Modern Day Ninja Training

MMA and Parkour Classes Reimagined

At the Nexus we specialize in teaching a First Nations self-defense called Guardian Art. Guardian Art takes MMA and parkour, and fuses them back together like how ancient ninja training once was.  We then built state of the art facilities to take it to the future.
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3-45-7 | 8-12teens | adults

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More jungle than gym

Martial arts schools have been around for ages, but none offer training grounds like our Nexuses.  We chose the name Nexus, because it is a hub for so many different types of training that come from our art such as parkour, freerunning, tricking, karate, self-defense, martial arts, and ninja warrior. It’s like an indoor theme park for ninjas.

Tryout and Tour a Nexus

Ninja Obstacle Courses

Built for Guardian Art.  Also, for training parkour and obstacle courses like Tough Mudder, Ninja Warrior, or the Spartan Race.  No parkour gyms match the safety of a Nexus. We went to the extremes of padding everything up.


Whether you're a monkey or into calisthenics, our bar setup is so fun you won't mind getting blisters. And don't be surprised if you see targets hanging from them to train strikes on swinging objects.


A tricking and freerunning dream! Check out this new technology that makes foam pits a thing of the past.


Bouncier than a spring floor, our airtrick will get you the extra air you need to train your tricks and flips. We actually have the first airtrick custom designed to transform into different shapes, so it can be set up as a long runway or a nice big rectangle.

Sign up for a tryout to begin

Start by trying out to see if Guardian Art is the right fit.  You’ll get to tour our facility and break a sweat learning to move like a Jedi. It is just $10, and all proceeds will go towards protecting the environment.  We want to begin your hero training by helping the world.


Choose a location to register for your tryout:

Bay Area, Ca  •  Birch Island, ON




 Hello everyone, I am hosting a FREE women's self-defense workshop over here at Fremont, CA. The event also supports a fundraiser I am having to establish a women empowerment program out in the Hopi First Nation. Please help support by sharing the gofundme page and donating what little you can spare. All donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards supplying Hopi with training equipment. Nexian-Thrive, -Raven Wolf #NXGA #Hopi #HANS  Remember we are all from this Star... Let's not ruin it. #nodapl #dakota #nakota #lakota #firstnations #nativepride #earthisourmother #americanindian #guardianart #aundeckomnikaning #whitefishriverfirstnation #nxofga #anishinaabe #ojibwe #hopi #haida #ibandayak #ainiu #cherokeenation #indigenous #allnations #unitednations  Great Owl Lightning Spirit Running in the land of his ancestors... the Anishinaabe. Spirit Running is the ancient translation among indigenous peoples for what is called parkour today. Return to your source... honor your ancestors. #ojibwe #firstnations #parkour #aim #nativeamerican #ceremony #guardianart #canada #indigenous #ontario #truenorth #freestylecalisthenics #northamerica #tuffmudder #obstaclecourse #nature #algonquin #algonquinpark #muskoka #chiefpontiac #anishinaabe #cousin #ninja #shinobi #noborders
 We will be closed Nov 21-26 for the holidays.  Honor Ancestral Domain #firstnations #nxofga #anishinaabe #lakota #dakota #nakota #nativepride #fuckcolumbus #spiritrunning #1491 #aundeckomnikaning #freedom #nodapl #sacredsites #ceremony #nexian-thrive #whitefishriverfirstnation #manito  Closed 9/21 Wednesday due to trials. Nexian Thrive


Closed Dec 23-Jan 2

All locations will be closed Dec 23-Jan 2! See everyone next year on Jan 3!

Open during Halloween!

Training is our treat! So come by to get your training in. We’ll have our normal hours of operation.

Closed Labor Day Weekend

All locations will be closed September 3-5 for Labor Day. And in honor of this, I would like to communicate my appreciation to the staff at NXGA. Since we are normally open 6 days a week, our staff make many sacrifices to teach our students. Things such as birthday parties, weddings, baby showers occur during the times we open, which means sacrifice with scheduling is frequently made. And with the bay area being so expensive to live in, many of our staff are also working other jobs. But what is most appreciated is the life force they put into their teaching, their love for the students, their passion to continue training to get better not for themselves, but for others. To them it is not a job, it is being part of a dream. I’ve come to realize that since students and parents only see us while we teach, they may not see us as anything else other than teachers. The reality is that when Guardians are not teaching, we are working on preparing and executing missions that involve traveling around the world to aid in places where it is needed. So for the times we close, I hope it is not viewed in a negative way, but rather in a more a supportive way since we are using that time to practice what we preach. -Condor

Special schedule August 6-17 for Bay Area location

Most of the staff will be away for First Nations camps from August 6-17. During this time we will replace our classes with extended open floor. Please look at the brief schedule change.

Closed Independence Day Weekend

All United States locations will be closed July 1-4!

Closed Memorial Day Weekend

All United States locations will be closed May 26-30, 2016, and will resume May 31st!

Closed President’s Day

We will be closed Monday, Feb 15th, 2016.

Holiday Schedule

On Dec. 21st to Dec. 23rd, we will have special open gym hours.

