Martial Arts in Menlo Park

One Month of Aikido Lessons for Adults or Children at Tri City Aikido (Up to 75% Off)

Tri City Aikido

Newark

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience teaches students the graceful movements and flowing take-downs that characterize aikido

$160 $48

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One Month of Unlimited Youth or Adult Martial-Arts Classes at FTX Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

FTX Martial Arts & Fitness

Sunnyvale

Kids and adults alike can burn off energy and build their strength as they learn practical marital-arts and self-defense skills

$149 $39

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes for Adults at Aikido Kokikai Silicon Valley (50% Off)

Aikido Kokikai Silicon Valley

Heritage District

Adult classes focus on self-defense techniques and might incorporate breathing exercises or practice with wooden swords

$100 $50

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$61 for $110 Worth of Martial Arts — Karate Masters

Karate Masters

Sunnyvale

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$110 $61

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$74 for $145 Worth of Martial Arts — KICKS TaeKwonDo School of Self-Defense

Kicks Taekwondo School Of Self-defense

San Mateo

Discover the fun of learning a high-level, Olympic-style tae kwon do and self-defense art

$145 $74

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$29 for One Month of Unlimited Adult Classes at Core Taekwondo ($149 Value)

Core Taekwondo

San Mateo

Adult taekwondo classes provide a high-energy workout, improving flexibility while teaching practical self-defense skills

$149 $29

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Five Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu (Up to 80% Off)

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo

San Mateo

Instructor Adam Sachnoff is trained in tae kwon do, boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu jitsu, judo, and muay thai

$100 $22

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Okaigan Karate Dojo (45% Off)

Jkr Okaigan Dojo

Cupertino

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$420 $231

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Eight Children's Martial-Arts Classes or Three Months of Classes at Martial Arts America (Up to 84% Off)

Martial Arts America

Multiple Locations

Kids' program builds confidence and self-defense skills through tae kwon do strikes, jujitsu rolls, and eskrima stick exercises

$149 $39

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kung Fu Classes at Fei Si Fu Kung Fu Academy (Up to 76% Off)

Fei Si Fu Kung Fu Academy

Fremont

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in kung fu classes

$195 $52

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5 or 10 45-Minute Martial-Arts Classes, Including Uniform at West Coast Martial Arts (Up to 63% Off)

West Coast Martial Arts

Fremont

Instructors guide students of all ages and skill levels in a blend of Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, and Grappling to improve strength and confidence

$80 $35

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$41 for $135 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — USA Wuchi KungFu Academy

Usa Wuchi Kungfu Academy

Fremont

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$135 $41

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$30 for One Month of Brazilian Jiujitsu or Muay Thai Classes at Roots Kickboxing ($139 Value)

Roots Kickboxing

Union City

Instructor teach take-downs, chokes, holds and defense techniques to students of all skill levels

$139 $27

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Six Weeks or 30 Days of Kids' Karate Classes at Hernandez Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Hernandez Martial Arts

Union City

Kids learn discipline, physical skills, self-defense, and hard work during children's karate classes

$160 $17

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav-Maga, The Pit, or CrossPit Classes at Academy of Self Defense (Up to 64% Off)

Academy of Self Defense

Santa Clara

Krav maga teaches realistic self defense; mixed martial arts combines boxing, muay thai, wrestling, judo & jiu-jitsu for all skill levels

$95 $39

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Unlimited Classes for Adults or Kids at A&R Martial Arts Training Center (Up to 81% Off)

A&R Martial Arts Training Center

North Hayward

Certified martial arts trainer imbues students of all levels with self-defense fundamentals

$120 $25

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10 or 20 Muay Thai, MMA, Kickboxing, or Kids' Classes at Maoli Martial Arts (90% Off)

Maoli Martial Arts

Hayward

Talented instructors include a professional MMA fighter, a Brazilian jiu jitsu champion, and a certified personal trainer

$100 $10

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One Month of Regular Martial Arts Classes for Little Rhino for Ages 3–6 at PRO Martial Arts (Up to 60% Off)

PRO Martial Arts

Campbell

Motivation martial arts classes instill students aged 3 and up with confidence, poise, self-respect, and self-defense skills

$159 $64

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Lessons at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 74% Off)

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Campbell

Adults or kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strength, endurance, and discipline in Brazilian jiu jitsu classes

$135 $35

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Five Drop-In or One Month of Unlimited MMA Classes at Xtreme Martial-Arts and Fitness Center (Up to 81% Off)

Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center

Campbell

Mixed martial-arts classes teach techniques and build confidence in a fun, respectful environment

$75 $17

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5 or 10 Tae Bo Classes at Dojo USA (Up to 71% Off)

Dojo USA

San Bruno

Tae Bo classes meld tae kwon do and boxing moves into an energetic cardio-kickboxing class

$75 $26

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$56 for $125 Worth of Services at Camp Carter International Karate Association

Camp Carter International Karate Association

San Jose

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$125 $56

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kung Fu Classes at Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy

Willow Glen

Kids as young as 3 can learn hand and weapon forms during kung fu classes that emphasize self-defense, discipline, and respect

$220 $49

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$48 for $160 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Cambrian Community

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$160 $48

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One-Month Child, Adult, or Teen Membership to Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy (Up to 74% Off)

Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy

San Jose

Founded in 1949, the school teaches kids, teens and adults self-defense through judo and jujitsu

$95 $25

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One Month of Youth or Adult Jiu-Jitsu Classes or Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França BJJ (Up to 88%Off)

Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Cambrian

Black-belt instructors demonstrate the grappling techniques and take-downs of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or fast-paced kickboxing combos

$169 $26

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Eight-Week Youth Antibullying or Fundamentals of Brazilian Jujitsu Session at Heroes Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

Heroes Martial Arts

Downtown San Jose

Kids’ antibullying and Brazilian jujitsu sessions provide improved physical fitness and self-defense skills; adult option available

$159 $40

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5 or 10 Cross-Training or Mixed Martial Arts Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Dark Horse Gym (Up to 89% Off)

Dark Horse Gym

Downtown San Jose

Bolster health and fitness in daily classes led by a team of instructors with 40 years combined training experience

$200 $25

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One or Three Months of Taekwondo (Up to 69% Off)

Leejon Taekwondo

San Jose CA

Traditional taekwondo school with belt-rankings, brick-breaking, and sparring

$125 $49

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Four- or Eight-Week Introductory Muay Thai Program for Kids Aged 6–12 at Team Rey`s (Up to 74% Off)

Team Rey`s

South San Jose

Kids learn martial arts and muay thai during twice-a-week classes taught by an instructor with 20 years of experience

$160 $43

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$55 for $220 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Chen Nan Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

Chen Nan Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

San Jose

From the merchant: Master Chen trains kid and adult students in Shaolin Kung Fu with emphasis on self-defense, self-discipline, and power.

$220 $55

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One or Two Months of Classes for One, or Month of Classes for Two at Battle Control Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Battle Control Martial Arts

Edenvale

Martial-arts students learn self-defense skills, up their fitness levels, and build both mental and physical strength and discipline

$120 $35

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One Month of Unlimited Shinkendo or Aikibujitsu Classes or Four Classes at Tojokan Dojo (Up to 85% Off)

Tojokan Dojo

San Jose

Shinkendo teaches swordsmanship rooted in samurai techniques and philosophies, whereas Aikibujitsu blends and redirects attackers' energy

$100 $24

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$50 for $90 Worth of Martial Arts — Spartan MMA & Fitness Inc.

Spartan Mma & Fitness Inc.

San Jose

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$90 $50

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Cardio Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes at Studio Kicks Training Center (Up to 82% Off). Three Options Available.

Studio Kicks Training Center

Los Gatos

Burn calories in high-energy cardio kickboxing classes or master the 5,000-year-old techniques of martial arts

$57 $10

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Four Martial Arts Classes or Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Intensity Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

Intensity Martial Arts

Intensity Martial Arts

Learn focus and discipline during expert-taught Korean combat art Tae Kwon Do, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts classes

$69.50 $17

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 1 Free Trial Class For Adults And Teens at Tri Valley Karate - Pleasanton

Tri Valley Karate - Pleasanton

Pleasanton

For $5, receive a coupon for 1 free trial class for adults and teens

$5

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off Your First 3 Months Or Waived Enrollment Fee at Espinosa Martial Arts

Espinosa Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off your first 3 months or waived enrollment fee

$5

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Mueller's Tri-Valley ATA Black Belt Academy (63% Off)

Mueller's Tri-Valley ATA Black Belt Academy

Pleasanton

From the merchant: Dynamic martial arts and self defense instruction for ages 4 through adult in a positive and fun learning environment.

