All of the coaches at 503 West Coast Jiu Jitsu are also active competitors. At 503, they foster a familial atmosphere in which they strive to identify each individual’s personal goals and make it their priority to help them achieve. They lead a variety of combat-style programs, including mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu jitsu, wrestling, muay-thai kickboxing, and boxing for MMA. They also have classes for kids, teens, and women, as well as CrossFit classes.
Classes at the Portland Shaolin Center introduce people of all experience levels to the 1500 year old martial arts of Shaolin Kung Fu. The training includes physical conditioning, Internal and External Styles, Animal Styles, Empty Hand and Weapons forms, meditation, sparring, Ch'i Kung and T'ai Chi Chuan.
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.
When she began training in the art of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen, Silvia Smart felt instantly empowered. That was in 1987. Today, as a Goeroe and fifth-degree black belt, Silvia and her husband Jeff, also a fifth-degree black belt, share their wisdom of self-defense at Tulen Center. For more than 25 years now, they have taught students as young as three martial arts and self-defense techniques. Silvia, Jeff, and their fellow instructors always emphasize practical skills–falling properly, for instance, which is an important skill for self-defense situations and re-shingling the roof. The Tulen Center team makes its teachings accessible for all skill levels by maintaining a non-competitive, positive environment.