Mission Statement

Our mission at Upper Westside is to provide families of young children ages 3-5 with a clean, safe, fun, and developmentally appropriate movement space that offers quality instruction in Martial Arts.

Husband and wife Wally Jones and Lara Jones M.Ed, are co-owners of Upper Westside, Southwest Portland Martial Arts, Southwest Alive BJJ, and CrossFit Hillsdale. They are passionate supporters of strong families, and believe active play is a critical piece of early childhood education.

Upper Westside has allowed them to expand on their thriving children’s Martial Arts program by offering classes to young children ages 3-5. Upper Westside opened to the public in August of 2015, and evolved to focus more extensively on Martial Arts instruction in August of 2018.