$59 $22

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Silver Dragon Kung Fu

Silver Dragon Kung Fu

Original Daly City

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$100 $50

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8 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes at Kamiyo Dojo (Up to 68% Off)

Kamiyo Dojo

Oakland

Classes on traditional Japanese and Chinese martial arts teach techniques for grappling, striking, and joint locking

$120 $39

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$54 for $120 Groupon — Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Grand Lake

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$120 $54

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Lessons at U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu (Up to 73% Off)

U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu

Chinatown

Black-belt instructors train students in traditional Shaolin kung fu, with an emphasis on self-defense and self-discipline

$100 $30

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10 or 20 Adult Martial-Arts Classes, Including Registration at Bay Area Martial Arts (Up to 87% Off)

Bay Area Martial Arts

Grand Lake

Students learn kung fu moves and train with rattan sticks during self-defense martial arts classes

$220 $29

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$49 for $109 Toward One Month of Jiu Jitsu Classes for Kids or Adults — Team Santos Jiu Jitsu

Team Santos Jiu-jitsu

San Ramon

From the merchant: Learn valuable self-defense skills in classes designed for kids, women, or co-ed teens and adults

$109 $49

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One Month of Self-Defense Classes for Students Aged 13 and Younger or 14 and Older at Trucombat (Up to 77% Off)

Trucombat

San Ramon

Expert instructors teach kids and adults self-defense techniques that incorporate elements of fighting styles such as Kung Fu and MMA

$100 $24

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$36 for $120 Worth of Cardio Kickboxing — Ralph Gracie Academy

Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu

SoMa

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$120 $36

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$45 for $100 Worth of Services at Bay Jiu-Jitsu

Bay Jiu-Jitsu

Lower Pacific Heights

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$100 $45

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$76 for $170 Groupon — Bushido Fight Team

Bushido Fight Team

San Francisco

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$170 $76

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One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training for One or Two People at Cesar Gracie Academy (65% Off)

Cesar Gracie Academy

San Francisco

Brazilian jiu jitsu classes teach self-defense skills with a focus on grappling techniques

$150 $52

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$25 for Five Beginner Jiu Jitsu Classes at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu ($150 Value)

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

SoMa

Developed and taught by award-winning martial artists, beginner jiu jitsu classes follow the facility's martial-arts philosophy

$150 $25

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One- or Three-Month Membership to 108 Heroes Kung Fu (Up to 84% Off)

Chinese Shao-Lin Center

Financial District

Kung fu lessons teach essential self-defense moves as well as confidence and skills useful for a lifetime of overall wellness

$160 $26

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One Month of Filipino Martial Arts Classes or 5 or 10 Classes at Eskabo Daan (Up to 71% Off)

Eskabo Daan

San Francisco

Experts guide students through Filipino self-defense techniques, a versatile fighting style utilizing weapons and bare hands

$185 $59

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$84 for $240 Worth of Martial Arts — E.Y. Lee Kung Fu School

E.y. Lee Kung Fu School

San Francisco

Study Choy Lee Fut, tai chi, or qigong (internal exercises) twice weekly in a traditional Chinese kung fu school

$240 $84

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1 Month of Unlimited WingChun Self-Defense Classes for 1, 2 at International Academy of WingChun (Up to 81% Off)

International Academy of WingChun

Multiple Locations

WingChun self-defense classes teach a system of strategies for overcoming an assailant, all while heightening physical fitness and awareness

$117 $25

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Uniform and One or Two Months of Hapkido Classes at Hapkido USA (Up to 80% Off)

Hapkido USA

Inner Parkside

Hapkido instructors teach adults and children effective self-defense skills while simultaneously encouraging self-development

$194 $42

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Kuk Sool Won Martial-Arts Classes at Kuk Sool Won of San Francisco (Up to 58% Off)

Kuk Sool Won of San Francisco

San Francisco

Traditional Korean martial-art system geared for both youngsters and adults

$100 $49

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Emeryville Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Emeryville Martial Arts

Emeryville

Students develop character and learn self-defense, discipline, and bully prevention skills at family-friendly martial arts school

$120 $29

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Cyclone Martial Arts (49% Off)

Cyclone Martial Arts And Fitness

Livermore

Learn one of the best self-defense methods in the world today. Improve your strength, stamina, confidence, and self-steeam

$129 $66

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Taekwon-Do Livermore (Up to 78% Off)

Taekwon-Do Livermore

Livermore

Taekwon-do classes offer self-defense training and physical conditioning for all ages

