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Vishwa Amarnath reviewed U.S. World Class Taekwondo
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This is an awesome place with one of the best instructor for Taekwondo. Master Danny Jang is an exceptional instructor and has trained athletes for world class competitions including the US Nationals. He is very patient and takes the time to understand the athlete needs and work with them to bring the best.

Tyler Decker reviewed U.S. World Class Taekwondo
5
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I started training here when I was 19, and got my black belt in this location as well. when I started I figured they would just teach me how to fight. I learned a lot about myself, and how I not only would change the way my body moves, but how I think as well. I've learned so much since I have started training here, and I keep learning new things everyday I come. it's a great family atmosphere, and Master Danny Jang is a top notch instructor who has a blend of disciple and having fun. great for both adults and kids.

Claudia TG reviewed U.S. World Class Taekwondo
5
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Excellent school,very good and friendly instructors. My son, my daughter, my husband and I, we all four practice taekwondo it is very nice because while we exercise we also have fun. At the moment we are green belt,but we have good support from our instructors to reach the black one, so we can be ready to learn. I really recommend this place.

Troy Tatum reviewed U.S. World Class Taekwondo
5
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True Korean Master! The best kids and adults martial art school in Tigard hands down. I have known Master Danny for about 3 years and would recommend training under him. Don't be fooled by lower prices at other schools, you get what you pay for!

Beth Granum reviewed U.S. World Class Taekwondo
5
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My son loves US World Class Taekwondo Tigard! We joined nearly two years ago after a friend recommended the school. We live in Beaverton and there are three or four taekwondo schools that are closer to our house, but it's worth the drive! Master Danny and Ms. Alicia are fantastic instructors and are very involved with the community.

Kirsten Leniger reviewed U.S. World Class Taekwondo
5
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My 5 year old daughter loves the Tiny Tigers class! We make it to class about 2-3 times a week and she never hesitates when it's time to load up and head over. She loves being in class and practices unprompted at home (I listen to her count to ten in Korean, practice 10 Motions, and Guarding Stance). My 2 year old son watches the class and participates from the sidelines, it's pretty funny to watch. He'll be so excited when he can join his own class in a year and a half! Ms. Alicia is great at keeping 4 and 5 year old attentions and the assistant teachers are great, too!

Kristi Baker reviewed U.S. World Class Taekwondo
5
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My family loves this place. I have 4 of our children enrolled in class and they are loving the instructors. It's affordable on a fixed income to have most of my family taking their classes and both myself & husband will be looking to join our children within the next year. Since my boys have started taking classes here.....they have become more respectful and happier children. They feel they are working towards each belt they earn while learning discipline and respect for others around them. We have been to two other places for martial arts with the boys and this place is the best one in Tigard.

Elizabeth Caceres reviewed U.S. World Class Taekwondo
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We've had our daughter with this dojang for close to a year and she has really thrived here. Danny and Alicia take pride in their students and truly invest in them; giving them the best teaching and experience. They are aware of each individual and have done a wonderful job working with families in our community and representing diversity here.

Angie Tobin Allee reviewed U.S. World Class Taekwondo
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U.S. World Class Taekwondo Tigard is the best! The classes have helped my son with focus, confidence, coordination, balance, strength, respect, assertiveness, and most importantly for him--friendships! The owners/masters are very encouraging with the students, and I love how students of all abilities and ages can learn successfully at their own pace here.

It's also great how experienced students with higher belts help students in the lower belt classes. These classes would be good for anyone, but I especially recommend them for people who don't thrive in team sports. Plus, as a parent, I greatly appreciate the "Kids Night Out" parties where the kids get to have parties at one of their favorite places while parents get some free time. And the summer camps are a blast for the kids!

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How do you set achievable goals?

Believe in yourself.

This is the first thing you should do prior to setting any lofty goals. At the core of goal setting, you must have a flicker of belief that you can attain the goals that are deep down inside of you.

What do you want to do?

I find in myself and through observing others that self doubt often leads to excuses. People will say things like “I want to do ____, but it’s not a good time for that right now”. Or “ I would love to learn guitar, join a martial arts class or start exercising, but I don’t have any free time, not enough money or I’m too old”. Wrong. These excuses are everywhere, but it doesn’t have to be you that uses them.

Why now and not later?

Did you ever wonder why January 1st is the “perfect” time to change your life habits? The timing of the new year craze is about support. We feel pressure when everyone else around us is quitting smoking or working out. We work out in the new year in part due to the peer pressure we feel. In terms of motivation, this is more of an external motivator rather than an intrinsic motivator. It goes back to the first line I wrote: Believe in yourself.

Goals that mean something.

In order to set deeply rooted goals they must come from the heart. You yourself must first believe in the changes that need to be made. Go big or go home. Set goals that will make some sort of difference. Try not to tell everyone what you are up to. Try and minimize the advertising of your goals as to not put that external pressure on yourself. Trust me you are going to feel plenty of pressure without everyone adding to it.

Goal setting strategies.

I always ask my students to set three different goals. A short term goal (1-6 months), a Mid-term goal (6 mo-1 year) and a long term goal (1 year-5 years ). The short term goal is something simple that won’t be overly difficult to accomplish. This should be something that will inspire you. Something you will see the results of within a few weeks or months. For example: One of my short term goals is to run three miles with out stopping. Notice I said “without stopping”. I might crawl for the last quarter mile but hey, if I make it, I make it!

The Mid-Term goal should in some way be connected to the short term goal so when you gain the momentum of achieving the first goal you set, you will just continue into phase two. The Mid-Term goal should be something realistic and should take approximately (6 months to 1 year) to accomplish. My short term goal for me was directly linked to one of my needs as a martial artist. This need is all about endurance.  I must have strong endurance in order to compete at the high level I wish to obtain. While working on my short term goal, I am simultaneously accomplishing my mid-term goal of my overall athleticism improving. I want to be able to train and compete without feeling like my muscles are completely maxed out. I need “staying Power”. This will be a lengthy process and consists of safely working out in tune with a stable diet. When this goal has been completed, on to phase three.

Long Term goal setting is tricky. One of my personal long term goals is to win another World Champion title. Well, this technically falls into the mid-term goal because a competition season is 1 year. The reason I put it as a long term goal is because while a tournament season is 1 year, it may take me 1-2 years to get to the level I need to be at in order to be competitive with my peers. Set a long term goal that is a dream of yours, not a fantasy.

You need positive support.

With that said, you do need support. You need support from people who have your best interest in mind. You want support from those who will not judge you in a negative way, but instead will encourage and inspire you. This might be your mom, dad, spouse, trainer or instructor. It is imperative you have a mentor that will be a sideline cheerleader for you. You will need help because jumping out of your day to day routine can be very difficult.

Let USWC Taekwondo Tigard help you reach your goals!