SW Portland Martial Arts Blog

Even More Martial Arts Classes

February 15th, 2021

Jaydra choking Lara... with good structure, of course.Hey peeps! We’ve got two new classes on the menu. One has been online for a long time and is coming back to the physical world this Friday: Jaydra’s internal martial arts class. If you are a martial artist, you know that structure is everything. You also know that it is hard to do the kind of fundamental drills that you should be doing to work on structure. Jaydra’s class will provide you a space to work those drills that will improve your understanding of structure and it will also probably be super fun and challenging. It happens every Friday at 10am, over at the Sunset gym.

The other new class is another striking class but with a different coach. If you’re part of the Mo Duk Pai community, you probably already know Sifu Jeremy. If you aren’t a MDP student, don’t worry – he’s awesome at teaching folks to punch and kick with increasingly amazing levels of skill. His class happens Mondays at 6pm at the Sunset gym.

You could do both of these classes! Learn the fundamental structure you need for all your martial arts endeavors, and then apply that structure by walloping some pads.

Confused by our massive array of classes? Don’t worry. We have thoughtfully put them all on our schedule page.

New Class!

January 7th, 2021

We’re happy to announce that we are adding more internal martial arts to our schedule! In addition to our Friday online internal martial arts class, we are adding in a Taiji class.

Classes will be held outdoors, in the Rieke playground area, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am – Noon. All levels of experience are welcome! As with all our programs, the first week is free for new students.

Check here for more info about the class content and the instructor.

More Outdoor, Less Online.

December 31st, 2020

Attendance matters. People aren’t really using the online classes much, and folks are showing up to the outdoor classes. The solution seems obvious! More outdoor classes and less online classes.

All are welcome! If you’ve never done a class with us, just show up ready to train – rain or shine.

The Freeze: Day 39

December 27th, 2020

Despite not being able to run classes inside, despite not being able to make contact with one another, we are still training and making progress.
We are always saying we look at training as a lifelong endeavor, something you can do no matter what the circumstances, so here we are, adapting, training, and still improving.

The Freeze: Day 26

December 14th, 2020

Kid’s martial arts class. Today, we explore the magical toolkit that is our hands. What happens when we hit with a closed fist? What happens when we hit with an open hand? Fun things, that’s what!

CrossFit class. What happens when you mix two movements together? Well, you get a new movement, that’s obvious. Today we mixed the Kb snatch with the lunge. Unsurprisingly, it was really challenging. Surprisingly, it was fun.

Martial arts class. More basic hand strikes: forearm horizontal, full backfist, reverse backfist, palm up chop, and palm down chop. Plus also just hitting the bag a lot because I’ve got lots of hitting to spare these days.