Martial Arts Instructors from Portland attend the World Taekwondo Academy Course in Chicago Illinois
EJuly 22, 2017, Portland Oregon, Bethany Village, the home of U.S. World Class Taekwondo Bethany, we welcome Ms. Thoa Nguyen a Master Instructor with over 35 years of training under her World Champion Belt.
Three hours of intensive Taekwondo training, focused on Competitive Poomsae, commonly known to the general public as kata or forms, a complex of movements, a formal exercise. Poomsae has a deeper and spiritual meaning that is done in almost every aspect of life. Kata is a series of movements and techniques that are practiced in a pattern. Kata is similar to shadow boxing except each move is prearranged and choreographed in a geometrical pattern.
Each Poomsae is designed to teach a central principle or a set of common technique. Each Poomsae is done at a certain speed and tempo. In Some Poomsae the speed varies from move to move while others are done at one speed and at one tempo. Through Poomsae we learn proper stance, focus and transition between technique.
The high level training included a video review section for the students to be able to see their performance video reply in real time.
We want to thank you for your time and for the valuable tips on how to improve the forms!
" Thank you Master George for welcoming me! I had so much fun, students are awesome, and we had so much fun!!! I look forward to the next training session!"
Master Thoa Nguyen 2017 World Champion
Local Portland Martial Artists / Instructors now World Certified at the International Taekwondo Master course by the World Taekwondo Academy in San Francisco, CA.
June 8 through 11, in San Francisco, The World Taekwondo Academy organized the International Taekwondo Master course. Over one hundred Master Instructors from 7 countries lined up at the start of these 4 meaningful training days where six of our U.S. World Class Taekwondo instructors, ranking 3rd to 6th Dan, from our West Portland Schools Group, Cedar Mill, Bethany and Beaverton on Baseline, were accepted to attend the International Certification Course.
Day one had a pretty good start by having everyone checked in during the morning hours and then set on hours of lectures on school and class management, philosophy, history and etiquette.
Day two, now focused on forms, patterns and standardized techniques. Five hours of practice, lunch break, study time and sparring seminar.
Day three, back to basics with emphasis on fundamentals like basic blocks and stances, lunch break, study time and lecture on behavior management.
Day four, the grand finale, all anxious as we were getting close to a wrap up with a Test consisting in Forms/ Patterns and a Written Exam.
" I do believe this recognition I have received today is the result of a team effort. I can't be more proud of my team I have by my side" said Chief Master George, which, along with other seven high ranking Instructors from U.S. and other countries, received an official citation from Kukkiwon for outstanding service.
Taekwondo was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various martial artists by incorporating elements of KARATE and CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS with indigenous Korean martial arts traditions such as TAEKKYON and SUBAK.
Taekwondo is characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. In fact, the World Taekwondo Federation sparring competitions award additional points for strikes that incorporate spinning kicks.
Awesome kids learn SELF -DEFENSE, Basic TAEKWONDO for 4 weeks and US World Class Taekwondo Bethany Team is proud to send a $1,000.00 check to Springville Elementary PTO
It's been a great few weeks, we did this before but every single time is different. Met new Springville Elementary Students and families, first, second, third graders, all amazing and fun kids. Few weeks of basic self defense, kicks and fun physical activity, mat chat on Core Family Values like discipline, respect, perseverance and good attitude and , not at last, the utmost importance of being a supportive member of their community, a good citizen. We are excited to send a one thousand dollar check to Springville Elementary PTO. We know they'll make a good use of the funds.The course ended with a special Graduation Ceremony at our Martial Arts Academy.
To see the confidence boost these awesome kids get by practicing Martial Arts, is priceless. We wish them the best and we hope that we'll see them soon, as their journey in Martial Arts does not have to end here.
Please let us know if there are any opportunities to run our Character Kids program for your school. We are proud to support our community and its great people.
Chief Master George Hristescu
November 25th of 2015 marks another successful community event for U.S. World Class Taekwondo in Bethany with a Graduation Ceremony and a $1,000 check that goes to Jacob Wismer Elementary PTO.
" I want to take a moment and personally thank our very supportive participating students and families. People like you are what makes our community great. A community that plays a big part in our success story. Community that we embrace and deeply value. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to give back through our work. Today's lessons will conclude this great event…but not necessarily mark the end of what may be a wonderful journey for these fine students. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!"
George Hristescu, Executive Director of U.S. World Class Taekwondo Bethany
Character Kids is a 5 session character development program that incorporates Taekwondo with Life Skill lessons. Open to all students in grades K to 5, this innovative series of classes is designed to not only introduce your child to basic martial arts but also to improve focus, confidence, discipline and respect. It will benefit your child at home, at school and in team sports. We volunteer our time to teach the Character Kids program. These classes teach basic self defense curriculum while emphasizing on focus, discipline and family values. They provide a chance for students to try Martial Arts who may not have normally the opportunity and 100 percent of the registration fees are donated directly
back to the your school PTO, PTC, BOOSTER CLUB etc. If you know of any opportunities for us to get involved and be of service please call our school at 503 531 9096.