Northwest Fighting Arts, a Portland Martial Arts studio, offers a variety of classes to increase overall health, strength, confidence, and capabilities in each of our students. Whether you are focused on getting physically fit, learning to defend yourself from an attacker, or creating a sense of peace between mind and body, our Portland Martial Arts classes will help you meet your goals.
NWFA is a thriving community of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to developing their potential by training in the Martial Arts. Located in Portland, our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai, Tai Chi, and other classes cultivate the highest level of performance from staff, instructors, and students alike.
Most of our courses vary in levels of skill and physical fitness. We offer beginner to expert-level classes, taking care in each to match you up with the right opponent. All of our Portland Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, and Eskrima/Kali/Arnis classes are taught by experts and are closely monitored for your safety. Your safety and education are our primary goals: we want to help you live a more balanced, healthful, and confident life.
Our NWFA community can teach you:
- Lifelong fitness
- Stress relief techniques
- Confidence boosting challenges
- How to defend yourself
To find out more about our classes and to start your journey, call us at 503-235-3435.
Which Style of Martial Arts Training is Best for You?
Dynamic in style, our Portland Muay Thai kickboxing classes teach you how to control the space around you using all eight of the body’s natural weapons. You will throw elbow and knee strikes — moves that are unexpected and devastating at close range. Thai fighters use kicks and punches to control the middle and long ranges. We use striking target pads to build you to a level of conditioning that leaves even marathoners in the dust.
The great equalizer, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu became famous in the early days of the UFC. Everyone watched, stunned, as Royce Gracie defeated all challengers. Some were expert strikers, and many were much larger and stronger opponents. Royce clearly showed the power of Jiu Jitsu, where strength loses to skill.
“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” – Sun Tzu. Tai Chi is an art of deeper awareness. NWFA’s Tai Chi classes teach our students how to move with perfect coordination. Learn to free yourself from the stress response, and develop a strongly focused, present state of mind.
Our Portland studio offers a variety of kids’ Martial Arts classes. Through systematic physical, mental, and emotional challenges, your child will develop confidence with each success. They will learn the habit of striving and understand how to set a goal and achieve it.