WELCOME to Tulen Center!
We are Downtown Beaverton’s premiere martial arts and self-defense school offering classes for kids, teens and adults.
We have moved! You will now find us at 12230 SW Broadway.
Training is fun and it’s easy to start. Your first class is free to try. Just look at our schedule, pick your first class, contact us so we know you are coming (or if you have any questions) and show up about 15 minutes early. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. We look forward to meeting you!
We teach Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen, a traditional martial art brought to this country from Indonesia by Mas Goeroe Agoeng Willy Wetzel in 1956. It draws on the most effective elements of Judo, Kempo, Kung Fu and Karate. Since Poekoelan is a complete martial art, it’s much more than just self-defense. Students find well being and empowerment of body, discipline of mind and strength of spirit.
Tulen Center is dedicated to empowering its students. We nurture the body, mind, and spirit in a holistic environment. Through the course of your beginning training you learn 108 ways to defend yourself from threatening situations.
Learn moves to keep yourself safe. Practice reacting quickly and calmly to protect yourself and your loved ones. Increase your peace of mind. Build self-confidence in all areas of your life. Gain coordination, muscle memory, strength, and all around good health.
Anyone can train Poekoelan. We specialize in individualizing our programs for your needs, in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
About the Students: Our students are just like you. They range in age from 4 to 64. They are moms and dads, elementary, middle and high school students and young adults. We have musicians, baristas, professionals, artists, IT experts, retailers and teachers. Some people start training with us to get in shape while others want something new and different in their workout. Tulen Center is a diverse place where students are included and accepted. We come together to support one another to be our best and highest selves. Tulen Center is a safe and loving place.
About the Owners: Mas Goeroes Silvia Smart and Jeff Denson have been training in Poekoelan for over 25 years and both have earned the rank of 6th degree black belt. They have trained hundreds of students and guided many to achieve their goals. With patience, discipline and love, they help shape their students’ characters and hone their martial arts skills. They have two kids and in their spare time enjoy hiking, camping and serving in the community.
“After checking out several martial art and self-defense classes, we chose Tulen Center based on its warm, personal approach. We have enjoyed getting to know the instructors and the art of Poekoelan. My son has gained a sense of pride since starting training at Tulen Center.” – Happy Mom
Location: Our school is conveniently located. It’s close to the Beaverton Transit Center, and is just off 217 and right between Bvtn-Hillsdale Hwy and Canyon Road in Downtown Beaverton. You can walk to the Beaverton Library, Saturday Market, Beaverton Bakery and all sorts of restaurants and shops. Or hop in your car and quickly get to Fred Meyer, Trader Joe’s, Cedar Hills and so much more. Here’s a map.
Tulen Center is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination against any person because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, creed, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.
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- Twitter: @Tulen Center
12230 SW Broadway Street
Beaverton, OR 97005