About Ranger Taekwondo
Ranger Taekwondo was established in March 2016, but its founding had been in the works for many years. The founders, brothers Ben and Dennis Moon, have been teaching Taekwondo for over two decades and bring over 50 years of combined expertise and experience gained as Sergeants in the United States Army.
At Ranger Taekwondo, we take a new and revolutionary approach to a traditional sport. We incorporate intense circuit training into a detailed regimen of Olympic-style Taekwondo, emphasizing physical fitness, agility, and proper technique. Our circuit-based training and formal Taekwondo instruction are goal-based, allowing each student to be monitored with measurable, observable, and repeatable exercises.
As Olympic Taekwondo has rapidly evolved in recent years, some traditions have been left behind. Still, Ranger Taekwondo embraces the evolving culture while maintaining essential values that make Taekwondo such a tremendous and rewarding sport. We aim to teach all students the importance of discipline, self-confidence, respect, and leadership.
Thank you for considering Ranger Taekwondo as your choice for martial arts training. We look forward to welcoming you to our community!
Master Dennis Moon is a highly experienced Kukkiwon Certified 5th Degree Black Belt with over 30+ years of Taekwondo experience. He began his Taekwondo journey at 4 and has trained extensively throughout his adolescence and adulthood.
At 14, Master Dennis Moon began instructing students of all ages and competed in Olympic Sparring at Junior Olympic-level competitions. However, his passion for serving his country led him to enlist in the United States Army’s elite Special Operations Command with the 75th Ranger Regiment. He served as a Sergeant and completed five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Upon returning from duty, Master Dennis Moon resumed his passion for teaching and continued instructing students of all ages. Drawing from his experience as a martial artist and a US Army Special Operations Soldier, Master Dennis Moon has developed an effective teaching style that helps students become the best versions of themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. His unique perspective and dedication to excellence make him an invaluable asset to the Ranger Taekwondo community.
Master Ben Moon is a highly experienced Kukkiwon Certified 5th Degree Black Belt with over 30+ years of Taekwondo experience. He began his Taekwondo journey at 5 and has trained extensively throughout his adolescence and adulthood.
At 12, Master Ben Moon competed in Olympic Sparring at Junior Olympic-level competitions. After serving in the United States Army as an Infantry Rifleman, Team, and Squad Leader during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Master Ben Moon resumed his passion for Taekwondo. He competed in Olympic Sparring at US National and National Collegiate-level competitions, becoming a 2-time USA Taekwondo Nationals Competitor (2014 and 2006), 3-time USA Taekwondo National Qualifier (2014, 2009, and 2006), 1-time AAU California State Champion (2007), 1-time Collegiate Pac-West Champion (2006), and 3-time Korean National Sports Festival Champion (2009, 2007, and 2005).
Master Ben Moon’s extensive background in Taekwondo has given him the knowledge and experience to teach students of all levels in recreational and competitive fields. He emphasizes proper technique, discipline, and self-confidence to help students reach their full physical and mental potential. Master Ben Moon’s passion for Taekwondo is evident in his dedication to his students and ongoing commitment to the martial arts community.