Our San Diego Martial Arts

Corporate Staff

Martial Arts Corporate Staff



Director of New Members

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt

Sarah McCann has been a martial artist for seventeen years and has been working at SwiftKick for six months. She enjoys every moment of being a coach! Sarah has been competing in Taekwondo since the age of eight, has participated in multiple demo teams and holds a second degree black belt. Her favorite thing about martial arts is that it empowers the individual to dream big and accomplish their goals all while staying physically, mentally, and spiritually fit. She loves seeing individuals grow in the area of self defense and martial arts and feels honored that she gets to be a part of our student’s education and journey. On her free time you can find her camping, hiking, watching baseball or cheering on the SDSU Aztec Football Team.



Rachel Welchons


Senior Instructor

  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Applied Martial Arts

Hi everyone! I started my training with Swiftkick nine years ago, and more recently I have taken on coaching. I especially enjoy coaching because it blends my love for martial arts and of working with children into one. Throughout the past years of training, I have had many moments of striving, and moments of success. Getting to walk with students through their journey, share with them what I have learned, and watch them have the same challenges and triumphs that I experienced, makes coaching a highlight of my week. The mental, physical, and even emotional challenge of training the skills myself, teaching others, and learning from every day, makes for a dynamic, moving journey, and that is what I love about martial arts.

On days when the studio is closed, I enjoy sticking my hands in the dirt to garden. I also might quilt, hike, or challenge myself with training my family dogs. To relax, I grab my camera and escape to the outdoors where I practice photography.

Starting with Swiftkick when I was small and working my way through the belts and the student leadership program has taught me many invaluable lessons, kept me fit, and has given me a healthy way to engage my mind, body, and spirit.