Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad

Jiu Jitsu Training: Smart Self-Defense for Our Modern World

Are you interested in learning more about Jiu Jitsu training in Carlsbad? As one of the foundational styles used by professional MMA fighters, it is no wonder that Jiu Jitsu has continued to increase in popularity in recent years in Southern California and across the world.

Students of Jiu Jitsu learn how to effectively defend themselves against larger, stronger opponents. Because of this, Jiu Jitsu appeals to men, women and children who want to feel confident in their ability to defeat any kind of attack, from any kind of attacker.

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At SwiftKick Martial Arts Carlsbad, we use valuable aspects of Jiu Jitsu training in our applied mixed martial arts programs. Our curriculum aims to provide a well-rounded martial arts education that can be used by anyone in functional, real world settings. With our unique training programs, children and adults will learn a variety of practical martial arts skills that they can take from the mat to any self-defense situation or physical altercation they might face.

When you are up against an attacker, wouldn’t you like to feel confident that you can overpower them and defend yourself and those you love?

Jiu Jitsu training helps students to decrease their fear and increase their confidence that they can protect what matters most. Like other styles of martial arts, Jiu Jitsu training empowers people to better understand their bodies, their physical and mental abilities and their belief in themselves in the face of even the most extreme adversity.

Why Train in Jiu Jitsu?

Jiu Jitsu primarily focuses on ground training techniques. Using an understanding of proper timing, leverage, positioning and moves such as locks, chokes, throws and other take down tactics, students will gain the skills to hold their ground against even the most aggressive of opponents. Jiu Jitsu training involves live sparring where students can apply the skills they are learning on a moving, resisting opponent to simulate a real world threat. This makes Jiu Jitsu one of the most effective martial arts styles out there today.

Live training not only allows students to gain a better mastery of the skills, but with the removal of dangerous elements such as strikes and kicks, students can train with minimal risk of injury and less fear. At SwiftKick Carlsbad, we strive to give all of our students the most effective, functional martial arts training in a fun, positive and supportive environment. We believe that martial arts training does not end when you leave the studio. It is a way of life.

Advantages of Carlsbad Jiu Jitsu Training

Even if you are not looking to become a serious Jiu Jitsu competitor, you’ll find that the study of Jiu Jitsu offers students many benefits above and beyond its powerful self-defense techniques. It provides a set of physical tactics as well as important character building skills that students can bring with them anywhere, from the classroom to the boardroom and anywhere else you are expected to perform at a high level.

The beneficial effects that training in Jiu Jitsu can provide students of all ages include:

  • Increased ability to solve problems in stressful situations
  • Gains in self-confidence and your ability to defend against any opponent
  • Greater trust in yourself that you can persevere when the odds are against you
  • A sense of camaraderie and a larger feeling of community
  • More self-discipline and a greater mastery of the value of hard work
  • Substantial gains in physical fitness, strength, flexibility and balance
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you can always improve yourself

The SwiftKick Martial Arts Carlsbad Approach

When you train with SwiftKick Carlsbad, you will see immediate gains in your physical and mental agility. Unlike other martial arts gyms in the area, SwiftKick Carlsbad blends various styles of martial arts into its own unique, practical and highly functional defense system.

The results are that our students perform better in all areas of life, on and off the mat. Our programs are based on some of the leading self-defense systems that are used to train some of our highest performers in the military, law enforcement, world leaders and professional mixed martial arts fighters. At SwiftKick Carlsbad, we focus on your physical skills and fitness as well as your mental fitness so that you can transform your life and perform at the highest levels.

Practical Martial Arts for Your Life

If you are interested in seeing how the study of Jiu Jitsu and other martial arts styles can improve your life, contact our team of experienced instructors today. SwiftKick has been providing Carlsbad area residents with the most practical and effective mixed martial arts training programs in the area for years. Programs serve students starting at age 3 – it is never too early to learn self-defense, discipline and self-confidence!

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, too.read 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 kids.read 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 safety.read 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 special.read 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 Swiftkick.read 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 enough.read 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 does.read 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