" At U.S. World Class Taekwondo Martial Arts / Black Belt Academy we strongly believe in core family values. Our Mission is to empower our students with high moral standards and discipline. We teach our students to care about their community.
My philosophy is advancement through Positive Reinforcement. We are committed to provide the Best Martial Arts Instruction, to provide Quality Curriculum, a Solid Learning Structure and Personal Attention. We provide a Clean, Safe and Top Quality Training Facility to ensure the best learning environment. We are committed to transparency in regards to our business practices and we are constantly improving our services for our students through continuous education and training for our Professionals.
Our goal is to create Leaders, Winners in Life, one black belt at a time."
George C. Hristescu
Chief Master Instructor / Vice President U.S. World Class Taekwondo Association
What sets us apart from the rest:
We have opened our doors during the summer of 2003 at the heart of the Bethany Neighborhood, now a true educational landmark within the west side of Portland Metro, U.S. World Class Taekwondo West Portland serves the Community of Beaverton, Cedar Mill, Forest Heights, Hillsboro, and Portland in the 97229 and 97006 zip code. Back in 2003, we started off with a very small studio that was just a little over a thousand square feet. With passion and dedication, we made it possible. Within the past 14 years we have grown into what we are today with 3 well established Locations serving West Portland Metro Area in Beaverton on Baseline, Bethany Village and Cedar Mill at Sunset Shopping Center and two new projects opening up soon in Hillsboro / Cornelius and Forest Heights / Barnes Rd.
US World Class Taekwondo Association was established in 1988 by Chief Grand Master Jay K. Shin and is one of the largest groups of professional Martial Artists / Full Time Korean Karate (some might say) Schools in the United States, providing quality instruction to students worldwide. Not all Martial Arts Academies are created Equal. Few Traditional Taekwondo Schools in the country have the unique combination of Martial Arts, Education and Leadership that you will find with our programs.
A well established Martial Arts Educational Institution, recognized as one of the best in the country. We have developed and built a Martial Arts Academy with focus on Character Building, not only teaching Self-Defense, Kids Karate or Taekwondo but giving our students the necessary tools to succeed in life.
Students are motivated and offered a well structured program. Online Text Book available. Classes are very upbeat with a flare of fun...yet very disciplined. We use the best and the latest in Interactive Media such as Projectors and LCD Screens to make learning FUN. For our High Performance Team we provide a scientific approach to training.
Our Instructors are Certified Full-Time Taekwondo Professionals with many years of Experience. Headed by Chief Master George Hristescu, Executive Director of U.S. World Class Taekwondo Bethany, Instructors are personally selected not only for their Martial Arts Skills but for their ability to effectively communicate the Curriculum and the Knowledge to students of all ages. Nothing beats having a great teacher !!! - and we have the best. Our academy place a high priority on protecting the safety of its members. We make sure that everyone on duty is at the top of their game. U.S. World Class Taekwondo West Portland offers more than the traditional martial arts lessons. For a few hand picked students of U.S. World Class Taekwondo Bethany, that are talented and committed to achieving their Taekwondo Olympic Dream, we offer exciting opportunities with our W1 Competition Team in both Olympic Sparring (Kyorugy) and Forms (Poomsae). These Elite Competition Team students have the opportunity to travel to the USA Taekwondo National Championships and other International Events.
Finally, it takes the right people to create an amazing community. The environment of our school attracts people who are open-minded, enjoy socializing with one another, and like to have fun. The parents whose kids train with us are caring and supportive. The adults who train with us are kind and fun. It's like a family here, and we'd love for you to become a part of it. Feeling like you belong... Right away.
Often after just one class people tell us how they feel like they've known everyone for years. That's because we place a big emphasis on creating not just a great martial arts environment – but a family environment. You'll feel like part of our family in no time. You'll know you're among people who really care about you and your success.
See below few thoughts on BETHANY US WORLD CLASS TAEKWONDO from actual and former students of our Martial Arts Academy.
~ Martial Arts was the best investment I have ever made in
myself and my Family ~
Tom Edwards a Proud Father
~ Taekwondo is one of the best overall both children and adult programs for great personal development.~
Governor John Kitzhaber a US World Class Taekwondo Black Belt
~ Taekwondo offers Children a unique blend of Fitness,
Education and Self Discipline. ~
Professor Emami of University of Oregon
~ Our sons only just began their journey in Taekwondo but they are already loving it. Everyone who works at the US WORLD CLASS TAEKWONDO BETHANY MARTIAL ARTS and KARATE ACADEMY is wonderful. We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience and look forward to many years to come. Our kids are learning self-discipline, loyalty, respect, compassion, and cooperation. Chief Master GEORGE HRISTESCU genuinely cares about the kids and is able to perfectly balance fun with knowledge and skills. Staff, is always very cheerful, warm, and quick to answer any questions that come up. Excellent establishment! ~
Andrew and Dominique G - Proud Parents . -