Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be in shape to join?
Absolutely not. At Oakland Karate & Kickboxing, our goal is to help you reach your goals, whatever they are. We are here to get you in shape, teach you great technique, and push you to your limits.

Do I need experience to start?
No. We will teach you everything you need to get started in our Introductory Program.

Can I try a class before I join?
Yes. Drop in fees range between $10-25. Just give us a call and we can schedule a lesson today. We will have all the equipment needed for your first day. We have a feeling you will love it and have fun too!

How much does it cost?
We offer affordable memberships with pricing for children & adults. We also offer group & family discounts. Checkout our Membership page for further details.

Is this for all ages?
Definitely. One of the great things about training at Oakland Karate & Kickboxing is that anyone can do it! We start children as young as 4 years old and our oldest student is 75!

Do women train here too?
Yes. We have many women already enrolled and some excellent woman fighters as well!

I don’t want to fight; can I still join and not get hurt?
Of course. Our programs will get you in shape and you never have to fight. The classes are designed so that you are primarily hitting and kicking pads that your partner holds or a heavy bag. If at a later date you would like to begin sparring, that is entirely up to you. Many people train for years and never opt to spar.

What equipment do I need to join?
The only equipment we require you to have is your own gloves and hand wraps. We provide those when you sign up on our Introductory Program. If you happen to forget something, we have some loaners or a fully stocked pro-shop.

Why should I join Oakland Karate & Kickboxing as opposed to another martial arts gym?

In the age of the big cooperate gym, we kept our gym small and personal. We give everyone personal attention and make everybody feel welcome. Our gym is family owned and operated, so we care deeply about the success of our students! We are not just a gym, we are a community.


How do I get started?
Just give us a call and we can get you on your way. We can be reached at 510 444-7616.