BUDO RYU

CENTER FOR FITNESS, COMBAT, & SELF-DEFENSE

COVID-19 UPDATE:
Our facility is CLOSED, effective Wednesday July 15th in a response to the California Public Health Department's recent statewide order. Please follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook to stay in tune with us...we will be posting information on upcoming OUTDOOR CLASSES and we will also continue our regularly scheduled class times via ZOOM so that we can all continue to train AND be safe, happy, and healthy!
**Important: Please see our Covid-19 Protocols**
If you have any questions, please contact us at 805-704-7666. Click here to read a note from Eric Sandahl.

Our Programs

We put the "fun" in "functional fitness!" We teach and train with a primary focus on "function" by incorporating whole-body training, and focusing on intuitive, skill-based movements that can be performed anywhere: inside or outside the gym! These basic movements include: running, jumping, crawling, climbing, rolling, and reacting! Get fit and have fun! +13-years and adults.

An authentic and traditional Thai kickboxing program exclusively offered at the Budo Ryu. We teach ring-fight tactics and techniques utilizing punches, kicks, elbows, and knees.  Baan Chaa-Na ("House of Victory") offers Thai kickboxing group and private classes for all skill levels, from beginner to competition fighters.

+13-years and adults.

A practical approach to mixed-martial arts and self defense program at the Budo Ryu. We are the first, oldest, and best Krav Maga program in the Central Coast, with the best skilled, highest ranking Krav Maga Instructors. Krav Maga is a belted program. CCKM offers group and private classes for all skill levels, from beginner to expert levels.

+13-years and adults.

Also offered at Budo Ryu: Children practice in a friendly, co-ed atmosphere. We practice getting out of the way of strikes or grabs, and learn to fall gently and get up safely through the use of games, techniques, and tumbling exercises to teach children how to defend themselves without hurting others.

A no-gi Brazilian jiu jitsu and grappling program at the Budo Ryu, emphasizing in competition/ring art, transitions to mixed martial arts, and practical real-world application. CJJ offers group classes for all skill levels.

+13-years and adults.

A heart-thumping, blood-pumping, high-energy heavy bag class utilizing basic Thai kickboxing combinations and various calisthenic exercises. This program is included with the purchase of the Muay Thai or Krav Maga programs at the Budo Ryu!

+13-years and adults.

About Us


We have standards, and you should, too.


All of the Budo Ryu Instructors are "ring-tested" and have fight-competition experience, have current qualifications, and/or real-life experience in the system/art they are teaching. No "has-beens" here; our Instructors are currently active and involved in their arts. When we're not teaching, we're likely working hard next to you in class!  When you're training with us, you can rest assured that every technique has been tested and thoroughly vetted, and every workout has been finely tuned to produce the best results for you!

A western-boxing program specifically designed for people with Parkinson's at the Budo Ryu. This program is proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life. Work out with our coaches to enhance your daily quality of life and even build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed!

We are an official RockSteady Boxing Affiliate Facility.

Also exclusively available at the Budo Ryu...

Learn more about us....

Human Being Training Podcast -Episode 1

The story of how the gym was born, how Eric and Geri bonded over an insane workout, and why Miles the dog is a vital part of our member selection process!

The Aspiring Fighter Blog

The story of Cal Poly Student Alice Terz's introduction to Muay Thai at the Budo Ryu.

CalPoly Muay Thai Facebook

Follow CalPoly's Muay Thai group, from the ASI Muay Thai Kickboxing Class, taught by Budo Ryu Instructors.

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