Welcome to the Qián Kūn Institute (pronounced chee-en kwen). Our institute was founded to provide the people of Portland and its surrounding communities with an introduction to the depth and wealth of Chinese culture.
When former Wushu and Tai Chi world champions Master Shàowén Yù and Master Gāo, Jiāmĭn moved to Portland and put down roots, their goal was to create a world-class Wushu and Tai Chi training center. The result is the U.S. Wushu Center, which has grown to become the premier Chinese martial arts center in the Northwestern U.S.
As time passed and their family grew, Shàowén and Jiāmĭn expanded their vision to include other elements of the Chinese culture they grew up with. This dream led the the creation of the Qián Kūn Institute, where traditional Chinese culture and language could be taught to U.S. students, including their own children.
At its current location in Northwest Portland, the Qián Kūn Institute provides high quality classrooms, athletic facilities, and event space. We look forward to sharing our programs with you and participating with other Portland area Chinese cultural organizations.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 3pm – 8pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 8am – 3pm