Instructors


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Master Ron Tanner (6th dan)

Master Ron Tanner is the Founder + Head Instructor at First Taekwondo and the Director of Nevada Taekwondo at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Throughout his involvement in the sport over the past 30 years, he consistently demonstrates teaching classes that are positive and high-energy as he encourages students to strive to do their best on the mat, at home, and in their lives.

He has lived in the Reno area for twenty years and is active in many aspects of our community. He was also inducted into the 2010 Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Florida.

 
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Wyatt tanner (3rd Dan)

Wyatt is an instructor and a native to Reno. He graduated from Galena High School in the spring of 2017 and has been at First Taekwondo for over 9 years. Wyatt received his First Dan Black Belt in January of 2011 and acted as Assistant Instructor for three years, receiving his 2nd Dan in January 2013.

Wyatt is a nationally ranked competitor and has been competed in tournaments throughout the country.

Outside of Taekwondo, Wyatt enjoys playing football.

 

 

jeremy de los angeles (1st Dan)

Jeremy is the captain of the Demo Team and an executive officer of Nevada Taekwondo. He has been extremely active throughout his 4 years practicing Taekwondo by certifying as a USAT referee and holding almost every officer position for the university team, which includes being a past president.

He is a senior at the University of Nevada studying Information Systems and is getting ready to graduate in the Spring of 2018. 

Jeremy enjoys being involved on campus by holding membership in multiple professional organizations and loves playing with technology.

 

Kelly Adams (1st Dan)

Kelly is one of the first Instructors to receive her Black Belt through the university program. As a past president of Nevada Taekwondo and a new instructor, Kelly has had the opportunity to lead others and watch them grow to become better martial artist.

She is studying Secondary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics and will be graduating in the spring of 2018.

In her personal time, Kelly enjoys reading, weight lifting, and hanging out with her Border Collie, Luna Moose.

 

 

Skyler Tran (3rd Dan)

Skyler has been involved with Taekwondo for over 11 years. Throughout this time he has had the opportunity to compete in Junior Nationals, Nationals, Jimmy Kim, and multiple university-sponsored events.

He is a student atCoral Academy High School and is an aspiring lawyer.

Outside of Taekwondo, Skyler loves to play basketball and hang out with his closest friends.

 

Colin welty (2nd dan)

Colin has been a student and competitor at First Taekwondo for 8 years. Throughout this time, he has competed at numerous tournaments, including:

  • National Championships
  • Junior Olympics
  • Reno-Tahoe Taekwondo Classic
  • Jimmy Kim Invitational
  • Stanford University
  • Western States
  • University of California
  • Nevada State Championships

Outside of Taekwondo, Colin is a student at Truckee Meadows Community College and plans to major in Computer Science. He also enjoys listening to music, lifting weights, traveling, and producing films.

 

hannah welty (2nd dan)

Hannah is also entering her 8th year as a Taekwondo practitioner, which means she started as a white belt at the age of 7. Some of her favorite competitions includes going to Junior Olympics, the National Championships, Jimmy Kim, and the Sacramento Invitational.

She is a part time student at TMCC high school as well as Damonte Ranch High School, where she is a member of the Varsity Dance Team.

 
 

Assistant Instructors

                          Kaylee Nguyen

                          Kaylee Nguyen

                          Nathan Nguyen

                          Nathan Nguyen

                    Chu-Lan McKinlay

                    Chu-Lan McKinlay