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!



Back To School!

For many K-12 students, school starts back up this week! Whether it’s your first time, or if you’re a seasoned expert, it’s no small feat making the transition from “summer” to “student”. Please let our staff know how we can help!

Parents: We appreciate how challenging of a job you have. Please let us know if you need to reschedule any private lesson times, or of concerns you may have as your child adjusts to their new schedule and classmates. We’re here to help!

Kids: Remember to bring your best effort, ettiquite, sincerity and self control with you to school – just like you do to the dojo! Be kind and courteous, and make us proud. We can’t wait to hear about your first day of class!

Everyone: Please take amoment to encourage the parents/students in your life as they settle in to the school year. And please watch out for school speed zones and crosswalks – let’s keep our kids safe!

Best wishes for a FANTASTIC school year!



Labor Day Closure Aug 29-Sept 1

Just a reminder that the school will be closed Friday August 29th through Monday September 1st. Classes and lessons will resume as usual on Tuesday! Have a SAFE and HAPPY Labor Day!


Bo Staff Summer Dates

Bo Staff classes are continuing over the summer on an every-other-week schedule, so grab your sticks and come on in! The dates will be as follows:

(Saturdays 11am-Noon)

July 12th, 26th

August 9th, 23rd

We cover forms, striking/blocking techniques, tournament exhibition and much more in this all-ages class. Open to Orange Belt and above, and FREE for current students! Questions? Just let us know!



Happy July 4th!

The school will be closed Friday through Monday July 4-7 for the holiday. Classes will resume as usual on Tuesday, so we’ll see you then! If you have a lesson on those days, please be sure to see us to reschedule. Best wishes for a safe and happy Independence Day!


Summer Kid’s Camp July 29-31st!

Looking for a fun, interactive and affordable activity for the kids this summer? Check out our Kid’s Camp! Three days of games, need-to-know facts on safety & anti-bullying, teamwork and FUN, FUN FUN! Pre-register now for a discount. Questions? Please give us a call at 503-873-4555.



A Time to Remember…

The school will be CLOSED Friday, May 23th through Monday, May 26th for the Memorial Day weekend. If you have a lesson scheduled during those days, please contact an instructor to reschedule! We will reopen for classes as usual on Tuesday, May 27th.

Please take a moment this weekend to honor someone who has served in the military. Their sacrifice, and that of their families, is what makes our nation a home of freedom and liberty!


Pet Parade on May 18th – Come Join the Fun!

Come one, come all – come walk with us in the annual Silverton Pet Parade next Saturday! If you’ve never been in a parade before, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. We’ll have the best view ever of the celebration, while proudly representing SSD!

Families should meet at the school that morning between 8 and 8:30 am. We will walk over as a group to the start of the parade from there. Bring your pet, your uniform or school t-shirt, and your walking shoes! Hope to see you there!