What does Southeast Portland Martial Arts teach?
Southeast Portland Martial Arts teaches an effective self defense martial art called Mo Duk Pai. The cornerstones of this martial art are practicality, spontaneity, creativity, and ethical behavior. We are a continually growing and evolving mixed martial art. Whether its street self defense techniques from law enforcement training, throws from Judo or Sambo, ground fighting from Jiu Jitsu, or stick fighting from Modern Arnis, well use it if its effective. So, although we have tradition, were always striving towards the goal of creating something better- the complete martial artist.
The Physical Side
From a self defense standpoint, we incorporate striking, throwing, grappling, forms and weapons in both competition and street scenarios. We use traditional and innovative exercises that range from the modern, such as Crossfit, to the traditional, such as forms, to increase efficiency, capability and physical well being.
The Mental Side
Confront is the ability to observe what a person is facing, and do it with boldness. With confront, a person can make better strategic choices for a successful outcome. Students gain this skill through constantly varied problem solving and scenarios. Students learn effective strategies for each situation, in both street and sport, and then drill these responses through repetition. This creates a competency that allows a student to become more spontaneous and present.
The Spiritual Side
Through the integration of body and mind, spiritual development grows. Students develop greater confidence in overcoming obstacles, and determination in the face of challenging situations. As the student becomes more skilled, this fosters a growth in focus, self discipline and ethical behavior.
Seeing is Believing
Feel free to come by any time and watch a class for yourself. Wed be happy to answer any questions you might have. We also offer a free weeks classes for prospective students. Just get in touch and try it for yourself. We think you’ll like what we have to offer, and hope you’ll come by.