3840 Balfour Rd, Suite D, Brentwood, CA, 94513 | (925) 390-0100

About us

Scholars’ Academy aims to enrich the lives of each of our members through our unique model of competitive sports, fitness, academic assistance & life skills training. By combining the latest training methods in fitness and the discipline of competitive sports with a strong focus on academic excellence, Scholars’ Academy provides every student that comes through the door an experience that cannot be found in any other youth club, after school enrichment program or individual sport in Northern California.

SA strives to prepare students to act as engaged global citizens. Our goal is to have each member of our academy to lead lives enriched by critical thought, creativity, and discovery.

The Scholars Team focuses on creating a challenging, yet fun environment that no other academy can ever replicate.

We currently have two key programs within the facility: Martial Arts and Basketball. Our Martial Arts Program is broken into 3 different cohorts: Freshmen, Juniors and Seniors. Within each cohort, the student members are broken into ability groups (Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced). This allows us to formulate each class to fit the needs of our members. The Basketball Program at Scholars Academy is very similar to the martial Arts Program in the fact that we break up the training sessions into different cohorts and ability groups.

The main goal in our programs is to help all our student members achieve, learn and grow to their highest potential as this will aid them in reaching their personal goals.

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Martial Arts

Martial Arts Scholar students enjoy the following benefits:

  • We have three specialized programs: Freshmen (preschool age 4-5-year-olds), Juniors (6–11-year-olds), & Seniors (12-15-year-olds). Students can start anytime and blend into the academy with other beginners.
  • Annually qualified instructors are dedicated to excellence and continuing education. Students can move forward at their own rate and not as a class unit. We train students based upon what they do well; not based on what they do wrong. We welcome students of all ages and backgrounds to our academy. Whether you are experienced in martial arts or just getting started on the mat, we invite you to come to see what Martial Arts Scholars is all about. Scholars Academy is unique to any other martial arts academy of it’s kind because we have an extreme focus on education and character development.
  • Mr. Baker and his staff not only stride to be the best on the mat, but they work diligently to ensure their members are well rounded, unique and endowed individuals with limitless potential for excellence and success.
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Why Scholars Academy:

Benefits of Enrolling in Scholars Academy offers our members opportunities to develop their potential on and off the mat. Our focus is to help all members to step out into the world as engaged, responsible, competent, and respectful global citizens with an understanding and appreciation that learning is a lifelong experience.

Scholars Academy members understand that the physical skills they acquire through training are for self-defense and sports competition only. We teach our students real self-defense is knowing how to avoid dangerous encounters and only to use their skills when they have no other choice. Our students know that 99% of fights and conflicts could be avoided and we do everything in our power to deescalate situations rather than resorting to violence. Each Scholars Academy member is valued as a unique individual and martial artist. Scholars Academy recognizes that people learn at different rates. Therefore Scholars Academy’s program is designed so students are free to learn at their own pace, each advancing through our world-class curriculum as he/she is ready, guided by the instructor and an individualized learning plan.

Beginning at an early age, Scholars Academy students develop order, coordination, concentration, and independence. Our daily routines support the individual’s ability to think about what one is learning. Scholars Academy members and parents are part of a close, caring community.

Mr. Baker and his staff pride themselves on building positive relationships with the greater community while working to strengthen the bond between all members of the Scholars Academy kinship. This re-creates a family structure. Older students enjoy stature as mentors and role models; younger members feel supported and gain confidence about the challenges ahead. Whether they are challenged on the mat or in the classroom Scholars Academy members are confident wherever life takes them.

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Scholars Academy staff members model respect, loving-kindness, and a belief in peaceful conflict resolution. Given the freedom and support to question, to probe deeply, and to make connections, Scholars Academy members become confident, enthusiastic, self-directed martial artists. They are able to think critically, work collaboratively, and act boldly in life off the mat—a skill set for the 21st century.

The Martial Arts Scholars Academic Team are trained tutors of Brentwood's finest credentialed educators. Each tutor is hand-selected by the Extended Day Coordinator and trained to meet the needs of all our members in the classroom.

These tutors are trained to work with students of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to improve our students' grades and build self-confidence, organizational skills, and good study habits. Whether your child is struggling academically or just wants to get ahead, we can tailor a tutoring program that will attain results.

The objective of our Scholars Academy Academic Team is to help unlock your child’s true potential and limit the struggles that come with learning. We will provide individualized or group tutoring in a number of academic fundamentals or major subjects. We understand that no two students learn alike. With subjects ranging from reading and writing to math and science, we can create a tutoring program that provides personalized instruction based on each student’s individual needs. Regardless if they are struggling with poor homework habits or difficulties due to ADHD, at Scholars Academy, students will quickly improve their grades and build their confidence. We are dedicated to building academic and emotional success that will last a lifetime. Learn, Grow, and Succeed at Scholars Academy: Scholars Academy welcomes people of all ages and from all walks of life to come to improve their character, strength, and personal discipline in the most exciting, challenging and rewarding martial arts program in all of Brentwood, California.

Through our innovative martial arts instruction and fitness training that emphasizes what the student does right, Martial Arts Scholars physically and mentally challenges each student to not only be the best martial artist they can be but the best person they could be as well. Martial Arts is more than just your neighborhood karate and taekwondo academy — we are a place that truly aims to change you and your family’s life for the better!

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