Portland’s best martial arts training

Looking for the top martial arts training in Portland Oregon? Look no further than River City Warriors!

Whether you’re looking to stay fit or improve your martial arts skills, our experienced instructors are here to help you reach your goals

Martial Arts And Fitness For Youths And Adults Of All Ages
We offer elite training for students of all ages and experience levels. If fitness is your goal, there’s no better program than professional martial arts training. Our experienced instructors will develop a custom training program that is tailored specifically to your unique needs and goals.


If you've had trouble sticking with a fitness program, martial arts training is the perfect way to get motivated and stay on track. With martial arts, there are always new challenges to face and new goals to reach, so you'll never get bored or stop seeing results

At River City Warriors, we believe that martial arts training is an important part of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Whether you're looking to get fit or improve your martial arts skills, our classes are designed to be fun, engaging, and challenging



Looking for an edge in life? Something that will give you the discipline to overcome any obstacle? Look no further than River City Warriors! Our martial arts instruction is exactly what you need to help you succeed in whatever you do

You'll learn self-discipline that will help you feel more confident in difficult situations, increase your focus and concentration, and be more successful overall. With our help, you'll be ready to take on anything life throws your way!



Build character and achieve your goals at River City Warriors! Our martial arts classes are specifically designed to challenge students and help them achieve their personal goals

Through competition, our students learn how to push themselves to their full potential. And because we emphasize character development, our classes are the perfect way to build confidence and self-esteem. So come on down and join the fun! We guarantee you won't be disappointed



Looking for a challenge? Something to help you focus and channel your energy? Look no further than River City Warriors! Our martial arts instructors will help you set personal goals for strength, fitness, and overcoming challenges

You'll learn techniques for self-defense and discipline while getting an incredible workout. And the sense of accomplishment you'll feel after achieving your goals is priceless. So come on down to River City Warriors and see what we can do for you!

meet our expert instructors

Our team of martial arts experts is made up of highly trained professionals who have years of experience in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Kali. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced martial artist, our instructors will work with you to help you achieve your martial arts goals.

Denise Steinman

Women’s and Youth Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Joe Heller

JKD/Kali instructor

Anthony Ramirez

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Erik Shiley

Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

no more excuses

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frequently asked questions

Are the classes safe?

Absolutely! At River City Warriors, your safety is our utmost priority. We begin each session with a warm-up to prevent injuries. Our well-trained instructors oversee all techniques and exercises, ensuring they’re performed correctly. Equipment is regularly maintained and all physical contact, such as sparring, is strictly supervised. Although martial arts, like any sport, carries some risk, our safety measures and guidelines are in place to minimize this risk effectively.

Do you have women-only classes?

Yes, River City Warriors offers women-only classes. These classes are designed with the aim of creating a comfortable, empowering environment for women to learn and practice martial arts. Please check our schedule or contact us directly for the most current times and availability of these classes.

What kind of equipment do I need?

As a student at River City Warriors, the equipment you’ll need varies depending on the discipline you’re studying. For all classes, we recommend comfortable, breathable workout attire. For Kali, you’ll need rattan sticks and training knives. For Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai, boxing gloves, hand wraps, and shin guards are recommended. For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a Gi (the uniform) is typically used. Initially, we can lend equipment, but as you progress, having your own is beneficial. Please consult with your instructor for specific equipment requirements and recommendations.

What’s your cancellation policy?

At River City Warriors, we understand that sometimes plans change. If you need to cancel a class, we ask that you notify us at least 24 hours in advance so we can free up the spot for another student. For membership cancellations, we generally require a 30-day notice. For specifics on your particular situation or for more details, please refer to the terms and conditions outlined in your membership agreement or contact our office directly.

What age groups do you cater to?

River City Warriors offers martial arts classes for a wide range of age groups. We have programs for children, teens, and adults, each tailored to the age and ability of the students. Our children’s classes typically start from age 5, while there’s no upper age limit for our adult classes. We believe in the benefits of martial arts for all ages and strive to make our training accessible to everyone. Please contact us for more details on the best class for your age and skill level.

Can I try a class before signing up for membership?

Definitely! At River City Warriors, we offer a free trial class to anyone interested in exploring martial arts with us. We believe this is the best way for you to experience our teaching style and the community we’ve built. For details and to schedule your free trial class, please visit our Schedule a Free Trial page. We’re excited for you to join us and experience what it’s like to be part of our community.

How often should I attend classes?

The frequency of your attendance at River City Warriors largely depends on your personal goals, availability, and fitness level. If you’re a beginner, we recommend starting with two to three classes per week to allow your body to adapt to the new form of exercise. As your fitness level improves, you may wish to increase the frequency. For those training for competitions or advanced levels, four to six classes per week might be more appropriate. It’s important to remember that consistency is key in martial arts training, and regular practice will yield the best results.

Are your instructors certified?

Yes, all of our instructors at River City Warriors are certified and have undergone rigorous training in their respective martial arts disciplines. They also receive ongoing education to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest training methodologies and safety protocols. Our instructors are passionate about martial arts and dedicated to providing high-quality instruction to help students achieve their personal goals.

together we succeed

Martial Arts training is about more than just fighting! At River City Warriors, we believe that challenges make you stronger. We only succeed together and our students are always supported by instructors who create an incredible environment for them to improve both physically as well mentally

Read our reviews below to find out why RCW has been recognized as the best school in Portland OR


This gym is for all ages at all levels and is an opportunity to learn proper techniques from the best instructors while getting a great workout. I attend their jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai classes which are awesome workouts and great learning experiences!

Erick Franco

Muay Thai/Jiu-Jitsu Student

Have been training here for three years now and would recommend it to anyone. Fantastic people and really great technique taught in both Jiu jitsu and Muay Thai. Everyone here, members and instructors, make it a super welcoming and encouraging environment.

Kenzie Rose

Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Student

Love these people! Ever since day one I have felt a warm welcome and made great friendships with fellow classmates and knowledgeable instructors. They are great teachers and create a safe learning environment where we can learn useful techniques that can be lethal.

Lydia B


Awesome place for workouts and has very friendly coaches. No judgment and has been a great journey for me. I love this team they have helped me through a lot. Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu is where it’s at and I couldn’t ask for a better set of groups.

Cristian Alvarez

Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Student