The martial arts were originally developed for self-defense. Today people come to us from all walks of life, each with their own reasons. Some are seeking physical fitness, some enjoy the sporting aspect, and others just want to have fun. No matter what your reason, our highly stylized method of teaching will help you learn the art of self-defense while gaining strength, flexibility, and stamina! We are committed to providing quality martial arts instruction to each and every student. We place a strong emphasis on discipline and respect. Learning is the key to all our work
Grand Master Mehrdad Valian - He is an 9th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and an 9th Degree Black Belt in Kung Fu, and has been training in the Martial Arts for 43 years, starting at the age of 6. Master Valian was driven to train when he was faced with two bullies at his school and didn't know how to defend himself. From that point forward he started to attend the Karate Classes in Tehran, Iran. Six months into his training he realized that Kung Fu To'A training fit his style better than Karate, thus thrusting him into the Kung Fu discipline. He continued to train in Kung Fu To'A until he was 14 years old and then started to participate in regional competitions in Tehran.
Master Valian has won the fighting championships in Iran at the age of 21 for 70-75kg, then went to Malaysia for a competition and won 2nd place.
At the age of 22, he went to Baku, USSR, to attend a Sanshou competition finishing in first place. In 1995 he came to the United States and started his Martial Arts career in San Antonio, Texas where he taught Kung Fu as well as competing in the Regional Championships of the State of Texas. He has won several competitions as a champion until needing to stop because of a back injury ending his competitive career.
Since 1995, Master Valian has continued to train and learn the Martial Arts and has been granted the 8th degree black belt in 2006 by Grand Master Kung Young IL (one of the pioneers) in Tae Kwon Do. He has also earned an 8th Degree Black Belt in "New Kung Fu."
In 2005, Grand Master Valian returned to Korea with U.S.A. team and trained at the Kukkiwon and met government officials as well as performed a demonstration in front of Grand Master Nam Tae Hi, Grand Master Chong Tae, and Grand Master Choi. He has been a US National Tae Kwon Do Team coach.
Grand Master Valian has the desire to continue in the tradition of transferring his knowledge to his students