Our program has been developed by Master Roy Gilbertson, a licensed physical education. He is a 14 time US National medalist with 39+ years of TaeKwonDo training. His extensive research and teaching ability is what has made our program what it is today.
Our family of instructors is what makes the difference! Each instructor has gone through the entire Northwest program themselves. In addition they continue their education and training at intensive black belt classes and specialized seminars. They are the best at motivating, encouraging and training because we give them the tools to do so!
Our academy’s have proven to be the finest martial arts schools in the area, dedicated to making your martial arts experience an enjoyable, educational and exciting journey. Our instructors lead by example and teach each and every student equally with enthusiasm and patience. They have studied and trained for years to qualify as part of the Northwest Instructors team.
Our carefully structured programs go far beyond punching, blocking and kicking. We will inspire you to stay fit with a comprehensive development program. We will empower you by teaching highly effective self-defense skills while building confidence and self-discipline. We pledge to make each student’s journey as fun, inspiring and educating as possible. We monitor progress closely and walk with students every step of the way. It is our goal to improve your quality of life and help you become the best you can be
TaeKwonDo is a Korean form of self-defense and the most practiced form of martial arts in the world today. Loosely translated, “Tae Kwon Do” means the art of kicking and punching, but it also carries a much deeper meaning that cannot be translated literally. It implies discipline of the mind, body as well as the spirit. It implies a way of life that is healthier and more productive. It implies overcoming difficult challenges that are confronted on a daily basis.
The Northwest Tae Kwon Do Academy is headed by World Class Martial Artist and 8th Degree Black Belt Master Roy Gilbertson. Master Gilbertson is a 4 time US National Champion and a licensed Physical Education teacher. Currently the Northwest Martial Arts Academy has 14 locations.