About Us

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Krav Maga - Self Defense

Krav Maga is the core of our adult self-defense training program.  It is the Israeli military system.  This self defense class is intense and covers weapons training, defense against multiple attackers, standing and on the ground.  Beginners welcome!

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No Rules Adult Self Defense

Our adult self defense classes are based on the best of modern and traditional martial arts.  Instructor Dave focuses on teaching realistic, proven techniques so you can defend yourself and your loved ones.  We have separate self defense classes for kids and adults, beginners and advanced.

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a practice that will help you remember to relax.  The slow gentle movements are good for all sorts of health concerns and truly brings your mind, body, and spirit together.

Self Defense Instructor David Woods

Unique Skill and Philosophy

Owner / Self Defense Instructor "Dave" began training in martial arts in 1993, and has continued, non-stop.  He is a certified instructor in Krav Maga through ICSU and a Kung Fu Master (since 2007).  Dave has trained extensively in many other martial arts including Brazilian JiuJitsu, MMA, Judo, Shaolin, etc., to ensure that he provides the best self-defense training possible.  Also, Dave speaks Spanish and English, and holds a current Clear/Pro California Teaching Credential, BCLAD certified.

Teaching Self Defense Since 1998

Not only has Dave taught self defense at his own martial arts school, but has been contracted by several organizations on an ongoing basis as a self-defense instructor (Kern County DHS, Kern County Housing Authority, Panama School District, Fairfax School District, Garces High School, The Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, several local businesses....)  He also trained and taught at the Shaolin Temple!  His experience as an instructor ensures that you receive quality training, not just a good workout.

Meet Dave Today

Dave can almost always be found at the school at 2505 Alta Vista Dr. during normal class times.  He is polite and will greet you with a smile.  No high pressure sales!  If you want to ask him questions, you may also call or text 472-1884, or contact him on Facebook (Dave Woods or Bakersfield Elite Martial Arts)

Weekly Classes

Adult Self Defense

Monday through Thursday

7:00pm - 8:30pm

2505 Alta Vista Dr

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Adult Self Defense

Monday through Thursday

No rules adult self defense training using Krav Maga and other martial arts

7:00pm - 8:30pm

2505 Alta Vista Dr

Kids Self-Defense

Mon - Thu *(click "event details" for times)

5:30pm* - 7:00pm*

2505 Alta Vista Dr

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Kids Self-Defense

Mon - Thu *(click "event details" for times)

Age 7-13

Mon and Wed 6:15-7:00pm

Tue and Thu 5:30-6:15pm

5:30pm* - 7:00pm*

2505 Alta Vista Dr

Little Ones

Tuesday and Thursday

4:40pm - 5:20pm

2505 Alta Vista Dr

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Little Ones

Tuesday and Thursday

Age 4-6

4:40pm - 5:20pm

2505 Alta Vista Dr

Tai Chi

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

2:00pm* - 11:00am*

2505 Alta Vista Dr

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Tai Chi

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Learn to relax.  Enhance your health and have fun.

Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm

Saturday 10:00-11:00am

2:00pm* - 11:00am*

2505 Alta Vista Dr

Contact Us

If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our self defense or Tai Chi program, please call or send us a text message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Bakersfield Elite Martial Arts

2505 Alta Vista Drive, Bakersfield, California 93305, United States

(661) 472-1884

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Saturday: 10am - 11:30am

Sunday: Closed