Best Bay Area Martial Arts Schools

These Martial Arts Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Buhisan USA Martial Arts. Buhisan strives to help students realize their potential and grow into individuals who are confident, capable, compassionate and committed to continual improvement in all aspects of life. 4692 Meridian Ave., San Jose. 408-448-1995.

Silver: Ernie Reyes West Coast World Martial Arts Association. Multiple locations. 408-984-1988.

Bronze: Academy of Fencing Masters. 86 Railway Ave., Campbell. 408-370-6419. 1269 Forgewood Ave., Sunnyvale. 408-542-9580.

SF and Marin

Gold: One Martial Arts. This program focuses on character development and life skills education. 850 Taraval St., San Francisco. 415-731-9988.

Silver: Pacific Wushu. 33 Vicente St., San Francisco. 415-841-8848.

Bronze: Hybrid Training. 350 Divisadero St., San Francisco. 415-999-5270.


Gold: Twin Dragon Kung Fu Academy. Instructors stress the importance of discipline, respect and hard work as they share this ancient skill with children ages 3 and up through adult. 151 Old Country Road, #D, San Carlos. 650-591-1127.

Silver: Kuk Sool Won Of Menlo Park. 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. 650-787-2226.

Bronze: Gold Medal Martial Arts. Locations in Foster City, Burlingame and Belmont.

East Bay

Gold: Master Schreiber’s ATA Martial Arts. It aims to teach martial arts as well as confidence, focus and self-control. 1142 Arnold Drive, Martinez.

Silver: Oakland Judo. 2819 Macarthur Blvd., Oakland. 510-560-5836.

Bronze: Tri-Valley Karate. 1040 Serpentine Lane, # 203, Pleasanton. 925-272-8348.

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