We are teaching classes online while our studio remains closed. Find out more below.
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.
We closed our do-jang on March 14 before the governor ordered "non-essential" businesses to shut down. We wanted to do our part to flatten the curve of the spread of COVID 19.
Yet most of our students consider taekwon-do training essential, so we have shifted to online classes and tutorials, as in the video above.
We now are conducting classes via Zoom based on rank and age and creating new videos to study every week.
If you are interested in taekwon-do, or a returning student, you can purchase an indtroductory package of 10 classes for $70 (normally, tuition is $110 per month).
Call or e-mail us at email@example.com 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.