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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Oakland 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. 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.

10th Planet Oakland

10th Planet Oakland Jiu Jitsu provides martial arts classes in Oakland and the surrounding areas. It offers lessons for people of all ages, body types, and skill levels with courses for kids ages seven and older, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for beginners, and in-depth, modern techniques for advanced learners. Children's classes introduce them to self-defense and improve coordination, agility, and movement, all while building confidence and self-esteem in a safe atmosphere.

301 8th St
Oakland, CA 94607


Baker’s Martial Arts Cultural Center

Bakers Martial Arts Cultural Center is a trusted and reputable martial arts facility founded in 1980. Located in the Glenview district of Oakland, CA, their programs offer TaeKwonDo training for children, youth, and adults. The founder, Julius Baker, has been teaching TaeKwonDo since 1973 and incorporates his teaching curriculum with other martial arts he has trained including aikido, capoeira, judo, escrima, and tai chi. Bakers Martial Arts strives to teach students the graceful, powerful, and practical art of taekwondo. It teaches that the true way to achieve and grow is when the mind, body, and spirit are balanced and working in unison. Students who practice TaeKwonDo develop self-discipline and self-respect that can be cultivated and applied throughout their lives.

Bay Area Martial Arts

Bay Area Martial Arts specialize in teaching self-defense to children as young as three in Oakland, CA. Their martial arts programs are age specific and train students with the brain in mind. Their highly experienced instructors provide a safe environment, enforce exceptional hygiene standards, and strive to provide students with the best training possible. Their programs offered include their internationally acclaimed Early Skillz program for children ages 3 and 4. Next is their Basic Skillz program that is designed for students ages 5 and 6. Core Skillz is for students ages 7 to 9 and is also internationally acclaimed, and for ages 10 to 14 they offer their Extreme Skillz program. For more information, parents may visit the website.

Dojo USA World Training Center

Dojo USA World Training Center is a highly recommended martial arts training center located in San Bruno, CA. They provide three training programs that include TaeBo fitness kickboxing, kids martial arts, and adult martial arts programs. TaeBo fitness kickboxing is a popular choice for people seeking an effective workout routine that is also fun and empowering. TaeBo is a great tool to lose weight, keep it off, and cultivate a new and beneficial lifestyle. Their kids and adults martial arts programs help students to develop structure, laser focus, and a powerful standard of personal excellence. They're also a great way for students to stay fit and healthy and make the best constructive use of their energy.

San Bruno, CA 94066


Han Martial Arts

Han Martial Arts is a small school providing students personalized training in martial arts. Located in the Montclair Village of Oakland, the Han Martial Arts school is a popular choice for students of all ages to learn self-defense, improve their physical fitness, and have fun in a positive environment. Their certified masters and instructors are highly trained and esteemed. They focus primarily on Korean taekwondo, supplemented with Judo, and yongmudo/hapkido techniques. Their classes include tiny tigers ages 4 to 6, grasshoppers ages 7 to 12, demonstration team where students perform advanced martial arts routines at major events throughout the year, teens and adults classes, judo classes, and private lessons.

Intensity Martial Arts

Intensity Martial Arts is a professional martial arts school offering programs for children and adults in Alameda, CA. They specialize in teaching TaeKwonDo to students of all ages starting at 1.5 and up. They also provide kickboxing programs for adult students. Their after-school programs provide kids with clean, safe transportation from school to their martial arts program Monday thru Friday where activities are provided until 6 pm. Activities include homework supervision, art projects, games, and karate class. They also offer youth summer programs perfect for active kids who love having fun and participating in exciting sports activities. Their programs help children build confidence, make new friends, learn bully prevention strategies, cultivate self-discipline and motivation, and more.

Lim's TaeKwonDo Academy

Lims Taekwondo Academy is a professional martial arts facility providing general taekwondo training and Olympic style training in Alameda, CA. They offer four training programs that include an adult program, teen program, junior program for youth students ages 7 to 12, and an elite tiger program for young children ages 4 to 6. Students of Lims Taekwondo Academy will develop life skills that will develop and discipline them throughout their teen and adult lives. Martial art is an excellent tool for students to cultivate social skills, develop self-discipline, and raise their mental awareness. Students also learn to have greater focus, respect, perseverance, confidence, and more. To learn more about their classes and schedule, students and parents may visit the website.

Oakland Karate and Kickboxing

Oakland Karate and Kickboxing is a popular choice for students of all ages to receive professional training dedicated to the mental and physical enhancement of the human body. Their unique, state of the art facility is a family-oriented environment that offers a welcoming and encouraging space for students that is not only positive but empowering as well. Their experienced trainers are highly trained, providing a curriculum that is deeply rooted in tradition and balanced with progressive and pioneering methods of teaching and philosophies. Oakland Karate and Kickboxing’s programs include kids martial arts, Muay Thai kickboxing, fitness kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and personal training. For more information on their pricing and class times, students may visit the website.

Oakland, CA 94608


Pacific Ring Sports

Established in 2004, Pacific Ring Sports is a reputable training gym providing “real training to real people” in Oakland, CA. The owners Michael Regnier and Alfie Duque are passionate fitness enthusiast who started Pacific Ring Sports to help others realize and accomplish their health and fitness goals. Their professional trainers are thoroughly trained and highly experienced in their fields of expertise and provide safe, detailed guidance and assistance to their clients. Pacific Ring Sports offers a wide array of fitness classes including Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA, strength conditioning, competitive training, sparring, youth classes, and yoga. For more information on their classes and schedules, clients may visit the website.

Pitts' Martial Arts Academy

Based in Oakland, California, Pitts' Martial Arts Academy is a martial arts school established by Master and Instructor Kenneth A. Pitts. Pitts has been practicing martial arts for over 25 years and holds a 6th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, a 2nd Dan in Judo, and is a Contra Mestre in Capoeira. Pitts previously worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer and has experience working with physically/mentally challenged teens and adults. Pitts' Martial Arts Academy offers multiples classes based on the disciplines of Taekwondo, Judo, Capoeira, Ju Trap Boxing, Kajukenbo, and Kickboxing. Classes are available for children of at least age 3, adults, and families as well. In addition, private lessons can be accommodated.

Oakland, CA 94610


Shaolin Life

Shaolin Life is a center for spiritual studies founded in 2006 by monks from the Shaolin Monastery in China. Located in Oakland, California, the center provides classes that continue the 1,500-year tradition of Shaolin, developing empowerment, balance, strength, wellness, and relaxation skills. Classes in Kung Fu, Qigong, and Qigong Flexibility are available, while private lessons can also be scheduled. The center provides lessons in Tai-Chi and meditation and also makes its halls and rooms available to rent.

1244 23rd Ave
Oakland, CA 94605


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