About Fierce Fitness


The Fierce Fitness Kickboxing program was born in 1998 when veteran martial artist, Master Norvin Johnson, set out to create the ultimate conditioning workout for martial artists and kickboxers alike. An internationally ranked Fighter who began teaching at age 19, Johnson quickly garnered popularity from the Portland community, attracting people of all ages and fitness levels who were looking for a new way to workout.

As a family business, we are proud to continue the founding principles of what has made this workout so great. We are a gym open to everyone, of any fitness level, with no previous kickboxing or martial arts experience required. We have an amazing community of Fierce Members who are both supportive and inspirational as well as instructors who care about them and their workout experience.

Since its conception, Fierce has been providing the best kickboxing classes in all of Portland.

Welcome to a one-of-a-kind gym you won’t find anywhere else.


Born into a family of martial artists, I started training with my father Master Norvin Johnson at the age of three and received my Black Belt in Wu Ying Tao at age eleven. Throughout that time I competed in various Karate tournaments in Oregon and am a Three-Time First Place Nationally-Ranked Fighter. In 2013 I became certified in our Kickboxing Program and began teaching classes.

Being the first-generation of Fierce, my passion runs deep. I love being able to help people change their lives through kickboxing, whether it be releasing daily stress on the bag, accomplishing long-term fitness/health goals, or working on technique until they look like a pro fighter.

When not kicking-butt at the gym, I enjoy hiking, dancing, photography, and the occasional Spartan Sprint.

To help ensure the safety of our community and prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will remain closed until further notice.