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 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. The best part is that you can try out any of our online classes with our free two week trial.


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.

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:

We welcome students of all ages and experience levels. Our state-of-the-art school facility is more than 10,000 square feet with two main training areas, separate changing rooms, and student/parent viewing areas with ample seating.

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