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Portland Martial Arts Instructors

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William F.
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Our family has driven 20 miles, twice a week, for over eight years, to study and practice kajukenbo karate under the kind and compassionate guidance of Situ Rick Cropper. He's one of few seventh degree black belt's in this precise martial art. Cropper takes this art seriously, trains his students hard, and teaches them this life skill in an uncompromising fashion with emphasis on sparring, forms and general mental and physical fitness. We've encouraged friends and family to study under him as well. If searching for a martial arts academy, look no further.

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Ron R.
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Portland Shotokan is one of the finest and most traditional martial arts schools in the greater Portland area. Bettina Sensei and her husband are both dedicated to teaching the art of Shotokan karate while instilling self-discipline, respect, and honor in each and every student that enters their Dojo. I highly recommend that you visit their school, ask questions and take a class or two. Be ready to enjoy a great workout, learn to defend yourself, and be immersed in one of the finest martial arts culture the world has to offer.

Academia Duellatoria
5.0
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Michelle K.
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Jeff is an excellent martial arts teacher. He takes a concept, like punching or rapier and shows it many ways. He takes a hands on approach and helps students hold the sword. During the last rapier class Jeff moved a little quickly through some material that was very new to some other folks. If he could slow down on explaining some rapier drills, that might be good. But, Jeff makes a difference. I use what I learn in class about martial arts, spatial awareness, and strategy during my day. I enjoy going to Academia Duellatoria

Impact Jiu Jitsu
5.0
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Skylar H.
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My experience working with Bryan Nuro has been everything that I was looking for in training in mixed martial arts. After I had my first practice with Bryan I knew that I was going to be sticking around for a long time. I have been training in private lessons with Bryan for about five months now going three times a week and I feel that I am at the level of someone who has been training twice as long as me. I am now in the best shape I have ever been in and I have learned more than I could have ever asked for. Bryan is a superb coach and I wouldn't be where I am without him . I look forward to every practice and I always leave practice with a great vibe.

  • 5 years in business
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Joshua bee A.
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Shanti Webley is an excellent teacher! I have been training Tai Chi for many years, and Webley was able to crystalize my understanding and more importantly, my experience of Chi... I can say this man has changed my life for the better and opened a powerful universe to my innerstanding!

Gracie Barra
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
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Tom P.
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Head instructor is Fabiano Scherner, multiple time world champion Brasilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Awesome team, has a large number of blue, purple, brown and black belts that left other gyms to train there. Everyone super friendly and really into helping out beginners. Fun place to workout. Also it is in the same building as a weight lifting gym that gives a huge discount

  • 43 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jim T.
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I've known this man for decades... Class act!! Jim Thomas

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Sharole B.
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Sensei Paul Keller is truly an excellent teacher of the Martial Arts! He is extremely patient and clear in his instruction, and he sets a bar for every student that allows them to achieve their best! My husband and son are also students at his dojo, and I would highly recommend him and his school to anyone interested in learning karate!

Northwest Fighting Arts
5.0
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Daniel T.
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I've been attending classes at NWFA for many years, and I find myself constantly learning new things. All the people I've had a chance to train with are super friendly, and the instructors are very helpful. Staying motivated has rarely been a problem, and with all the different systems offered there, I feel like I will never run out of things to learn. I have the utmost respect for all the instructors, and highly recommend taking classes here.

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Our Schedule: We run our programs so that students can pick and choose their classes from our schedule that offers classes everyday for every student. Our class diversity: We have 3-4 year old classes, 5-7, 8-13, Teen mixed martial arts, adult traditional classes, fitness kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and FIT classes. Our coaches: We have the most experiences coaches and staff of any surrounding school.

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Classes at the Portland Shaolin Center introduce people of all experience levels to the basics of the 1500-year-old martial art Shaolin Kung Fu (Shaolin Gongfu). The training includes physical conditioning, internal and external styles, animal styles, empty-hand and weapons forms, meditation, sparring, Ch'i Kung, and T'ai Ch'i Ch'uan. We emphasize a technique-based, pragmatic approach to studying the full curriculum of traditional Chinese martial arts.

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I am a private martial arts instructor. My business is under construction, but I am still training privately in self-defense. I am a 2nd degree black belt. I have been training for over 20 years. I train and teach Shotokan and Kyokushin karate. Kyokushin is a Shotokan and Muay Thai mix, so the style history are Japanese and Thai based.

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We provide private martial arts instruction for people who want the real deal, with customized curriculum for individuals or small groups. My qualifications: * 4th degree black belt Kenpo Karate * 3rd degree black belt Jujutsu * 3rd degree black belt Judo * teaching certifications in police and military hand-to-hand * teaching certification in Infinite 9 Tai Chi * weapons training a specialty

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I have been teaching martial arts since 1998. I teach choy li fut kung fu, yang style tai chi chuan, and submission grappling.

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This is the only full-time Karate dojo which teaches Kyokushin Karate in North West of United States. Head instructor is a Japanese. It has an acupuncture treatment room for an acute or a chronic martial arts rerated injury.

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We offer martial art class for 3- to 5-year-old, 7- to 13-year-old, teen, and all adults. Benefit of the class: * Respect * Discipline * Confidence * Self-defense * Personal development * Physical fitness

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We are the leaders in personal development through martial arts training. Many programs are available, whether you are 3 years old or 75. We are the only martial arts academy sanctioned as a US Olympic committee official member. Martial arts training, Karate and Taekwondo we serve Beaverton, Rock Creek, Tanasbourne, Bethany, Forest Heights, Cedar Mill and Oak Hills areas since 2003. Birthday parties available, as well as summer camps.

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Practical, effective self defense. We welcome clients of all ages.

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With martial arts teaching careers that began as far back as 1989, the instructors at the Academy of Modern Martial Arts have over 50 years of combined experience assisting individuals and families to be both safer and more secure. With over 16 years in Lake Oswego alone, our long standing in the community speaks for itself. We do not utilize contracts, charge for advancement, or have any hidden fees. Students choose to train with us on a month by month basis. We firmly believe that if you offer people enough information, they will make a decision that is right for them. That is why we always offer a complimentary class, so you can see the training for yourself. Visit our studio yourself to see why so many people choose to entrust their training to the professional staff at the Academy of Modern Martial Arts. You owe it to yourself to experience the tremendous benefits of martial arts fitness training.

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Welcome to Bridgetown Aikido. We are the place for you to start your Aikido training in Portland, Oregon. Aikido is a non-aggressive martial art based on the principle of blending with an attack and redirecting it, instead of harming or injuring one's opponent. We are a traditional Aikido dojo, affiliated with Aikikai Hombu Dojo (Aikido World Headquarters) in Japan. Aikido is an excellent form of physical exercise and self defense. The study of Aikido involves learning smooth, balanced and coordinated movement in a non-competitive, cooperative atmosphere. We invite you to train with us. All levels are welcome.

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I provide an experienced martial arts instruction, with individual, personal service. I have 70 years of combined teaching experience (39 and 31, respectively). References are available upon request.

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Need Karate Instruction

Tualatin, OR

  • Discipline
    Karate
  • Reason
    Leisure/sport
  • Age
    6-9

Need a Martial Arts Instructor

Portland, OR

  • Discipline
    Jiu Jitsu
  • Reason
    Leisure/sport
  • Age
    14-17
  • Details
    I come back from my school to home at 3 and I've nothing to do 'till 8:00

Need a Chinese Martial Arts Instructor

Portland, OR

  • Discipline
    Kung Fu
  • Reason
    Self improvement / discipline
  • Age
    18 or over
  • Details
    really interested in Chin-na or Chinese grappling
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