Martial Arts in Pacific Heights

Select Local Merchants

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.

1628 Post Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

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.

1628 Post St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Signature service: Martial-arts classes for kids and adults

Established: 2008

Staff Size: 2?10 people

2450 Sutter Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Chests heave and hearts thump as clients congregate in K-One Fitness's 4,500-square-foot studio for individual workouts or martial arts and cardio fitness classes. A regulation-sized boxing ring, professional equipment, and an elite group of experienced pugilists add a real-world edge to high-octane boxing classes, as well as courses in the fleet-foot kickboxing techniques of muay thai. Fitness boot camps vanquish excess weight through varied sessions of aerobic exercise and expert fitness advice, building lean muscle without the boredom of wrestling a forklift to the ground over and over again.

2001 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco,
CA
US

Signature service: Filipino Martial Arts, Dirty Boxing

Established: 2009

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Pro Tip: Learn how to use everyday items as tools for self-defense. Minimal effort, maximum results.

1475 Polk Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Since its opening in 1999, Krav Maga San Francisco has invited guests to sweat through workouts that help to build their endurance, muscles, and flexibility, in more than 70 classes held in a 12,000-square-foot, two-story facility. The full-body workout is designed to help students of all ages and fitness capabilities to learn self-defense moves while having fun and building confidence.

Twenty certified and skilled instructors aim to create a non-judgmental atmosphere, geared toward providing support for members in their journey of self-improvement. Instructors are trained in self-defense, conditioning, TRX, yoga, ground fighting, heavy bags, and CrossFit. The gym's specialty, Krav Maga is taught in multiple levels, instructing on self-defense and fighting techniques including stance, punches, headlocks, and how to make your attacker truly believe their shoelace is untied. An impressive schedule of yoga, cross fit, TRX training, and conditioning rounds out the fitness-focused offerings.

1455 Bush St
San Francisco,
CA
US