Chief Instructor Shihan Sensei Robert Ishimaru began his martial arts training in 1975. Born and raised in Japan he is honored to keep his culture alive in the USA. Sensei Bettina Ishimaru began her training in 1984. They have been committed to traditional karate instruction in PDX since 2001. They teach traditional karate with emotional IQ and take responsibility for passing the art form on to others. Being part of All- Japan Federation Renbukai since 2008-they are true professionals.
Is it time to Explore a different activity for yourself or a family member? The best karate will provide you with a powerful experience for self growth. Give Pacific Renbukai karate a call or send an email. Most importantly, traditional karate do is an athletic activity that teaches self discipline unique to the study of martial arts and budo. Karate is not a sport.
With a history of Instructing in PDX for over 20 years we have the experience to provide the best karate for your family. Our curriculum and training is under the governance and rules of JKF Renbukai and USA Karate. We travel to Japan to train and reinforce our traditional techniques of our style. At USA Karate sanctioned events we compete with rules and guidance of WKF and Olympic standards. The best karate is available to all ages and it can also be available to you. Adults and children can practice separately or together. All are welcome to our club. We do not discriminate.
We teach in a Traditional Manner with a modern emotional intelligence because that is what our community wants. Our curriculum consists of Japanese katas (forms) of intricacy and history, kihon built for self defense with practical applications and kumite (sparring) for counterattacking. Classes are convenient with multiple time slots at 4 locations in NE, SE and SW Portland. Our training focuses on elite athletes and the novice beginner. We offer more opportunities to compete in regional, national and international events unlike our competitors.
There are city wide Women’s Only Self Defense Classes attended by teens, and adults and taught exclusively by Sensei Bettina Ishimaru a 25 year veteran of self defense training in Traditional karate, Wing chun- hand trapping, and Chin Na- joint locking and seizing. A no men policy group gives women the opportunity to share and learn safely without bias.
As Pacific Renbukai karate we are committed to our clients, to community and to PDX families while adhering Japanese traditions and excellence. We are USA KARATE Members 2018, ALL-Japan Karate Federation Renbukai members (Kanagawa, JP.) and currently Safe Sport vetted 2018 to insure your quality of instruction. The journey is long and difficult but it is worth the effort. Remember Pacific Renbukai is the best Karate in PDX.
- 232 SE Oak Street, Suite 104- Central Eastside PDX,TUESDAY- THURSDAY: 6 HOUR SESSIONS WEEKLY.
- 124 SW Yamhill Street- South West Downtown PDX- By Appointment only MONDAYS/THURSDAYS 8:00-9:00PM
- 2276 SE 41st Street- South East- PPS Japanese Immersion Students Only- FRIDAYS 2:15-3:30PM
- 6517 NE Sandy BLVD., PDX 97213- NEST PLAYGROUND- Martial arts- Tues/Fri 4-5,5-6; Register directly through Nest playground web site:nestplayground.com