ABOUT US

OUR GOAL IS TO NOT ONLY TEACH YOU HOW TO FIGHT, BUT HOW TO LIVE

Welcome
Instinct Defense Academy is the place to be for practical, reality-based self defense and functional fitness training. 
We have been teaching martial arts since 1991 in the greater Portland area.

 
Real martial arts for real people
You don't need to have any previous martial arts training, or be some kind of super athlete to benefit from this training, all you need to be is willing to learn. Because these are battlefield skills, strength and power usually take a back seat to distance, timing and redirection of energies. Height and weight as well as physical strength have no bearing whatsoever to a good practitioner.


Class description:  We study the art of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, also more commonly known as ninjutsu. Bujinkan Budo is an ancient Japanese martial art, steeped in centuries of fighting traditions utilized by the Samurai and Ninja of feudal Japan. It continues to be practiced as a living martial art under the guidance of Grandmaster Dr. Massaki Hatsumi. This class will cover a wide variety of techniques both martial and personal and will ultimately offer the student a chance to become more aware of their surroundings and of themselves.  The techniques do more than just teach effective self-defense, they teach effective everyday living. It should also be noted that, due to the effectiveness of the techniques and how they are applied, there is absolutely no sport application for this art.


Bujinkan translates to "Divine warrior". A warrior is someone who not only learns how to defend himself, but how to defend and protect others as well. Hatsumi is always telling us to let go our our own techniques. We are counceled to become "Zero" that the Divine wind may move us.

Instinct Defense Academy is dedicated to the practice of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu as upheld by Hatsumi Sensei and his top instructors. Training is led by 15th Dan Shihan Peter Kramer.