U.S. West Coast Taekwondo Hollywood

3717 N.E. Broadway

Portland, OR 97213

(503) 284-7843


Taekwondo is the modernized way of an old oriental art of self-defense or unarmed combat.  Loosely translated Taekwondo means "Way of the Hands and Feet". Taekwondo is a hard and linear style. It uses strong blocks, punches, and kicks to disable an opponent. One facet that distinguishes Taekwondo from other martial arts are the quick and powerful kicking techniques for which Korean arts are known. Taekwondo has several physical and mental benefits. Conditioning, building endurance, and developing muscle tone are just a few of the physical benefits. Increased concentration and focus are just some of the mental benefits.

How Can It Help Me:

You as a student will develop character, sincerity, effort, self-control, coordination, speed, strength, agility, develop a system of defense unequaled by any other training, develop better bodies and figures.  Each lesson helps to improve your confidence in your own ability to master each technique.  We are not only interested in fighting skills but in the development of each person as a whole.  We realize that we must embody the very same principles that you as parents are trying to instill in your children.

U.S. West Coast Taekwondo Hollywood:

Classes are taught by Dan Maharjan, a 4th degree black belt in the art.    He has developed national, international, official Asian & world Taekwondo champions.  He has experience in Taekwondo since 1982.  He has taught the Royal Nepal Army Tribhuvan club team.

Classes consist of a 20 minute warmup and stretching period before class. Generally classes begin with practicing a series of different blocks, strikes, and kicks. Forms are then practiced which build balance and proper technique. Steps are practiced in which a rapid series of strikes, kicks, blocks, throws, and joint locks are executed against an attack. Some free sparring is also done to build speed, timing, and quick reactions.

When we meet:

Classes meet every Monday to Friday from 12:30 am to 9:00 pm.   Saturday at 12:30 pm.     Times for classes vary on age and belt class.

History of Taekwondo

Glossary of Taekwondo Terms

Farside comic

If you want to learn more about Taekwondo or other martial arts here are some interesting links:

US West Coast Taekwondo Association - visit our local affiliation

The World Taekwondo Federation - visit our parent affiliation

National Taekwondo Federation

Black Belt Magazine

Yahoo Taekwondo Page

We welcome your valuable comments or suggestions. Please e-mail  dan_maharjan@oocities.com

Certain images on this page were taken Courtesy of the Clemson University Taekwondo Club

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