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1200 SE Morrison St Portland, OR 97214
1200 Southeast Morrison StreetUSOregonPortland97214
(503) 235-3435nwfighting.com
Martial Arts School, Kickboxing School
Martial Arts School
Kickboxing School
Jujitsu School
Tai Chi School
Boxing Gym
Today 7:00 – 10:00 am, 12:00 – 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 – 9:30 pmTuesday 7:00 – 10:00 am, 12:00 – 9:30 pmWednesday 9:30 am – 9:30 pmThursday 12:00 – 9:30 pmFriday 7:00 – 10:00 am, 12:00 – 6:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 6:30 pm
Welcome to +NWFA! We are Committed to changing lives with training in the Martial Arts. Our goal is to show you not just cool and deadly effective techniques but how we can all, every one of us, use martial arts training to become more genuine, powerful and dynamic people. Whether you are getting ready for a fight, or getting ready to get off the couch :) don't you owe it to yourself to check out our free consult and see what it's all about? Call us now and we'll help you take the first steps. 503-235-3435
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Macy Potter
a month ago
Every time I come for a class I have a great experience. The instructors are kind and give helpful tips on how to improve your skills. North west Fighting Arts is a safe environment to learn and improve new skills. Instructors are available to give tips on how something is done or to help you in any way. It is an experience to change and improve your body. The workouts are great and really active.
khalid Almaktari
a month ago
NW fighting is an awesome place to train your body and mind. Everybody is the school is respectful and friendly to everybody. I feel welcomed and honored each day I step in the building. I really recommend this school for ages.
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Daniel Tran
2 months ago
I've been attending classes at NWFA for many years, and I find myself constantly learning new things. All the people I've had a chance to train with are super friendly, and the instructors are very helpful. Staying motivated has rarely been a problem, and with all the different systems offered there, I feel like I will never run out of things to learn. I have the utmost respect for all the instructors, and highly recommend taking classes here.
rich90046
2 months ago
Joining this school was the best decision I have ever made. I have been weightlifting for over 25 years but 5 months here have pushed me into the best shape of my life. Unlike the gym (where everyone wears headphones and stares at their phones) the staff and students here are incredibly helpful, friendly, and everyone knows everyone else's name. Unlike other martial arts schools, they offer several styles and have many night and weekend classes. Plus they have separate programs for youth and adults so a beginner in his forties(like me) is not forced to practice with children, or vice-versa. This actually happens at other schools. It may cost more than some gyms but it is comparable to cross-fit or the many rock-climbing gyms that keep opening all over town, but a lot more fun.
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Rissa Girl
2 months ago
I've been trying to find some sort of after school activity for my 8 year old daughter to be involved in and grow in, so I have been visiting different community centers/programs/facilities in search of something that she wants to do and that I want to see her involved in... I had pretty much given up on Martial Arts of any kind. We had visited several other Martial Arts programs and none of them "clicked" with her. I couldn't get her interested at all. So I tried looking into gymnastics, and still wasn't getting much of a commitment out of her. Then I happened across your program - WOW! Even after giving up on Martial Arts as a whole, your program sparked something.. We were made to feel very welcome to visit and not pressured... And what we found is that what you guys do there is amazing!!! And then I had questions... And I ended up talking to one of your teachers - he had this honest passion for what he does with the kids!!! He wasn't there to "sell" me something - he shared his love of what he does with me. He's not just there for a "job" - he's there because it's where his heart is and it shows. Minds have been changed!! I found what I was looking for - passion, discipline, dynamics... Amazing! Finally, something that my daughter wants to do!! Thank you!
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Aaron Eilts
a month ago
the people here are great and jiu jitsu instruction is very detaled and fun!
Gavin Taylor
2 months ago
Very intense training! If you looking for something more than just a normal gym, come here! The coaches are really helpful and really push you! I love it! Best experience!
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Brady Carey
3 months ago
This place is home! I have been interested in learning about boxing and tai chi for several months. I searched the city and suburbs, and visited a few places. NWFA stood out from all of them and here's why: 1. The initial private lesson gave me real insight into the philosophy of NWFA. Coach Russell explained to me that this was a lifestyle. This is the essence of this place and every form of martial arts they offer. I connected with that immediately. I could see that these instructors took pride in what they do, believe deeply in it and above all care about how their students are learning. 2. They wanted me to experience one of their classes and invited me to participate in a striking class. It was awesome! The instruction was excellent and my fellow students were very friendly. Plus, it was an amazing workout. I was sold after this class. 3. They offer a variety of classes. I wanted to learn more than one discipline, Muay Thai and Tai Chi; I knew this would be the best fit for me. And to my surprise, I discovered even more areas to explore as my technique and overall progress improves. Again, another major selling point. I am now over 3 weeks in and can say, not only am I in the best shape of my life, but I have a new lifestyle that I feel very confident will last a long time. Like I said earlier, this place feels like home. It's not something I have to do, but love to do!
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NWFA Newsletter - February

Fitness - Definition.

