Welcome to Bay Area Martial Arts!
Bay Area Martial Arts has been in business for over a decade offering the best martial arts training in the Oakland area. Some things in life require commitment. But the rewards are equal to the work you put in. Learn to use balance and timing, and you can achieve great things. BAMA is not a patch. BAMA is a path. It’s a guided way. BAMA is about passion for the art. It is about creating an environment where it can be passed on in the right way.
This program is not for everyone. It is exclusive. I am only looking for the bright, the bold, and the dedicated. You must be motivated, willing to work, and unafraid of success and sweat. Ultimately, it is about discovering who you are. One step at a time.
Adrian De Silva Head Instructor
We teach Latosa Escrima, EBMAS Wing Tzun Kung Fu and age specific Kung Fu, Karate and Jujitsu martial arts for kids.We offer professional instruction for men, women and children starting at the age of 3.
Bay Area Martial Arts is dedicated to providing an atmosphere where people of all ages can improve their mental, physical and spiritual well-being through training in the martial arts. We are committed to providing professional martial arts instruction that will help our students to become and maintain being strong, healthy members of society.
Originally, the martial arts were taught as a means of self-defense. With our two goals of self defense and constant never ending improvement, we will continue to improve our methods of instruction to provide the best that the martial arts training has to offer. We will be constantly challenging our students to become exceptional people mentally, physically and spiritually, consistent with what it means to be a martial artist.
We achieve excellent results in our program by approaching the Martial Arts in a conceptual manner. This can be seen very clearly through our training in our Ebmas Wing Tzun and Latosa Escrima styles. Our program is also a great first step for any prospective martial artist, with realistic attack, defense, and counter attack covering the full spectrum of situations (striking, joint manipulation, weapons, & grappling).
We also have a comprehensive children’s program. In which martial arts techniques (and more importantly, life skills) are taught and developed in a healthy classroom environment. At our school we offer two age specific programs, our Dragons (7-12) Program and our Little Ninjas (4-6) Program.
Although, our School teaches various styles of martial arts, we are mindful that we are an American School . We will continue to show respect to our ancient roots, but we will also incorporate training methods that are effective from other traditional and non-traditional approaches. This is in order to better prepare our students for today’s world.