Harness Ancient Secrets for Unstoppable Self-Defense, Inner-Peace & a Lean, Toned Body.
These martial arts classes draw on modern and ancient techniques to give you the best experience possible. Get fun, fitness, and self-defense every time you come! Click to learn more!
The action-packed camp for kids that teaches self-defense... lets them let loose and have a great time... and builds confidence, discipline, focus and more. Kids love camp because it's fun. Parents love it because it helps their children learn & grow.
It's the kids martial arts program everyone's raving about. That's because we blend self-defense, fitness, and life skills into one heck of a fun experience for kids of all ages. Beginners welcome! Call today!
When I first saw martial arts, I just thought it was "cool." Those flashy moves in the movies are really something to see when you're a kid. I was instantly drawn to it.
As I trained, I learned it was a powerful tool for self-defense and fitness as well. I got in great shape, and grew stronger, faster, and more capable of protecting myself and my loved ones.
But as I trained even more, I realized something else had been happening to me all along:
I was growing on the inside, too.
Without even realizing it, I'd almost become a completely different person. Or... I was still "me"... but I was a "better" me.
I was more caring, and seemed to pay closer attention to the people around me. I was more focused, and able to work hard to achieve my goals.
I was more confident, which gave me the faith that I could handle any challenge or obstacle life threw my way. And I was more respectful, treating myself and others as we all deserve to be treated.
A wise man once said that as a child, he dreamed of changing the world. But as he grew older and wiser, he discovered the world wouldn't change. So, as he grew older, he decided to just focus on his country. But he found that his county, too, would not change.
He grew even older and wiser, and decided to focus only on his family. But they too could not be changed.
Finally, on his death bed, he realized that he only needed to change himself first.
Had he done so, he would have been a glowing, inspiring example for his family, and they would have changed. Then, others would be inspired by them, and who knows, maybe, in turn, he would have truly changed the world.
In martial arts, you are working on yourself. You're not only becoming fitter, stronger, and a master of self-defense...
You're becoming a better person, too.
That's the true, life-changing gift of martial arts, that both children AND adults experience.
If you'd like to get started today, we'd love to have you. Simply click on any of our programs above, and sign up for one of our amazing web specials right on the website.
Or give us a call at (510)839-1814.
Then, we'll get you started on your path to a better you as well.
Adrian DeSilva, Founder
Bay Area Martial Arts
Oakland Adult Martial Arts Classes present a new way to learn a combination of old-school training and modern innovations in self-defense. We’ll train you in self-defense and combat techniques and also throw in some elements of sport and meditation, to help you get fitter, safer, and more focused in your life.
We conduct martial arts classes for adults of all ages in Oakland. Many were interested in self-defense, karate, taekwondo for many years before they joined. Join, train and get in shape fast!
A glimpse into our awesome summer camp: Smiling faces... kids focusing intently on learning martial arts techniques, and helping each other in partnered activities... applause and laughter as they accomplish feats that once seemed impossible... and pure goofiness as they play games and enjoy a bit of free time.
Our martial arts summer camp has lots of fun, games and martial arts. But it's also about helping kids see that with the right attitude, discipline, and focus - they can accomplish anything. Click to learn more.
Kids of all ages as well as their parents love these Oakland kids martial arts classes. That’s because they focus beyond martial arts. Kids are taught self-discipline and respect as well as focus and confidence. The kids are better-behaved everywhere they go, their sense of respect improves and they perform better in school.
Our classes are result-focused and there are an array of fun activities and games for kids of all ages. Every age is perfectly catered for and the kids love these classes as they perfect their martial arts techniques and learn new ones.
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.