Contact & School Biography


Phone Us: 510-769-0939 (we return calls between 3:00-9:00 M-F)

Visit Us: 2189 Harbor Bay Parkway,  Alameda, CA 94502

who inspires you?

Click Image to go to our MINDBODY site and enroll in a free trial class.

Erik Lee Maria Young
Click on the photo to enroll in a free trial class

Our mission is to: “Build Bendy Burly Bodies and Brains” and we’ve been doing that since 1995.  With over 20 years of experience, we are skilled instructors who can read bodies and motivate young minds in a thoughtful and productive way.

Our school is right on the Bay Trail and you can bicycle here safely.

Our motto is: “Tread light. Live Right. Play Fight.” and that’s what we teach.

Our slogan is: “The More You Sweat the Better You Get” and we believe and teach that it applies to everything. In Alameda we have high ranked schools…so you can apply what you learn here to your STEM classes.

Alameda Martial Arts offers our own unique brand of mixed martial arts:  LockBoxing™.  Our LockBoxing Black Belt Academy is dedicated to giving students a broad education in martial arts as well as the social and emotional life skills that come with team training and group fitness.

Sign up today by clicking here.
Click on the photo to enroll in a free trial class

“The More You Know the Further You’ll Go”

Alameda Martial Arts is conveniently located near the Harbor Bay Ferry,  on Bay Farm Island. The Bay Trail goes right past our school, so you can bike or hike here.  Our new facility offers a large and well lit training room, his/her restrooms, a kitchenette and a comfortable reception area with a large screen t.v. for gatherings or meetings.  Our facility and our instructors are available for corporate team building, school, and special event rentals.

About Erik Lee:

Plowing Thru the New Heavy Bag

Alameda Martial Arts was founded by Erik Lee, in 1994. Erik Lee is a three-time 2nd Dahn Grand Champion. To earn the title of Grand Champion, Mr. Lee competed at the annual WKSA Tri-State Tournament (held in San Francisco in 1997, 1998, and 1999).Mr. Lee effectively translates his skills as a fourth degree black belt and is an engaging and entertaining instructor who can teach students of all ages and skill levels.  Alameda Martial Arts is proud to note that it has won the title of “Top Points 1st Place School” for an unprecedented six years in a row at the annual tri-state WKSA tournament.

These days Erik Lee and his family are committed to training with the best coaches in the MMA and bringing this knowledge back to share with his students.  In 2006, Mr. Lee teamed up with Maria Young and moved to this new location.

About Maria Young:

Office Manager Maria Plays on the new Heavy Bags.

Maria Young holds a Master’s degree from UC Berkeley and is a Experienced (200 hour) Registered Yoga Teacher (500 hour) through Yoga Alliance and a graduate of the Piedmont Yoga Program where she trained with Rodney Yee and Richard Rosen.

Maria Young is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and holds her black belt in Kuk Sool and was awarded the Grand Champion prize at the annual tri-state tournament.

Maria Young now teaches alongside Erik Lee as the resident expert on all things “stretchy”. Maria emphasizes proper alignment and form to ensure her student’s athletic development and peak performance.

Maria Young is also a certified “Matter of Balance” instructor and works at the City of Alameda Fire Department as the Senior Safety Officer.  She teaches quarterly workshops to seniors to improve their coordination to prevent falls.

The view out back


Leather Couches and the ever popular "Drawing Spot"

We are all about Alameda: One Location. One Community. One Focus.

New Pull Up Station with Climbing Rope and Heavy Bags