Aceituno Arts, a martial arts, dance, and music collective, invites neophytes and enthusiasts of all types to practice forms rich in tradition and full of health benefits. A Capoeira class will appeal to those sick of spinning in violent circles by themselves; enthusiastic instructors introduce newcomers to the myriad joys and traditions of the sport, which blends fighting, dancing, and music into an acrobatic martial smoothie. Wing Tsun Kung Fu, a pragmatic style of self-defense that exploits opponents' position and momentum, shows students how to turn the tables on any table-wielding opponents. Kemscrima-Doh teachings fuse armed and unarmed Chinese, Filipino, and Indonesian techniques in one unending slow-motion sequence. Or cut a proverbial rug with Argentinean tango or blues dance classes. Consult Aceituno Arts' schedule for dates; class length ranges from one to two hours. Biodanza and Tony Danza classes are not included in this Groupon.
We are a family owned Wing Chun Kung Fu Martial Arts school that has been serving San Francisco for more than 50 years. The school is still taught by Grandmaster Chris Chan himself. We focus on building Power, Speed and Technique through unique and traditional methods of ancient wing chun training.
Occupying the ground floor of a grand old apartment house on Valencia Street is the San Francisco location of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, a non-traditional Brazilian mixed martial arts system founded by Eddie Bravo in 2003. Freshly renovated and invisible to sidewalk pedestrians, the entrance to 10th Planet happens to be via a standard gym, Valencia Muscle & Fitness, which provides showers and other expected amenities to 10th Planet patrons. But tuck inside the right room to get a taste of this burgeoning grappling system, where more traditional Jiu-Jitsu comes peppered with wrestling moves other fighting elements. Inside the positive studio, seasoned veterans shower novices with encouragement, and when the master himself is seen cleaning mats, you know this isn’t a place where egos run rampant.
One Martial Arts strives to be more than just a martial arts school. Indeed, the facility teaches young children discipline, and adults techniques for fending off attackers and pushy car salesmen. But it also sustains a family-oriented community, and an environment in which students of any age can reach their fullest potential. That's certainly the vision of owner and head instructor, Brannon Beliso, who has more than 45 years of martial arts experience. At One Martial Arts, Brannon has surrounded himself with an equally talented group of instructors. Together, they shape students during kids' classes, adult classes, and beginner-friendly kickboxing sessions.
A student of Brazilian jujitsu since 1998, Stephan Goyne took just 12 years to earn a black belt in the combat-oriented martial-arts style, winning six gold medals in various tournaments along the way. Today, he and Bay Jiu-Jitsu’s three other instructors share their skills with students of all ages and fitness levels. Each class begins with a workout that strengthens the body for jujitsu through wrestling-specific movements. Stephan then guides students through new moves before letting them spar against an opponent in a test of strategy similar to full-contact chess.
The interior of Hybrid Training SF is like an athlete's playground—two speed bags, four heavy bags, and uppercut bags hang from the ceiling, and the floor is packed with yoga balls, kettlebells, and an assortment of cardio equipment. This array of training tools comes in handy during the gym's classes, which range from muay thai and boxing, to jujitsu tailored for kids, men, and women. Classes are led by a team of experienced instructors with diverse backgrounds in Brazilian jujitsu, and amateur boxing.