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Welcome to the Laboratory!
At Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly, we are martial arts researchers. Our job is getting under the hood of effective martial arts practice, figuring out what makes it work, and using that knowledge to turn our students into the best fighters they can be. The training floor is our lab, and grappling, striking, and weapon work are our subjects.
We believe that good body mechanics and balanced strength are essential to injury prevention and longevity; that the best fighters are not the ones who know the most techniques, but the ones who can make what they know work in any context; and that everyone learns best when they are having fun. Our training emphasizes adaptability, play, and dynamic problem-solving, and our students are equally comfortable on the ground and in a swordfight.
Everyone should know how to fight. It’s a fundamental human skill, and one of the best ways to build a healthy relationship between your body and mind. Our classes are open to students of all abilities and experience levels; and all ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Our goal is to help you become the strongest, fittest, deadliest version of yourself, no matter where you begin. Join us.
We’ve shipped off our final Box. Wrestle. Fence. Bodies. 2018 calendar, and that means that our 2018 fundraiser is officially wrapped up! Thank you so much to everyone who modeled and helped with production, to everyone who bought a calendar or digital package, and to everyone who helped spread the word. In the end, we sold 98 print calendars and 29 digital packages, including 22 print/digital bundles. The proceeds from these sales have allowed us to donate $520 directly to RainCity Housing, and a whole lot more…
Two Days. Fifteen students. Two of the best teachers in the business. We’re thrilled to announce that Valkyrie WMMA will be hosting Maija Soderholm and Rory Miller for a weekend workshop this August 11-12! Join us for a small, immersive event that integrates both Maija and Rory’s approaches to the complex topic of fighting tactics.
It’s time once again to celebrate the amazing women in our lives! The Valkyrie community is incredibly fortunate to have so many women in our student body, teaching team, and circle of friends. As is now tradition, we celebrated with a photo shoot that pairs the feminine with the badass. This year’s theme was Fighters in Fancy Dresses. Enjoy!
Happy New Year! All of our class rates have been lowered by $5/credit, for 12-20% savings no matter what package you purchase! Not sure which credit package is right for you? Check out this handy infographic to get the best value for the frequency of attendance and length of commitment you want.