Best Self-Defense Classes in Berkeley, CA

The highest-rated Self-Defense Training companies out of 131 vetted & reviewed in the Berkeley area.

SBG Norcal Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts

SBG Norcal Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts

(6)
“Great place”
In Business Since 2014
Remote Consultations Available
1450 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
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Ahn Taekwondo CA.

Ahn Taekwondo CA.

“Our Traditional Taekwondo Programis designed to take students from white to black belt for ages 3 and up; students will learn self-defense, confidence, respect and focus. It comes with a complete curriculum that teaches basic techniques, forms, sparr...”
In Business Since 2019
Coupons & Offers
2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA
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BK Roots Fitness

BK Roots Fitness

(25)
  • Yoga
  • Feel
  • Personal Training
“The staff pays attention to the small things, like room temperature during warm ups and cool downs, and there's extra hairbands in the bathroom if you've forgotten yours.”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
In Business Since 2017
Average Price Tag
4171 Piedmont Ave Ste 204, Oakland, CA
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Benicia Boxing & Martial Arts

Benicia Boxing & Martial Arts

(11)
Martial Arts School, Boxing Studio
“Our kids were shy and timid in front of other people, even in front of us, but learning and practicing this art, paired with the individual and group instruction, gave them confidence, discipline, and drive!”
Above Average Price Tag
In Business Since 2015
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Serving Berkeley Area
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San Lorenzo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

San Lorenzo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

(49)
  • Addition
  • Community
  • Mat
“Literally one of the coolest gyms I've been to the professor Manny is so welcoming to everyone who want to come in highly recommend stopping by and trying a class.”
In Business Since 2021
Serving Berkeley Area
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Romulo Melo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Romulo Melo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

(42)
“The amount of knowledge and experience in the gym is amazing, every person is a great training partner and I always leave feeling better at BJJ and with a smile on my face!”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
In Business Since 2016
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
1313 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
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Empire Jiu Jitsu

Empire Jiu Jitsu

(48)
  • Concepts
  • Belts
  • Technical
“Empire has a focus on only the cleanest and most proficient technique blended with a room full of athletes who want to take their bjj to the next level.”
In Business Since 2018
2356 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
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AB Mixed Martial Arts Academy

AB Mixed Martial Arts Academy

(17)
  • Learn
“I would DEFINITELY recommend coming here if you were looking to learn some world class MMA!”
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2010
Licensed, BBB Rating: A
2975 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco, CA
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Colhado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Colhado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

(29)
“Matheus Colhado, the owner and main instructor, has a unique teaching style that has made it really easy to learn and I feel that my Jui Jitsu has improved a lot since I've been here.”
In Business Since 2019
Family Business
603 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA
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Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

(3)
Martial Arts School, Sports & Fitness Instruction
“Best instructors!”
Average Price Tag
In Business Since 2005
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
7340 Mission St, Daly City, CA
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Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

(15)
  • Boxing
  • Community
  • Injury
“His unique martial arts style is practical and effective and has helped me bring my mind and body together, give me confidence and even mobility I thought I lost.”
In Business Since 2004
Transparent Fees & Pricing
727 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA
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Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu

(19)
  • Respectful
  • Environment
  • Students
“Learned a couple of excellent techniques I'll be taking home with me and the place is full of purple, brown and black belts so I got some very productive rolls in.”
In Business Since 2005
1166 Howard St, San Francisco, CA
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Combat Fitness

Combat Fitness

(17)
  • Boxing
  • Train
“If you are a beginner training MMA, Boxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai or just want to learn self-defense and get a great work out, def come to Combat Fitness!”
In Business Since 2008
981 Bancroft Rd, Concord, CA
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Bay Jiu-Jitsu

Bay Jiu-Jitsu

(16)
  • Learn
  • Train
“In addition, you don't realize how good Stephan is at explaining positions until you train with other black belts and realize high level belts don't always equal great teachers.”
In Business Since 2009
1628 Post St, San Francisco, CA
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Four Elements Fitness

Four Elements Fitness

(15)
Martial Arts School, Nonprofit Organization
“Because I haven't regularly trained at another gym I can't speak with much authority on how it compares to other BJJ gyms, but I think that FEF stands out in a few ways...”
In Business Since 2014
Average Price Tag
322 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA
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Edge Training Center

Edge Training Center

(20)
  • Techniques
  • Safety
  • Environment
“I came in after a few unfortunate circumstances at my former gym, I was searching for a good place and they welcomed me with open arms and it immediately felt like home to me.”
In Business Since 2013
Transparent Fees & Pricing
22136 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA
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Gracie Jiujitsu Alameda

Gracie Jiujitsu Alameda

(13)
Martial Arts School
“I feel more confident and comfortable in my body and just love learning how to care for myself and others better should sketchy physical conflicts ever arise off the mat.”
In Business Since 2022
Average Price Tag
2424 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA
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Quantum Martial Arts

Quantum Martial Arts

(12)
Martial Arts School, Nonprofit Organization
“Beginner classes start with a 45 minute warm-up with yoga and calisthenics then move on to an hour of going over the basics of Quantum martial arts, which is heavily based in Tae Kwon Doe.”
Below Average Price Tag
In Business Since 2007
Licensed
2390 Mission St Suite #305, San Francisco, CA
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510 Judo

510 Judo

(21)
Martial Arts School, Sports Club
“When I first came to Oakland I had tried out about a dozen schools in the area and Oakland Judo stood out amongst them all, even when they had the smaller facility.”
In Business Since 2019
1029 MacArthur Blvd, San Leandro, CA
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Rio Combat Team

Rio Combat Team

(11)
Martial Arts School, Sports Club
“The instructions cover everything from moves that are easily applicable to highly technical, and everything in between, which is great for students who want to learn a wide range of skills.”
In Business Since 2010
Average Price Tag
Serving Berkeley Area
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Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

(10)
Martial Arts School
“Coach Alex, his dad, Giani (apologies for potentially butchering the spelling of your name) are all wonderful teachers, on the mat in terms of practical Jiu Jitsu skills, but also and maybe as importantly off the mat, with life lessons that my 2 kids...”
In Business Since 2017
6300 California St, San Francisco, CA
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Catch MMA

Catch MMA

(10)
“It is a spacious, clean and well-equipped gym that offers authentic, professional and friendly kickboxing coaching for all levels of fighters👌🏻 they also have an intro class for 25$ which are actually 2 classes …”
In Business Since 2019
1922 Webster St Suite C, Oakland, CA
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D's Fitness Designed 4 Women

D's Fitness Designed 4 Women

(13)
30 Min Circuit Training Equipment, Group Exercise Classes, Strength Equipment
“Great place with terrific classes, even during the pandemic.”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
In Business Since 2006
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
4797 Heyer Ave, Castro Valley, CA
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Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy

Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy

(7)
“Since joining Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy, my 3 year-old daughter has become more focused and disciplined, and I've noticed a vast improvement in her overall behavior.”
In Business Since 1996
601 Clement St, San Francisco, CA
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Self Defense Training Services in Berkeley, CA Cost Estimates

Minimum cost
$178
Maximum cost
$534
National Average
$273
Avg Per Hour Rates
$72
$238
$368
Typical price range is based on 415 cost profiles
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Average Cost $273
Minimum cost $178
Maximum cost $534
Avg Per Hour Rates $72

Typical range $238 to $368 is based on 415 cost profiles.

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