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About Us

Welcome to the Merafuentes Tae Kwon Do Academy of Martial Arts.

Our school has been established in Turlock since 2008. Master Merafuentes has been training in the Martial Arts since he was 11. He started training in the Japanese Okinawa's form of Go Jo Ru with his Uncle. Then he began training in Kang Duk Won where he attained his 3rd Degree Black Belt. Laura Merafuentes began training in Kang Duk Kwon with Grand Master Parks in 1997 where she would receive her 1st Degree Black Belt. We are currently training with Master Sang Ho Lee in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido where Master Merafuentes has attained his 5th Dan, Tae Kwon Do and 4th Dan Hapkido and Master Laura Merafuentes has attained her 4th Dan, Tae Kwon Do. Our academy has gone to two abroad trips where they visited China, Hong Kong and South Korea to train with masters in those countries.

Merafuentes TKD & Hapkido Academy is a 6,600 sq. ft. facility with approximately 200 students enrolled, in the ages starting at 3yrs old up to 70 yrs old. On a daily basis we have 200-400 parents and students coming through our academy to train and to visit. Our Leadership Team consists of 3 Masters , 45 Black Belts, 15 prospective Black Belts and 25 Blue Tops ranging from Green Belt to Brown Belt.

We are located in between Bistros and Footers in Downtown Turlock.

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Master Tony Merafuentes

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Master Laura Merafuentes

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