About Us

Team Lions

Founded in 1989 by Grand Master Byun in Van Nuys, California, our academy has been dedicated to teaching the community the many benefits of Taekwondo for over three decades. Grand Master Byun’s efforts were bolstered in 2003 when Master Edvart joined forces, expanding our programs and leading us into the world of competitive Taekwondo.

Now, with over 30 years of experience, Lions Taekwondo Academy boasts a membership of over 1500 and has proudly awarded over 300 black belts to our qualified members.

“In order to be great, you have to do ordinary things in an extraordinary way”

Edward Wazhapetian


5th degree certified black belt

Bella Warzhapetian


4th degree certified black belt

Eliza Iryami


Arthur Kusov


1st degree certified black belt