All Taegeuk Forms now available on the website!

We now have videos of all of the Taegeuk forms on the website, demonstrated in real time and by the numbers.

Thanks to our assistant instructors Donovan Kelley and Calvin Paulson for performing the demonstrations!

This will be a great resource for you to use while practicing at home.

Posted on October 31, 2015 .

Strong Showing at the Holiday Cup

 The team takes a group photo during an intermission (most of them have more medals to come)

The team takes a group photo during an intermission (most of them have more medals to come)

We're very proud of our competition team, who made another strong showing at the Holiday Cup last Saturday, winning a total of 17 medals! 

Tournament season is off to a great start this year thanks to the hard work and dedication of our very talented competition team! Congratulations guys!

Posted on November 19, 2014 .

Bringing home the Gold from the Governor's Cup

 Ryan on the podium receiving his gold medal

Ryan on the podium receiving his gold medal

The Annual Washington State Governor’s Cup Taekwondo Championship 2014 was held at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey this October. The event had over 600 competitors from Washington, Oregon, and Canada competing in three divisions: Forms, Board Breaking, and Sparring.   

Our Q's Taekwondo competition team trained hard for this event and it paid off handsomely. Our students brought home 13 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals. 

Congratulations to our students! We're so proud of your dedication and your accomplishments!

Posted on November 19, 2014 .

Kiley and Marcus 4th Dan Black Belt Test

Kiley and Marcus tested for their 4th Dan--Master level--Black Belts on July 19th.

Congratulations to them!

The whole school is so proud of their progress and dedication.

See Facebook for more awesome action photos (courtesy of Doug Budzynski).

 Kiley showing some boards who's boss.

Kiley showing some boards who's boss.

 Marcus's famous flying jump side kick.

Marcus's famous flying jump side kick.


Posted on August 26, 2014 .

Congratulations New Black Belts!

The Black Belt Ceremony and Potluck was a great success thanks to all of our Taekwondo family who attended and shared food! We had a great time celebrating with all of you. Thanks so much for coming!

Congratulations to all our new and promoted Black Belts!

Brady and Briley Conant, Chris and Jack Farrer, and Donovan Kelley were all promoted to 1st Dan Black Belt by the World Taekwondo Federation.

Master Douglas received his 6th Dan from the USNTF. Ms. Anita received her 3rd Dan. Grandmaster Quiming received his 8th Dan designation from the World Taekwondo Council.

Check out the Facebook album for photos and add your own pics!

  All of our new and promoted Black Belts display their certificates.

All of our new and promoted Black Belts display their certificates.

Posted on June 12, 2014 .

Spring Belt Testing

Congratulations to all of our students that achieved a new belt level this spring! Check out our testing album on Facebook and post your own photos to the wall!

  Jack, Donovan, Brady, Briley, and Chris hold their broken boards after successfully testing for their 1st Dan Black Belts.

Jack, Donovan, Brady, Briley, and Chris hold their broken boards after successfully testing for their 1st Dan Black Belts.

Posted on June 3, 2014 .

Black Belt Ceremony and Potluck

This Friday, May 30th, we will be having a Black Belt ceremony for five of our students and all of our instructors!

Brady and Briley Conant, Chris and Jack Farrer, and Donovan Kelley are the first Black Belts produced by our new school, so we're all very excited about their achievement. 

Master Douglas will be receiving his 6th Dan from the USNTF and Ms. Anita will be receiving her 3rd Dan. Grand Master Quiming will be receiving his 8th Dan designation from the World Taekwondo Council.

Grand Master 9th Dan Thomas King will be our honored guest.

The ceremony will begin at 5pm and will be followed by a potluck. 

The sign-up sheet for potluck dishes will be posted on the table next to the class attendance cards.

RSVP on Facebook.

Posted on May 25, 2014 .

Blast from the Past

We love hearing from our former students. Thank you Garett for reaching out with such kind words.

My name is Garett Bugda. I began training with Master Quiming when I was 12 years old. My father was stationed at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. I used to train with my best friend Adrian Moncada.

Those years were very influential to me. I left Tae Kwon Do after leaving the Philippines because frankly I was never impressed with any other school. I joined the Marines after High School and last year I began training again with my three children (16, 12 and 6). 

I regret not getting back into it..but am loving the experience all over again. My children are in love with it and constantly joke about my "intensity" in the Dojo. I am proud to say that I owe my love of Martial Arts to Master Q and although we have not spoken in 30 years, he is still a big influence and inspiration to my training.

Please pass on my best wishes to him and all of his students. They are in wonderful hands.

(Kunye) 

Garett A. Bugda - Brown Belt Tae Kwon Do, Orange Belt - Five Rings Martial Arts

Posted on April 8, 2014 .

Calvin Paulson Promoted to Kukkiwon 3rd Dan

Congratulations to Calvin Paulson for an outstanding performance during his Belt Test in December. He is now a Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Federation) 3rd Degree Black Belt. This is a major accomplishment for any Taekwondo student, especially one as young as Calvin.

