The list of martial arts that can be practiced in Portland is impressive. In fact, it would be unthinkable to choose the first martial art one knows without having taken the time to discover really all the opportunities that are offered to potential students.
The different martial arts available in Portland
A seemingly silly question will be asked, but it gives a glimpse of the magnitude of the problem. How many forms of martial arts do you know? Karate, judo, aikido, kung fu, jujitsu, kendo? Is that all? Certainly not! Speaking for example, there are several schools of jujitsu, a little over 40, of Japanese, American, French, British, Canadian, Norwegian, Brazilian, Danish and even Ecuadorian origin. This means that when expressing the desire to practice jujitsu, one still needs to understand which schools are available in the city where one wishes to practice it.
Different martial arts available in Portland
The options are many, and the final choice will depend only on the preferences and aptitudes of the future student. Examples include Kung fu, Jujitsu, Brazilian jujitsu, Mo Duk Pai, Aikido, Kendo, Judo, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun or Arnis.
One advantage of Portland is the possibility to practice martial arts without breaking the bank. The prices per session are relatively affordable. It all depends on the club where you train. However, there are many charity halls where instructors are dedicated to helping anyone who wants to learn martial arts. This means that those who can’t afford premium memberships will always find a club where they can train.
Needless to say, all these clubs — whether paid or non-profit — are open to both children and adults. The only thing that one probably gains by doing is to learn about the particularities of each martial art before making a choice.