About Us

Meet Our Team

Lions Taekwondo Academy was founded by Grand Master Byun in 1989 in Van Nuys, California. For over ten years, Grand Master Byun put forward a lot of effort to teach the community the benefits of Taekwondo in LA. In 2003, Master Edward joined Grand Master Byun and helped him expand our center of learning, by adding new programs and start competing in the Olympic Sport of Tae Kwon Do.

In 2007, Master Edward took over the school and his sister, Margarit, joined the team. With all of the hard work and unlimited sacrifice made by all three, the Lion’s family out grew their location and had to relocate. In 2009, the Lion’s Team relocated to a new school in Sherman Oaks, California with over 3000 Sq Ft of space. Lions Taekwondo Academy, led by The Lions Team, has over 30 years of experience, has obtained over 1500 members, and presents over 300 qualified members with black belts throughout its lifetime.

Edward Wazhapetian


Larry Tavadyan


Ivet Trinidad