The Middle Path

Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

A martial arts school for kids, teens, and adults

Located in Northeast Portland, Oregon

Our school in Portland, Oregon is led by Si Gong Matthew Ruhl and Si Mo Shannon Ruhl under the wings and guidance of Si Tai Gong Robert Firestine. Our branch of Shaolin Kung Fu began in San Francisco with our Grandmaster, and was then grown by Si Tai Gong Robert who brought the school to Tucson. Now Si Gong Matthew leads our Portland branch established in 2019.

Our school focuses on the journey and development of the self through the practice of Shaolin Kung Fu. With respect to the practice, our school does not take part in tournaments or approach the art as a sport. We are looking for humble, kind, and compassionate students who seek to develop themselves through the practice of Kung Fu.

Recent Updates:

summer updates

Announcing This Year's Summer Promotion Demo 2024! New Updates Ahead!

Those of you who have been with our school for more than a year will remember that our summer’s promotion day is a little more special than the others. During this time, we all get together in the beautiful...
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Keep Kids Moving This Summer In Our Hot New Kung Fu Session - Join Now

The days are getting longer, and the light is staying later at our Kung Fu studio in NE Portland. As we all get ready for a summer full of camping, hiking, and sunbathing, don't forget to get your Kung...
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