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Excel Taekwondo Center

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 2001, Excel Taekwondo Center has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.

818-347-2721

21120 Vanowen St, Canoga Park, CA 91303

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We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Excel Taekwondo Center are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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TRADITIONAL MEETS MODERN: SELF DEFENSE & AWARENESS SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD

You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Our Facility

• Over 6,000 square foot facility
• 2 separate training areas to keep classes focused on each belt color/rank
• Premium Swain mats for maximum safety
• Ample seating for parents & spectators
• Enhanced ventilation system - Maximized flow of outside air through our HVAC units
• Installed bipolar ionizing systems on our HVAC units to neutralize the virus that causes COVID-19.
• High-grade MERV filters on our HVAC units.
• Multiple HEPA air purifiers with UV light disinfection in the training rooms and the guest areas.
• Multiple touch-free hand sanitizing stations in every training room and guest areas.
• Social distancing in the classes is enforced.
• Masks are required for all students and guests (except those younger than 2 years old).
• Our staff are fully vaccinated.
• Completion of health questionnaire is required for all students and guests.
• Training areas and common areas are sanitized regularly.
• All doors points are open during class (weather permitting) to allow the flow of outside air.

What Makes Excel Taekwondo Center Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are Black Belts certified by Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo headquarters in Korea.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Excel Taekwondo Center:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age

WHAT IS TAEKWONDO

Taekwondo is the style of martial arts practiced by Excel Taekwondo Center students.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.

FUN, EXCITEMENT & PREPARATION: STUDENTS & PARENTS LOVE MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENTS!

Our school competes in local, state, and national competitions. Through the years, we have trained and nurtured students to become state and national champions and members of the US National Team. 

One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!

From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!

One more reason you will love martial arts at Excel Taekwondo Center!

  • Excel Taekwondo Center Owner

    Catherine Marcelino

    Executive Director

    6th Dan Black Belt

  • chief instructor Excel Taekwondo Center

    Ulysses Marcelino

    Director

    6th Dan Black Belt

  • instructor Excel Taekwondo Center

    Jack Veenstra

    Head Instructor

    4th Dan Black Belt

  • Aline Salzberg

    Poomsae Coach

    4th Dan Black Belt

  • instructor Excel Taekwondo Center

    Adam Zarovski

    Instructor II

    3rd Dan Black Belt

  • instructor Excel Taekwondo Center

    Auryon Duque

    Instructor II

    3rd Dan Black Belt

  • instructor Excel Taekwondo Center

    Samantha Frias

    Instructor II

    3rd Dan Black Belt

  • Jana Ricafort

    Instructor I

    3rd Dan Black Belt

  • Santiago Sandejas

    Instructor I

    3rd Dan Black Belt

  • Naqiya Caderbhoy

    Instructor I

    2nd Dan Black Belt