Self-Discipline Through Martial Arts Training

  • Muay Thai Kickboxing


    The root of Muay Thai Kickboxing (also known as Thai boxing or kickboxing) is a highly effective form of self-defense and an integral piece of an MMA fighter’s training. Our instructors are certified under the Thai Boxing Association.

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  • Jiu Jitsu

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    Drawing primarily from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu our classes focus on ground fighting and grappling. Those well trained in grappling are often able to defeat much larger, stronger opponents. See how you can use Jiu Jitsu to become the strongest you've ever been by...

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  • Tai Chi

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    Tai Chi training is done with empty hands and weapon forms in order to achieve the unification of body and mind. Members train to improve their self-discipline, fitness and health, enhance their energy and vitality, or to reduce stress and develop a clear mind.

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  • Kids Martial Arts

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

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Martial Arts bring out the strongest, most confident and capable version of a person. All of our programs are designed to help you live a healthier life, learn to compete and win, and build up your self-confidence. Whether it’s being able to get physically fit, learn to defend yourself from an attacker, or create a peace between mind and body, one of our classes is designed for you.

Northwest Fighting Arts is a thriving community of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to developing their potential with training in the Martial Arts. NWFA cultivates the highest level of performance from every member of its community; staff, instructor and student alike.

The variety of classes offered in our Portland studio can help you redefine yourself. Most of our courses vary in skill level and physical fitness. We offer beginner level classes all the way to expert level, and we ensure that we match you up with the right opponent. All of our classes are taught by experts in the field and are monitored for your safety. Our students’ safety and education are our primary goals. We want to help you live a more balanced and confident life.

Our NWFA community can teach you:

  • Lifelong fitness
  • Stress relief techniques
  • Confidence boosting challenges
  • How to defend yourself

With the help of our expert instructors at Portland’s NWFA location, you’ll improve your health, reduce stress levels and boost your confidence. To find out more about our classes and getting started on your journey, call us at 503-235-3435.




Which Style of Martial Arts Training is Best for You?


Muay Thai Kickboxing

Traditional Muay Thai in PortlandThis is a dynamic style.  You’ll learn to control the space around you by using all eight of the body’s natural weapons. You will throw elbow and knee strikes which are unexpected and devastating at close range.  Thai fighters use kicks and punches control the middle and long ranges.  The traditional Muay Thai kickboxing training of striking target pads will build you to a level of conditioning that leaves even marathoners in the dust..



Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu Classes in PortlandThe great equalizer.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu truly came to fame in the early days of the UFC.  Everyone watched, stunned, as Royce Gracie defeated all challengers.  Some were expert strikers, many were much larger, stronger opponents.  Every single one of them submitted.  Royce clearly showed the power of Jiu Jitsu where strength loses to skill....



Tai Chi

Tai Chi Training in Portland“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” -Sun Tzu  Tai Chi is an art of deeper awareness.  Develop a better understanding of how to move with perfect co-ordination.  Learn to free yourself from the stress response.  Develop a strongly focused, present state of mind…



Kids Martial Arts Classes

kids martial arts portlandSystematic challenge.  This is how your kids will develop confidence, by succeeding when challenged.  Kids Martial Arts is a system of physical, mental and emotional challenges. And each one of these challenges is just out of the reach of the last. That is what teaches kids the habit of striving, of confidence in their ability to set on a goal and achieve it…