Empowerment Through Martial Arts
WHO WE ARE
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 POC communities and assault survivors. Our nonprofit sponsors Tuff Love Self-Defense, Four Elements Fitness and Sweaty Betties Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Our mission is to teach martial arts, self-defense and fitness in a manner that promotes personal wellness, community responsibility and social justice, providing restorative programming and resources for systematically excluded communities.
We envision a San Francisco Bay Area in which everyone can access high-quality martial arts and fitness training, regardless of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity and income-level.
WHAT WE DO
Provide martial arts, self-defense and fitness training to the public for reasonable rates
Provide martial arts, self-defense and fitness training at free or discounted rates for vulnerable populations
Organize and host events and tournaments in alignment with our mission
Provide support (financial and otherwise) for valuable community causes.
Host exhibitions of art or other displays that accord with our mission
Provide an affordable space for groups whose missions align with ours
Board of Directors and Executive Director
Executive Director: Mollii Khangsengsing
Board President: Karin Spirn
Board Secretary: Jennifer Liu
Board Treasurer: Sabrina Paynter