Welcome to Aurora Martial Arts, established in 1996.
Located in Corvallis, Oregon, just south of downtown at:
195 SE Crystal Lake Drive.

Aurora Martial Arts completed construction of a new professional training facility in September of 2012. We are very excited to be teaching and training in the new Dojo. Please take a moment to come inside for a virtual tour.

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You'll find Aurora Martial Arts to be one of the cleanest and well maintained facilities you have ever trained in. The floors, equipment and bathrooms are cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. We ensure a professional, clean, safe and enjoyable environment for students, visitors and instructors.

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The Grand Opening of our new dojo was on September 22, 2012. We had our own form of a ribbon cutting; "Boards and Brick breaking", it was a great success! (These are among the many things that students learn at our school.)

At Aurora Martial Arts, we encourage parents to stick around and watch their kids progress through their training. Seating has been provided, along with free wi-fi internet access.

Ribbon Cutting
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Our main Kenpo training floor is to the right as you enter the school. The training area is 2,400 sq ft, covered with the Swain Grappling Mat flooring system. Which has been used as the official martial arts mat of the Olympic Games. This training floor is used for all belt ranks, classes and practice.

Kenpo Floor
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The secondary training floor is to the left as you enter. The training area is appropriately 1,500 sq ft covered with the Dollamur FLEXI-Roll® Mat System. This training area is used for classes, open practice and our no-gi Jiu-Jitsu program.

Jiu-Jitsu Floor
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Our front desk and pro shop area provide help and support for our students and families. The pro shop stocks the gear and equipment students need for training and if we don't have it we can get it!

Pro Shop

Wisdom In Training

To teach a student Kenpo and develop their skills in Self-Defense without teaching and reinforcing rules of conduct would be a mistake.

Students will learn to protect themselves and others while consistently working to develop respect and personal responsibility.

The Instructors at Aurora Martial Arts use weekly topics and the student creed as tools to develop and reinforce a “Strong Character” in our students.

Our student creed is used in every class, it is our reminder that training is not just about kicking and punching:

Student Creed End Of Class Pledge

I will work to improve my mind, my body and my attitude
through positive actions.

I will develop self-discipline to help me reach my potential.

I will use my skills with respect and responsibility to help myself and others.

I will train with intensity and focus.

As A Dedicated Student Of The Martial Arts,
I Will Live By The Principles Of Black Belt.

Honor - Integrity - Respect - Compassion
Self Control - Dedication - Courage - Indomitable Spirit

What's Our goal?         Black Belt Excellence - Sir!
How Do We Lead?         By Example - Sir!

Louis T. Donadio

LT Donadio

Cheif Instructor, Owner

  • Rank:
  •     "Senior Professor" - 7th degree Black belt in American Kenpo,
        1st degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do,
        Instructor ranking in Escrima
        Blue Belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu,

  • Years of Training: 35
  • LBCC: Part-time faculty member for the Health and Human Performance Department.
  • Hobbies: Reading, computers, ultimate frisbee, games and sports of all kinds.
  • Quotes:
  •     "Lead by example, follow by choice" - AKKS

        "What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right." - Unknown

    Louis S. Donadio

    Louis Donadio

    Senior Instructor

  • Rank:
  •     "Senior Instructor" - 4th degree Black belt in American Kenpo,
        Purple Belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu,

  • Years of Training: 25
  • Hobbies: Sports of all kinds, gaming, paintball, running.
  • Quotes:
  •     Integrity – "Your actions thunder so loudly, I can not hear what you are saying!”
              - This is a variation of a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    Jamie N. Hammons

    Jamie N. Hammons

    Head Instructor

  • Rank:
  • "Head Instructor" - 3rd degree Black belt in American Kenpo,

  • Years of Training: 23
  • Hobbies: Hanging with Friends, Music and Scrapbooking.
  • Quotes:
  •    “A smile brings out the best in others!”

        “Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart and mind; confidence is the key that opens locks” Joe Paterno

    Jay Lench

    Jay Lench

    Black Belt Instructor

  • Rank:
  •     2nd degree Black Belt in American Kenpo,
        Blue Belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu,

  • Years of Training: 9
  • Hobbies: Karate, Football, Reading & Skiing
  • Quotes:
  •     "Success is not reached by chance, It is reached by choice!"

    Sean SanRomani

    Sean San Romani

    Black Belt Instructor

  • Rank:
  •     2nd degree Black Belt in American Kenpo

  • Years of Training: 10
  • Hobbies: Scuba, Soccer, Woodworking, Robotics and Radio Control, Outdoor Recreation, LEGO’s
  • Quotes:
  •     "If you seek perfection, get used to disappointment. If you work to improve, and be better than you were yesterday, you’ll achieve excellence." - Sean San Romani

        Words to ponder: I’m Still Learning, Michealangelo – Age 87

    Gillian Stephenson

    Gillian Stephenson

    Black Belt Instructor

  • Rank:
  •     2nd degree Black Belt in American Kenpo

  • Years of Training: 13
  • Hobbies: Photography, Art & Design, Spending Time with Friends, Staying Active
  • Quotes:
  •     "Even darkness must pass a new day will come and when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer." - J.R.R Tolkien