We are back open for classes for both kids and adults, but keeping class sizes small
We have grown into the largest tradiitional taekwon-do school in Portland based on excellent mentors who have trained intensively not only in the art of taekwon-do but also in its intsruction. In the front row of the photo above, taken at our annual beach workout, are our main instructors: head instructor and 7th Dan Gil Johnson, 5th Dan Isaac Willis, 5th Dan Eli Patterson, 3rd Dan Irina Alonso and 3rd Dan Ian Watts.
You really need something like taekwon-do as weslot through the second year of the pandemic.
Taekwon-do is great for building stamina, agility and composure in the face of adversity. It also helps with stress relief. and for children, it not only builds confidence and self control, but aids in focusing and seeing the relationships between ideas and action
And kicking and punching and performing patterns is fun. It's a friendly, social environment, though now physically spaced for safety.
Cost to get started is $100 for the first month's tuition plus an initiation fee of $50, which covers your uniform and liability insurance protection.
Every new student gets an initial private lesson with Master Gil Johnson, our head instructor.
To get started:
CALL (503) 736-9634 TO GET STARTED
OR EMAIL US AT: TKDPDX@COMCAST.NET
So wrote Choi Hong Hi, the man credited with founding this dynamic martial art.
In the last line of the Taekwon-do Student Oath, students pledge “to build a more peaceful world.”
That sounds like a lot to ask from a martial art that teaches devastating strikes and kicks and originated as combat training for the Korean army. Yet it turns out to be true.
A traditional martial art is not simply about fighting. Nor is it merely a sport. The underlying premise of a sound martial art is that by practicing rigorous physical exercises, not only is one’s body improved, but also one’s mind and spirit. Further, in the give and take of regulated physical conflict—accompanied by a strict code of conduct—a person learns how to control aggression.