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  • The Life & Legacy of Bruce Lee

    For many martial artists, Bruce Lee is probably the first person that comes to mind in conversations of the greatest or most inspirational. In fact, Bruce Lee’s name and story transcends martial arts. For many in my generation, Bruce Lee was a superhero, and the reason many of us became interested in martial arts in the first place. Also, his philosophies were just as powerful as his punches. Though his life was cut short at the age of 32, he left behind a legacy that continues to inspire even to this day. Y O U N G B R U C E Bruce Lee was born as Lee Jun-fan on November 27th, 1940 in San Francisco. His parents were on tour with the Chinese Opera and ....

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  • Check out our newest video: Kick Like A Pro #7: The Spinning Hook Kick | Taekwondo for Beginners

    We're back with Episode 7 of our Kick Like A Pro series, and as we promised in the last episode, today, we’re learning the Spinning Hook Kick. The Spinning Hook Kick is a powerful spinning kick that lands head level, and we consider it a staple of Taekwondo. Why? Because the way you execute it in Taekwondo is very different than any other martial arts. Stay until the end to see what makes this kick special and listen to our pro tips. Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you think! ....

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  • 10 of the Best Day Trips Near Portland

    At W1 Taekwondo in Portland, OR, we preach and value hard work, determination and dedication. However, we also realize the importance of rest & relaxation. We understand that working too hard will only lead to a loss of focus, burnout and fatigue. With the weekend finally here, we decided to share a list of 10 day trips around the Portland area. Most of these locations can be reached from the Portland area in about two hours, but some may take up to 3 or a bit longer. In a 24 hour day, that still gives you about ten hours to explore each area and make it back home in time to sleep a full eight hours. Columbia River Gorge (~1-2 hrs) The first ....

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  • May 2021 Belt Graduation - Congratulations to our students!

    On May 21st, 2021, we hosted our latest belt graduation. After testing the students, we recognized each of them for their hard work and dedication, then presented them with their appropriate belts. Everyone passed! Congratulations to all of our students for reaching the next level in their Taekwondo training. Here's a short video to commemorate the event. ....

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  • 10 Benefits of Taekwondo

    When you think of Taekwondo, you might only think of it as a skill or a form of exercise. However, Taekwondo offers many more benefits that aren't necessarily obvious at first glance. Not only is Taekwondo beneficial on a physical level, but on a mental and spiritual level as well. No matter your age, you are bound to be positively impacted by practicing Taekwondo. Let's take a look at ten different benefits of Taekwondo. SELF DEFENSE Though Taekwondo has evolved into a competitive sport, its original purpose was self defense. Taekwondo also teaches dodging and evasive maneuvers meaning that you’ll have a better chance of avoiding a would be attacker. Also, using your ....

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  • Join Us For the Best Kids Martial Arts in Portland

    Welcome To Our New Website! We’re Proud To Serve Portland with Kids Martial Arts! At W1 Taekwondo, we are working hard to go above and beyond for every person who walks through our doors. And you could be next! We are offering Portland a hands-on approach to Kids Martial Arts. And you don’t need any prior experience to succeed! Come visit us at W1 Taekwondo and see for yourself what makes us the best Kids Martial Arts facility in town. Just fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! And don't forget to click below to visit us on our social media pages!! ....

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