NW Rising Sun at Lake Shore instruction is ITF Taekwon-Do based on the teachings of the Founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi. Students are taught to use these techniques to avoid injury and allow for an escape, should a situation arise.This art builds discipline, self-confidence and self-respect. Our classes provide a great cardio workout that addresses whole body fitness in an enjoyable and safe atmosphere. Taekwon-Do is for all ages and body types, and teaches ways of enhancing your life through training your body and mind. Whatever your present physical condition, the training is carefully tailored to slowly introduce you to this fascinating and dramatic art of self defense. With that, it’s our mission to provide you with quality instruction in an environment that helps students achieve their goals. We are a community of like-minded individuals who come together to study, practice, and make each other better!
TIMES: Monday & Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30pm COST: Members: $40/month, Non-mem: $50/month (+tax)
Scott Saccareccia – Chief Instructor, 6th Dan A-6-129
Instructor Bios: Mr. Scott Saccareccia is an ITF 6th degree black belt, ITF certified international instructor, and the Secretary General of the OTFA. I began training in 1987 in Portland, Oregon and started teaching in 1991. During my career, I have competed in Taekwon-Do events locally, regionally, and internationally.
As a 6th degree black belt, I have had the opportunity to train under Grand Masters, and Masters who received their own instruction directly from Gen. Choi Hong Hi, the Founder of Taekwon-Do. Additionally, I’ve had the privilege to test under Grand Master C.E. Sereff of the USTF while also holding the office of USTF Oregon State Director.
Being the Chief Instructor of the Northwest Rising Sun Taekwon-Do schools and also the Head Instructor of Lake Shore Taekwon-Do allows me to share my passion for teaching and training with people of varying skill levels, and from all walks of life here in the pacific northwest. I look forward to assisting my students with achieving their goals in Taekwon-Do.
Lawrence Archer – Head Instructor, 4th Dan A-4-536
Mr. Lawrence Archer – It is important that you know a little bit about me; my interest in martial arts began, possibly like you, at a young age. I realized early in my journey that my training would become more than just a hobby. Martial arts influences me past the training floor, and touches almost every aspect of my life. As an instructor I am affiliated with the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), The ITF is the largest martial arts organization in the world and the original organization created by the founder of Taekwon-Do. I’m also affiliated with the Original Taekwon-Do Federation of America (OTFA). The OTFA was founded Master Vincent A. Affatigato (8th Degree), who has the desire to teach, learn, and practice authentic Taekwon-Do as Gen. Choi defined the art. Master Affatigato had the privilege to train numerous times with the late Gen. Choi.
Although I am a 4th degree black belt, I continue to train under the instruction of our Chief Instructor, Mr. Scott Saccareccia (6th Dan) and Secretary General of the OTFA. I’ve also had the privilege to train with both Gen. Choi and Master Affatigato. I continue to compete regionally, nationally, and internationally as well. Taekwon-Do has grown into a passion that has helped create great life-long friendships, allowed me to travel to different parts of the world, and find a home where like minded people are always striving for excellence. I wish to inspire you to challenge yourself everyday, to show courtesy, have integrity, practice self control, and always persevere with indomitable spirit! I look forward to enhancing your Taekwon-Do experience by sharing my passion of the art.