Welcome to Bridgetown Aikido. We are the place for you to start your Aikido training in Portland, Oregon. Aikido is a non-aggressive martial art, based on the principle of blending with an attack and redirecting it, instead of harming or injuring one's opponent.
We teach and train the Indonesian martial art of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen. For 30 years we have provided professional, inspirational instruction that has enriched the lives of thousands of students. Training increases the student's mental and physical capacity. It develops positive energy and compassion.
Two players enter the ring; they kick. They evade. They tumble. They dance. All the while, a single-stringed instrument leads a band in songs of praise, reaction, and instruction. It's called Capoeira, and it's a Brazilian martial art with African influences. It builds self-confidence and teaches its players how to be cunning and express themselves in graceful movements. To win this game, one must make the other fall while still embodying grace. At Vadiacao de Oxossi, they practice this tradition while also teaching wilderness skills. The combination gives participants the tools to navigate their daily lives, the city, and the great outdoors.
A traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school with world class instructors in BJJ, womens self defense, mixed martial arts and kids programs. We also have a great retail pro shop with gi's, RVCA, OTM and our Nemesis line. Our gym is very clean and state of the art.
He's served in the US Army Special Forces, has a degree in behavior modification, and instructs black belt-level martial arts classes. In a word, Walter Chase is tough. He founded Fighting Chance to give others the same amount of control over their lives, be it through self-defense classes or conflict-resolution programs. Walter also works with at-risk kids during 8-week gang-prevention programs, where he uses poetry readings and group discussions to increase their confidence and help them make better life decisions.
After beginning martial arts in 1980, two karate students earned seventh-degree black belts and eventually went on to become masters and open their own schools. They wanted to share their love of karate and other martial arts with even more people, so in 2011, they created Go2Karate.com. Go2Karate is a website that connects people around the world with martial arts schools in their communities. It also helps users learn about the various styles of martial arts?teaching them the differences between karate, Brazilian jujitsu, capoeira, and mixed martial arts, for instance?as well as helps them find a class based on their individual goals.
On the easy-to-use website, parents can find a karate school to successfully teach their child self-confidence and respect. Kids' karate classes acquaint students with others their own age, and also build skills that help them deal with schoolyard bullies. For women, karate and other martial arts do double duty as a fun and confidence-building fitness regime while also equipping them with essential self-defense moves. Karate and martial-arts classes for men help them not only hone fighting technique, but also reduce stress and drop pounds while chiseling stronger bodies. Users simply enter their location information and the style of martial arts they're interested in, and the website shows them a bounty of schools conveniently located nearby, many with a class schedule and news about recent events.