$250 $59

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Kang's Taekwondo Academy (72% Off)

Kang's Taekwondo Academy

Walnut Creek

Includes private orientation, uniform, and one month of group lessons

$239 $67

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$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts at To The Point Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

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$60 $30

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Eastside

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $50

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One Month of One or All Martial Arts Classes at Seikishin Dojo (Up to 84% Off)

Seikishin Dojo

Morgan Hill

Instructors teach students of all levels traditional martial arts such as Jujutsu, Shinkendo, Aikido, or tactical street defense

$100 $25

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$43 for $170 One Month Unlimited Training — LCCT Concord - Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Lcct Concord - Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Concord

From the merchant: A place where everyone can learn the art of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and enjoy the experience.

$170 $43

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One Month or Eight Weeks of Children's Aikido Classes for Ages 4–13 at Aikido of Tamalpais (Up to 73% Off)

Aikido of Tamalpais

Corte Madera

Master instructors train students in the graceful movements and flowing take-downs that characterize the non-aggressive art of aikido

$135 $40

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One Month of Tae Kwon Do Classes for One or Two Kids at Fitness Innovations & Tae Kwon Do (Up to 88% Off)

Fitness Innovations & Tae Kwon Do

Martinez

Owner has been teaching martial arts for more than 35 years; instructors focus on instilling self-confidence, discipline, and respect

$215 $29

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One Month or Six Weeks of Unlimited Martial-Arts and Boxing Classes at FightKore (Up to 68% Off)

FightKore

Martinez

Instructors train students in basics of boxing, muay thai, karate, MMA, and Brazilian jujitsu on padded mats and in the ring

$80 $29

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Ninja Birthday Party or Month of Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at Dae Han Martial Arts Center (Up to 69% Off)

Dae Han Martial Arts Center

Martinez

Experienced instructors lead parties or teach kids Korean martial-arts skills that imbue students with respect, discipline, and humility

$269 $87

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One- or Two-Month Membership at Hercules Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (74% Off)

Hercules Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Hercules

Brazilian-style self-defense classes help students get in shape and develop self-confidence

$100 $26

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$74 for $165 Groupon — Mount Tam Mixed Martial Arts

Mount Tam Mma

San Rafael

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$165 $74

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes with Uniform at Goju Karate (Up to 86% Off)

Goju Karate

San Rafael

Students of all fitness levels participate in karate classes that teach basic techniques and test endurance

$100 $19

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at San Rafael Martial Arts (72% Off)

San Rafael Martial Arts

San Rafael

Four weeks of kung fu or tai chi classes with all classes taught by Sifu Terrance Thornton

$159 $45

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$44 for $120 Worth of Martial Arts — Twin Tigers Academy of Self Defense

Twin Tigers Academy Of Self Defense

Brentwood

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$120 $44

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Kang's Taekwondo Academy (72% Off)

Kang's Taekwondo Academy

Brentwood

Includes free orientation class, an official uniform, and one month of group lessons

$239 $67

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Boxing, Kickboxing, and MMA Cardio Classes at Battle Fit Gym ($89 Value)

Battle Fit Gym

Brentwood

Clients learn authentic boxing, kickboxing, or MMA skills while they burn away calories and sculpt strong physiques

$89 $39

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One or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes at D-1 & Only Martial Arts Academy (Up to 78% Off)

D-1 & Only Martial Arts Academy

Antioch

Martial-arts lessons for all age groups teach age-appropriate skills in areas such as karate, kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

$149 $39

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Watsonville

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $59

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$29 for One Month of Kids Mixed Martial Arts at Fit Force ($100 Value)

Fit Force Martial Arts and Bootcamp

Tracy

Kids ages 4–7 learn mixed martial arts while improving confidence and self-esteem

$100 $29

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Amid the mythical landscapes and thrilling martial-arts battles in the film Mortal Kombat, you might see Richard Branden performing swift punches and mighty kicks as an outland warrior. Richard?s role in Mortal Kombat is just one of his many motion-picture credits, which include a stunt-double role in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Yin-Yang Man in WMAC Masters. The internationally renowned warrior has been practicing in martial arts since 1976, earning more than 35 international titles and six gold medals in chinese kung fu. A firm believer in the practice?s ability to enhance discipline and focus, as well as strength and agility, Branden opened Studio Kicks Palo Alto to help students of all ages reap martial arts? many benefits.

