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San Francisco's top martial arts gyms, ranked

Photo: Empire Jiu Jitsu/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 14, 2019.

Want to know where to go when it comes to martial arts in San Francisco?

Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned pro, there are plenty of great studios to check out in and around San Francisco.

To find the top martial arts gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.

Empire Jiu Jitsu

2356 Mission St., Mission

Photo: Empire Jiu Jitsu/Yelp

Empire Jiu Jitsu is San Francisco's favorite martial arts gym by the numbers, with five stars out of two reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 17 reviews on Yelp and 2,024 fans on Facebook.

"Empire BJJ is an academy in the truest sense," states the business's ClassPass profile. "When you step on the mats, you’re there to learn. Instructors take that title to heart, helping anyone and everyone refine their game."

Learn more about Empire Jiu Jitsu's offerings on ClassPass here.

Bay Jiu-Jitsu

3274 Mission St., Bernal Heights

Bay Jiu-Jitsu. | Photo: Supak C./Yelp

Also among San Francisco's favorites is Bay Jiu-Jitsu, with 4.9 stars out of 122 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 16 reviews on Yelp and 1,831 fans on Facebook.

"Our vision is to offer accessible and world-class training to people of all ages, sizes, genders and backgrounds in the multiple athletic programs offered," according to the business's profile on ClassPass. "We serve not only athletes, but anybody looking to learn new skills, get in shape, have fun and join our community."

Read reviews of Bay Jiu-Jitsu's selection of classes on ClassPass here.

ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco

3221 22nd St., Mission

ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco. | Photo: Angel S./Yelp

With 4.9 stars out of 86 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 31 reviews on Yelp and 5,654 fans on Facebook, ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco has garnered plenty of local fans.

"ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco (ACSF) offers professional instruction and performance of capoeira at its Mission-based Capoeira Arts Center and at over 30 sites throughout the Bay Area," states the business's ClassPass profile.

"Founded in 1991 by master capoeira artist Mestra Márcia Treidler, ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco works to preserve, develop and share the art of capoeira with integrity and to use capoeira to build a healthy, just and vibrant society in which people feel connected to and responsible for their community."

See what people are saying about ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco's selection of classes on ClassPass here.


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