Kaizen Martial Arts offers martial arts instruction in the Sacramento and Silicon Valley areas. They emphasize Bujinkan training methods and the fundamentals of Budo-Taijutsu. Their main focus is to provide students with a well-rounded repertoire of self-defense skills along with respect for themselves and others. Founder Ken Lux is a 15th-degree black belt with over 25 years of martial arts experience who continues his training under the tutelage of Bujinkan school founder Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi. Kaizen Martial Arts provides a curriculum that combines samurai, ninjutsu, and koryu tactics with modern combative techniques and includes punching, kicking, throwing, and use of training weapons. Classes are available to men, women, and children of all ages and skill levels.
Cupertino, CA(916) 780-0530
Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park has been martial arts training for families and children in Menlo Park for over a decade. They are committed to helping students learn self-defense and getting into great shape to enrich their lives. Owner and chief instructor Master Kristin Quintana is a 5th-degree black belt, and her staff includes a child and adolescent development specialist who provides a variety of resources designed to enhance the learning experience. Additionally, they were named a 2015 and 2016 Family Favorite by Bay Area Parent magazine. Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park provides classes for families and children along with a martial arts summer camp. Birthday parties are available.
Menlo Park, CA(650) 787-2226
Palo Alto Martial Arts offers taekwondo training in Palo Alto. They are committed to helping students of all ages in the pursuit of excellence and the strengthening of body and mind through practicing and studying taekwondo. It is their goal to develop not only excellent martial artists but excellent people as well. They are a member of USA Taekwondo, the California Unified Taekwondo Association, and the World Taekwondo Federation. Owner and grand master instructor Kwangil Bae has over 40 years of training and over 30 years of teaching experience in taekwondo, and he received the United States Presidential Sports Award in 2011. Palo Alto Martial Arts provides classes for children, teens, and adults.
Palo Alto, CA(650) 666-2969
Studio Kick’s Palo Alto is a family fitness training center that teaches cardio kickboxing and martial arts. Their classes are offered to children, teens, and adults and usually last 45 minutes. The school’s founder, Richard Branden, was a six-time world champion in the Chinese martial arts of King Fu who also earned over 35 national titles before his passing in 2013. The school operates in a 5,700-square foot facility that features Olympic-quality mats, a TRX suspension training area, and multiple sets of weighted body bars. The facilities also include a children’s play area and a fitness pro shop. Students note that Studio Kick’s Palo Alto has motiving instructors, polite staff, and a clean facility.
Palo Alto, CA(650) 855-9868
Sunnyvale Martial Arts Academy has been offering martial arts training in Sunnydale since 1988. They are committed to helping students of all ages achieve physical, mental, and spiritual enrichment through the benefits of martial arts in an environment that encourages discipline, perseverance, and self-improvement. Additionally, they strive to ensure that every student receives an experience that is challenging and fun while providing a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. Founder and master instructor KJN Teri Lee is a 7th-degree black belt who works closely with her team of instructors to best serve students. Sunnyvale Martial Arts Academy provides classes for children, teens, and adults with a flexible schedule that includes over 100 classes per week.
Sunnyvale, CA(408) 773-8095
Tandez Academy of Martial Arts is a Mountain View martial arts school that was founded in 2005. Their programs cover Jeet Kune Do, the martial arts system created by Bruce Lee, Kali Escrima, a Filipino weapons system, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Maphilindo Silat, and Muay Thai kickboxing. Their classes are available to adults, and they also offer specialized self-defense programs for children and women. The school’s head instructor, Adrian Tandez, is a third-generation Jeet Kun Do master under the Bruce Lee lineage and has over 20 years of experience in martial arts training. Students appreciate Tandez Academy of Martial Arts for their friendly and cooperative environment and practical lessons.
Mountain View, CA(408) 373-0204
Z-Ultimate Menlo Park is a martial arts school based out of Menlo Park. Their self-defense programs incorporate Karate, Kung Fu, and Jiu-Jitsu as well as weapons. Classes are offered to both children and adults. Birthday parties that teach basic self-defense, incorporate ninja games, and other activities are available for booking. Group classes are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The school is run by Molly Ashworth, who is a 3rd-degree Kempo Karate Instructor with over 17 years of martial arts experience. They encourage families to train together, and aim to increase motivation, self-confidence, and mind and body awareness.
Menlo Park, CA(650) 215-1927