Northwest Taekwondo Association


Who Are We

Northwest Taekwondo was founded in 1974. We have operated schools in the Columbia River Gorge continuously since then. We offer Taekwondo focused on Tradition and Self Defense for adults and children. 


Benefits of Taekwondo Training

Northwest Taekwondo Association adult programs help you develop and maintain a sound body and mind, and increase your abilities at self-defense.  


Taekwondo strengthens your body and improves your health through physical exercise and conditioning. Isometric and dynamic tension exercises will allow you to gain better muscle tone and more strength. A gradual building process of safe and easy stretching techniques will enhance flexibility, while breathing and concentration exercises lead to sharper reflexes and senses.  The discipline of Taekwondo leads to increased energy, better health and fitness, greater coordination, and higher self-esteem. These qualities are vital to a happier, longer life. 




The Northwest Taekwondo Academy program helps you recognize and handle situations in which self-defense may be required. Using our completely integrated system, you can learn the techniques you need to defend yourself intelligently in threatening situations. What you learn could prevent you from becoming a victim.


Our Junior Academy

We specialize in teaching children starting at age 5. Our intention is to make children feel good about themselves, and be in physical and mental control. Our teaching methods are sensitively tailored to meet the needs of individual learning differences. All children are taught at their own pace and are never pressured to perform beyond their capabilities   In some cases, our school may provide child therapy. For example, from the self-confidence gained learning how to defend themselves, a shy, withdrawn child may become more outgoing and confident, while an aggressive child will become calm and respectful of others. Parents are truly amazed at the positive difference in attitude their child develops after beginning classes at NWTKDA. A child can walk proud with head held high. Each student learns to say "Yes I can" in life.