Bright red and blue mats sweep across the floor of the expansive studio, where Branden's staff conduct a variety of combat-centric classes. The trainers lead energetic circuit-training routines and kickboxing combinations in adult fitness classes, helping students improve form and technique as they work toward sliming their physiques and toning their muscles. Youngsters and adults alike can enroll in the martial-arts program, where instructors guide students through movements, techniques, and training exercises that aim to boost power, flexibility, and strength. In addition to improving physical fitness, the program?s curriculum seeks to bolster self-confidence, much like an Armani blazer with the padded shoulders and biceps already sown in.

796 San Antonio Rd.
Palo Alto,
CA
US

After 17 years as a professional fighter and nine titles, kickboxing and karate champion Brian Schwartz stepped out of retirement to try his fists at MMA. A broken hand and, subsequently, the first professional loss of his career slowed him down, but not for long?the next year, he returned to face and beat that opponent. Naturally enough for a man who can?t let a new challenge go untested, Schwartz then turned his focus to a new endeavor: the creation of Undisputed Boxing Gym, where he would share the secrets of the fight with a new generation.

Schwartz has assembled a dynamic staff of fighters with backgrounds in jujitsu, boxing, tae kwon do, and kickboxing to train both aspiring fighters and average fitness enthusiasts. Students can tone up and learn self-defense techniques or even chase a spot in the gym's amateur competitive program. The sweat flows in expansive training facilities that include a tae kwon do dojo, a cycling studio, a set of 40 Everlast heavy bags, and displays that track class progress as well as show the music videos for the songs being played. An in-house chiropractor helps align muscles and massages away any knots from learning an especially brutal tickle submission.

883 E San Carlos Ave
San Carlos,
CA
US

A hub of self-discipline, physical skill, and intercultural understanding since 2005, Tandez Academy of Martial Arts teaches seven different martial art disciplines from around the globe, as well various forms of self-defense. Pupils can learn to spar on the mat and defend themselves on the streets by studying muay Thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Filipino martial arts, or Bruce Lee's jeet kune do, a martial art and philosophy Lee himself invented. They also lead weapons classes, self-defense sessions geared specifically to women, and fighter fitness bootcamps led by certified personal trainers.

1931 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View,
CA
US

Inside KOA Fitness's extensive martial arts gym, students toughen up minds and bodies alike through the focus-building drills of boxing, muay thai, Brazilian jiujitsu. There, full-size, 24-foot boxing rings and octagonal cages stand permanently ready for training alongside 7-foot heavy bags, which are designed to weather the repeated impacts of sharp knees, elbows, and tongue-lashings from the coaches for always losing fights. Varied mat spaces are designed to host specific benefits to both striking and grappling arts, empowering students to stitch together a complete MMA education as they train. The trainers offer coed adult classes and kid-focused programs, which help charges develop self-discipline, scholastic achievement, and self-confidence. They even use their talents in noncombat disciplines, hosting strength and conditioning sessions that keep bodies ready for athletic activity of all sorts.

5757 Stevenson Boulevard
Newark,
CA
US

Weak bodies are whittled into lean, muscular fighting machines as instructors at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teach the martial arts styles used for UFC competition, self-defense, and overall conditioning. Men, women, and kids train in the company of students such as professional fighter Cain Velasquez and instructor Daniel Cormier, a former Olympian. AKA splits its MMA, jujitsu, and muay thai kickboxing classes among four facilities, with group-training sessions and private professional sessions taking place in modern training studios with heavy bags, speed bags, and Olympic-grade mats. The Hillside location also features a professional-size ring for sparring or marriage-proposal practice, and the two-story AKA headquarters on Realm Avenue highlights an MMA cage, TRX suspension room, and cardio theater stocked with StairMasters and Jacobs Ladder machines.

168 E Fremont Ave
Sunnyvale,
CA
US

The self-defense system of krav maga is most closely associated with the Israeli Defense Forces, which has taught the efficient and easy-to-learn combat technique to its members since the 1940s. The system is also popular among civilians, who in the Bay Area can learn beginner through professional level defensive moves from instructors led by veteran Master Shlomi Katz, who was head of krav maga training for the counter terror school of the IDF. In addition to learning krav maga, students can opt for training in other martial arts—MMA for adults and karate for kids—as well as intense fitness classes that combine cross-training, MMA conditioning, weight training, TRX resistance, and more.

1039 Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd
Sunnyvale,
CA
US