Build Your Best Self

What do you want from martial arts training?

With the range and variety of arts offered at NWFA many things can be accomplished.

Get Fit and Stay Healthy:

portland martial arts, jiujitsu, kickboxingUse the outstanding aerobic conditioning form  Muay Thai , the anareobic (endurance) conditioning of Jiu Jitsu and the therapeutic toning of Tai Chi Chuan to cultivate a Dynamic, Flexible and Vital strength


Defend Yourself Confidently:

Learn effective techniques for every range of self defense; Eskrima for weapon handling/disarming, Muay Thai & Boxing for striking, JKD and Tai Chi Chuan for trapping and Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) for the ground. Technique is one thing, ability to use it is another. Test the theory in the safe but challenging practice of sparring.


Compete with the Best:

Whether it be Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or MMA. Train and spar with a variety of skilled partners in your chosen discipline to hone your skill and prepare for competition.


Redefine Yourself:

With the high energy levels and fitness from the external arts and the resilient health, self awareness and will power developed by the internal arts, what you want is now in reach so…

What do you want to accomplish?



Our certified instructors offer training in the martial arts of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, BJJ, Western Boxing, Eskrima/Kali/Arnis and Jeet Kune Do, Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Yichuan, Meditation as well as Bagua and Hsing-I.



The Martial Arts Classes in Portland at NWFA


Muay Thai Classes:

muaythai, jiu jitsu, eskrima, kids martial arts, boxing, portlandThe root of kickboxing, Muay Thai or Thai boxing, is a highly effective form of self defense and an integral piece of an MMA fighters training. Our instructors are certified under the Thai Boxing Association. More about training in Muay Thai .


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes – BJJ

Drawing primarily from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, also known as BJJ, as well as Judo, Dumag & Wrestling, these classes focus on ground fighting. Grappling is another key piece in the MMA repertoire. Those well trained in grappling are often able to counteract a significant size advantage in an opponent. We offer classes under black belt instruction.

More about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Portland .


Jeet Kune Do Training:

Bruce Lee’s concepts drawn from the lineage of Maestro Ted LucayLucay, Guro Dan Inosanto, and Punong Guro Leonard Trigg. Empty hand techniques drawn from Chinese Boxing, Wing Chung, Silat, Panatukan, Jun Fan and more. Jeet Kune Do offers street applicable self defense. More about JKD training .


Filipino Arts Classes- Kali, Eskrima, Arnis:

Eskrima training uses multiple stick, knife and empty hand concepts to develop weapon awareness and nullification. Taught in the lineage of Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite, Guro Dan Inosanto, Maestro Ted LucayLucay, and Punong Guro Leonard Trigg.

More about Eskrima classes .


Tai Chi Classes:

Empty hand and weapon forms trained in to achieve the unification of body and mind. Tai Chi is an art with many aspects. Members train to improve their fitness and health, enhance their energy and vitality, or to reduce stress and develop a clear mind. More about the uses of Tai Chi


Qigong Classes:

We offer a broad qigong curriculum with forms and theory focusing on the physical, philosophical, mental, energetic and spiritual aspects of the art. We encourage our members to enhance the form practice by utilizing Dan Tian conditioning exercises and breathing patterns to invigorate the body and clear the mind. More information on training in Qigong .


Kids Martial Arts Classes – Muay Thai, JKD, Jiu Jitsu

The Youth Power program at NWFA utilizes Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do and Jiu Jitsu to develop fitness, health and self defense skills in a youth. Our kids martial arts program focuses on developing the whole person; emphasizing respect, self-discipline and character building via the martial arts. More about our kids martial arts program in Portland .
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