U.S. World Class Taekwondo Association Headquarters Kids Martial Arts

Welcome to US World Class Taekwondo Association

US World Class Taekwondo Association is the largest group of professional martial arts schools in U.S. West since 1988 providing quality instructions to more than 175,000+ students worldwide. We offer more than 200,000 square feet state of art combined training facilities throughout the world. Founded on the principles of teaching excellence, personal attention and tradition, we provide you with the most complete and effective methods to reach your full potential.

At US World Class Taekwondo Martial Arts, our instructors are personally selected, not only for their martial arts skills, but also for their ability to effectively communicate their knowledge and understanding to students of all ages. Our combined experience among Instructors, Masters, and Grand Master exceed more than 1200 years of expertise in Martial Arts. It is no surprise that US World Class Taekwondo Martial Arts instructors are ranked among the finest in the world.

At US World Class Taekwondo Martial Arts Association, we are interested not only in self defense skills, but also in the complete personal development of each student. Individual attention is a feature of each and every class, allowing our students to progress quickly and easily toward their personal goals. Our instructors take their responsibilities as role models for younger students seriously, teaching them the importance of strong character, bully prevention, leadership and good values.

Meet Rick Shin
Richard Shin

Chief Master Rick Shin has been training Taekwondo for the past 35 years and holds a 7th Degree Black Belt. He is currently Oregon State Taekwondo President, Executive Director of Pan American Taekwondo Union and CEO of U.S. World Class Taekwondo Association. He was an official delegate to 2008 & 2012 World Taekwondo Championships. He is certified International Referee & Master Instructor by Pan American Taekwondo Union and World Taekwondo Headquarters.

Chief Master Rick Shin truly believes that Taekwondo can be a life-changing experience, “I know I wouldn't be where I am at today without Taekwondo in my life. Taekwondo gave me the determination, focus and dedication that I needed to be successful in my life. My goal in teaching Taekwondo is to offer everyone the positive experience I had”.

The U.S. World Class Taekwondo Association is the largest group of professional Taekwondo schools in the United States. Since 1988, the Association has been providing quality instruction to over 175,000 students worldwide and it all started in Portland, Oregon!

We offer personalized instruction based on your needs. Our experienced, award-winning instructors are ready to help you reach your fullest potential. Whether you want to learn discipline, lose weight or just try something new - we can tailor a program that fits your needs and fitness level. We have classes for all ages and specialize in family instruction. Whatever your need - we are ready to serve you!

Martial arts is a tool. It's something we use to improve ourselves and our lives. For a child being bullied, it's an opportunity to stand up for himself, and gain confidence and pride. For an adult lacking passion and drive, it's an opportunity to really put your heart into something - and reap the rewards of that hard work. And for the person who wants the ability to protect herself and her loved ones - it's an opportunity to add safety, confidence, and courage to her life.