In search of a new favorite martial arts spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top martial arts spots around Berkeley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for martial arts.
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1. Soja Mind Body
First on the list is Soja Mind Body. Located at 3015 San Pablo Ave., Space A (between Ashby Avenue and Murray Street), the martial arts and yoga spot is the highest-rated martial arts spot in Berkeley, boasting five stars out of 56 reviews on Yelp.
2. UCA Berkeley Capoeira
Next up is UCA Berkeley Capoeira, situated at 1901 San Pablo Ave. With five stars out of 43 reviews on Yelp, the martial arts and performing arts spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Berkeley Muay Thai & Fitness
Berkeley Muay Thai & Fitness, located at 2353 San Pablo Ave. (between Chaucer Street and Bancroft Way), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the martial arts spot five stars out of 30 reviews.
4. Aikido of Berkeley
Check out Aikido of Berkeley, which has earned five stars out of 15 reviews on Yelp. You can find the martial arts spot at 1514 University Ave. (between Sacramento and California streets).
5. Ralph Gracie Berkeley Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Finally, there's Ralph Gracie Berkeley Jiu-Jitsu Academy, a local favorite with four stars out of 34 reviews. Stop by 1500 Ashby Ave. (between Sacramento Street) to hit up the martial arts spot next time you're looking to get in a workout.