Now officially an assistant instructor, he is generous with his time and talents in helping students polish their poomses. He also has self defense skills that are just as sharp as his wit.

Make sure to offer him your congratulations the next time you see him around the dojang.

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Posted on February 17, 2014 .

No Class Valentine's Day, Regular Schedule Saturday and Presidents' Day

This Friday, all classes will be cancelled on account of Valentine's Day. However, we will still have tournament training class on Saturday and all classes as usual on Monday, despite the fact that it is Presidents' Day. (We think the founding fathers would want you practice self-defense in case the British come back.)

Have a great weekend!

Posted on February 13, 2014 .

Q Bo Kickboxing Returns!

After a brief hiatus, Q Bo kickboxing starts up again this week!

Classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:15pm.

Mondays emphasize upper body, Wednesdays incorporate Kali sticks and self-defense techniques, and Fridays are ab day. Every day is a fun and intense interval cardio work out!

Punch cards are available: 12 classes for $50 dollars ($40 for Taekwondo students and their families). 

As always your first class is free!

Posted on February 6, 2014 .

Awesome August Activities

We mixed things up this August with "Welcome Week," "Crazy Classes," and "Family on the Floor." Thanks to all that participated, especially those parents who bravely worked out with us!

Check out our Facebook gallery for more photos! 

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Posted on September 2, 2013 .

Sundaes on Sunday at Loyalty Park

Thanks to everyone that turned out to our "Sundaes on Sunday" event last weekend! We had a ton of fun! Stay posted for information on upcoming Taekwondo family activities, including Movie Night on the 23rd. Check out our  Facebook album for more photos.

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Posted on August 13, 2013 .

Ms. Anita promoted to Kukkiwon 2nd Dan

Anita Lindsey was recently promoted to 2nd Dan Black Belt with the Kukkiwon--the international governing authority for the World Taekwondo Federation.

Her dedication and passion for Taekwondo and our Taekwondo family is truly admirable. She's worthy of her rank. Job well done, Anita!

- Kwanjangnim (Master Q)

 

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Posted on August 8, 2013 .

Belt Testing

May and June were big months for belt testing. We had 27 students in all that advanced. Congratulations to all of them. Their hard work and dedication really paid off. See the Facebook gallery for more testing pics.

 Chris, Jack, Brady, and Briley broke almost more boards than they could carry.

Chris, Jack, Brady, and Briley broke almost more boards than they could carry.

Posted on July 7, 2013 .

Master Douglas promoted to Kukkiwon 5th Dan

This June, Master Douglas was promoted to 5th Dan Black Belt with the Kukkiwon--the international governing authority for the World Taekwondo Federation. There are only 1,605 Kukkiwon-registered 5th Dans in the entire United States, so this is quite the achievement. 

All of our Black Belts at Q's Taekwondo are registered with the Kukkiwon and receive an official Kukkiwon certificate and picture ID card, which ensure that their rank will be recognized by any certified dojang in the world.

Again, congratulations to Master Douglas on his great achievement.

Master Q presents Master Douglas with his Kukkiwon 5th Dan certificate.

Posted on June 30, 2013 .

Q's wins 20 medals at UTA Championship

There was a sea of red and black Q's Taekwondo t-shirts in the stands at the UTA All Star Championship on June 1st. This show of school pride and unity fueled our competitors on their path to victory.

The nine students--including four first-timers--representing Q's Taekwondo beat out a field of over 300 to bring home 20 medals (8 gold, 11 silver, and 1 bronze).

Congratulations to those students and to their parents. We are so proud of you all.

Check out the nice writeup from the Puyallup Patch and our tournament photo gallery on Facebook

 Tournament regular Trey with his gold, silver, and bronze medals along with mom Maria and dad 1st Sgt. James Maddux. James came all the way from the DMZ in Korea to see his son compete.

Tournament regular Trey with his gold, silver, and bronze medals along with mom Maria and dad 1st Sgt. James Maddux. James came all the way from the DMZ in Korea to see his son compete.

Posted on June 18, 2013 .

Strong Showing from Q's Taekwondo at LMA Tournament

Q’s Taekwondo brought home five gold medals from the 2013 LMA Open Taekwondo Championship held at Renton High School on March 16th.  Over 300 competitors participated, representing Taekwondo schools throughout Washington State. Participants competed in Forms and Olympic-style Sparring.  

Q’s Taekwondo had eight students competing in 14 events, bringing home a total of 13 medals, including five gold. None of our students returned empty handed, an especially impressive feat considering that many were first-timers. Watch our website for tournament pics and videos or post your own to our Facebook wall.

We are so proud of all our students. Our strong showing at LMA, especially in Forms, really highlights their strong foundations. Understanding each stance, block, strike, and kick and combining that with the necessary speed, technique, balance, and coordination is the key: that’s the Art of Taekwondo.

Congratulations again to all our competitors!

 LMA Holding Area

LMA Holding Area

Posted on March 31, 2013 .