As a non-profit organization, Zanshin Dojo is dedicated to providing all members of the community with access to high quality martial arts instruction. The traditional Japanese Martial Arts serve as a foundation for teaching self-confidence and self-control. Our students learn self-defense as they increase their fitness and improve their ability to reach their goals in life. Instructors volunteer their time and passion in the hope that students will one day become Zanshin instructors themselves and continue the tradition.


Japanese Martial Arts

All Zanshin Dojo instructors are extensively cross-trained with a core curriculum that emphasizes Jujitsu and striking. Students will train in striking techniques using various heavy bags, focus mitts, sparring drills and grappling dummies (for striking on the ground). Throws and takedowns include both wrestling-style takedowns and Judo throws. Mat work consists of submission wrestling and self-defense ground tactics. The focus is on application, and while classical techniques are studied in their traditional form, further intensity is devoted to practical use.

Zanshin instructors have been teaching children, ages 8 to 13, the martial arts since 1990 with a program that emphasizes self-discipline and positive life-choices. Far more than a simple study of physical techniques, students progress from controlling their own fears and behaviors to becoming leaders.


  • Individual: $40/ mo.
  • Family: $70/mo.

Japanese Martial Arts Classes:

  • Mon & Wed  (Teens): 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Mon, Wed & Fri (Children): 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Mon, Wed & Fri (Adults): 6:30pm-8:00pm

Impact MMA

Impact MMA is Salem’s premiere competition MMA fight team.


  • Individual: $99/month

Impact MMA Classes:

  • Mon & Wed: 8:30pm-9:30pm
  • Tue & Thurs: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Kickboxing Classes:

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs & Sat: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Tue & Thurs: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (No Gi) Classes:

  • Tue & Thurs: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Tue & Thurs: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gi) Classes:

  • Mon, Wed & Sat: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Youth Program (Gi):

  • Tue : 5:15pm-6:00pm

Youth Program (NoGi):

  • Thurs: 5:15pm-6:00pm

Chinese Martial Arts

Group Classes, Private Lessons and Intensives in Chinese WuDang Internal Martial Arts with emphasis on health, conditioning and optional self defense training.

  • Tai Chi Yang Style 24
  • Tai Yi
  • QiGong
  • Liang Yi
  • Nei Gong
  • Meditation
  • Baguazhang
  • Self Defense Applications

Group Classes:

  • Sun, Mon & Thu: 9:45am-11:00am

Closed Classes (Invitation Only):

  • Tue & Fri: 9:45am – 11:00am
  • Sun: 11:00am – 12:15am

Saturday Morning Open Mat:

  • Sat: Check for times. Open to Zanshin and Non-Zanshin Students