Buchanan Taekwondo

Spokane's Premiere Taekwondo Studio

Braeden Buchanan

About our program...

Buchanan Taekwondo is a program for everyone. Class enrollment gives the student access to a rigorous training program designed for the competitive minded athlete. Taekwondo is a Korean martial art discipline.  The World Taekwondo Federation - the governing body of Taekwondo based in Seoul, Korea - states ...

"Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics."

World Taekwondo Federation


About Our Instructors...

Master Todd Buchanan, 4th DaniM 2015
Todd Buchanan
Master Todd Buchanan has been practicing Martial Arts for over 28 years, including Taekwondo, Hapkido, Karate and Judo. Currently he holds a 5th Degree Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt in Taekwondo and has instructed for more than 24 years. In addition, Todd is an active sport competitor, competing nationally and internationally. Along with numerous State Championships to his credit he is a seven time U.S National Medalist and three time U.S. National Poomse Champion. As a former member of the University of Washington Taekwondo club, Mr. Buchanan trained with many elite national and international champions under the direction of Master Leon Preston, 7th degree black belt. Todd has also served as an assistant coach to the WA State Jr. Elite Team and State Jr. Team. Todd is currently training in Seattle and will be serving as the program advisor and team coach for Buchanan Taekwondo. He will offer many special training opportunities and seminars throughout the year.

Matt Buchanan, 2nd Dan
Matt Buchanan

Mr. Buchanan has also been practicing Martial Arts for over 28 years, including Taekwondo, Hapkido, Karate and Judo. Currently he holds a 4th Degree Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt in Taekwondo and has instructed, refereed, and coached athletes for more than 24 years. For the past twenty years, Mr. Buchanan is an educator at the following institutions: Spokane Public School District 81 in the area Digital Game Programming, AP Computer Science, and Eneterprise Web Development (11th and 12th grade students); Past instructor for the Computer Information Systems program at Spokane Community College in the area of Computer Networking, Web Development, and Programming; former adjunct Professor for the College of Business and Public Administration at Eastern Washington University in the area of Management Information Systems As an educator, Mr. Buchanan is the Ed-Tech Leader for NewTech Skills Center as well as a Blended Learning coach.  His experiences bring many valuable educational techniques into the Dojang. Some of these techniques include Continuous Improvement, Online learning for the Martial Artist, and Student Ownership which build confidence in all of his students and gear them toward personal success. Mr. Buchanan was the director and owner of the Olympic Martial Arts Center in the Coeur d'Alene/Hayden Lake areas for six years and has raised his family in the Spokane Valley for the past 29 years. All four of his children, Todd, Kelli, Loren, and Megan, have had extensive martial arts backgrounds and have grown to be respective leaders in their own communities in Washington state.

Richard Kimball

Richard Kimball

Mr. Richard Kimball, 2nd Dan Black Belt, is currently an Assistant Instructor for Buchanan Taekwondo. He is an IT professional for the Washington State Judicial System and is active in community leadership.  Mr. Kimball assists in teaching child and adult classes.

Nicholas Parkman

Nicholas Parkman 

Mr. Nicholas Parkman,  1st Dan Black Belt, is currently an Assistant Instructor for Buchanan Taekwondo. He is also boyscout and a student at Central Valley High School. Mr. Parkman has practiced Taekwondo for several years at Buchanan Taekwondo and brings a tremendous positive energy to the school.

Taekwondo in the 2016 Olympic Games

Olympic Games 2008

 

irononMan 2015

Todd Buchanan

Congratulations!Master Todd Buchanan Couer d' Alene iM 2015