Tuesday, January 24, 2012

News for September '16

Five reasons to start Taekwondo with us: 

  • Find a new level of fitness, strength, and flexibility

  • Work out with friends and become part of our Taekwondo family

  • Train with master instructors

  • Find new confidence, focus, and self-control

  • Be proud of yourself as you set and reach goals

    Recent Tournament: Vernonia, OR


Below: Watch this excellent side kick video by Simon Scher! And while you're there, check out his other instructional videos.
Taekwondo is all about the kicks! Not just the literal kicks, but also all of the other benefits you get from participating in martial arts in a setting controlled by master instructors.

The benefits of Taekwondo are mental, physical, and social:
  • improved strength, balance, and flexibility
  • improved self-control and self-discipline
  • reduced stress!
  • improved social skills 
  • increased number of close friendships
If you have been hesitating to join a class, please reconsider! You have no idea what you are missing out on. All shapes and sizes are welcome and can benefit from our program. If you have been in class before and have been absent for a while, come back and renew your health and well being. Your ongoing commitment will payoff,  providing the advantages that come from being physically and mentally fit and healthy.

Fun article about the physics of Taekwondo HERE
Longer article HERE   Both articles are really worth reading if you love your martial arts!
Next Tournament:   
May 28th, Gresham National Guard Armory, 11 am. Find the flyer HERE. [Left side of page]
Congratulations new black belts! We are very proud of you!

Next promotion test:
Color Belt tests are held at the Forest Grove Dojang, usually on the first Wednesday of the month (see the dojang for the next test date).
Black Belt tests are held in January, March, June, and September, Saturday, noon, in Portland: 8113 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR
(503) 708-9083. Kim's Taekwon-Do Portland. Maps available: Google map for Portland location HERE.

Congratulations to new black belts!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Team Forest Grove

One important aspect of tournament competition is team: teams consist of four members of any rank, usually the highest ranking students available. Team competition includes performing a synchronized hyung (form), board breaking, and a self-defense or fighting demonstration. As in the video below, one team member can be chosen to do the breaking portion:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Renton Tournament

Nineteenth annual Friendship Tournament, July 16th, 2011, Renton Washington, at the Renton Community Center located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton, WA 98055.

Pre-Register HERE before July 9 and save $10.

Tournaments are an excellent way to broaden your martial arts experience, make friends, and meet black belts from other schools. Renton tournament sponsored by Kim's Tae Kwon Do of Renton, WA: http://rentontaekwondo.com/

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Tigard Tournament

Date: May 21st, 2011, Saturday
Time: Noon
Place: Maison National Guard Armory, Tigard, OR
Behind Fred Meyer on Hwy 99W in Tigard.
Address: 6700 SW Oak St.
Cost: $40 all events, $5 spectators under 10

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Walk for MS

Martial artists are expected to be contributing members of society, caring for those who need help. We look for various ways to provide community service, and the MS Walk is one we have participated in for years. We have students, family, and friends who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. The Walk for MS helps raise money for research to find ways to treat and eventually cure this disease. And it's fun! Kim's Taekwondo schools from all over joined together last year to walk, and we're doing so again this year. We really enjoyed it, enjoyed knowing that we were helping a good cause, and enjoyed spending time with friends.

Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 10 am
Place: Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR.
Official Website for Walk MS Oregon: HERE 
To join the team, go to the home page (National MS Society), and you'll see the date April 9. Click "Portland" just below that, then click, "Join a Team." Click "Team List Page" or click the link on the left that says "Team List." [the site is hard to navigate] Find "Kim's Tae Kwon-Do." Click and join. If you just want to donate, you can do that on the home page, click "Donate" on the left and search the team member name you want to help.

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Monday, January 10, 2011


Welcome to Kim's Taekwondo, Forest Grove branch. We teach traditional, light contact Taekwondo and practice it as a lifetime habit. Students benefit from:
  • Increased strength, flexibility, balance.
  • Improved aerobic endurance.
  • Increased confidence and a much higher level of self-control in stressful situations.
  • Improved ability to protect themselves.
  • Increased ability to focus on tasks.

The martial arts are known for their mental and physical benefits, but did you know that those who participate in group exercise are much more likely to stick with an exercise program, and that students report feeling happier overall? The friendships we build keep us coming back.

Please explore this website in order to learn more. Find us in person at the following location (if we aren't close enough, ask about other branch schools in your area):

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