At SwiftKick Martial Arts San Diego, we believe that character, confidence, and physical and mental strength can all be built in the studio. Using our cutting edge approach to martial arts and self-defense training, we give all of our students the skills to realize their full potentials in their studies, work, health and relationships. After all, the martial arts are about more than just personal fitness – they represent a way of life.
While other schools may focus on one style of martial arts, the SwiftKick curriculum blends mixed martial arts with self-defense combat techniques to provide students with an unprecedented breadth of skills and abilities. Although not specifically a Karate studio, we do pull from the values, ethics and physical applications of the discipline in all of our programs. SwiftKick San Diego students learn valuable tools that can be applied on and off the mat, and have a lot of fun doing it.
Karate is a Japanese martial art that began in Okinawa and started to gain in popularity in Japan and the United States in the early 1900s. Meaning “empty hands,” traditional Karate does not use weapons and can be practiced as an art, combat sport or for self-defense. Training typically involves fundamental skills, forms and sparring.
Karate stresses more than just a physical discipline. It places a strong emphasis on practicing certain values, many of which can be found in other styles of martial arts. Some of the most essential values that define the discipline of Karate include: perseverance, fearlessness, virtue, leadership, respect, integrity, confidence, responsibility, self-control and honor among others. Karate, like other martial arts, focuses both on the physical aspects of training and the personal development of the individual.
Karate and other martial arts are much more than effective fitness programs. Although students do achieve amazing levels of physical fitness, the benefits of a martial arts training program extend far beyond the physical. Children, teens and adults can all achieve amazing benefits that can make an immediate and direct impact on their day-to-day lives.
SwiftKick San Diego has created a dynamic Mixed Martial Arts and Self-Defense program that has proven to provide lasting effects for our students in all areas of their lives. Some of the benefits students of martial arts can expect to achieve include:
Drawing from some of the most popular and effective styles of martial arts, SwiftKick San Diego offers a unique training program based on one of the most powerful cross-disciplinary self-defense programs in existence today. Used to train some of the most high-performing individuals from the military and law enforcement, our curriculum can also be successful in training average citizens, including children and working professionals, to fight and defend themselves against an imminent threat.
When you train with SwiftKick San Diego, you will gain a comprehensive skillset in various styles of martial arts including Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and Tae Kwon Do. Since self-defense should be more than theoretical, we train students to handle opponents who move, fight back and act unpredictably. We teach functional martial arts skills that can be used in real life and applied against any kind of threat.
Our mixed martial arts and combat self-defense program trains students to confidently use skills such as strikes, ground defense, takedown defense, weapons defense, grabs and chokes. Our encouraging, supportive and no-attitude atmosphere creates a positive environment to bring out the best in all students.
More than a fitness studio, SwiftKick Martial Arts San Diego strives to cultivate the skills, values and discipline students need to excel in their lives. Young students learn how to respect others, believe in themselves and handle challenges. Working professionals enjoy the stress relief, energy and confidence that they gain through training in the martial arts.
If you leave the SwiftKick San Diego studio feeling more self-assured and better able to defend yourself if and when it’s needed, we have achieved our goal.
Training in martials arts can help you reach your greatest potential in all that you do. No matter if you strive to be a competitive MMA fighter or simply wish to have more energy for your kids, training in mixed martials arts and self-defense can help you get there.