PACIFIC RIM MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY
Welcome to Pacific Rim Martial Arts Academy in Tigard. This is the Honbu (Headquarters) of the Zen Ei Kan International Association. Students who train at Pacific Rim have the guidance of Michael Martyn Sensei (President of Zen Ei Kan International), as well as the added benefit of several high ranking instructors. Students at Pacific Rim have the opportunity to train in six unique, yet complimentary martial arts; Tomiki Aikido, Kodokan Judo, Japanese Jujutsu, JuSoolKwan Hapkido, ChungDoKwan TaeKwonDo, and Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Iaido. Visiting students (ZEKI members and non-members) wanting to train at Pacific Rim are required to schedule an appointment with Martyn Sensei (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to visiting.
Mr. Martyn began his martial arts training in 1981 and joined Pacific Rim Martial Arts Academy in 1982. Since 1993, Mr. Martyn has traveled extensively throughout the North America and Asia and trained with numerous martial arts experts. Mr. Martyn currently holds the following black belt ranks: 8th Dan, Ju Sool Kwan Hapkido, 7th Dan Chung Do Kwan TaeKwonDo, 5th Dan Judo, 4th Dan Nihon Jujutsu, 3rd Dan Aikido, and 3rd Dan Ryushin Shouchi Iaido. He is currently Shihandai to Tadayuki Satoh, Shihan for the All Japan Aikido Federation and Jun-Shidoin to Kunikazu Yahagi, Soke of Ryushin Shouchi Ryu.
Mr. Martyn has held a number of senior level positions in international martial arts organizations. From 1994 to 2014, Mr. Martyn served in a variety of roles for the World Oriental Martial Arts Federation, including Director of the Judo and Jujutsu Divisions and most recently as Vice-President of North America. From 2012 to 2021, Mr. Martyn served the Kokusai Budoin (International Martial Arts Federation) as a Regional Director and Branch Director for the Americas Division.
In 2017, Pacific Rim was chosen as the first International Training Center for USA Judo, and Mr. Martyn was named Director of the program. In 2019, he was appointed as Vice President of Operations for Renaissance Yawara, an international association dedicated to the practice and preservation of the principles of Jigoro Kano as originally taught and the pedagogy of Kenji Tomiki.
In 2021, Sang Cook Kim appointed Mr. Martyn as his full successor and inheritor of Ju Sool Kwan Hapkido, with ultimate authority regarding promotions, curriculum, and doctrine.
8970 SW Burnham St., Tigard, OR 97223
Michael Martyn – Owner / Head Instructor