About Us

Mr. & Mrs. von Phul

Mr von Phul and I started Taekwondo training in Lubbock, Texas in 1989. We were invited by a friend to take class as his guest. We have never stopped! What started as a life-long dream to do the Martial Arts (and get a BLACK BELT!) became a hobby, a full-time pursuit and finally a life-style and career!

We relocated from Texas to Oregon in 1991 as brand new Instructor Trainees and were encouraged by our new instructor to open a club. Since then that Club became a school under one of our juniors and we have gone on to help run and open schools for our senior. In 2005 we purchased Karate for Kids-South Salem.

Since then it has been an absolute JOY to train children and families. To help instill greater Confidence, Courtesy & Self-Control in our next Generation. To be able to watch them achieve the goals they dreamed of for themselves. And to see that “LOOK” in their eyes when something “Clicks” or when they “Succeed”! We especially love the students who overcome challenges or fears and excel beyond their own hopes and dreams.