All classes canceled until further notice.
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.
Note: If you commit to signing up with us during March or April, you will be able to still get this anniversary special deal.
We started teaching traditional taekwon-do in Portland 27 years ago this month, and in celebration, we are rolling back tuition and uniform fees in March to 1993 prices. That means you can join for $65--$35 for a full month's tuition and $30 for a lightweight uniform.
Traditional Taekwon-do has come a long way since its first studio on the second floor of a beautiful but badly neglected old building that used to sit next to the Hollywood Theater. We outgrew it and two other locations, finally settling into our current space on Belmont, which has a 1,400-square foot main workout floor, a smaller tutorial room, several changing rooms and a shower in the bathroom, as well as excellent air conditioning and off-street parking.
As we have improved our facilities, we also have improved our teaching. Our team of instructors is led by Master Gil Johnson, 7th Dan, and includes several other high ranking black belts with decades of experience in taekwon-do and some in other martial arts. Our enrollment continues to grow and we are one of the largest traditional taekwon-do schools in the Portland area.
Come on in and take a look for yourself.
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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.