Parent’s Night Out Friday Dec. 19th 5-9 PM

Christmas wrapping to do? Last-minute holiday errands to run? Or do you just need a few hours of PEACE and QUIET? Silverton Self Defense to the rescue! We’ll entertain the kids while you get away – just call us at (503) 873-4555 to sign up. Non-members welcome!


Festival of Lights Parade Party Dec. 13th!

Join us for an evening of holiday cheer, camaraderie, and a breathtaking view of the Festival of Lights Parade! Our sister school, Keizer Martial Arts, is right on the parade route and we’re hosting a celebration for all of our dojo families! Festivities begin at 5pm and continue until the end of the event – come early to get the best parking and seats! Directions from Silverton at the link here.


Silverton Fire District’s Food & Toy Drive

Please join us in supporting Silverton Fire District’s Annual Food and Toy Drive! Your donations of non-perishable food and toys can make the holidays so much more hopeful for families in our area. If you are blessed this season, please consider sharing. Items can be placed in the big red barrel in our lobby – our goal is to fill it to OVERFLOWING this year!

Families who are new to our dojo will receive a full month of martial arts classes and uniform for $99 (usually $179) with their donation. Help us spread the word!


Happy Thanksgiving!


We’d like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a joyous Thanksgiving! So that our staff, students, and families may share the holiday together, the dojo will be closed:

Thursday November 27th through Sunday November 30th

In addition to the usual pumpkin pie and gatherings with friends & family, we hope you have time to reflect on what things in life that make you especially grateful and happy.

For those of us at Silverton Self Defense, we have an overwhelming list of things to be thankful for: students who are dedicated and hard-working, very involved parents (VIP’s) that make our day every day, and a wonderful community in which to teach and practice martial arts. THANK YOU  for touching our lives and giving us the best job known to mankind! We hope you all have the best “Turkey Day” ever!



Custom Sweatshirt Orders – Just in Time for the Holidays!

Get your Christmas shopping done early! Design a pullover or zip-up hoodie made just for you – several fabric and ink colors are available, as well as children’s and adult sizes. Order forms must be in by November 20th, so fill one out today!


Thank You, Veterans!

As we go about our day of lessons and classes, we’d like to send out a sincere THANK YOU to all of the veterans in the community who currently serve, or have served in the past. The freedoms we sometimes take for granted are owed to these brave folks who’ve put their lives on the line to fight for us. Please take a moment today to honor a vet, or care for a vet’s family, as a small token of appreciation for their very big sacrifice.


Women’s Self Defense Clinic Friday Nov. 14th

Empower yourself and gain confidence in this can’t-miss two hour workshop.

It’s not about strength – it’s about how to use your body to protect yourself! Learn basic principals of self defense, whether at home, in the parking lot or in the clutches of an attacker. Explore beginning skills such as: hand strikes & powerful kicks; speed versus strength; leverage over brute force; ground defense; the importance of body language & “women’s intuition”.

When: Friday, November 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Silverton Self Defense, 208 Lewis Street, Silverton, OR 97381

Contact: Call (503) 873-4555 today to reserve your spot in this FREE community event!



We’re so excited for to see Silverton Self Defense represent at OctoberFIST this weekend. Help us to make this the best event ever!

*ENTRIES: Tournament is this Saturday, October 25th! It’s time to get those last-minute forms and payments in before the big day. Stop by the office to take care of these, to pick up competitor tickets, and to find the times/rings for your event.

*REPRESENT: If you’re not competing, you can still participate by coming to cheer on your fellow Silverton SD students. Spectator tickets are only $5 each – get yours today!

*HELPERS WANTED THIS FRIDAY: The school will be closing early at 5:00 pm this Friday, Oct. 24th so that our staff can set up for the tournament. If you’d like to help, extra hands would be much appreciated! Drop by Blanchet HS at 6 pm to make the night go quickly for all. Directions are at the link here….

See you there!






Fall Tournament – OctoberFIST 2014!

Fall Tournament is coming! We’ll be joining forces with our sister school, Keizer Martial Arts and 4 other great schools: Stayton Self Defense, Lincoln City Self Defense, Open Hand Kempo of McMinnville, and Open Hand Kempo of Hillsboro to bring you OctoberFIST 2014!!!

This family-friendly, light-hearted competition is a fantastic way for students to showcase their talent and hard work! Students who participate not only become more knowledgeable and skilled at the techniques they present, they also get an extra boost of confidence and sense of accomplishment from knowing they did something challenging and a little bit scary!

We invite all of our students to participate…OctoberFIST 2014 is open to all students-all ranks-all ages!
Event details will be posted here and on our Facebook site, but if you have questions, please give us a call at 503-873-4555 for more info!


Pad-Holding Class for Parents Friday Sept. 26

Become a Silverton Self Defense V.I.P. (Very-Involved Parent/Grandparent/Stand-In)!

Even if you don’t train in the martials arts, you can be an active part of their experience. We’ll walk you through the basics of pad-holding so that you can work with your student building skills in kicking, punching and blocking between classes and lessons. Please join us Friday, September 26th at 6:30 pm at the school to learn how to pad-hold like a pro!