About Us

ASD has been the #1 rated facility for Krav Maga, fitness, and fighting sports in Santa Clara, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Campbell, and the Bay Area since 2005. We are known throughout the area for setting the standard in training for other institutes and gyms to follow.

In addition to our facility, we also offer a wide range of online classes and have an extensive video library of training videos.

Our Purpose is simple:

Quickly teach you how to defend yourself
Challenge you with an exciting fitness program

We provide our students with the necessary tools to deal with any kind of potentially dangerous situation on the street. From verbal de-escalation to lethal force they must be able to make the correct decision in any given situation. Academy of Self Defense utilizes the latest and most innovative techniques available today.

Designed by a team of fitness and defensive tactics experts known for training fighters, military and law enforcement officers, our programs teach practical self-defense tactics for real-world situations. At Academy of Self Defense we also offer exciting and empowering fitness training for everyone.

At our training center we have an exceptional variety of Reality-Based Authentic Self Defense training programs and fighting systems to choose from or that our students can integrate together. These include: Vanguard Krav Maga®, JCF Boot Camp, Jivoni's Combo FIT (JCF) Cardio Kickboxing, CrossPIT, Modern Combat Hapkido and Muay Thai Kickboxing. We even have a one-of-a-kind Vangaurd Krav Maga® Kids program!

We welcome students of all experience levels and encourage you to stop by and watch any class that you choose. The state-of-the-art school facility is over 10,000 square feet with two main training areas; separate changing rooms, and student/parent viewing areas with ample seating.

Our training areas have over 45 eight foot thai heavy bags on our custom rack system, TRX suspension training system, MMA cage paneling, Rogue Echo Bikes (Aerodyne Style), Concept 2 rowing machines, Torque Fitness MT2 Tanks, kettlebells, and free weights. We have a full supply of training bags, pads and equipment for our students to train with including Thai Pads, Thai Kick Shields, Belly Pads, Medicine Balls, Krav Tombstones, Kick shields, resistance bands, and focus mitts.

Our Facility

Check out what we have!

  • Customer Lounge Area
  • Over 12,000 square feet
  • 45+ 8ft Thai Heavy Bags
  • TRX Suspension Training System
  • Large matted area with 2” Flexi-Roll mats
  • Professional MMA cage barriers
  • Concept 6 Rowers
  • Rogue Echo Bike (Aerodyne Style)
  • Kettle Bells
  • Thai Pads
  • Belly Pads
  • Body Shields
  • Resistance Bands
  • Agility Ladders
  • Battle Ropes
  • Tractor Tires & Sledge Hammers
  • Olympic bars and Dumbbells
  • Rogue Plyometric Boxes
  • Titan Plyometric Soft Boxes
  • Filtered Water Stations
  • Pro Shop with apparel & protective equipment
  • Free SVP Meter Connect Wifi

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From the Owner

CEO Neal Newman