SW Portland Martial Arts Blog

All the Programming

November 27th, 2022

If you ever have a desire to see any of our CrossFit programming for the last 3 years, it’s right here. Help yourself.

Now, the question arises, why would you want to look at the programming?

First, I strongly advise against looking at it before you come to class. That’s the kind of thing that makes people cherry pick workouts (come to the ones they like and avoid the stuff they don’t like.)

Second, if you’re stuck in your garage gym and you need a workout, our programming is right there for you to use. If you’re in a hotel and looking for workouts that don’t need much equipment, the corona virus programming stuff doesn’t have much in the way of equipment requirements.

Third, if you’re thinking about joining the gym, maybe seeing how we programming is something that might tip your hand one way or the other.

Fourth, hedgehogs. Maybe there are other reasons. If so, let us know.

Muay Thai

November 19th, 2022

That’s Shelby coaching Jiu-jitsu. She does that too!

It’s always exciting to add new classes to the schedule but I’m especially pumped to add Muay Thai to the schedule. Even cooler, the classes come with two new coaches: Shelby and Alex. Alex teaches the Monday 10am class and Shelby teaches the Wednesday 10am.

What is Muay Thai? Well, the best way to answer that question fully is for you to come in and do a class but the next best way is to tell you it is full of kicks, punches, elbows and knees. If that sounds intimidating, don’t sweat it – we play nice and scale things so students of all levels can play.

There’s Alex, all geared up for the kickery!

Yoga Proof, Yoga Flame

October 15th, 2022

Is all that BJJ turning your muscles into tangled webs of piano wire? Come to Yoga. Is all that barbell throwing rendering your shoulder flexibility into a terrible joke? Come to Yoga. Is boxing making your traps into slabs of concrete? Come to Yoga.

It’s not that Yoga isn’t hard – it most definitely is challenging – it’s that the practice is a different kind of challenge and what is more central to martial arts and CrossFit that throwing new challenges at yourself. Come to Yoga class.

What’s that? You’re new to the gym? Of course you can try the Yoga class as part of your free week – that’s part of the deal. Join us. Make the gym more awesome by contributing your awesomeness.

New Yoga Class

October 2nd, 2022

Huzzah! We’ve got a new yoga class on the books. The instructor is Ave, one of our newer CrossFitters, who  also happens to be a Yoga instructor over at Seeking Space Yoga on Barbur Boulevard.

The class is on Fridays at 11AM at the Sunset Boulevard gym and runs for one hour. This class is free to all current CrossFit and Martial Arts members, and (like all our other classes) free to all new students as part of our standing trial week offer.

Here’s Ave’s description of the class:

This vinyasa yoga class aims to help students find a conscious connection between the mind and body through intentional movement and a focus on breath. While building strength, flexibility and mobility, this class will provide a place for playfulness, softness, and self-exploration. This class is for all levels. The foundational poses practiced in this class can be deepened or modified to meet the needs of each student.

 Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. If not, you’re welcome to practice directly on the mats in the gym. 

Hope to see you all there!

Fall 2022 Youth Tournament

September 16th, 2022

Huzzah! The time is upon us once again. Out annual fall tournament.

All students are invited! Kids ages 3-13 can grapple, spar, and do forms. They don’t have to do all three events, they can just do one or two if they prefer.

The time is roughly set at 9am-1pm on Saturday, October 8th. When registrations start coming in, we will zero in on more specific times for the various age groups. Follow the link here to register and for more information.