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3719 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Oakland Martial Arts

Master self-defense, boost your physique and fitness, and live a more confident, disciplined, and focused life.

About Our School

The 5 Life-Changing Gifts of Martial Arts For Kids

Welcome to the BAMA family!

100% of our focus is on training kids to be more confident productive members of society.

Our Oakland Martial Arts school might just seem like a place to get your kids fit and learn self-defense... but to us it’s so much more. When your kids train with us, they’ll experience a place where they fit in, no matter what your kid’s background or what fitness level they are. They’ll also learn powerful age specific Martial Arts Skillz, discover ways to keep safe, and learn secret tips that were once known only to elite martial artists on how to stay in amazing focus.

They’ll get into one of the best confidence building programs in their life, learn Super-Cool Ninja Self-Defense moves, and experience changes that absolutely and completely change the lives of our new and existing students. Your kids will get stronger with their newfound ninja strength, but the subtle changes of our students’ minds are what amaze us the most.

Not only will we help your kids get next level discipline, but here are a few of the more subtle changes our students experience from martial arts training, as well.

#1 Soaring Confidence

Learning anything new can be difficult and scary. You’ll notice right away that many of the drills and techniques we teach are challenging, but that’s the point! We teach kids confidence through competence.

As your kids practice and test themselves physically and mentally, they’ll realize that with all their hard work, their instructor’s guidance, and consistently showing up – they’re capable of crushing their goals! This sense of achievement gives our students soaring confidence.

As they develop new skills like punching and kicking - or even how to do a push up for the first time - they’ll experience a sense of accomplishment that’s incredibly satisfying… and so rewarding! We love seeing this develop in our students.

#2 Remarkable Focus

Martial Arts is challenging and requires each ninja’s full attention. As your child concentrates on listening to the instructor, then performing what they are taught, they start to build crucial links (new neural pathways) in their brain that increase their ability to focus… and for longer periods of time.

What’s great is that this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of their life, too. Our students report being able to focus better in school and another big benefit is that they pay more attention at home, too.

#3 Kid Kind of Fitness

So many of our kids have become Dopamine addicts because of all the screen time they get and an excellent way to help balance the effect of screen time is from the endorphins we get from exercise.

No matter what your kid’s starting level is, each one of our students improves from the state they were in when they took their first class. From total beginner to elite athletes and everything in between, we strive to make sure each class is loaded with fun and challenging exercise that work the entire body.

They will be so determined on performing techniques that some of the world’s top performing martial artists do, and having so much fun, that before you know it, the class is over, and not only did they learn powerful martial arts...

... but they also got a great workout. Being physically fit boosts energy, inner and outer strength, and self-esteem, as well as the most important aspect of fitness… confidence.

#4 We Are Family

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found martial arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students who tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in our classes! We provide a safe, positive, enriching environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up each other.

Everyone is helpful and encouraging. Your kids will make a lot of new friends, which then makes our martial arts family that much more tight-knit and strong.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, motivation and success. It's something really cool to be part of.

#5 Great FUN!

Ugh... getting fit can be boring sometimes. Luckily, we’re working out like super-star martial artists… learning to use our entire body to strike, kick and punch our way to protection. In our awesome classes, you’ll tighten up your focus, gain lean muscle, and have an absolute blast.

No two classes are ever the same and we DON'T use military style yelling or body shaming… ever. We want you to have lots of fun here, and keep coming back.

Plus, our instructors know they’ll get the best possible performance from your kids when they’re happy and in a good mood. That’s when we’re at our best too. It’s a win-win for everyone! And that’s why we use edu-tainment… we entertain and educate our students in every class.

Your kids will learn to work hard and play hard. Laughing and smiles are part of every class.

So what do you say? Ready to give us a shot?

Just scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for your child.

You'll learn more, and have the chance to grab our amazing web special.

Or don't hesitate to give us a call if you're more comfortable signing up over the phone: (510) 839-1814

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Adrian DeSilva

Adrian DeSilva, Founder
Bay Area Martial Arts
(510) 839-1814

Our Oakland Kids Karate classes are not only geared towards excellent self-defense techniques, striking, and kicking - children ages 3 and up are taught self-discipline, focus, and respect. Parents of the students love our classes too because they have seen their kids become better behaved everywhere they go and often perform better in school.

We love to keep the kids engaged and attentive with a little bit of play! It's fun for kids, parents, and the instructors. Classes are packed with fun activities and games as kids improve techniques and have a blast!

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

- They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.