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, 3rd Dan Irina Alonso and 3rd Dan Ian Watts.
As the school year begins and your wallet is growing thinner because of school supplies, clothes and activity fees, we can save you money.
We're offering to give you the first month of taekwon-do lessons free. That's a savings of $119. All you have to pay is our initiation fee of $50, which provides you with a school uniform and also enrolls you in our liability insurance.
Other than teaching effective self defense, taekwon-do also helps develop brains and bodies. Studies have shown that martial arts training--and taekwon-do in particular--results in better concentration and self discipline, and as an excellent form of exercise, it makes the brain work better. In addition, the endurance, strength and coordination derived from taekwon-do improves performance in other sports.
On the other hand, those other sports can cost a small fortune, and we are totally up front about our fees--basically just the $119 a month plus a $45 promotion test fee a few times a year. And you can do taekwon-do all year around.
And since we think people should never stop learning, our back to school special applies to everyone who enrolls for the next month, not just school children. It's a great activity for the whole family.
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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.