Best Bay Area Martial Arts Schools
These Martial Arts Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.
Gold: Silicon Valley Karate. Authentic, traditional Shotokan karate, the most widely practiced style of karate in Japan. Cubberley Community Center, #G7, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650-580-3696. svkarate.com.
Bronze: Vision Martial Arts. Multiple locations. 408-268-6639. visionmaca.com.
SF and Marin
Gold: One Martial Arts. Karate classes begin at age 4 and this studio is enjoyed by kids and adults. 850 Taraval St., San Francisco. 415-731-9988. onemartialarts.com.
Silver: Barrios Martial Arts. 1756 18th St., San Francisco. 415-341-0045. barriosmartialarts.com.
Bronze: Paresh Martial Arts. 1329 Seventh Ave., San Francisco. 415-665-5511. sfmartialarts.com.
Gold: International Self Defense Institute. Specializes in martial arts, self-defense, Shotokan karate and more. 98 42nd Ave., San Mateo. 650-349-8631. isdikempo.org
Silver: Twin Dragon Kung Fu Academy. 151 Old Country Road, Suite D, San Carlos. 650-591-1127. twindragonacademy.com.
Bronze: Kuk Sool Won Of Menlo Park. 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. 650-787-2226. menloparkmartialarts.com.
Gold: ATA Martial Arts Leadership Academy. It aims to teach martial arts as well as confidence, focus and self-control. 1142 Arnold Drive, Martinez. 925-957-9383. try.ata.com.
Silver: Tri-Valley Karate. 1040 Serpentine Lane, # 203, Pleasanton. 925-272-8348. trivalleykarate.com.
Bronze: Mires Martial Arts. 4743 Clayton Road, #3, Concord. 925-689-0305. miresmartialarts.com.