Rain Dragon Martial Arts
High Quality Aikido and Taekwondo Instruction
(360) 601-9209  

7613 NE St Johns Rd
Vancouver, WA 98665

Ryan Bowen, Taekwondo instructor, teaches
Bryan Walker, Taekwondo student, the short staff (09/2005)
Photo courtesy of Alpine Taekwondo.

Leadership and instructor certification (09/2005). 
Photo courtesy of Alpine Taekwondo.  


What is Taekwondo?

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Rain Dragon  
(360) 601-9209

This Korean martial art  has been independently developed for over 20 centuries, and is a free-fighting combat sport using bare hands and feet to repel an opponent. It features intense kicking combined with rapid hand motions and fluid body movements. It is primarily a kicking art, famous for its powerful kicks, with a fairly linear style and an emphasis on keeping the opponent well away from the body instead of closing in for the decisive blow. 

While most traditional aspects have been maintained, after Taekwondo's acceptance as an official Olympic sport, the main focus of modern Taekwondo is athleticism.  

Its philosophy is based on the following tenets: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. The mental, physical, and spiritual effort that the student contributes during training helps develop these positive attributes, enabling him or her to become a more well-rounded and responsible person.

Benefits of Taekwondo 
  • Increase physical fitness and endurance.
  • Improve flexibility and balance.
  • Build higher levels of self-confidence, self­ esteem and self-discipline.
  • Increase awareness and learn techniques to prevent and handle conflicts and violence. 
  • Learn about the traditions of Korea, as well as the Olympic sport.
We offer Taekwondo classes for children and adults (ages ~4 to 95).

Board breaks are never required, but they sure are fun!