We are reopening,, but carefully. See below for details and special offer.
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.
If you are looking for a vigorous and yet safe form of exercise, you will find it at Traditional Taekwon-do, and at an initial cost that is hard to beat.
We have followed the advice of medical experts and kept our studio closed since March 13, offering online classes instead. Now we are scheduling group classes in parks in Southeast Portland and we also are accepting new students again. When you sign up, you will receive an initial private lesson in our school, which has 1,500 sq. ft. of open space. Face masks and/or face shields will further keep you safe.
With this special, you get several group classes a week at half of our normal fees--basically two months for the price of one as well as a lightweight uniform for half price.
Taekwon-do is great for building stamina, agility and composure in the face of adversity. And kicking and punching and performing patterns is fun. It's a friendly, social environment, though now physically space.
Call or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.