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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored martial arts teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best martial arts teachers in Portland, OR.

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  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Cropper Martial Art Center

Cropper Martial Art Center is located in Portland, Oregon. Gold medal winners from the 2016 Golden Gate Championships, they offer classes to a variety of age groups and skill levels including, Little Dragons for ages 6-10, Flying Dragons for ages 10-18, adult novice, adult intermediate/advanced, open class, and black belt sparring. Cropper Martial Art Center also offers special discounts.

Portland, OR (360) 721-5602


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Dragon Brand Martial Arts

Dragon Brand Martial Arts is a martial arts school located in Portland, Oregon that offers fitness programs for kid's martial arts, adult martial arts, and after school programs. This school also caters the Hyper Fight Club where students are trained for self-defense and sparring. The kid's martial arts program teaches discipline and self-confidence by helping students to become mentally tough and physically strong.

Portland, OR (503) 465-5577


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East West Martial Arts

East West Martial Arts is a martial arts school. Winner of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 The Columbian’s Best of Clark County Awards, East West Martia Arts has dojos in West Vancouver, Oregon and East Vancouver, Oregon. Their programs include kids martial arts, adults martial arts, Krav Maga, and Brazilian jiu jitsu and can also accommodate birthday parties.

Vancouver, WA (360) 695-6845


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Enso Jiu Jitsu

Enso Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts school located in Oregon City, Oregon. Enso means circle in Japanese and represents enlightenment, strength, and the universe as a whole. They provide classes for adults, teens, and children based on a reasonable monthly tuition. They offer a payment program and tuition reduction for those who sign up for automatic billing and also offers a free trial class before any sign up is necessary.

Oregon City, OR (971) 344-4347


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Family Martial Arts Academy

Established in 2005, Family Martial Arts Academy of Beaverton, Oregon, offers karate, mixed martial arts, kids programs, fitness programs, weapons training, Tai Chi and Baquia training. Their programs also include children’s karate for improved concentration and focus, adult fitness and self-defense, and on the softer side, meditation classes. The school offers a free 14-day martial arts program with no obligation to continue.

Beaverton, OR (503) 977-3300


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Ferrito Martial Arts

Ferrito Martial Arts, a martial arts school located in Portland, Oregon, specializes in Farang Hapkido. This training provides students with the skills that would be essential to defend themselves against joint-locks, chokes, throws, take-downs, weapons, grappling, and striking. Ferrito Martial Arts offers a low monthly tuition and a free class.

Portland, OR (971) 704-1971


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Five Rings Jiu Jitsu

Five Rings Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts school with dojos located in Portland, Oregon, and Beaverton, Oregon. They provide instruction in and kid's martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, fitness classes, and birthday parties. Instruction is fueled by teachings of discipline and self-confidence. Five Rings Jiu Jitsu works in affiliation with Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu and offers a free trial class.

Portland, OR (503) 327-8265


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Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts school located in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1986, this school offers Brazilian jiu-jitsu for everyone, creating champions for life through detailed instruction and self-improvement. This martial arts academy helps stop bullying by empowering students through the study of self-defense and the school offers a free class.

Portland, OR (971) 222-5958


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Kilian's Martial Arts Center

Kilian's Martial Arts Center, owned and operated by David Killian, is a martial arts school located in Beaverton, Oregon. With well over 25 of teaching and training experience in a variety of martial arts disciplines, the school offers martial arts classes for all fitness levels, starting at ages 5 and up. They also provide instruction in Boxing, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Kali and Lameco Eskrima. Memberships are month to month, with trial classes available for interested or prospective students.

Beaverton, OR (503) 830-0818


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Krav Maga Self Defense & Fitness

Krav Maga Self Defense & Fitness, established in 2003, is a martial arts school located in Milwaukie, Oregon. Their programs include Krav Maga, fight club, fitness, and kids' programs in self-defense and fitness. The school offers the opportunity to learn self-defense skills that make a student feel strong, confident, and capable and is officially licensed by Krav Maga Worldwide.

Milwaukie, OR (503) 786-6917


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One With Heart Inc.

