Kali refers to the “bladed art” and features all manner of handheld weaponry. Under the Inosanto method, students learn 12 key areas of blunt, sharp, and projectile tools. Dan Inosanto is our chief instructor who is the heir apparent to Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee’s art and philosophy. Tailored for MMA and street self-defense, it has an unrivaled depth of efficacy that can’t be matched, it’s basically Krav Maga on steroids!
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Pioneered by Helio Gracie and made famous by his sons who conquered the world in both Vale Tudo (no rules) and the UFC. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has taken the world by storm. Because it uses principles of leverage and skeletal positioning it’s indispensable for anyone of any size, shape, and age. It’s a great work out that teaches you how to neutralize any opponent on the ground.
Known as the art of 8 limbs because of the use of knees and elbows, Muay Thai is more than a kickboxing sport. It’s the national past time of Thailand and rich in culture. It is also a military art and rapidly puts together devastating combinations from Boxing, Kickboxing, and clinch work. A Muay Thai class will get you in shape, fast! In a typical hour, we usually burn 800-1000 calories.
Students in our BJJ program improve in every aspect. Parents tell us their kids listen better, don’t interrupt, and are well behaved when they’re at home AND away from the family. My name is Joe Heller and I founded River City Warriors in Tigard to give kids a positive place to learn and grow outside of school.