DISCIPLINE | STRENGTH | TRADITION | HUMILITY | HONOR
Founded in 1979, Pacific Rim Martial Arts Academy is the oldest non-sport martial arts program in the Portland Metropolitan Area. Offering traditional training in five distinct, yet complementary martial arts, Pacific Rim offers both adult and kids classes, and has become an internationally recognized program featured in numerous newspaper, magazine, radio, and television features. At Pacific Rim, learning and personal development are the primary goals.
Employing a broad variety of integrated techniques, it is the most complete self-defense form. It is the leading non-sport martial art in Korea.
The Japanese form of non-violent self-defense. Aikido training focuses on the creation of harmony and brotherhood. To study Aikido is a creative journey of personal growth.
Instrumental in the development of Judo, Sosuishiryu Jujutsu’s locks, throws, weapon usage, and other techniques have been developed over a span of nearly 350 years.
Primarily a throwing and grabbing art, it has been an Olympic sport since 1964. Students have the option to participate in tournaments; however, the training emphasizes the heritage and foundation Judo has provided to all martial arts.
Tae Kwon Do
The most practiced martial art in the world. At Pacific Rim, the pure form of Tae Kwon Do is taught. An Olympic sport, it is taught at Pacific Rim with the quality of the student in mind, not merely for sport or physical activity.