Our Mission

Over the years, we have been honored to work with many companies in the Portland Metro Area. They have invited us onsite to teach self-defense, de-escalation and empowerment techniques to their teams. These courses focus on basic skills and information with end goals of awareness, confidence, prevention and practical application. 

Here is what HDR Engineering had to say about our class:

Silvia Smart, the director of Naga Martial Arts | Self Defense | Community, and her colleagues, recently delivered a 3-part self-defense class to a number of people in our office. Silvia’s experience and foresight ensured that time spent in each class was maximized and rewarding. Although some topics associated with self-awareness/assessment and self-defense can be uncomfortable, Silvia ensured the atmosphere was conducive to learning and that students were focused while executing self-defense methods.  Students were encouraged by Silvia to have open discussion of experiences and she continually reinforced previous lessons learned. Silvia effectively facilitates conversation and leads students to think about self-defense in a multi-faceted way.  I would recommend scheduling Silvia at your company to teach self-defense to any group, young or old, male or female.


HDR Engineering, Inc.

Jennifer Maze

Office Safety Coordinator

It’s hard to deny Silvia’s passion for what she does! 

~ Jennifer Maze

When You are Ready

When your company or organization is ready, fill out a contact form and let’s talk about what you and your team really need. Let us design a self-defense, de-escalation, meditation or active shooter workshop or series of workshops just for you and your deserving employees. It’s easy, it’s important, it’s empowering and we will make it work for you!