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1200 SE Morrison St Portland, OR 97214, United States
1200 Southeast Morrison StreetUSOregonPortland97214
(503) 235-3435nwfighting.com
Tai Chi School, Kickboxing School
Tai Chi School
Kickboxing School
Jujitsu School
Today 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. 503-740-2666
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Morgan Kinnear
a month ago
This gym is truly one of a kind. The level of professionalism here is top notch, with dedicated instructors that really take the time to get to know you on and off the mats. I am a student of the Jiu Jitsu program here at NWFA and after going to many other gyms in the area, I found this one to be a step up on the competition.
Talal Gedeon Achi
a month ago
I've not been this in shape in five years. Also, I'm having a blast. Also, I'm learning how to fight (you'd never believe the boost in daily confidence that can give). The instructors here are knowledgeable, patient, and kind. The students are motivated and great to work with. You can get however much or little you want out of this place. It's open almost everyday. There are different classes being taught almost all the time (muay thai, boxing, bjj, tai chi, swordfighting, etc.) and all are available to members. That good stuff said, it's a commitment: not exactly cheap. But 100% worth it.
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Tom Colee
5 months ago
working out has always been a total chore to me before i joined this gym. now, its what i look forward to in the week. sense joining my self confidence, and self esteem has soared and my stress levels have dropped. im now in better shape than i have ever been in my life. worth every penny.
ivanandrie
4 months ago
We signed up our nine year old daughter at NW Fighting Arts after meeting some of the instructors at the Belmont St Fair. We were very impressed by the young teen who was volunteering at the booth. He was very polite, confident and respectful. We felt our daughter needed more structure, focus and discipline so in spite of a tight financial situation we committed to a year of classes. In the month she has been participating the progress is noticeable. The instructors are very knowledgeable and patient. The have earned all the kids' respect and the children respond very well. Not only are they being taught how to defend themselves, they are also learning about teamwork, respect and discipline all in a very fun environment.
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Brady Carey
3 weeks 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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Taj Suleyman
a month ago
For the last few months I have been coming to the Mauy Thai/ Striking classes. It has been a transformational experience, where it helped me to align between my body and my mine, to form a coordinating self discipline. I highly recommend you to come and try out some of the Martial Arts that NWFA club has to offer you, so you can learn about yourself in the process.
Emily Parker
3 weeks ago
I came to train here 3 years ago and I am attending class again and I LOVE it! If you're up for a great workout, are dedicated and willing to work hard, this is the best place ever!! It's like I didn't miss a beat and it's tons of fun!
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Denise Nontavarnit
2 months ago
I have been attending NW Fighting Arts for 1 year now and I could not love it more! As an ex competitive gymnast and a now competitive gymnastics coach, I enjoy nothing more than a challenging workout with great motivation. The coaches here are phenomenal, and I have made many great friends that are also addicted to boxing and this gym. There is never a day that I do not look forward to coming to class and once here, I never want class to end! Erik is the best!

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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!