Coach Miguel Paredes received his 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo (WTF) from Grand Master William C. Ergle and Master David Lehmkuhl in 2011. Coach Miguel Paredes finally received his 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo from the World Taekwondo Jidokwan Federation in 2020.
Additionally Coach Miguel Paredes is:
A certified North American Sipal-Ki-Do instructor
A former student of Marcelo Mello, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Rayler Gracie
A former John Jay College Taekwondo Team captain and competitor
A former Team X-CEL member and assistant coach to Master Fredrick Ryon
A state, national Olympic Teakwondo competitor
A certified USAT and AAU coach
CPR and First AID Certified
USAT Level I Coach
AAU Certified Referee
Coach Miguel Paredes has dedicated more than 25 years to teaching Silpaki-DO, Olympic Taekwondo and Self Defense throughout New York, Florida and Arizona.
As an instructor and coach, Coach Miguel Paredes is committed to providing quality martial arts instruction to every student and athlete, but more importantly teaching self respect, respect to others, and providing a family oriented program. Coach Miguel Paredes and all the Arizona Dragons Olympic Taekwondo Training Center Instructors and staff are committed to providing an elite Olympic Taekwondo training and Martial Arts experience. Arizona Dragons emphasizes discipline and respect throughout every class and competition.
We look forward to providing the best martial arts experience to you and your family!
Master Martin Valenzuela holds his 1st,
2nd, 3er, and 4th, and Degree Black Belt
under Grand Master Jong Kil Kang
(9th Degree Black Belt and President of
the World Brother Taekwondo).
Master Martin Valenzuela holds his
5th Degree Black Belt under the World
Taekwondo Jidokwan Federation.
Martin Valenzuela has been with
Arizona Dragons since the beginning,
teaching and helping students reach
their highest levels.
Alex started his Taekwondo journey in
Arizona Dragons several years ago. He has
received his 1st and 2nd and 3er degree Black
Belt under Coach Miguel and Kukkiwon.
Alex Member of Team Dragons.
Alex has participated in many tournaments throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and State Qualifiers.
Christopher now is dedicating his time to
teach our students everything he has learned
from his father and other coaches while Alex
is also attending the Arizona State University.