1. The state or condition of being physically sound and healthy, especially as the result of exercise and proper nutrition.
2. A state of general mental and physical well-being.
3. The state of being suitably adapted to an environment.

“A state of general mental and physical well-being.” If that isn’t the core of your fitness regimen then something is out of alignment. This kind of fitness is a life style. There is a study I’ll share with you all soon about the importance of being active throughout the day. The summary is, if you sit in an office chair or on a couch for more than six hours a day then you risk of heart disease can go up by more than 63%. …That’s CRAZY.

And the worst part is, going and working out for a while each day helps but doesn’tfully counteract the negative.What does is choosing to be active in small ways at everyopportunity. Couple regular, small dosesof movement with regular moderate to intense exercise and you are doing prettywell.

A few simple guidelines:
NEVER sit for more than an hour.
If you sit at work then, once an hour; standup, touch your toes, stretch up, take a deep breath and then get back to it. This makes a big difference.
If you need something around the house, walk to get it don’t ask someone to do it for you.
Walk, at least around the block or down the hall after you eat a meal. If it’s raining then you can pace around your living room for a few minutes.

Starting to get the idea? An active lifestyle isn’t going to the gym a couple of times a week. It’s choosing to get up and move at every reasonable opportunity. And if you’re thinking about how busy you are, like to lounge around, etc. Remember, we’re talking about micro-activities. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by making it a big deal.


We had a good turnout at our first Portland Fitness Challenge. It was the white belt challenge only this time. Many people hit the mark to take it up to the Blue Belt level and congratulations to all who hit the mark. Those of you who didn’t we’re right at the threshold. A little consistent effort this month and you’ll crush it next time!

A Big Shout Out to The Evening’s Champs
Men’s: Chad Alivero
Women’s: Melissa Sher
Overall: Melissa Sher

Next time we are expanding the categories to include Under/Over 40 brackets. Remember these fitness events are open to all members, their families, and their friends. Totally gratis. Do it. :)

Academy News:
External Arts members, we have added another option for Eskrima training to the schedule. On Sundays at 2:30pm we will be hold a class focusing on the first couple of levels of the curriculum. If you haven’t tried Eskrima yet, this is a great session to get your feet wet.

Promotions:Congratulations to the following members of the Muay Thai Program who’ve passed their 1st test:
Christopher French
Greg Benge
Tony Ellis
Daniel Schwartz
Marty Kerrigan
Zach Buchanan

Congrats Also to Jiu Jitsu stylists
Karl Moody
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Russell Hatch

They both received their second stripes on their Blue Belts

Ok, everybody. It’s time to get up and move.
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Looking for work with Awesome Members in a fun, driven environment?  Watch the video and shoot us an e-mail at contact@nwfighting.com. If you're not familiar with us check out http://nwfighting.com.     ---Looking forward to hearing from you all!
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Hi Coach Russell, I am wondering when you'll be able to put up a schedule on the new website. The schedule I have is old and pitiful. Thank you! Jennifer Rueda (PS- loving the Tai Chi)

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If you are reading this then you are either sitting at your computer or staring at your phone. So, a little realignment.

Stand up and walk in place for about 5 seconds.
Stretch forward and try to touch your toes, hold for about 20 seconds.
Stretch up toward the ceiling for about 20 seconds.
Take 5 breaths as deeply as you can, and when you exhale, let the air out slowly.

Now, continue with your day.

Enjoy,
Russell
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The weather is supposed to get funky in Portland this weekend. If it snows heavily check in here for updates on whether the weather has closed us down. -Russell
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NWFA is up on Google+ Stay tuned for more information for ongoing advice and free information about how to use martial arts training to genuinely Change Your Life
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Gina, we are open 7 days a week and offer classes in the mornings, mid-day, and evenings.  You can fill out a form on our website for more info on our school and classes. Thanks!