Powell's Taekwondo Center

Powell's Taekwondo Center

1441 A. Franquette Ave.
Concord, CA 94520


Master Powell
Master Lee
Master Gilmore
Master Amy


Sah Bum Nim Rick Powell

Master Rick Powell

Master Instructor
7th Dan Tae Kwon Do
5nd Dan Hapkido
4nd Dan Ohun Kumdo
1st Dan Judo

Sah Bum Nim Deon Gilmore

Master Deon Gilmore

Master Instructor
5th Dan Tae Kwon Do
1st Dan Kajukenbo Karate
1st Dan Ohun Kumdo
Master Deon Gilmore started training in Kajukenbo at the age of 10 and earned his black belt in 1991. In 1994, he earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He has over 8 years of experience as a Head Instructor. He has over 3 years experience in coaching Olympic Style Sparring and has competed in various martial arts competitions.
  • 2004 Promoted to 4th Dan in Taekwondo by Master Rick Powell
  • 2004 California State Championship in Forms and Bronze in sparring.
  • 2000 Bronze, Northern Karate-Tae Kwon Do Championship
  • 1993 Gold ACT Winter Classic (Karate)
  • 1992 Gold, AMAC Spring Classic (Karate)
  • 1991 Gold and Grand Champion ASKA Championships. (Karate)

Sah Bum Nim William "Bill" Lee

Master William Lee

Master Instructor
5th Dan Tae Kwon Do
2nd Dan Ohun Kumdo
1st Dan Hapkido

Master Lee started his martial arts journey at a young age. He and his friends used to always go to the Chinese martial arts movies in Chinatown. They had fun trying to emulate the moves they used in the movies. As he got older, he took Kung Fu classes during the early 1970s. The styles of Kung Fu that he was taught were White Crane and Yau Kung Moon Kung Fu.

After Master Lee got married and had children, he didn't have time to practice Kung Fu. When his two older children Brandon and Aaron were 6 and 8 years old, his wife had enrolled them in Tae Kwon Do classes at William Kim's studio in Martinez. Master Rick Powell was the head instructor there at that time. Master Lee's sons were crazy about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and they also liked to copy their martial arts moves, as well. Bill and his wife thought they should learn all that encompasses the martial arts, not just what is portrayed by the Ninja Turtles. Bill enjoyed watching them learn and grow in their Tae Kwon Do classes for about two years.

Watching his children along with all the many other students of various abilities practice their art with perseverance was inspirational to Master Lee. This renewed his interest in training in the martial arts again. At that time, he was recovering from back surgery which involved removal of the four and five discs in the spine. This was a physical challenge that he managed to work with and continued training through the many years under the instruction of Master Rick Powell.

Sah Bum Nim Amy Powell

Master Amy Powell

5th Dan Tae Kwon Do
1st Dan Hapkido
1st Dan Ohun Kumdo
  • 2004 4 Gold Medals and Best Player Award - American Open TKD Championships
  • 2004 Bronze Medal - Collegiate Nationals
  • 2003Gold Medal - Gyeonju International Women's Taekwondo Open Championships
  • 2003 Silver Medal - Collegiate Team Trials