May 18th, 2021
Hello internet people.
The Oregon Health Authority has clarified how businesses can navigate the maze of masking that currently confronts us. If you want to see the official document, go here.
Assuming you don’t want to read it, the OHA is basically telling businesses that they can either continue to ask everyone to mask or they can validate vaccination status and then allow those folks who are vaccinated to not wear a mask.
We are choosing to validate vaccination status and allow people to go unmasked if they either show us their physical vaccine card or send us a digital copy. Seems like one step closer to the end of this pandemic.
As a very important note, all kids classes will continue to be masked – all students and all coaches, regardless of vaccination status.
As a equally important side note, if you are uncomfortable being in a class with unmasked people, please let us know when you sign up for class and we will discreetly ask everyone in the class to wear a mask. Don’t hesitate to ask.
March 29th, 2021
What? Sparring? In the time of the Corona? Yes. You even get to actually make contact.
Here’s the deal: You’ve got to be vaccinated or you’ve got to bring a partner that you’re podded with. And, on top of all that, you still have to wear a mask.
Actual contact. Light contact, of course, but still, wow. Bring a mouthpiece and your own sparring gear. If you don’t have your own gear, let us know ahead of time and we can bring some for you to borrow. Classes are 6:00pm-6:45pm on Tuesdays. Join Dug and the crew. Ages 13+. Sign up here.
March 8th, 2021
If you are 13 or older and interested in our martial arts program, we have an amazing special going on. You pay us $20 and you can train as much as you want in July and August! That means you’re paying $20 for two months of training, which would normally cost you $200. Save $180! As I said, bargain.
This offer is only good for new students, and is only applicable for our adult martial arts program.
February 15th, 2021
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.
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.