We are a community based martial arts gym that focuses on 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. We offer training and Classes dedicated to those that are beginners or advanced, in shape or out of shape. We offer a versatile training program and are the only certified Eddie Bravo Jiu Jitsu affiliate in Eastern Washington.
Though they have impressive resumés, the instructors at Northwest Kenpo Karate—a member of the National Association of Professional Martial Artists—don't flaunt their trophies and black belts. Their focus always remains on their students and on their own continuing education, whether they teach kickboxing, ground fighting, or kenpo karate. The school has been coaching adults and children in these arts for 13 years and continues to emphasize the strong character traits that the styles embody. Students absorb lessons in respect, discipline, and self-control in addition to those in self-defense strikes.
For children especially, the confidence and leadership skills that develop with martial-arts training can benefit lifestyles at large. The family plans at Northwest Kenpo Karate therefore encourage households to hone their techniques as a unit, building up skills for the sparring mat and the combat portion of nanny auditions.
The black-belt instructors of Warhorse Karate Jiu Jitsu believe that developing character on the inside matters as much as learning to defend oneself on the outside. That?s why throughout their classes, they emphasize principles such as modesty, integrity, and perseverance to help pupils overcome the conflicts that can?t be resolved through traditional coup d??tat. For the times when those skills are needed, they prepare students by training them in in a mix of styles such as Kenpo karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Through progressive classes for kids as young as 6 through adults, instructors drill participants in both unarmed and armed self-defense. For those interested in developing defense skills for the ground, they teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This focused approach, along with its sponsorship of charitable organizations such as the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, has won the academy many accolades. Warhorse Karate Jiu Jitsu has won Krem?s The Best of Spokane contest in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 in addition to taking the top spot in the Inlander Best of the Inland NW awards.
Jan Long and Barb Oviatt, owners of The Mat in Liberty Lake, bring their own fitness specialties to the gym, which has won or been a finalist in the Spokane CityVoter Best of Spokane awards every year since 2012. Long specializes in Baptiste-style power yoga, an intensive practice that builds strength and flexibility. She offers modifications on her exercises, of course, and teaches plenty of classes that focus on gentle, restorative postures. Oviatt, on the other hand, brings 30 years of experience in taekwondo to the table, so it's no surprise that she teaches classes in kickboxing. She also focuses on health and nutrition, advising clients to only eat foods they can lift without any help.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Okinawan Karate Style of Shitohryu
Pro Tip: For your first class dress in loose clothing for exercise, like sweats.
Mount Spokane Martial Arts prepares students for mental and physical challenges through tae kwon do and krav maga classes. Though both forms teach self-defense skills, tae kwon do does so through the lens of Korean martial arts and krav maga blends fitness with real-world situations.