Mind, Body, Spirit

We seek to develop the mind, body and spirit of each student through a practical, effective, and creative martial art system called Mo Duk Pai.

Always Growing

Mo Duk Pai is a constantly evolving mixed martial art, based in tradition, but constantly evolving and adapting to any number of scenarios in the street, on the floor, or in a tournament. It emphasizes the use of necessary force, compassion and ethical behavior in any situation. It can be learned and applied by kids and adults over a broad spectrum of ages and physical types. Mo Duk Pai keeps what’s effective, discards what’s not, and brings in fresh techniques and philosophies with an open mind and spirit. In this way, Mo Duk Pai is always growing.



We currently have three schools in Portland, OR. to choose from, offering classes in Mo Duk Pai, as well as Capoeira, Crossfit, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Systema. Find a school near you.

Northeast Portland martial Arts
    • Offers classes in Mo Duk Pai
Southwest Portland Martial Arts
    • Offers classes in Mo Duk Pai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Crossfit
Southwest Portland Martial Arts
    • Offers classes in Mo Duk Pai for ages 3 – 6

Inside and Outside Fighters

Martial arts, like all areas of human endeavor, has specialized vocabulary that helps practitioners and observers alike understand the mechanics and strategies that are at play. This vocabulary, unfortunately, is sometimes used simply to keep outsiders out and keep insiders puffed up about their superior knowledge.

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Dreaming of a coffee cup or a t-shirt with the MDP logo slapped on it? Make your dream a reality! All the proceeds go directly to the MDP association.

You can choose the style and color!

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What To Say Before Forms?

The most common question the teachers get around tournament time about forms is: “what do I say before I do my form?”

The answer is: “Hello judges, my name is ___.

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Kid’s Tournament: Grappling & Standing Up

In this post on the grappling rules of the kid’s tournament, we’re going to talk about when students can stand up on their feet, and when they can’t.

Students will be asked,

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What Submissions are Legal?

In this post, we will look at which submissions are legal in the upcoming kid’s tournament in respect to arm locks and chokes. The included video shows some of these submissions.

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How do you score in positional grappling?

This is the second post in a series in which we are going over rules for the upcoming kid’s tournament. In the first video, we talked about how students might be either grappling for position or submission.

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