About Us

Empowerment Through Martial Arts

Tuff Love Fitness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing accessible and affordable self-defense, martial arts, and fitness training for people in Oakland and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area. We were founded by a team of four female martial artists with the goal of promoting martial arts for populations that may be underserved by many traditional martial arts programs: women, the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities and assault survivors.

Our nonprofit also sponsors Tuff Love Self-Defense, Four Elements Fitness and Sweaty Betties.