Meet The Masters

Grandmaster Carlo

7th Degree Black Belt

Grandmaster Carlo started his Taekwondo journey with 9th Degree Black Belt - Grandmaster Kim in 1980. After achieving his black belt at an early age, Master Carlo would dedicate his life to the perfection of Taekwondo and martials.

Master Adam

5th Degree Black Belt

Master Adam started his Taekwondo training with Grandmaster Kim at age 5. He trained rigorously and competed heavily at the state and national levels. He earned a 3rd degree black belt by the age of 12, becoming the youngest 3rd degree black belt in our school's history.

Master Paul Singh, Ph.D

6th Degree Black Belt

Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja, Ph.D. leads ShieldX and its mission as its central pivot point, drawing from a career as a successful serial entrepreneur and corporate leader, bringing with him his unique blend of business acumen, industry network, and deep technical knowledge.

Master Yakov

5th Degree Black Belt

In the early 1970's Master Yakov began his martial arts journey in several disciplines such as Kung-fu, Kenpo Karate, Shotokan and Judo. After having achieved a black belt in several disciplines he started his path to seek out Taekwondo.

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About Us

Pure Taekwondo was founded in 2004 in Santa Clara, CA as a freelance endeavor built on the foundation of indomitable determination.

The masters of Pure Taekwondo are high-level Kukkiwon certified black belts that has fully trained in the arts of Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Judo that spans a legacy of over 120 years. Each master is well established in each of discipline to the highest caliber.

Pure Taekwondo is committed to building a school with strong fundamentals in traditional martial arts while delivering the highest quality of martial arts training and world-class instruction that is unprecedented in the area.


Pure Taekwondo is committed to the development of its students while bettering the community.