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.
You pile up a lot of expenses on new clothes, books and other essentials as school starts up again. Yet you can start up taekwon-do now and not pay tuition until the following month.
Here is how:
Sign up for our Directed Dollars automated withdrawal program and you will not pay tuition ($95 per month for electronic fund transfers) for the first month. In addition, our initation fee, which provides a uniform to wear, insurance and assciation memebership, will be $40 instead of the regular $50.
If you prefer to pay tuition by cash, check or credit card instead, you can pay $125 when you sign up and get your second month free. The $125 will cover the first month and your application fee.
In either case, you can attend as many beginners classes as you want. Once you have passed through the beginners program--typically a few weeks-- you can participate in any and all classes appropriate for your age. (See our schedule below.) We also will give you a one-on-one orientation class once you sign up.
NOTE: Since we should never stop learning, the back to school specials apply to ALL new taekwon-do students.
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.