorugi) and forms (Poomsae) at USA Taekwondo. His early training days started when he was eleven years old at the Jido Kwan Mexico Taekwondo. Loving participating in sparring tournaments he achieved many first places at local, state, and national championships. He was a Taekwondo instructor at the Mexican Naval Academy. Instructor Villar’s passion for Taekwondo brings high performance and dedication to new generations of Taekwondo. He lives in Redwood City with his wife and daughter.