Best Martial Arts Schools in Hayward

Why These Martial Arts Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Hayward Martial Arts Schools 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. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Fearless Martial Arts Academy

Fearless Martial Arts Academy, a martial arts school and fitness center located in Castro Valley, California, offers self-defense programs to individuals of all ages and experience levels. With a state-of-the-art facility and hands-on instruction, Fearless Martial Arts Academy provides a variety of martial arts programs that help children, youth, and adults build self-confidence, respect, focus, and discipline. Programs teach self-defense against strangers, school bullies, and single and multiple assailants implementing Taekwondo, Thai kickboxing, and Jujitsu. Krav Maga classes are also available and teach effective attack and counter maneuvers. High-energy fitness workouts include mixed martial arts inspired exercises and implement heavy bags, dummies, kettlebells, ropes, and more. SPARology classes teach sparring and fighting in a safe environment.

Castro Valley, CA 94546


Kenpo Go Shin Jitsu School of Karate

Kenpo Go Shin Jitsu School of Karate is a practical self-defense martial arts school located in Hayward, California. Kenpo Go Shin Jitsu School of Karate teaches Chinese Kenpo, Gung-Fu, boxing, Judo, Jujitsu, Escrima, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Lua, and massage. Owner and instructor, Grand Master John Masculine is President of the United Self Defense Organization, and a 10th-degree black belt with over 35 years of experience. John implements natural body motion with reflexes and quick action, in his self-defensive and offensive methods against single, multiple, armed, and unarmed attackers. Simulated attacks in standing, sitting, and ground positions using padded attackers are used in teaching methods. New members receive one week of free training, as well as a free uniform with minimum sign-up.

Hayward, CA 94541


Ripping Tiger Shaolin Kenpo Karate

Ripping Tiger Shaolin Kenpo Karate, a family owned and operated martial arts facility in Hayward, California, has been providing high-quality Shaolin Kenpo Karate since 2016. Great Grandmaster Ralph Castro supported Ripping Tiger in its opening and has trained the instructors who lead classes. Great Grandmaster Castro has been practicing and teaching martial arts since 1958 and developed the International Shaolin Kenpo Association in 1981. Ripping Tiger offers classes to individuals of all ages and experience levels. Children’s classes, as well as beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes are available. Ripping Tiger implements martial arts techniques that utilize both unarmed and armed methods set in place by Chinese masters. Ripping Tiger’s classes build inner-peace, self-confidence, and respect.

Hayward, CA 94544


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