Our Instructors

mike adams master at Valley Wide TKD

Master Mike Adams

Master Adams began his Taekwondo training in 1990. He has had the privilege of training under many great Masters and Grandmasters. He holds Black Belts under Master Chong Han, Grandmaster Carl Tate Jr., and Grandmaster J.Park. Master Adams currently holds the rank of 5th Dan.

After competing for several years in Taekwondo tournaments, in 1997, Master Adams began teaching in Penticton at Valleywide Taekwondo. Over the years Master Adams has coached students to both provincial and national Taekwondo championships.

Always eager to learn and compete, Master Adams began training Mixed Martial Arts under No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt David Lea. In 2002, Master Adams began fighting in professional MMA, and currently holds a 7-3 record.

Master Adams is a NCCP Certified Coach (National Coaching Certification Program from the Coaching Association of Canada).

Being involved in the Martial Arts most of his life, Master Adams has benefited from the positive impact the Martial Arts have made in his life. They have not only taught him self-discipline and respect for himself and others, but has allowed him to achieve a level of fitness and health that he would not have been able to obtain without it. One of his major goals is to teach his students about the true characteristics of a Martial Artist, respect, courtesy, perseverance, discipline, and indominatable spirit.

michelle walgenback instructor at Valley Wide TKD

Instructor Michele Walgenbach

Michele has been studying Taekwondo since 1997. She current holds Black Belts in Taekwondo under Grandmaster Carl Tate jr. and Grandmaster J.Park.

Nicknamed named the Iron Woman by Master Adams for never missing a day of training, Michele's passion for the Martial Arts motivates and brings out the best in the students she instructs. Michele instructs the Little Tigers class, doing an amazing job of bringing out confidence in shy students and focus in high energy kids. Always looking for a challenge, Michele has taken an interest in teaching Taekwondo to children with disabilities. She truly believes ANYONE can benefit from Martial Arts training.