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Contact Info

SBG NorCal

1450 San Pablo Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94702

510 540 8283

Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for self-defense and competitive sport incorporates striking, movement in the “clinch,” grappling and wrestling. Our curriculum incorporates fundamentals of several martial arts – judo, jiu-jitsu and international boxing, among others. The program is about function, not fantasy.

Self Defense 


When you can't walk away or talk someone down you need skills that you know will work. Our self-defense program builds skills based on what actually happens in violent confrontations.  

We train with a curriculum that focuses first on the scenarios and attacks most likely to occur.

We train using the "I Method" to insure your learning is safe and effective.

We train with "Progressive Resistance"  so you improve at your own speed.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a self-defense art that involves ground fighting, grappling and working to apply submission holds. BJJ teaches numerous tactics that can be used while grappling including leverage, locks, holds and escapes. In addition to self-defense, BJJ is also popular for competitions and sport. SBG NorCal offers a unique, structured, BJJ curriculum focused on enabling each individual to excel, from the hobbyist to the world class athlete.

Ready to start training with the best coaches in Berkeley? With the best training curriculum? In a safe, structured, training environment?


Our kickboxing classes combine elements of international boxing, Muay Thai and other striking arts for an effective self-defense and fitness regimen. Students participate in partner drills; work with heavy bags, mitts and pads; and learn tactical elements of both offensive and defensive kickboxing. Light sparring is involved after the introductory level.


Wrestling, grappling, and fitness for grappling. The course is designed so these skills can be best used and applied in the study of Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, particularly in a competitive setting.