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(510) 839-1814
3719 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

About Bay Area Martial Arts
in Oakland, CA

Bay Area Martial Arts – Our mission is to create the coolest experience for every student, every class!

Have you ever seen a traditional tatami mat? They are super-cool, real traditional dojo stuff, and we get to train on them...everyday! And you can too!

At Bay Area Martial Arts, we specialize in teaching self-defense with age specific martial arts for children as young as 3 years old. Whether you want to get your kids fit, learn traditional martial arts moves in a fun modern approach, help them learn how to gain the confidence to deal with bullies or watch your kids learn and grow, we have a program for you.

Let’s start with the internationally acclaimed Early SKILLZ Program for 3 & 4 year-olds! Kids this age LOVE physical activity and anything involving play. They have a rich imagination and a strong desire to be less dependent on their usual caregivers. We provide a program that keeps them entertained, while at the same time builds skills that set them up for success.

Next is our Basic SKILLZ Program for 5 & 6 year-olds! Kids this age are the most enthusiastic students. They love creativity and problem-solving, which makes them ideal students in the Martial Arts. We give them a POSITIVE learning environment that adapts to their social and intellectual curiosity, while at the same time builds skills that set them up for success.

And then there’s the internationally acclaimed Core SKILLZ Program for 7 – 9 year-olds! This age group is what most people consider “the golden age.” They are proficient in their vocabulary and problem-solving skills, yet they are not at the age where they want complete independence from adults. This makes the teacher-student relationship stronger than ever. This structured program that introduces core skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven to be very successful.

Lastly, we have an Extreme SKILLZ Program for 10 – 14 year-olds! These kids are the smartest students in the school. Yes, they are smarter than most adults! They are also physically competent and can excel in most physical challenges that are presented to them. We provide them with a program that NURTURES their social and emotional instability, while building skills that set them up for success in all aspects of their lives.

How We Train is with the brain in mind! Providing a safe environment, enforcing exceptional hygiene standards, and giving you the best training possible are our top priorities. We'll help build your kid’s ninja skills from the ground up so no prior experience is necessary!

We also have some pretty cool amenities to help your whole family get the most out of training, including:

·       Training Gear

·       Changing Rooms

·       Waiting Area

We Use Top Notch Equipment. By providing high quality martial arts and fitness training equipment, we ensure safe, effective training techniques to help your kids achieve their personal goals, as well.

Stop by our fun, life-enriching family oriented dojo to see the facility and sign up for a class today!

Owner & Head Instructor

Master Adrian DeSilva prides himself on being a lifelong student of the martial arts and has been teaching for over 24 years. He has achieved multi-level black belts in a wide range of styles.

Some of his rankings and areas of specialty include: 5th degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate, 3rd degree in Presas style of Arnis, 2nd Tohan in Latosa Escrima, Sifu and 3rd Technician in Ebmas Wing Tzun Kung Fu, 1st degree in Kali, Blue Belt in Brazilian Jujitsu, and Certified Vinyasa Yoga Flow teacher.

In 2004, Master Adrian was nominated for the Martial Arts Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to the arts.

Master Adrian has been teaching martial arts since 1993, and founded Bay Area Martial Arts Oakland in 1998. He has spent the past 24 years dedicated to empowering his students -- children and adults -- with the mental and physical skills provided by martial arts training.

His approach to teaching adults is one of guided self-discovery. "You must be motivated, willing to work, and unafraid of success and sweat. Ultimately, training martial arts is about discovering who you are, one step at a time."

How to Get Started

Come join our Oakland, CA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (510) 839-1814 if you have any further questions. Bay Area Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!

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