Guardian is a 501(c)3 nonprofit martial arts gym in downtown Oakland, California. We offer classes in boxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and kick boxing. Our gym is free for kids ages 10 – 18, and offers affordable sliding-scale memberships for adults.
Guardian was founded on the belief that almost everyone wants to be a part of a tribe. This is most obvious – and its healthy fulfillment most critical - with kids and young adolescents. Between the obligations of school and family, children have limited opportunities to insert themselves into a passion of their own choosing. We believe that it is critical for the children in our community to find a healthy, progressive tribe that helps them to become better students and family members. If they don't, they will find something else entirely...
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Guardian provides students with skills that help them build self esteem, confidence and discipline. We aim to propel young lives and prepare them for the future by providing a world-class environment to connect with mentors, peers, and community leaders. Our space offers:
A safe environment for getting kids off the streets or out of the house
An opportunity to connect with a mentor
A productive atmosphere for finishing school homework and engaging in creative passions
A chance to connect with a network of peers that are trying to grow and excel