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!



Thank You, Moms!

Here’s a huge & heartfelt THANK YOU to all the Moms out there on your special day! Words, flowers and gifts alone couldn’t make up for everything you do on a daily basis. Your love, encouragement and sacrifice are reflected daily in your kids’ lives - whether still growing, or all grown up! Have a beautiful Mother’s Day!


Picture Day Next Week!

Comb your hair and press that uniform, folks – Picture Day is coming to the dojo on Thursday May 15th! This no-obligation event is a great way to capture martial arts memories for years to come, whether it’s for yourself or the student in your life. We have openings throughout the 3:05 to 7:55 PM time frame – give us a call to set up an appointment, and arrange for a proof envelope!


Join Us May 2nd at Silverton’s Celebration of Cultures!

Come see the many facets of the martial arts – our students will be demonstrating Muay Thai, Kempo Karate and Bo Staff techniques at this community event. Events take place from 6 to 9 pm in the Downtown area. Staff will be on hand to answer questions – be sure to ask us about our Summer Special!


Workout Buddies

Athletes, including martial artists, aren’t meant to excel alone! As human beings, we work harder, push ourselves more and hold ourselves accountable to goals when we have a group to share our challenges with. Not only does a workout partner serve as a second pair of eyes for our technique, but they encourage us when discouraged. Consider asking a peer or two that you like working with to get together between classes/lessons for practice – the dojo has plenty of room and open times for this. You’ll be helping yourself and others to be all that you can be!