We encourage our students to lead the way, the Black Belt way - Martial Arts Classes Academy Portland

The most powerful lessons from martial arts happen in between kicking and punching. Students at Cedar Mill Taekwondo build confidence, discipline, respect that helps them succeed throughout their lives. We are committed to creating an encouraging and comprehensive martial arts community.

Best combination of culture and positive athletic experience.

The foundation of our school is the art and culture of the Korean martial art of Taekwondo (Tae kwon do). We believe that Taekwondo principles, help people change for the better and help them become the strong individuals/leaders that our society needs. The highest priority of our martial arts program for kids and  teens, is character development and our students benefit from it mentally, physically and of course emotionally. All our martial arts classes focus on the details and basics of the art of taekwondo, that you can learn through taekwondo forms, techniques and self defense. 

We strongly believe that best teachers are also the best students. Cedar Mill Martial Arts instructors practice taekwondo as a lifestyle and they teach based on the concepts they learned from this art since they were kids. Our teachings rely on the concepts of Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo in Korea. We continuously update our knowledge and trainings by attending seminars and symposiums in Portland, Oregon or  throughout United States. This way we ensure that our students are receiving the best instruction in terms of martial arts skills, character development, and life skills. 

We understand that some of our students are motivated to train past the regular weekly classes and focus on the competitive side of the sport as well. To fill this gap in our programs, we have added the Winner 1 (W1) competition team, where students have the chance to become world class athletes in taekwondo sparring. As our students progress, they have the chance to try out and get selected by W1 sparring competition team.

Through this combination of culture, self defense and competitiveness as well as our personalized approach to teaching, students at Cedar Mill Martial Arts learn how to lead with confidence, better themselves and overcome challenges throughout their lives. 

We are committed to offer the best martial arts classes and a positive athletic experience for kids, teens and adults in the Portland, Cedar Mill area. 

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Why choose Cedar Mill Martial Arts?

“There are no judgments here, you just have to strive for your own best. We keep open minds. We seek only to encourage, empower and entertain. There is no one type. There is no one reason. What we are is a diverse community. What we have, is a culture of fun, discipline and achievements. What there is, is room for everyone – all kinds of people with all kinds of goals who are willing to grow, improve, achieve. There is the way, the Black Belt Way. “


Cedar Mill Martial Arts, is the best place to learn martial arts in Portland. Here, at Cedar Mill Taekwondo we train our students to the best of their ability. Whether they are children, teens or adults of any age, we offer them the best possible way to develop their character and learn taekwondo skills in order to defend themselves when potentially faced by a situation where they need to do so. To learn taekwondo in Portland at Cedar Mill Martial Arts, whether you join us in shape or overweight or with limited flexibility, we will model the trainings according to your ability as an individual without comparing you with others. We are committed to helping you gain the skills and confidence that will enable you to earn black belt and our experienced Masters will be there for you every step of the way. All you need is the willingness to try!

What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that emphasises on kicks. This martial art is intended to develop the whole mind, body and spirit combination and at the same time teach effective self-defense skills. Taekwondo encompasses courtesy, perseverance, self-control, integrity and an indomitable spirit to develop a strong character for everyone who practices it. Commonly interpreted as “the way of the foot and hand,” where “Tae” refers to “foot”, “kick” or “to jump”, “kwon” refers to “fist,”“to block or strike with the hand” and “do”, which means “the way of” or “art.”

Why choose Taekwondo as a Sport?

If you are wondering whether to learn taekwondo in Portland, wonder no more. Taekwondo  is a powerful self-defense sport that heightens your mental and physical powers and encourages you to take control of your life which builds confidence. It also helps you develop discipline by training your body and mind thoroughly, therefore strengthening both your mind and body. Finally, our taekwondo program in Portland, will teach you self-defense tactics by showing you how to recognize the various situations in which you need to defend yourself physically and how you can control such situations to your advantage.

Short History of Taekwondo

Though the name taekwondo has only been used since 1955 when it was first developed by various Korean martial artists in the 1940s and 1950s as a combination of indigenous Korean styles of fighting such as taekkyeon, subak and gwonbeop with a touch of other foreign martial arts such as Chinese martial arts and karate. The roots of this martial art began about 2300 years ago in Korea. Its evolution as a result of the events happening in Korea long ago has made this martial art both a fighting style and a way of life.

Cedar Mill Martial Arts

13547 NW Cornell RD Portland Oregon 97229



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