Carlsbad Karate

Carlsbad Karate and Martial Arts Training

Karate is one of the most well-known styles of martial arts today. And although it is a common fixture in mainstream movies, television and video games, many people are not aware of the emphasis on discipline and values that go hand in hand with the physical combat techniques that define the art.

Popular styles of martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu, Kickboxing and Karate are much more than exercises for the development of physical strength and technique. They represent a framework of values and ethics for honorable living as well as a system for practical self-defense and fighting skills.

At SwiftKick Martial Arts Carlsbad, we ensure that all students receive a holistic martial arts education, focusing on both the mind and the body. This dual emphasis cultivates modern day warriors who perform at the highest levels both on and off the mat.

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If you want to perform better at work, have more energy for your kids or better prepare your children for the rigors of growing up, martial arts training can be the catalyst for achieving your goals.

Martial Arts in Today’s World

Our world is ever-changing and unpredictable. You never know when you will be presented with a scenario that requires you to defend yourself. Karate and other styles of martial arts teach you how to competently deal with this unpredictability and have the confidence that you are able to do so.

This does not mean that martial arts train you to be aggressive. Rather, students learn discipline, preparedness and assertiveness when faced with dangerous situations that require quick action. With the SwiftKick mixed martial arts methodology, students are taught to competently and fearlessly defend themselves using a wide range of techniques from many of the major martial arts styles including:

  • Boxing
  • Kickboxing
  • Muay Thai
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • Karate
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Krav Maga
  • Kung Fu
  • MMA
  • Grappling
  • Wrestling

If you do need to protect yourself, your property or your loved ones, being physically and mentally prepared is the only way to ensure that a difficult situation doesn’t become a dire one. SwiftKick Carlsbad’s comprehensive mixed martial arts and self-defense curriculum will teach you the techniques for self-defense and show you how to find the mental clarity to fight and defend effectively. Through training in Karate and martial arts such as Jiu Jitsu, you will learn that proper training and technique can be much more of an advantage against an opponent than size or strength. Martial arts require smarts just as much as they do physical strength.

SwiftKick Carlsbad – Mixed Martial Arts Approach

SwiftKick Carlsbad offers a functional and dynamic system that blends many of the major martial arts into a program that gives students the skills they need in real life danger situations. Students gain confidence and ability in using fundamental martial arts moves and techniques including strikes, defense against strikes, ground defense, takedown defense, grabs, chokes and weapons defense.

Even if you do not desire to become a competitive fighter, there are still plenty of advantages to training in dynamic, mixed martial arts programs like those at SwiftKick Carlsbad. Young children and teens in our Explorer (Kids 3-5), PathFinder (Kids 6-11) and Impact (Teens 12+) programs learn valuable tools that will help them socially such as teamwork, courtesy and respect. They also discover the importance of physical fitness, discipline and perseverance in the studio, at home and in the classroom.

Busy adults love SwiftKick Carlsbad’s Champion and Functional Self-Defense programs. Not only do they provide a welcome break from their hectic lives, but they help students achieve amazing levels of fitness, reduce stress, increase energy, improve focus and cultivate an unparalleled sense of inner confidence and empowerment. Highly successful professionals cite martial arts training as one of the ways they maintain peak levels of performance at home and on the job.

Functional and Fun Martial Arts Training

SwiftKick Martial Arts Carlsbad is invested in training students of every age and from every walk of life. Whether you are physically fit or completely new to exercise and martial arts, our dedicated instructors and easy-to-learn curriculum will make learning self-defense functional, fun and rewarding. Our program is based on one of the most effective systems of practical self-defense for everyday life. Used to train professional MMA fighters, military agencies and law enforcement personnel, you can feel confident that you are getting cutting edge training that really works.

Ready to find out how martial arts training can empower you to live your best life? Explore the mixed martial arts and combat self-defense programs from SwiftKick Martial Arts Carlsbad for you or your child today!