Family Open Floor ($10 for ages 3+) will be from 5-7pm. Please refer to these guidelines
Teens/Adult Open Floor ($5 for ages 13+) will be from 7:15-9:15pm

We will be closed from Dec. 24th, 2015 to Jan. 3rd, 2016

November Schedule

On Tuesday (11/24), public open floor will be at 7:15pm to 9:15pm for $5! (ages 13+)

We will be closed 11/25 to 11/29

Halloween Schedule

Hi Bay Area! Have your ninjas burn off their sugar in advance during our extended public open floor hours!
Costumes allowed, but do not wear make-up or anything that can stain equipment.
11am-1pm Family Guest Open Floor $10 (Guests ages 3+ welcome under Family Night Guidelines).
1:15pm-3:15pm $5 Guest Open Floor for ages 13+

Closed September 16th, 2015

We are closed for sacred trials.

Closed September 5-7, 2015

For the San Jose Bay Area Nexus, we will be closed for Labor Day weekend. Come back the 8th to get your mma parkour ninja training on.

Closed July 3-4, 2015

Have a wonderful holiday weekend! See you July 6th!

Guardian Art Summer Camp 2015

Hello bay area san jose parents, if your kids are between 8-12 and love ninjas and super heroes, you should check out the camps we’re hosting this summer. Learn more about the “Tour of the Guardian” camps

Closed May 25th and May 27th

We will be closed Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day, and closed Wednesday, May 27th for trials. Remember the last time we closed? Here is a video from that kickboxing / muy thai tournament:

New Family Open Gym Wednesdays!

We will now allow all ages to come to open gym on Wednesdays with parental supervision coming on the floor with them. Details and policies can be found here.

Closed April 25th, 2015:

Many of our bay area Fremont members will be fighting in a full contact kickboxing tournament held in Fresno, Ca. Here’s a video of the last tournament:

Bay Area Nexus open for MLK day, but closed Sat, February 7th, 2015:

One of our staff members is getting married on Feb 7th so we gotta close! But come on MLK day and film/practice some ninja warrior, parkour, tricking, mma stunts with us.

Beginning 2015:

Our normal hours will resume Jan 5th, 2015. We will start with a new type of break… called breaking a sweat. Sun clan younglings and above will start at their normal 6pm times. Open gym will start 7:15-8:30pm .

What will be new is that there will be more public open gym times. We are adding Tue-Thur 9:15-11pm for $10. Friday and Saturday open gym times will be the same. More time for parkour training, calisthenics, ninja warrior, mma, tricking, etc. in the san jose bay area!

Holiday hours:

We will be having special open floor hours Dec. 22nd. 5pm-10pm. Still only $5.

Afterwards, we will be closed December 24th to January 4th, 2015.  Come by again Jan 5th!


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$94.99/mo (6 months)
$79.99/mo (12 months)
1 class/week
1 open floor/week
Summer camp discounts
Studio rental discounts
Free training shirt
Basic Plus
$114.99/mo (6 months)
$99.99/mo (12 months)
1 class/week
Unlimited open floors/week
Summer camp discounts
Studio rental discounts
Free training shirt
$164.99/mo (6 months)
$144.99/mo (12 months)
Unlimited classes/week
Unlimited open floors/week
Summer camp discounts
Studio rental discounts
Free training shirt
$20 off 2nd family member
$40 off each additional family member after



College students/young workers (ages 16-23) get 25% off any 12 month contract!
Ask about our friends and family discount!

Save up to $25 when you buy a 10-day public open floor pass ($75).


Prices, details, and terms may vary according to location.

Nexus Of Guardian Art - Calendar

Non-members should only visit during open gym or by trying out.
Please click news for holiday schedules.


Bay Area Indoor Open Floor for Parkour, Freerunning, Tricking, and Martial Arts Stunts

Guests are welcomed to visit our facility to practice and film parkour training, freerunning, Mixed Martial Arts, tricking, calisthenics, and other action stunts in a safe & friendly environment near San Jose. It’s a great time to meet passionate people from different backgrounds from all over the bay area.

Please read our News section for Holiday Open Gym times

$10 Mon-Sat

Family Nights (all ages)
Mondays, 7:15pm-8:30pm
Wednesdays, 8:20pm-10:00pm
Please read our child supervision policies

Teens & Adults (13+)
Tue, Thu, Fri, 9:15pm-11pm
Saturdays, 2:10pm-3:25pm

Save up to $25 if you buy a 10-day pass for $75.

*Minors must have a parent with them on site with filled out waivers.


Our Nexuses are great places to have fun, active, and special events. From ninja warrior themed birthday parties to team building stunt choreography, our staff is skilled in many areas to help you create an unforgettable event.  View the pricing below and contact us to set one up. Terms & Policies

8 hours of studio rental
Up to 50 people (ages 5+).
3 hours of filming
10 minute edited video
Food allowed
Airbag included
Airtracks included
1 hour studio rental
1 hour of instruction & games
Up to 10 participants (ages 4+).
Each additional person is $20. (max is 30 total)
No food allowed unless extra time is rented.
$75 for each additional half hour
3 hour studio rental
1 hour of instruction & games
Up to 25 participants (ages 4+).
Food allowed
Airbag included
Airtracks included
Each additional person is $20. (max is 40 total)
$75 for each additional half hour
4 hour studio rental
1 hour of instruction & games
Up to 40 participants (ages 4+).
Food allowed
Airbag included
Airtracks included
$75 for each additional half hour