Training Path Overview

Welcome! Open the door to a new kind of training.



It’s Different Here

Welcome! Naga (“Naga” means “dragon” in Indonesian) is a rare find for a martial arts and self-defense school in Oregon. The art we train, Poekoelan (pu-ku-lan), comes from Indonesia and is traditional and authentic.  Around since 2003, our community is like none other, where you’ll find equal parts focus, compassion, and grit.

Step through the doorway and onto the mats and the first thing you notice is the “vibe”.

Our training room is chock-full of sweaty faces, sparkling eyes, and wide smiles. You’ll meet people of all ages, body shapes, and ability levels inspired to step beyond self-imposed limits. From the resounding kiyas of students finding the power of their voices to the calm hushed stillness of our quiet meditations, you’ll quickly discover that you feel right at home here regardless of your desired outcome. But that’s not all, you’ll be gifted with instructors who are compassionate, caring, and rely upon positive reinforcement in their guidance. In this rich container, everyone can flourish – and that includes you.

Classes for everyone, regardless of age and rank, meet at the Garden Home Rec Center on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:45 – 7:45 PM. When you register for classes, you’ll hear back directly from Silvia.

Click the button below to enroll now or get more information by clicking a little lower on the program that’s right for you:

Next Open Enrollment will be early 2023

Young Adults (12-18 yrs.)

Tigers (7-11 yrs.)

The Rose of Poekoelan…beautiful to behold but with thorns.

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I watched my son training and appreciated the art. I wanted to channel my energy and strengthen my body and especially my back. I trained Tai Kwan Do as a kid and knew I wanted something more interesting, with a focus on self-defense. Plus, I heard Naga is really good with kids.

Brad Schofield

Journeyman Electrician, Whiskey Hill Electric

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Curious about where this journey might lead your child?

I was looking for something the kids and I could do together and thought something physical would be ideal. And here it’s been 11 years!

Twila Kaye

Senior Customer Service Rep, Boise Paper

Here’s what I would say to any parent looking around for a school for their child to train martial arts:


Shawna Mantey

Emergency Planner, Ecology and Environment, Inc.


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Popular Naga Podcasts

The Empowerment Podcast

Interrupting the Cycle Violence through Self Defense. Research proves that empowerment self-defense programs work. Participants are less fearful, more aware of their boundaries, and are able to speak up sooner when faced with manipulative or threatening situations. Furthermore, for those who have experienced trauma in the past, evidence shows that empowerment self-defense training can interrupt the cycle of violence and decrease the likelihood of a future assault. Join host Silvia Smart in this safe space. With over three decades on the frontlines, she’ll give you all the skills and knowledge you need to live your most fearless and empowered life!

The Power Up Kids Self Defense Podcast

With over three decades of experience teaching self-defense to children, teens, and adults, host Silvia Smart is a sixth-degree black belt and Head Instructor at her martial arts school in Oregon. Smart an inductee into the Association of Women’s Martial Arts Instructors Hall of Fame is recognized for both her dedication and body of work. Smart shares her compassion, ferocity, and wisdom with companies, organizations, private groups, schools, and universities around the country.

It is Silvia’s joy to share the gifts of power and safety through understanding, humor, and storytelling. Smart’s hope is that by listening together, children, and the adults who care about them, find connection and communication around the important topic of personal safety and empowerment. Her passion for this work is evident from the very first episode.

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