Yes! We want to give you a chance to experience our classes, instruction and community because we think once you try it, you'll love it like we do. You can sign up in advance or once you arrive. And yes, it is completely FREE!
You can start any time! Our classes are adaptable to your level and abilities.
Classes are offered on a set schedule every month. We invite you to come to as many classes as work in your schedule and lifestyle. Our classes are free of charge, however we do have suggested memberships for those who are interested in supporting our work.
To learn more about all Enso Center classes and our membership tiers please visit Programs.
To see the current schedule of Enso Center classes please visit Class Schedule.
Jason Mix began teaching as the principal instructor of Enso Center - Redmond in 1986, making Enso Center one of the longest running schools in Redmond.
He is active in the martial arts community, sharing and training with students and instructors from many styles.
Jason Mix studied Hapkido with Grandmaster Kwang Sik Myung from the World Hapkido Federation. He currently holds an 8th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido.
Jason holds 6th Degree Black Belts in Taekwondo from the Korea Yonmookwan Taekwondo Association.
Master Jason Mix has studied Tai Chi for over 20 years, studying with Ying Hong Yang and Lama Padma Yontan Gyatso.
He is also certified as a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Aikido through Hombu Dojo in Japan.
He has taught thousands of students, bringing nearly 200 to the rank of black belt.
Our head instructor has over 25 years experience teaching martial arts.
For details on all Enso Center instructors please visit About Us.
For all programs other than Hapkido, you should wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can move freely in.
After attending Hapkido classes regularly and settling into training, you will need to buy a uniform. Our uniforms are available for purchase from our online store.
At Enso Center, adults and children train together. This allows and encourages you to train with partners of various sizes, abilities and levels. This also allows for a fun training environment, especially for families that want to train together.
There is no maximum age - if you're interested, we can help you achieve your goals!
Hapkido is open to ages 6 - adult
Yoga is open to ages 10 - adult
Tai Chi is open to ages 12 - adult
Weapons is open to ages 12 - adult
Archery is open to ages 13 - adult (children ages 11 - 12 may attend with special permission and conditions specified by the instructor)
Fees & Costs
Enso Center provides classes and promotion tests free of charge to anyone who wants to join. There is no payment required to attend classes. We are funded primarily by donations which allow us to keep the programs running and cover our costs and we invite you to become a member.
Membership is automatically paid monthly, via a credit / debit card on file, on the first of each month, until you tell us to stop. We have suggested monthly donation amounts, or you can come up with a custom amount.
You may cancel your donation at any time by giving notice before your next payment.
In Hapkido, Weapons, Yoga and Tai Chi you will be certified / tested for levels / belts based on your progress and dedication.
Colored belt promotion suggested donation is $50 per test.
There is also an suggested annual donation of $50 per individual or $75 per family to cover registration and insurance.
Promotion test and annual fees are tax deductible.
Enso Center sells Hapkido Uniforms for $70.59 USD (including tax).
Our uniforms are available for purchase from our online store.
At Enso Center, we encourage families to train together. The first person in a family pays the regular membership. Other additional family members receive a discount.
To learn more about family member discounts please visit Programs.
If you would like to learn more about the role that certification, promotion and connection play across all of our arts and how all of Enso Center's programs approach health and complement each other you can read more about that in Certification, Promotion & Connection.pdf
The length of time between promotions will vary depending on the length of time it takes each student to learn the required curriculum for each level.
One of the things that we recognize at Enso Center is that people progress at their own speed. In general, this occurs every 3 months but varies from person to person and at different levels.
As your rank increases, so do the requirements and expectations and consequently the time between promotion tests will be longer.
A key factor in the time taken is your diligence in practice and how often you are able to attend class.
See the answer to the FAQ on how often people promote as it is relevant.
A very general answer might be anywhere from 3 - 5 years to reach 1st Dan or 1st Degree Black Belt but this depends on attitude, discipline and attendance.
At Enso Center, we like to focus on learning correct technique at all levels.
The 1st Dan Black Belt is an important milestone in your journey within martial arts but it is also only just a milestone.
At Enso Center, we typically honor your existing rank from another school in the same martial arts.
But we also expect you to learn our curriculum, some of which will be very familiar due to your previous training.
Please contact Master Jason Mix directly for more information about your specific case.
There is always some risk of being hurt in practicing marital arts. At Enso Center, we train with safety as our primary emphasis while focusing on effective, correct technique.
Only "tag" style sparring is practiced at Enso Center and as such body armor is not needed.
We do not compete in traditional tournaments because we believe that the sport of sparring does not emphasize the same goals as our school.
Instead, we offer our own Enso Games which better serves our goals of healthy competition and effective martial arts - and is FUN!
All upcoming events, center closures and other Enso Center updates are published on the main page of our website.
We do our best to notify students of any upcoming events, center closures and other updates via email as well.
You can also be notified of these updates by liking or following us on Facebook. To be notified you will need to do the following:
Go to the Enso Center Facebook Page
Click the three dots "..." (near the top of the page).
Click on the three dots "..." again and then Click on Follow Settings
Make sure the Newsfeed Setting is set to Favorites or Default
Make sure the Notifications Setting for Posts, Video and Live Video are set to Standard or All Notifications
When you turn on notifications, you'll get updates each time Enso Center posts something shared with you.