About Us

Qualified Instructors

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 6th Dan Gil Johnson, 4th Dan Isaac Willis, 4th Dan Eli Patterson, 2nd Dan Irina Alonso and 3rd Dan Ian Watts.

New students get individual attention.

“The ultimate purpose of Taekwon-do is perfection of mind and body,”

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.

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Class Schedule and Events

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Traditional Taekwon-do

2940 A SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214,

(503) 736-9634

When we hold classes


4:00 pm – 7:30 pm


4:00 pm – 7:30 pm


4:00 pm – 7:30 pm


4:00 pm – 7:15 pm


5:45 pm – 7:15 pm


10:45 am – 12:00 am


4:45 pm – 6:15 am

Also Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

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