Kickboxing Training in Carlsbad

Carlsbad Kickboxing: Practical Self-Defense and Conditioning

Getting in shape and learning valuable life skills actually can be fun! People around the world have been studying Kickboxing to achieve peak physical fitness, learn self-defense skills and increase their self-confidence and discipline. Training in disciplines such as Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and Tae Kwon Do teach valuable physical, mental and spiritual skills that aid people in all areas of their lives.

Kickboxing can include a number of martial arts styles so it can be difficult to trace its exact origins. Generally, it refers to stand-up martial arts that allow participants to both punch and kick. There are many known styles of Kickboxing prevalent today including: American, Low Kick, Points Fighting, Muay Thai, Japanese kickboxing, Chinese boxing and Shoot Boxing.

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How is American Kickboxing Different Than Muay Thai?

American Kickboxing

American Kickboxing combines aspects of Boxing and Karate. Unlike other styles of Kickboxing, fighters can use their fists and feet to punch and kick their opponent above the waist. Elbows and knees are not permitted in American Kickboxing bouts; neither are clinch fighting and grappling.

Muay Thai – Thai Boxing

Known as the “Art of Eight Limbs,” Muay Thai allows practitioners to use their hands, elbows, knees and feet to strike their opponent. Muay Thai is different than any other style of Kickboxing because it includes clinch fighting, sweeps and throws. It also allows fighters to use both high and low kicks.

Common Kickboxing Moves

Kickboxing uses many of the same techniques as traditional Karate and Boxing. Different styles of competitive Kickboxing allow certain moves, while forbidding others. Even everyday Kickboxing students will learn many of these traditional moves. Some of the most commonly learned techniques that Kickboxing students learn in their training programs include:

Punches: Jab, cross, hook, uppercut

Kicks: Front kick, side kick, back kick, roundhouse kick

Knee and Elbow: Straight knee, side knee, flying knee; side elbow, up elbow, down elbow

Defense: Bob and weave, blocks, clinches

Why Study Kickboxing?

Kickboxing provides students with a challenging, high-intensity workout that trains them in the use of practical skills they can use on the streets. Not only do Kickboxing students get in amazing shape, they learn how to use their bodies to protect and defend themselves from threats.

At SwiftKick Martial Arts Carlsbad, we mix Kickboxing techniques into our training programs because we strive to give our students the most practical and diverse self-defense training possible. Apart from the ability to defend against any kind of attack, SwiftKick students come away with other valuable benefits that they can call upon when facing any work, life or relationship challenge.

Training at SwiftKick Carlsbad Will Give You:   

Confidence: Imagine moving throughout your day with the sense of confidence that comes from knowing you can defend yourself against a larger, stronger opponent. Consider what having an endless supply of inner strength and self-assurance could do to enhance your life. Martial arts training gives you the physical skills and the mental agility to think and act with confidence.

Fitness: The techniques taught in Kickboxing and other martial arts require our bodies to work hard. Consistent training will help you lose weight and produce gains in your endurance, stamina, muscle tone, flexibility and balance. Kickboxing workouts will challenge both your mind and body and help you achieve the results you want.

Community: The SwiftKick community is comprised of supportive, positive and health-minded people who share a common goal: to gain the confidence and skills for self-defense. More than that, they share a mutual respect and sense of cooperation and a desire to be fit. When you train at a martial arts gym, it becomes a lifestyle and not just a fitness class.

About SwiftKick Martial Arts Carlsbad

From children to adults, our students benefit from our unique approach to martial arts training. SwiftKick Carlsbad is not about training students to master one style of martial arts. Rather, we focus on Applied Martial Arts training, blending elements of mixed martial arts and combat self-defense that can be used in real life defense environments. SwiftKick students get an education in Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and Tae Kwon Do.

Our programs seek to use the techniques and principles of martial arts to assist our students in developing the physical and mental skills to live successfully. Our hope is that students can take the valuable teachings from their training and apply them to their business, education, health and relationships.

At SwiftKick Carlsbad, you will learn functional martial arts skills for your everyday life. Interested in learning more about our programs?

Contact the team at SwiftKick Martial Arts Carlsbad to see how you or your child can get started 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