These fun, enriching classes help kids in many profound ways: they learn to respect themselves & others... how to defend themselves... the importance of peace & diplomacy... and so much more. Click now to learn more.
Learn powerful self-defense to keep yourself & your loved ones safe & sound. Develop more focus, inner-strength & discipline. And have fun in a community of friendly instructors & students.
To a Portland resident ready for an
amazing experience with martial arts,
Many years ago, I was like you. I hadn't thrown a kick or a punch. Martial arts seemed as foreign as the far eastern countries it came from. Yet, for some reason, I was drawn toward these arts. Something pulled me in.
Years later—after lots of intense training—I became a master in my art. But that wasn't enough for me. In the same way I was drawn to learn martial arts, I felt a calling to teach it and pass on its timeless lessons to our community.
Along the way, I learned how to give my students the best experience possible. Here's what you can expect when you walk through our doors:
The Best Instructors You'll Ever Encounter.
A great teacher is essential for a transforming experience. Our instructors are hand-picked for their passion, expertise, and for their desire to teach the profound lessons of martial arts to all who would listen.
They're eager to help you learn and grow. They'll push you to surpass your limits, challenge you to rise above challenges, and answer any and all questions you have along the way.
They're patient, knowledgeable, and there for you.
An Uplifting, Clean & Safe Environment.
Next, it's critical that our facility be clean, safe and a positive environment. After all, the best instructors can't make up for dirt, grime, broken equipment and an out-dated atmosphere. The entire studio is cleaned daily - and very rigorously too. We scrub the mats, sweep and mop the floors, wipe down the equipment and more.
When you walk in, you'll walk into a clean space that breathes support and positivity. And you'll instantly know that this is a place for reaching goals and achieving success.
And finally, community is the final ingredient. Our instructors and facility are the perfect environment for people to come together, encourage each other, and help each other learn and grow. Veteran members help out beginners in learning. People partner up for exercises, and motivate each other to try their hardest.
And often, entire families train here. After all, we have kids and adult programs, and often parents train with adults while their children learn and grow with other kids.
On this website, you'll learn more about our programs and our school so you can decide if you feel we're a good fit. You'll have the option to try out our classes with an amazing, risk-free offer. That way you can come into our studio and make sure, firsthand, we're the right school for you.
I can't wait for the opportunity to help you master the martial arts.
George C. Hristescu
Kids Martial Arts
Martial arts have been taught to kids for literally thousands of years. The training builds the traits of discipline, focus, patience, and compassion. While compassion may be a surprising term when used with martial arts, it's important to understand that martial arts teach non-violence, diplomacy, and understanding.
Talking and understanding one another's viewpoints are seen as greater means to an end than violence. Violence is taught as the very last option a child should ever consider, and even then, only when it's important to defend oneself.
Adult Martial Arts
Men and women in our community come to our adult martial arts classes for lots of reasons. Some have encountered dangerous situations where they felt hopeless. They wanted to gain the skills and techniques required for safety and protection. Most of all, they wanted to no longer feel helpless. Others want fitness. Martial arts is a great workout.
It forces you to use your body in new ways, causing muscle development, fat loss, muscle toning, improved stamina, balance and coordination. And still, others come to use for the profound inner-growth that comes with martial arts training. It breeds discipline, self-respect, self-confidence, and inner-calm. Qualities for a happy, peaceful life.