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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.
My daughter started with PSK as an afterschool program at Richmond Elementary a Japanese immersion school 3 years ago. I began taking classes a few months later at the Oregon Buddhist Temple. I believe that it speaks volumes that these two communities allow our group to use their spaces to teach traditional Japanese Karate. Growing up I studied a similar style of karate with my father from white to black belt and now I am getting the opportunity to share that experience with my child. I would never put my child in a dangerous environment, I feel that both of us getting an exceptional level of training in both kata and kumite. Shihan Sensei and Bettina Sensei command respect while maintaining a level of approachability that I truly appreciate.
I took the self defense class from Mitchell and now feel more confident than perhaps I should. But I would still be going myself if I didn't have personal problems. However, I was so impressed with this class and the instructor that I decided to sign my kids (8 and 10) up and they have been going now for more than six months and not only do they love it, but I love how I am able to integrate pieces of class into our daily lives to smooth some areas. And I now have confidence that my children will be able to protect themselves from most who mean them harm, or at least be able to talk about it. The only thing I must practice patience about is that Mitch can sometimes be easily distracted and go in a different direction than expected, but it is still generally informative. I would and do recommend Mitchell Pennell"s self defense class for any- and everyone.
Don is one of the most patient and understanding people I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He is very skilled, dedicated to his craft, and a great mentor for all ages. I highly recommend anybody from beginner to expert to train under Don!
I've known this man for decades... Class act!! Jim Thomas
We were looking for a dojo for our daughter to continue her karate training when I found Seishinkan Karate On Main. Much to my surprise Sensei Ellis answered the phone and spent time to talk with me about his dojo, asked about our daughter, and set up an appointment right away for us to come in and meet. After our meeting we signed up for a 2 month trial, our daughter knew after the first week she wanted to join. Sensei Ellis goes out of his way to acknowledge each student each day they come in to train. It is obvious to me that Sensei Ellis not only enjoys what he is shares with his students, he enjoys his students.
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!
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.
We offer traditional Japanese kempo martial arts training. Shihan Kurt Van Sickle (6th Dan) is a Northwest representative of SKSKI (Sei Kosho Shorei Kai International). Classes are located at the Sunset Fire Hall (Long St.) in West Linn, Oregon. Class times are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:45 p.m.
Learn karate moves with Westside Martial Arts. They offer Okinawan karate classes and Kobudo instruction. It is based on Kyan and Shorin Ryu karate teaching you all the essential weapons and forms.
These self defense trainers provide karate training, and other programs for clients of all ages. They also offer martial arts training and Taekwondo lessons. They serve parties and summer camps.
Check out Suzanne Miller for quality self defense classes. She studied martial arts for 16 years, including karate, hapkido, judo, as well as aikido.
Saint Helens, OR