Kick, Strike, Throw!

I had the opportunity to photograph Master Eddie at his Dojang in the North Portland neighborhood of Kenton. From kids classes to adults, he brings over 30 years of experience to teaching his students. His expertise is in Hapkido, a Korean martial art of self-defense. He is a 45th master of a rare and complete style of martial art called Heuk Choo Kwan (a type of Hapkido) and teaches kicking, striking, join manipulation, ground work, throwing and more. It was so much fun watching the kids, they really get into it and have a lot of fun. It was a challenge photographing the action, since it happens so quickly! Here are few shots from the session.

Interested in learning martial arts? Visit the website to learn more about the Dojang or stop by on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 for an Open House where you can take a free class or just sit back and watch the action! Kids will be from 5-6pm, Teens from 6-7pm and Adults from 7-8pm. Just wear some fitness clothing and you’ll be good to go!