- 6th Dan – Tae Kwon Do
- Born: May 30, 1979 St. Louis, Missouri
- Martial Art Background: Mr. Valdez started his Martial Arts training around the age of 10 in Kung Fu. The year after he started his Tae Kwon Do training with Master Gary Jameson at the St. Louis Tae Kwon Do Academy under the National Tae Kwon Do Federation of America (NTFA).
- Personal Background: Mr. Valdez graduated from SLU with a degree in Management Information Systems and currently works in the Information Technology department at AT&T.
- A few of Mr. Valdez’s recognitions include:
- International Tae Kwon Do and Martial Arts Alliance (ITKDMAA) Vice President
- United States Martial Arts (USMA) 2001 Hall of Fame (Martial Artist of the Year)
- United States Martial Arts (USMA) 2012 Hall of Fame (Master)
- Certified AAU Coach and Referee