About Us

Golden State Athletic Club is owned and operated by David Schimmel and Travis Kay Rugen. Both David and Travis have been training martial arts since childhood and have over 50+ years of experience combined. After navigating the unexpected complications of Covid era martial arts training on their own, David and Travis decided to combine forces and open Golden State Athletic Club in San Rafael, CA in July of 2022. 

Golden State Athletic Club strives to provide a training space for all ages and skill levels that promotes high standards of technique and martial knowledge, while being safe and enjoyable for everyone. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, there is a class that fits your needs at Golden State Athletic Club.