About Us

US World Class Taekwondo Happy Valley offers fitness, fun, and self-defense for all ages!

Most of our classes are kid focused – but we have plenty of options for families, athletes, or weekend warriors just wanting to get in shape. With classes offered 6 days per week for students of all ages and experience levels, there’s sure to be something going on just right for you! 

Don’t have prior experience? No problem! You don’t need to be a martial arts expert to train with us. All new students are given introductory lessons on an individual basis so you or your family can practice at your own pace.

You’ll get in great shape fast while building self-confidence and boosting your ability to use the special skills of Taekwondo!

Be sure to read about our instructors below as well, they are highly skilled and eager to help you learn. Call or stop by today to have any additional questions answered. See you soon!
Meet Head Master Minki Seong
Owner at US World Class Taekwondo - Happy Valley in Happy Valley, OR
6th Dan Black Belt

Head Instructor Minki Seong is a native from South Korea – homeland of Taekwondo. He has been practicing martial arts for the last 25 years and holds a 6th Dan Black Belt conferred by the distinguished Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters).


Master Seong has more than a decade of coaching experience, working with beginner to experienced Taekwondo athletes of all ages.


Some of Master Seong’s Awards and Recognitions Include:

  • Team Poomsae Gold Medal: 2016 World Taekwondo President’s Cup G-2 (World Ranking Tournament)

  • Pair Poomsae Gold Medal: 2016 Costa Rica Open Taekwondo Championships G-1 (World Ranking Tournament)

  • Team Poomsae Gold Medal: 2017 Canada Open Taekwondo Championships G-1 (World Ranking Tournament)

  • Pair Poomsae Gold Medal: 2018 US Open Taekwondo Championships G-2 (World Ranking Tournament)

  • Pair Poomsae Gold Medal / Individual Poomsae Gold Medal: 2018 Pan Am Open International Taekwondo Championships G-1 (World Ranking Tournament)

  • Team Poomsae Gold Medal: 2018 Canada OpenTaekwondo Championships G-1 (World Ranking Tournament)

  • Individual Poomsae Gold: 2018 World Taekwondo President’s Cup G-2 (World Ranking Tournament)

  • Individual Poomsae Gold: 2019  US Open Taekwondo Championships G-2 (World Ranking Tournament)

  • Pair Poomsae Gold Medal / Individual Poomsae Gold Medal: 2019 Pan Am Open International Taekwondo Championships G-1 (World Ranking Tournament)

  • Individual Poomsae Bronze: 2019 Chuncheon Korea Open Taekwondo Championships G-2 (World Ranking Tournament)


Certifications

  • 6th Dan Black Belt conferred by Kukkiwon, South Korea

  • Sports for All Licenses, South Korea (Level 3)

  • National Coaching Certificate, South Korea (Level 3)

  • 3rd Class Sports for All Leader: Taekwondo

  • 2nd Class Baby & Children Sports Instructor Leader

  • Certificate of Appreciation: World Traditional Martial Arts Association

Meet Haeri Choi
School Program Manager at US World Class Taekwondo - Happy Valley in Happy Valley, OR
1st Dan Black Belt

Dr. Haeri Choi is a senior research scientist at Oregon Health and Science University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy (Aging Biochemistry) from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 2012. Dr. Choi has over 10 years teaching experience and is the author of 15 journals in the science field. 

Meet Dan Wilson
Instructor at US World Class Taekwondo - Happy Valley in Happy Valley, OR
3rd Dan Black Belt

  • Individual Poomsae Gold Medal: 2018 Canada Open Tae Kwondo Championship G-1 (World Ranking Tournament) 
  • Individual Poomsae Gold Medal: 2019 Washington State Champions 
  • Individual Poomsae Gold Medal: 2019 PanAm Open Tae Kwondo Championship G-1 (World Ranking Tournament) 
  • Individual Poomsae Bronze Medal: 2019 USA National Championships
  • Individual Poomsae Bronze Medal: 2019 Chuncheon Korea Open Taekwondo Championships G-2 (World Ranking Tournament)

Meet Lori Wilson
Instructor at US World Class Taekwondo - Happy Valley in Happy Valley, OR
2nd Dan Black Belt

Meet Lisa Jo Bockhop Adair
Instructor at US World Class Taekwondo - Happy Valley in Happy Valley, OR
3rd Dan Black Belt

  • Individual Poomsae Silver Medal: 2019 Washington State Championships 
  • Individual Poomsae Bronze Medal: 2019 PanAm Open Taekwondo Championships G-1 (World Ranking Tournament)

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How to Get Started

Come join our Happy Valley, OR facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Teen & Adult Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (503) 658-3100 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!