Designed and Tested for Success
Founded in 1979, Pacific Rim is the oldest martial arts academy in the Portland area and has been internationally recognized for developing successful martial artists and exceptional people.
Our structured program and engaging classes accommodate all ages and skill levels. All classes are taught by certified black belts and our instructors have a combined 112 years experience teaching.
Getting started is as easy as picking a program that fits your goals and stepping on the mat. Our pricing is simple and beginners can start anytime.
Our kids program focuses on physical activity and learning the fundamental skills and movement of martial arts through fun activities and games. The skills taught form the foundation of all sports and help develop flexibility, agility, good posture and balance. Classes are kept to 30 minutes to maximize engagement and each class blends fun with martial arts skills.
Our junior program is composed of both Judo and Hapkido classes and is designed to balance instruction in martial arts skills and a strong foundation of physical literacy. Classes are key to kept to 45 min to ensure maximum engagement, blending fun with discipline and technique with fitness. At the core of every class we teach is respect, humility, and self-confidence.
Our adult program offers classes in three martial arts (Judo, Hapkido and Iaido) and appeals to ages from 13 to 63. Whether your goal is physical fitness or self-defense, our classes are designed to balance learning a martial art while improving flexibility, balance, and stamina. We offer classes six days a week and each class is 1 hour to fit into your busy lifestyle.
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.
Jigoro Kano taught us that through Judo each person can develop a strong character. At Pacific Rim, students are committed to becoming true judoka, and I could truly feel their dedication to training and making deep friendships through mutual prosperity.
Pacific Rim is a great dojo with many tatami, world-class equipment and a beautiful building. Students practice hard with respect and seriousness and I could see their love for learning Judo. I can’t wait to return and teach at Pacific Rim again.
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.
At Pacific Rim you have a chance to learn martial arts from a very diligent and sincere instructor. In all my travels, I have never seen such a great and beautiful dojo and my dream is to one day own such a wonderful dojo. I highly recommend Pacific Rim!
Our new floor plan is 6,600 square feet dedicated to training and features 50% more practice area, a strength and conditioning area and full meeting facilities.
Our expanded mat space features 2,300 square feet of Japanese tatami supported by a “sprung” floor and 600 square feet devoted to strength and conditioning.
Our amenities include laundry facilities, state-of-the-art multimedia equipment for conferences, and 1,500 square feet for meetings and hosting guest instructors.
Since 2003, Pacific Rim has hosted instructors and exchange students from around the world. Learn more about our deep connections with Japan and Korea, some of the instructors we have hosted over the years, and information on our exchange program.
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.
With 41 years in business and internationally certified instructors, our experience is second to none.
We offer world-class instruction to both kids, teens and adults, with classes offered six days a week.
We are a USA Judo International Training Center and regularly host guest instructors from Japan and Korea.