The study of martial arts can be beneficial both as exercise and as mental and spiritual development. And, martial arts classes aren’t just for kids – this can be a wonderful activity for adults as well – even if you’ve never done any martial arts at all. In Eugene, Oregon, several schools and instructors specializing in various forms of martial arts offer classes and schools for people of all ages:
Northwest Martial Arts at 755 Charnelton offers a free initial lesson and has group and private lessons for kids and adults in Brizilian Jiu-Jitsu, Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, mixed martial arts, and Muay Phai boxing. Call 541-912-9099 for information or the website is www.nwmaacademy.com.
Since 1987, Eastgate Kenpo Karate has been providing a variety of classes geared toward helping people develop inner strength, concentration, physical fitness, courage, patience and confidence and self esteem. Visitors are welcome at the studio at 4404 Main Street in Springfield. Call 747-3131 or www.eastgatekenpo.com for information, tuition and classes.
U.S. Taekwondo College, Inc. at 771 Willamette Street in downtown Eugene has an over 10,000 square foot facility and offers a variety of classes and a special fitness program for positive improvement for people of all ages. Call 541-344-2715 to find out about classes and lessons.
Hwang’s Martial Arts Academy has been a Eugene tradition since 1972. Offering Judo, Hapkido, and Taekwondo in the 6,000 square foot facility at 642 E. 8th Avenue at Hilyard, people can take classes from Master Kyuchin Hwang. Call 345-4167 or www.HwangsMartialARtsAcademy.com for information on classes, tuition and other considerations.
The Best Martial Arts Institute has two locations for children ages 4 and up, teens and adults. The downtown location is at 1235 Willamette (next to Kinko’s) and the West Eugene location is at 2101 Bailey Hill Rd. Call 345-0684 or 344-8776 to find out about classes in Karate, Taekwood, Judo and Aikido.
Located at 1071 West 7th Avenue in Eugene, the Oregon Ki Society offers a free introductory lesson and Aikido classes for children, teens and adults. Call 541-683-5089 or go to www.oregonki.org for information.
The Eugene School of Karate offers self defense, kickboxing and birthday parties, in addition to Karate lessons for kid through adults of all ages. Located at 8 Coburg Rd. near Alton Baker Park, Eugene School of karate can be reached at 345-7792 or you can check out the website at www.EugeneKarate.com.
Finally Leung Martial Arts has children and adult programs and offers classes in Tai chi, Qi Gong, and Wing Chun with Master David Lung, who has over 45 years of experience. The studio is located at 1331 W. 7th Avenue in Eugene. Call 579-3612 or www.leungsmartialarts.com for classes, tuition and other