Master Ron Tanner (6th dan)

Master Ron Tanner is the Owner + Chief 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.


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.



Assistant Instructors

   Kaylee Nguyen  (2nd Dan)      

 Kaylee Nguyen (2nd Dan)



  Nathan Nguyen  (2nd Dan)

Nathan Nguyen (2nd Dan)

  Chu-Lan McKinlay  (1st Dan)

Chu-Lan McKinlay (1st Dan)