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!!!”


Daddy & Me TKD Class – June 16, 2018

We celebrate our Quest dads on Father’s Day and “Daddy & Me” Taekwondo classes have been a tradition here at Quest. Last June 16 was not just a day when Dads showed their kids that they can also do what their kids are doing, but more importantly, it was a day that Dads made their kids know that they enjoy doing it more with them.

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Quest’s New Black Belts – May 26, 2018

The road to being a Black Belt requires a lot of dedication, perseverance and endurance. One’s character is challenged by the discipline required to attain to this level not to mention the rigorous training involved.

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“My Black Belt Journey” – May 26, 2018

Quest proudly presents its new group of Black Belts! Last May 26, 2018 was the day these 8 taekwondo students were eagerly anticipating — The culmination of all the hard work they’ve put into this martial art discipline.

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