Martial Arts Center of Oregon

Welcome to the Martial Arts of Oregon Virtual Studio


As a MACO student you will have access to all the information to achieve a black and beyond.  The system you will be learning is Shaolin Kempo Karate.  It is a self-defense based system and is a true mixed martial arts.  Shaolin Kempo Karate is a combination of Shaolin Kung Fu, Okinawa Karate and Chinese/Japanese Kempo. You will learn the for ways of fighting which are kicking, punching, felling and grappling.  This system teach the school of the five animals; tiger, leopard, crane, snake and dragon.  

Ranking System

Belt color designates rank: white, yellow, orange, purple, blue, blue w/ stripe, green, green w/ stripe, 3rd degree brown, 2nd degree brown, 1st degree brown, black belt.  All Students passing the required test will be awarded a rank certificate and new rank belt.  Normally it take 3 to 5 years to achieve a black belt, depending on the intensity of training and the ability of the student.  


The instructor will notify students who are ready to test.  Asking to be tested is considered disrespectful.  Your instructor knows where you are with regard to your progress in the martial arts and when you are ready to be tested.  Promotions are in accordance with time in rank requirements, communication with instructors, attitude, self-discipline, hard training, a willingness to learn, proper etiquette, respect and physical ability.  

Approximate time to move through the ranks.  The below schedule is what it take a typical student to move through the ranks.

white belt to yellow belt 2 months
yellow belt to orange belt  2 months
orange belt to purple belt 3 months
purple belt to blue belt 3 months
blue belt to blue w/ stripe belt 4 months
blue w/ stripe belt to green belt 4 months
green belt to green w/ stripe belt 5 months
green w/ stripe to 3rd degree brown belt 5 months
3rd degree brown belt to 2nd degree brown belt 6 months
2nd degree brown belt to 1st degree brown belts 6 months
1st degree brown belt to black belt 6 months