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WestWind
1551 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
WestWind is the oldest and largest martial arts studio in Berkeley and boasts a boxing ring, punching bag and sevenMore thousand square feet of mat space as well as rock gardens and ceremonial tea ceremony area. They teach boxing, martial arts, and operate a private school teaching grades one through twelve. Prospective students are given four free private lessons on the basics of martial arts before being admitted to regularly scheduled group classes.
International Academy of WingChun - US
1380 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
This martial arts academy offers self defense classes for both children and adults. Try a one-class intro to see if youMore enjoy it. Potential students can also take discounted classes for the first two weeks to see if Wing Chun is the right martial arts academy for them.
Emeryville Martial Arts
4770 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608
Emeryville Martial Arts is a fitness studio specializing in teaching Cuong Nhu. Situated in a 3,000-square-footMore facility, it offers a variety of programs for kids, teenagers and adults. Summer camps and birthday parties also are available. The studio offers free trial classes for new students. Registration is available on the website.
Kuk Sool Won
2438 Sacramento St, Berkeley, CA 94702
Since 1980, Kuk Sool Won School on Sacramento Street has been training children and adults in the art and practice ofMore Korean martial arts. A part of the Berkeley Martial Arts & Kickboxing Academy, which offers a range of classes in karate, kickboxing and self-defense, the Kuk Sool Won branch teaches east bay residents the background and form of the ancient Korean martial art of the same name. Classes are available for all age ranges, and schedules change according to season and demand. Information about registration and a free trial offer can be found on the website.
Capoeira Arts Foundation
1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
The mission of the Capoeira Arts Foundation is to preserve, promote and enrich Capoeira, a Brazilian art form thatMore combines elements of martial arts, sports and music. The organization's online store sells related merchandise like promotional bumper stickers, books, CDs, apparel and handcrafted musical instruments. The Capoeira Arts Foundation is located in West Berkeley, one block north of University Avenue.
Berkeley Cuong Nhu Karate
1819 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Berkeley Cuong Nhu Karate is a martial arts dojo which offers classes for children and adults. Students will receiveMore three workouts a week and are taught a unique mix of Shotokan Karate, Aikido, Wing Chun, Taiji, Vovinam and boxing. Cuong Nhu also has training with weapons and sparring on Saturdays and occasionally offers joint training with other martial arts schools in the area. Adults pay $60 a month for instruction or $10 per individual class, while kids just pay $40 a month.
Eighth Street Studio
2525 8th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Located in the Sawtooth Building, which houses various artist studios and other creative undertakings, the Eighth StreetMore Studio provides a good venue for dance or martial arts classes, performances and special events. Phone for rental information.
Berkeley Krav Maga Training Center
1390 10th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Krav Maga is Hebrew for contact combat. This local martial arts fitness center offers a full range of different classesMore for keeping your body in peak shape, learning self-defense or building strength. Training classes range from boxing to kettlebell to grappling. 
Finnish Brotherhood Hall
1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley, CA 94702
This building hosts many Finnish cultural and historical events. The owners rent the space at reasonable rates to localMore event planners. Its well-lit, roomy studios are large enough to accommodate groups, and are also appropriate for dancing or martial arts rehearsals. The building is located just north of University Avenue in Central Berkeley.
Eastwind Books of Berkeley
2066 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
You won't find as many books on Asian culture anywhere as you will at Eastwind books. The store has a great selection onMore topics like Daoism and Buddhism, Asian and Asian American literature, martial arts, children's books, cooking, feng shui, language and art. Eastwind also has a large selection of Chinese and Asian medicine texts for acupuncturists, acupuncture students and dabblers in Asian medicine. Eastwind is also happy to special order books. Check the store's website for details on monthly readings.
Secrease's Tae Kwon Do-Karate
3212 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703
For more than 40 years, Secrease's has been training Berkeley athletes of all ages. This nonprofit academy has been inMore its current location for 27 years, and offers classes for children as young as 3 years old. Its experienced instructors lead casual, open classes. The academy's "pay what you can" philosophy enables anyone to come in and learn the ancient martial arts.
Modern Combatives
1450 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Modern Combatives is a dojo that specializes in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing. It has classesMore for both children and adults, and an open mat most days of the week. It also has an introductory class known as MMAZERO that allows the instructors to assess your skill and determine which class you should attend. The students are required to bring clean workout clothes, a mouth guard and a protective cup (if male).
Capoeira-Brincadeira Viva Academy
725 Virginia St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines martial arts with dance and music. ParticipantsMore take part in all aspects of the performance including playing the musical instruments, singing or dancing/sparring. The Capoeira-Brincadeira Viva Academy was started as a way to bring all of those aspects to local school children, to enhance their sense of self-confidence and community participation, as well as to develop their physical skills. 

Classes are available for young children as well as adults.

 

 

Chen Tai Chi
2200 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Chen Tai Chi is a martial arts training and instruction company based on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley. TheMore company offers an online training program, including lessons using videos and written instructions developed by Master Wen Pei Chou. Sample classes are available online as well. The studio also offers seminars and in-person classes for members, including private instruction. The cost per person is $30 an hour. Studio is open to scheduled visits on Saturday mornings. Check the main website for details on the company or for information on training programs.
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