5 Star Google Reviews

I was in Bernado class for almost 6 months. Sadly, because of work reason, I have to move. I have learned a lot from SwiftKick. I came in as a kickboxing background student and came out as a martial arts student. I have learned more defense skills, move technique, and kick skills. If I can stay longer, I believe I can learn more skills. All instructors are very nice and reachable. For adult class, your classmates are great instructor, more
Ziyue Jin
Ziyue Jin
22:53 11 Mar 19
We are so happy we signed our Liam up with Swiftkick Marital Arts in RB. We started 2 months ago with our 9yr old and he has made such great progress and actually loves going 3 times a week. If he is in a bad mood going he comes out of there super happy. He smiles through the whole class. We just signed up our 7 year old this weekend and he is so far loving it also. The staff are absolutely amazing with the more
We are so grateful that we found Swiftkick Martial Arts. We were introduced by the after school program they offered on our schools campus. After just 7 weeks of training, through that program, we already saw a difference in our children’s behavior, attitudes and confidence. We knew we needed to continue. We appreciate the flexibility of the program and the great leadership offered by the coaches in each class. We now have all three of our kids in the program. We feel good about investing into their health, their character and their more
16:59 20 Mar 18
My son has been practicing at SwiftKick Martial Arts for about two years. We have been nothing but pleased with the level of instruction, the professionalism of the teachers and staff, and the difference it has made in our son's life. We love how there are always many instructors available to help a child, give them a little motivation, or keep them focused. The teachers know all of the kids, by name, and they engage them personally by knowing who they are and what they are interested in. One thing I remember from our first day, was that Mr. Smith knew that my child was new, he knew his name and he welcomed him. That little personal touch can make an uneasy child more comfortable, that little thing, has stayed with me all this time and I think it is what makes SwiftKick so more
Janice Takade
Janice Takade
23:41 11 Feb 18
My 5 year old and 8 year old started at SwiftKick about a year ago and have loved it. I have watched them become more focused, gain strength and coordination and have fun doing it! About 9 months ago, my husband and I decided to join. I have become more confident and love the fact that I am getting great exercise and learning important self defense skills. There are plenty of class times to choose from throughout the week and all of the instructors are knowledgeable and kind. I would highly recommend SwiftKick for the entire family!read more
Kelly Tognetti
Kelly Tognetti
01:15 22 Aug 17
My son loves Swiftkick at Rancho Bernardo. When our summer travel plans got cancelled he was happy cause he won’t be missing Swiftkick!! I noticed an increased level of discipline and alertness in him. Sometimes when I call out to him or assign a task at home he replies “ yes mom”. 😀 Thank you more
Jan S
Jan S
16:30 20 Jun 19
Four of our children have trained here over the last 3 1/2 years. The coaches are excellent at engaging younger and older students alike. We count this as a valuable piece of our children's education.
Erin Nave
Erin Nave
16:50 16 Jul 19
Our oldest daughter has been a part of Swiftkick for 4 years and she loves it. It has given her tons of confidence and let her grow as a leader. The coaches definitely engage with our kids and take an individualized approach with teaching them. While our kids have grown and have a great time there, if there is one thing that they can improve upon, it's that having more classes especially at the more advanced level would be awesome!read more
Leng Ky
Leng Ky
14:11 18 Jul 19
My son has been a student at SwiftKick for over 10 years. The awesome thing about SwiftKick Martial Arts is while they teach self-defense, they also teach self-control. The entire staff are incredibly patient, and mix in fun activities to get students (adult and children alike) to be active, learn self-control, and have a ton of fun doing it. A few years ago, after seeing how much fun our son was having, my wife and I also started and have been loving it ever since!read more
Scott Kraetsch
Scott Kraetsch
22:51 08 Aug 19
Our family loves SwiftKick! We have been going to SwiftKick for two years and we have loved every class and event. My daughter is excited to go to each class and is disappointed if we ever have to miss. All the coaches are engaging and very knowledgeable. They teach life skills like self-defense, respect, attentiveness and self-control in a fun way. Our younger son is excited to start training at the Rancho Bernardo studio and he'll start as soon as he is old more
Karen K
Karen K
20:33 29 Sep 19
My little boy loved this place , came here for a quick trial couple days ago staff are amazing and very friendly.
Fouad Alshayeb
Fouad Alshayeb
19:51 18 Jan 20
SwiftKick is a great place to train. My entire family takes classes here and cannot get enough. They offer great instruction that is fun for all ages and keeps us coming back for more. We pay one price and can come as many times a week as we'd like. The owner is a great guy and is very passionate about what he more
M Conrad
M Conrad
03:33 29 Jun 17
Swiftkick Martial Arts is a great place to work out and train a self-defense class! I love the staff and the materials they teach, check them out for a free trial if you're interested!
Trevor Ng
Trevor Ng
04:38 02 Feb 21
Always a good shopping experience
Vern Hudson
Vern Hudson
21:39 28 Feb 21
Rancho Bernardo Studio

Swiftkick Martial Arts San Diego


16775 Bernardo Center Drive

San Diego, California 92128

Carlsbad Studio

Swiftkick Martial Arts Carlsbad


7040 Avenida Encinas

Suite B-107

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Brian Cowell: Director