QUEST Taekwondo was founded in 2006 by former Filipino Olympian, Master Walter Dean Vargas.

Drawing upon several decades of experience on the world stage as a competitor, coach, and mentor, Master Vargas continues his QUEST to pass on his knowledge and to mold the next generation of Taekwondo champions.

At QUEST, we teach body control, balance, power, strength, and stamina all while instilling confidence, discipline, and integrity.

Explore our programs below and choose the right one for YOU…

Your QUEST Starts Here!


Fun, interactive, and easy to follow classes for children who are just starting their Quest.

Respect, patience, and perseverance — the Quest for your black belt starts here.

It’s never too late. Earn your black belt, have fun, get fit… This is where it all begins.

Learn basic gymnastic and aerial moves, how to use nunchucks and the bo staff, and be a part of the Demo Team.

Sparring / Forms at local, national, and international levels. Quest athletes always go for gold.


Call us today or click below to send us an email. We’d love to set up your first visit!


Master Walter Dean Vargas

Owner / Head Instructor / Coach

Master Manny Gildo

Branch Manager / Instructor / Coach / Competitor

Master Jun Lopez

Fight Team Coach / Trainer

Master Danny Gonzalez

Poomsae Team Coach / Trainer


Fred Towns

“A super caring staff with the goal to teach Taekwondo to all ages and levels, creating a family learning experience. It’s about fitness, self-confidence, team spirit, participation, and self-defense. The classes invite those who want to take their skills to compete in local, state, national, and international tournaments. My daughter excelled under the leadership of Master Vargas and he honed her skills to earn a spot on Team USA and be number one in the U.S. 2 years in a row in her weight class. I have never seen this commitment in any school we had attended in the past. If you want to see and learn more about this, you should check them out. “

Megan Cotugno

“We have been at Quest Taekwondo for almost 3 years and have been so, so happy with our experience. My boys learn a lot physically and mentally. We have recommended the studio to many friends and plan to stay with Quest up to and beyond the boys earning their black belts.”

Loyd Aler

“Great and outstanding place to learn and & train Taekwondo. We’ve seen [Master Vargas] since 1989 when I started learning TKD. He has inspired all of us with his capabilities, achievements, & excellence. For me, I’m giving him 5 stars for Quest TKD because Master Vargas is the instructor you will not just learn from, but you will excel your TKD skills.”

Sean Yee

“Hands down one of the best Taekwondo studios in Southern California. As the former director for UCLA Taekwondo, I always loved interacting with Quest. Their talent pool, leadership, and love for the sport and art of Taekwondo is unparalled. Go #QuestTKD!!!”


2018 Nevada State Championships

The 2018 Nevada State Championships was held last Saturday, March 10th, at the Boys and Girls Club in Las Vegas. It was a USA Taekwondo sanctioned event qualifier for the upcoming National Championship in June. With both Master Vargas and Master Gildo coaching, 10...

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The 2018 US Open Taekwondo Championships

From January 28th through February 2nd, athletes and coaches from around the world converged at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and took part in one of the most competitive taekwondo tournaments every year – The US Open!

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The 2018 Yushen Lai Invitational

The Quest team just got back from an exciting tour de force at the 21st Annual Yushen Lai Invitational Taekwondo Championship at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. Quest brought 35  athletes: 22 competed in poomsae and 18 in sparring. THE WARM UP Stretching,...

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