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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Concord Martial Arts Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

1 Kick Up Martial Arts

1 Kick Up Martial Arts, a World Taekwondo Federation School located in Concord, California, offers martial arts training in Taekwondo and Hapkido to children and adults. 1 Kick Up Martial Arts offers children's classes, adult group classes, Olympic sparring, tournament preparation, and private lessons to individuals of all experience and fitness levels. Master Michael Grazier, the Taekwondo instructor of 1 Kick Up Martial Arts, has been teaching martial arts to children and adults for 25 years and has received a silver medal in Olympic Sparring in 1996 at the California State Championships. Fitness classes are also available and are led by Certified Personal Trainers. Fitness courses include core workouts, circuit training, strength training, stretching, and more. 1 Kick Up Martial Arts teaches self-defense, confidence, respect, and physical and mental fitness.

Dae Han Martial Arts

Dae Han Martial Arts, a martial arts school in Martinez, California, provides fun and engaging martial arts programs for children, teenagers, and adults of all ages and experience levels. Owner and Chief Instructor, Joon Tae Kim, is a Fifth-Degree Black Belt with years of experience in boxing, Kyuktooki, and Korean grappling and ground techniques. Joon Tae Kim and his team of qualified instructors lead martial arts classes teaching self-respect, confidence, discipline, and self-defense. Adult martial arts classes for men and women also help improve physical and mental strength and relieve stress. Summer camps are available for children and Dae Han Martial Arts also hosts birthday parties, teaching martial arts techniques in a fun and safe environment.

Martinez, CA 94553


Evolution Martial Arts Center

Evolution Martial Arts Center, located in Pittsburg, California, and lead by Head Instructor James Barrios, provides children, teenagers, and adults with a variety of martial arts classes. James Barrios is a Fourth Degree Black Belt with over 30 years of martial arts experience. Other experienced instructors teach students self-defense, self-discipline, respect, and honor, through Taekwondo and other techniques. Practical self-defense classes are available and implement traditional and Olympic-style Taekwondo, as well as Filipino martial arts and close-quarter combat. Competition sparring and Poomsae training sessions are available and follow the World Taekwondo Federation standards and regulations. Free trials are available upon request.

Pittsburg, CA 94565


Master Bill Jones Taekwondo Academy

Master Bill Jones Taekwondo Academy, a professional martial arts school located in Concord, California, offers Taekwondo lessons for individuals of all ages and skill levels. Grandmaster Bill Jones, owner and sole instructor, provides one-on-one training to his students. Bill Jones has been teaching martial arts since 1976 and has over 54 years of experience and has received over 100 awards and commendations for his martial arts career. Bill Jones has studied over 14 martial arts styles and holds 8 separate black belts, 4 master degrees, and 2 Ph.D.’s in Martial Arts Philosophy and Science. Lessons include beginner classes, black belt classes, children and family classes, intermediate and advanced classes, private instruction, sparring, weapons training, and competitions. Discounts for single parents and families with two or more children are available.

Concord, CA 94519


Max Martial Arts

Max Martial Arts, a mixed martial arts academy in Brentwood, California, has been teaching young children, teenagers, and adults since 2010. Max Martial Arts offers a variety of programs, including group classes and private lessons. All instructors are experienced and qualified and have trained thousands of students. Programs help build character, improve coordination, increase focus and strength, and develop self-respect, confidence, and discipline. Children services include mixed martial arts and self-defense, day camps, birthday parties, and more. Adult classes incorporate a variety of martial arts styles, including Krav Maga, kickboxing, and others. High-intensity interval training classes are also available to increase physical fitness and encourage weight loss. Free private lessons are available to new students.

Brentwood, CA 94513


One Tribe Martial Arts Academy

One Tribe Martial Arts Academy, a Kung Fu and kickboxing school located in Concord, California, offers martial arts classes to individuals of all ages and experience levels. One Tribe Martial Arts Academy implements traditional Kung Fu and modern kickboxing styles into their programs. Programs include young-child classes, teenager and adult Kung Fu classes, adult kickboxing, lion dance lessons, and Kung Fu camp. All instructors are experienced in a variety of martial arts styles and implement friendly, engaging, and fun methods into their programs. One Tribe Martial Arts Academy helps build confidence, discipline, respect, and teaches self-defense in a safe and fun environment.

Sparta Taekwondo

Sparta Taekwondo, one of the largest Taekwondo schools in the East Bay, is located in Concord, California, and provides children, teenagers, and adults of all experience levels with high-quality martial arts programs. Sparta Taekwondo’s facility provides a family-friendly, three-ring teaching area for competitive and noncompetitive Taekwondo training. Experienced Instructors have competed on the National Level and train students according to the World Taekwondo Federation requirements. Sparta Taekwondo promotes safety, self-defense, self-confidence, respect, and discipline and helps all students better themselves by setting and achieving their goals. Sparta Taekwondo is a member of USA Taekwondo and affiliated with the United States Olympic Committee and the World Taekwondo Federation.

Concord, CA 94518


Vallejos Taekwondo Academy

Vallejos Taekwondo Academy, a professional martial arts studio in Benicia, California, has been offering high-quality and family-friendly services to youth and adults since 1982. Vallejos Taekwondo Academy offers both private, semi-private, and group-training programs that teach Taekwondo, Karate, and Jiu-Jitsu to individuals of all ages and experience levels. Experienced and friendly instructors help students set and achieve their goals. Youth programs teach and promote discipline, manners, self-defense, self-confidence, and respect. Cardio Kickboxing classes are also available. Vallejos Taekwondo Academy was voted Best Martial Arts School in Benicia and Vallejo from 2010 to 2016. Free introductory classes are available at sign-up.

Benicia, CA 94510


William Kim's Taekwondo

William Kim's Taekwondo, a martial arts academy in Vallejo, California, has been providing professional Taekwondo programs for over 35 years. Owner and Chief Instructor, William Kim, is an Eighth-Degree Black Belt and two-time inductee into the United States Taekwondo Hall of Fame. All instructors are experienced and properly trained to help students set and surpass their personal goals. William Kim’s Taekwondo is a family-friendly environment that promotes morals, self-respect, discipline, manners, and self-confidence. William Kim’s Taekwondo offers adult and kids martial arts programs, as well as summer camps and birthday parties. Adult programs incorporate Taekwondo, Karate, and other martial arts techniques. Youth martial arts programs help develop coordination, balance, physical fitness, and more.

Yu's Martial Arts

Yu's Martial Arts, a traditional Korean Taekwondo school in Lafayette, California, has been teaching students since 1974. Yu’s Martial Arts welcomes individuals of all ages, experience, and fitness levels. Qualified instructors are trained in a variety of martial arts styles and have years of experience teaching large and small groups and private lessons. Yu’s Martial Arts provides instructors with experience in teaching students with physical and mental limitations. Private and group lessons are available for children, teenagers, and adults. Yu’s Martial Arts offers memberships for both individuals and families. An introductory special is available and includes two private lessons and a uniform.

Lafayette, CA 94549


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