San Francisco



539 Gough Street at Fulton
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone Number: (415) 390-5728

Krav Maga Institute

An elite self-defense training center, focused on personal attention and small class sizes, we are located in the heart of Hayes Valley in San Francisco. Daytime and evening classes are held seven days a week. We offer a full program in San Francisco, including multiple levels of Krav Maga, Combat Cardio, Boxing, Kettlebell, and Full Combat.

Location Specifics

Enjoy the best in self defense in a new 2400 sq ft facility with two training rooms. Street parking is available, but please note that parking is enforced 7 days a week. Several paid lots are nearby, and most of them have sliding rates based on the current demand. Civic Center is the closest BART station and is within a short walk from the school.

  • We have lockers and changing rooms on site. You can rent lockers, or use the available lockers first come first serve.
  • We accept cash and Square/Mastercard/Visa/American Express.
  • We have a strict no street shoes policy for the training rooms. You may wear dedicated mat shoes or train in socks/barefoot.
  • Classes begin on time. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before each class.
  • All attendees must sign in at the touch screen kiosk at the front of the school.
  • All students must sign our waiver. There is an e-waiver system on site, or you may complete it in advance online.

A Look Inside

Trial Classes

We encourage you to come try out a class or two before you decide if Krav Maga Institute is the right school for you. You can try two classes for $15 per class — Contact us to let us know that you would like to try a class or two, or just stop by. If you decide to join KMI, we will credit any trial fees to your membership. If you’d like to save some time before your first class, you can also sign our e-waiver online ahead of time. For self defense, all Krav Maga P1 classes are appropriate for beginners. You can also try out any of our fitness classes (Red), as well as Boxing (Purple).


Having trouble viewing our schedule? Click here. Please select “SF Panhandle Park” from the location drop-down menu to view outdoor Krav Maga classes at Panhandle Park!