Located in San Antonio, TX

Our World Taekwondo Center martial arts staff is professional, courteous, respectful, and willing to help you and your child grow to become excellent martial arts students.

Our Staff


Master Elva Adams

Owner/Master Instructor

  • 6th-degree Kukkiwon black belt
  • 30 years of competing, coaching and teaching experience
  • International Referee – Level 1 in Kyrugi
  • International Referee – Level 2 in Poomsae
  • World Taekwondo Certified Kyrugi Instructor
  • USA Taekwondo Certified Referee Instructor
  • USA Taekwondo Certified Level 1 Coach
  • Current USA Taekwondo Poomsae Team Member
  • 1988 Summer Olympic Bronze Medalist (TPE-Pai Yun-Yao)
  • 2016 Summer Olympic Taekwondo Referee (USA)
  • SafeSport Certified

Miss. Jalen Keys

Assistant Instructor/Competition Team Coach

  • 3rd-degree Kukkiwon black belt
  • Ranked 8th in the country in sparring(-53kg)
  • 2x Texas Varsity League Team Member in Poomsae & Sparring
  • 2022 Texas State Champion
  • Past USA Taekwondo Athlete Academy team member

Mr. Bradley Gilmore

After School Program/Assistant Instructor

  • 2nd degree Kukkiwon black belt
  • ESL (English as Second Language)  teaching experience
  • BBA in Language Studies
  • SafeSport Certified

Ms. Paulina Dimas Carrillo

After School Program/Assistant Instructor

  • 1st degree Kukkiwon black belt
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • International athlete
  • SafeSport Certified

Mr. Jeremy Folsom

Assistant Instructor

  • 1st degree Kukkiwon black belt
  • 1st degree Tae-Sho-Do black Belt
  • SafeSport Certified

Mr. Wendell Rose

After School Program/Self Defense Instructor

  • 3rd degree ATF black belt
  • 2nd degree Kukkiwon black belt
  • SafeSport Certified

Mrs. Samantha Bittman

Office Administrative Assistant

  • BA in Economic & Business Administration
  • Specialized in Process Flow Improvement
  • Administrative Professional

Mr. Adam Lawson

Jiujitsu Head Instructor

  • Fourth Degree in Japanese Jujitsu
  • Fourth Degree in Shito Ryu Karate
  • First Degree in ITF Taekwondo
  • First Degree (KKW) in Sport Taekwondo
  • Three times Martial Arts Hall of Fame Instructor
  • Over 25 years of martial arts experience.

Why Trust Us?


It’s difficult finding a martial arts school

There are many martial arts schools out there. Master Elva Adams remembers when she was a little girl starting her martial arts journey. It changed her life. Her confidence soared, she created goals and achieved them, and she even made it to the 1988 Olympic Games! That’s how powerful martial arts truly is!

We are World Taekwondo Center, San Antonio. We are here to help change lives and turn students into confident, proud, and goal-driven life achievers. If you’re feeling motivated to get more information, click on the button below.

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