Welcome To Our School

Founded in 1979, Pacific Rim is internationally recognized as a model for developing successful competitors and exceptional people.

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With a deep respect for traditional martial arts, Pacific Rim strives to create meaningful relationships with our students, while passing on the art of self-defense and self-reliance.  Our philosophy of respect, discipline, courage and consistency is the template for developing great people.

As expressed by the characters ZEN EI KAN, everything we do is dedicated to fostering an environment where each student is challenged to reach their fullest potential, while contributing to the development of others through the principle of mutual welfare and benefit.

Styles We Teach

At Pacific Rim, we teach five distinct yet complimentary modern martial arts; Judo, Jujutsu, Aikido, Hapkido and TaeKwonDo.  While some of our students specialize in one art, most enjoy training in each of the arts to enrich their experience.

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Years on the Mat

Martial Arts

Unique Experience

CLASSES FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS

JUNIOR PROGRAM (ages 6-13)

ADULT PROGRAM (ages 14+)

Meet Our Head Instructor

With 35 years experience on the mat and advanced black belts in five different arts, learn more about his approach to developing great martial artists and people.

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Michael Martyn has a tremendous passion for martial arts that led him to Japan to learn the true meaning of Judo and developing people through practice. He is showing us what true budo looks like.

Mr. Shintaro Nakano

Former Japan National Team Member

The students at Pacific Rim are respectful, dedicated, and committed to learning. They would be positive role models for our own students and are welcome to train with us at Teikyo University anytime.

Mr. Yasuo Otoguro

All Japan Judo Champion (60kg)

Mike Martyn has a Japanese soul. I have met many instructors from around the world, but he is different. He understands Kano’s vision for judo and is a true judoka. I am happy to know him.

Mrs. Noriko Kitada

1988 Olympic Bronze Medallist

OUR FACILITIES

We are finalizing the plans for our dojo expansion.  Click here to learn more about our vision for the future and see the initial designs.

Floor Plan

Our new floor plan is 2.5 times larger than our current space and features expanded dressing rooms, 50% more practice area, and full meeting facilities.

Practice Area

Our expanded mat space will feature 2,000 square feet of Japanese tatami supported by a floating floor and a room devoted to cross training equipment.

Amenities

Our amenities will include laundry facilities, state-of-the-art multimedia equipment for conferences, and 1,200 square feet for hosting guest instructors.

Our Exchange Program

Starting in 2003, Pacific Rim has hosted many instructors from around the world.  Learn more about our deep connections with Japan and our current guest instructors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does traditional martial arts mean?

The term “traditional” can mean many things. A few of the defining characteristics of a traditional dojo are a lineage in a recognized historical style, a respectful and disciplined atmosphere, a commitment to basic etiquette and formalities, and a focus on contributing to society through the development of people. One of the reasons people seek out traditional martial arts is the structured approach to developing technical excellence as well as training in an environment of mutual respect and welfare.

When are classes offered?

We offer classes four days per week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Click here to see our current schedule.

What style (art) is right for me?

The most important consideration in which style is right for you is finding a style that best fits your personality and passions. If what you want is to learn the art of striking while getting a great workout, then consider TaeKwonDo. If you want to learn the art of throwing and  how to grapple, then give Judo a try. If you want to focus on personal development in a non-competitive environment where movement and blending are emphasized, Aikido is the art for you. Finally, if learning an effective method of self-defense in a safe and systematic format is your goal, then Hapkido and Jujutsu should be your choice.

How much does it cost?

Our fees are based on how many days you want to train per week.  Students sign up online and you can change your program options at any time.  Click here to see learn more about our flexible pricing.

When can I start?

Beginners are welcome to join at anytime. We also offer a beginner class on Saturdays specially designed for first-time students.

What is the dress code?

We wear traditional white uniforms (gi) during practice. Blue uniforms are allowed during judo class. Plain black or white t-shirts (no logos or writing) can be worn under your gi.

Start Your Journey With Us Today!

If you are interested in a traditional martial arts program committed to quality and personal development, look no further.  Stop by our school and experience why Pacific Rim is internationally recognized as a model for developing successful competitors and exceptional people.

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Experience

With 37 years in business and internationally certified instructors, our experience is second to none.

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Variety

We offer world-class instruction to both junior and adults, with classes offered four days a week in five different arts.

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Connections

We host guest instructors from Japan and are affiliated with the top martial arts organizations in the US and abroad.