We are reopening,, but carefully. See below for details and special offer.
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 we enter the second year of the pandemic.
Portland has now entered the "moderate risk" category for Covid 19, which means fitness businesses, including martial arts schools, can open for limited groups of classes inside their facilities. Thus, we now are accepting new students for beginners classes at our beautiful studio.
This month, we celebrate 28 years of teaching taekwon-do and we are offering a deal that takes you back to our prices in 1993. Two months of unlimited classes and a uniform for $120, essentially half off our normal fees. While we are providing in-person instruction at our studio, we also are continuing classes on Zoom and in parks. The fees you pay entitle you to at least three classes a week to start, and many more after the first few weeks.
Taekwon-do is great for building stamina, agility and composure in the face of adversity. And kicking and punching and performing patterns is fun. It's a friendly, social environment, though now physically spaced for safety.
Call or e-mail us at GilJohnson@tkdpdx.net to find out how to join.
CALL (503) 736-9634 TO GET STARTED
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.