Our gym is at 1788 NE 18th street in McMinnville, Oregon, in the same building with Dr. HVAC off of Lafayette avenue. It is easily one of the largest and best-equipped self defense training facilities in the region. Fully functional (but still a work in progress), we have a total of 3000 square feet that includes a spacious viewing area, changing rooms for men and women, and a nursery room for parents with small children. We have 1500 square feet of matted exercise area, and an additional 800 square foot secondary exercise area with a hard floor.
Other Training Equipment
- Two 100 pound, six foot Muay Thai heavy bags.
- One 125 pound, teardrop heavy bag.
- Two other standard (40-70 pound) heavy bags.
- Two Suples heavy duty throwing dummies -- adult and youth size.
- Makiwara and board breaking areas.
- Some adult and youth sparring gear -- we recommend that people acquire their own sparring gear if they want to do contact sparring.
- Dozens of handheld striking targets.
- A variety of sticks for the improvised weapons training.
- Board breaking station.
For the safety of the participants we have used the best mats that are available in the world. Our instructors are not merely certified to perform First Aid and CPR, but certified to teach it. We maintain a fully stocked First Aid kit for minor injuries and we have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on site in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
You are welcome to drop by the gym any time. We are usually open in the afternoon and evening on weekdays. If you wish to speak to an instructor it is best to make an appointment or arrive before or after a class. Instructors are generally not available while classes are running.
Some images of our main workout area:
View from the back wall
View from the entry area
View from the water fountain
The Children's Nursery
We welcome comments, questions and suggestions for improvement.
Via Potentia, 819 N. Hwy 99 W, McMinnville OR 97128 (in the Impact Jiu Jitsu gym between Sandwich Express and Mikey's Pizza)
Open most weekday evenings after 6:00 PM -- visitors are welcome
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