One With Heart Inc. is a martial arts school with two locations: Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, and Richmond Ave, Portland. Their classes, instructed by certified trainers, include adult classes, Pukulan Kung Fu, Shaolin Kung Fu, self-defense, Muay Thai Kickboxing, teen's Pukulan Kung Fu, Escrima Filipino Sticks, and Hati Hati Healing. They also provide kids' programs which include an after-school program, day camps, kids Pukulan classes, kids self-defense, and summer camps.

Portland, OR (503) 231-1999


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Portland Academy of Self Defense

Portland Academy of Self Defense is a martial arts school that is located in Portland, Oregon that provides instruction to men, women, and children ages 5 and above. Classes include martial arts instruction, fitness, personal training, and a self-defense program, while also providing specialized classes in Taekwondo and Hapkido. Under the guidance of Portland Academy of Self-Defense instructors, students get into tip-top shape while establishing a secure and self-assured attitude, something that would advantageous in the countless areas of their lives.

Portland, OR (503) 449-6419


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River City Warrior

River City Warrior is a premier martial arts school in the Portland area serving Tualatin, Lake Oswego, Tigard, and their surrounding neighbors. Their programs include Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Kali – JKD, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Bully Proof Kids. The school brings a journey full of dynamic experiences, new adventures, incredible workouts, and most importantly, the education and attention their students deserve.

Tigard, OR (503) 360-8692


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Seishinkan Karate on Main

Seishinkan Karate on Main, a martial arts school located in Tigard, Oregon, provides instruction in traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do. They focus on three main aspects of training including personal, physical, and technical focus. They help their students cultivate and foster self-discipline, self-confidence, and self-defense by way of teaching non-violence through strength and encourages all of their students to set and reach goals through dedication, hard work, and perseverance.

Tigard, OR (503) 968-1600


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Southwest Portland Martial Arts and Crossfit Hillsdale

Southwest Portland Martial Arts and Crossfit Hillsdale is a martial arts school and gym in Portland, Oregon. Their martial arts classes include Mo Duk Pai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and kids' programs and their instruction techniques allow and enable students to ponder moral ethics, and questions of what is right and what is wrong. The school also offers cross fit training and provides special discounts.

Portland, OR (503) 432-7450


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Summit Wushu Academy

Summit Wushu Academy is a martial arts school with dojos located in Clackamas, OR, Beaverton, OR, and Lake Oswego, OR. Their coaches, Phillip and Peter Dang, began Wushu training in 1994 at the Portland Kung Fu Club under the instruction of Sifu Steve Dailey. Phillip and Peter Dang have been members of the US National Wushu Team since 2003. As instructors as Summit Wushu Academy, they offer programs such as Little Falcons, Youth Wushu, Adult Wushu, and Tai Chi and Health Qigong.

Clackamas, OR (971) 925-4080


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Tien Tae Jitsu Martial Arts

Tien Tae Jitsu Martial Arts is a martial arts school located in Beaverton, Oregon and has been offering martial arts classes in the Portland area for well over 20 years. The academy is a complete and eclectic martial arts system, emphasizing self-defense instruction. They incorporate the graceful beauty and elegance of Tien Shan P'ai Kung Fu with the power, speed, and leaping kicks of Tae Kwon Do while also combining the flowing movements of Jujitsu. This martial arts school offers new student special discounts.

Beaverton, OR (503) 544-9975


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Trident Martial Arts Academy

Trident Martial Arts Academy, located in Portland, Oregon, is a progressive and ever-evolving martial arts training facility. They specialize in Kajukenbo Tum Pai, an internationally recognized Hawaiian self-defense martial art, and offer a Teen/Adult Kajukenbo Tum Pai Program and fundamentals where all belt ranks are allowed attendance. The academy also offers advanced classes and intermediate classes, both of which are invite-only sessions.

Portland, OR (971) 238-9530


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U.S. World Class Taekwondo Martial Arts / Black Belt Academy

U.S. World Class Taekwondo Martial Arts / Black Belt Academy is a martial arts school. Their dojos are located in Bethany, Cedar Mill, and Beaverton, Oregon. They offer community events and workshops, public school fundraiser events, corporate and group events, and the coolest birthday parties around. The school is a Better Business Bureau accredited business.

Portland, OR (503) 531-9096


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