Welcome to Paresh Martial Arts

Paresh Martial Arts is a family martial arts center nestled in the heart of San Francisco's Inner Sunset neighborhood. We offer Kids, Adults and Family classes ranging from beginner to advanced. From age 3 and up, we have classes for the whole family! Focus, Fitness, Self Defense, Self Awareness, Stress Management, Fun- join a community that’s thriving, transforming and creating a safe, healthy world.

Our Martial Arts Classes

  • Ages 3 +
    Family
  • Ages
    3-4
  • Ages
    5-6
  • Ages
    7-12
  • Ages
    13+

Family Classes

45 minutes

One of Paresh’s signature classes, the Family Classes give parents and kids the unique opportunity to train together, further developing the partnership of parent and child. Each class follows opening and closing tradition while the body of the class explores martial arts foundations, kicks, blocks, punches, stances, while maintaining a playful environment. Parents, be ready to move and sweat, this class is designed to keep you on your toes and provide a work out for you as well!
Saturday
Ages 3-49:30am
Ages 5-610:15am
Ages 7-1211:00am
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Tiny Tigers

45 minutes

The Tiny Tigers program for 3-4 year olds consists of exciting, play-based classes which explore martial movements in a safe environment. The focus of this program is to develop an ability to increase focus, coordination, confidence, fitness, motor skills, listening and safe play with others. Tiny Tigers learn basic stances, blocks, kicks, punches, self-defense, forms, and etiquette, earning stripes along the way. Tiny Tigers is a strong, developmentally appropriate program that supports the growth and development of the young child. Students may register to attend once or twice a week."
Tuesday3:15 - 4:00pm
Thursday3:15 - 4:00pm
FREE TRIAL CLASS

Little Dragons

45 minutes

The Little Dragons program for 5-6 year olds brings the foundations of the martial arts to life. Students learn basic stances, blocks, kicks, punches, self-defense, forms, and etiquette, earning stripes in class and the foundations for traditional requirements. Children develop listening skills, eye hand coordination, focus, respect and safe play. Through team building exercises, students engage with others in an empowering context, develop independent thinking, and practice leadership.
Monday4:00 - 4:45pm
Tuesday4:00 - 4:45pm
Wednesday4:00 - 4:45pm
Thursday4:00 - 4:45pm
FREE TRIAL CLASS

Juniors

45 minutes

In the Juniors class the fundamentals are developed without losing the fun aspect. This is a traditional class setting, with international rank requirements. Class structure covers all key elements of curriculum: Stances, blocking, striking, kicking, forms, self defense, sparring, weapons and breaking.
Monday4:45 - 5:30pm 5:30 - 6:15pm
Tuesday4:45 - 5:30pm 5:30 - 6:15pm
Wednesday4:45 - 5:30pm 5:30 - 6:15pm
Thursday4:45 - 5:30pm 5:30 - 6:15pm
FREE TRIAL CLASS

Teens & Adults

75 minutes

In this traditional class students of all rank train together. Class offers challenging drills, limit pushing exercises, mental and physical demands that sharpen each students ability to take all aspects of themselves to the next level. Students get a warm up, cardio workout, mental and physical challenge resulting in a total mind-body experience.
Tuesday6:15-7:30pm
Thursday6:15-7:30pm
FREE TRIAL CLASS

OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE ALL BLACK BELTS

Ms. Ohlson

3rd Degree Black Belt
Chief Instructor

Ms. Ohlson put on her first uniform in 1982 with Louise H. Piaget, 5th National Judo Champion. In 2007 her lifetime dream came true as she opened Paresh Martial Arts.

Mr. Aguillo

3rd Degree Black Belt
Class Instructor

Mr. Aguillo joined PMA in 2010 having trained in Tang Soo Do growing up in Pennsylvania, at his home studio A Mountain Wind TSD with his instructor, Master Scott Merrill.

Mr. Stevenson

2nd Degree Black Belt
Guest Instructor

Mr. Stevenson hails from Santa Rosa and Master Jim DeBaca's studio Fitness Fanatics. He joined us in 2012 as our Camp Instructor and became a fast favorite!

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