Kung Fu Training Carlsbad

Achieve Your Goals with Kung Fu Training

Self-discipline, perseverance, work ethic, cooperation, confidence. These are all valuable tools that allow people both young and old to reach their goals and live more successful lives. No matter who you are or what you are trying to achieve, there is virtually no one who would not benefit from the physical and mental empowerment that comes from training in the martial arts.

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Who is Kung Fu Training Suitable For?   

  • For those who want to reach peak physical fitness, the martial arts can train your body more effectively than any other exercise program or gym out there today.
  • For those who want to learn discipline, the regular practice of martial arts such as Kung Fu teaches you to focus your mind and body to achieve mastery of very specific skills.
  • For those who are concerned about their personal safety, the martial arts give you the best training in practical self-defense that can be used to protect yourself and your loved ones from harm.

Kung Fu: The Mind-Body Connection

Chinese martial arts place a strong emphasis on the necessary connection between our minds and our bodies. Apart from training in practical self-defense tools, students of Kung Fu strive to achieve a deeper balance in their overall mental, physical and spiritual health. The physical applications of kicks, blocks, strikes, throws and locks are just a part of the overall practice of Kung Fu.

The ancient practitioners of Kung Fu understood the importance of the body working in line with the mind. Our ability to make quick decisions, act or react in dangerous situations and defend ourselves with confidence depends on how well these two function together. Kung Fu seeks to help students achieve that balance on the mat so they can carry it with them in their daily lives.   

The Benefits of Martial Arts Training for Children and Adults

Kung Fu and other styles of martial arts are much more than just workout programs. They provide students with a framework for preparing their minds and bodies for self-defense. The mental and physical benefits of a Kung Fu practice can be seen across all age groups and fitness levels. Children, teens and adults from any background can all find some aspect of Kung Fu that can help them better themselves in all of their pursuits.

Benefits for Children

  • A healthy outlet for their boundless energy
  • An early introduction to the importance of health and fitness
  • The ability to find a calm state of mind
  • Increased attention, focus and self-control
  • Higher levels of self-esteem
  • More effective problem solving skills
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills
  • Participation in a supportive and encouraging community
  • A positive outlet for anxiety and negative emotions

Benefits for Adults 

  • Increased fitness, flexibility, endurance and strength
  • More restful sleep
  • Increased ability to focus
  • The ability to competently defend yourself and others
  • A positive and supportive community
  • Higher levels of self-esteem and confidence
  • An outlet for stress and frustration
  • The satisfaction of knowing you can push yourself outside of your comfort zone

Functional Mixed Martial Arts vs. Kung Fu

Rather than focus on one style of martial arts, a mixed martial arts program combines several different styles into one well-rounded system of self-defense. Students will learn strikes, kicks and ground techniques from disciplines such as Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling and many more. This style of training provides students with the most effective and practical methods of defending themselves in any situation and against any opponent.

Functional martial arts are meant to be applied in real world scenarios, not just in the studio. The program taught at SwiftKick Carlsbad is based on one of the most practical self-defense and combat systems in the world. Our goal is to train students to be mentally and physically prepared for any challenge that comes their way. Our mission is to help students cultivate a greater sense of empowerment when facing even the most difficult of circumstances.

By training students in an integrated system of functional martial arts, kickboxing and self-defense, SwiftKick Carlsbad students come away highly confident in their skills and capable of handling anything.

SwiftKick Martial Arts Carlsbad Training Programs

You are never too young or too old to learn martial arts. SwiftKick Carlsbad offers mixed martial arts and combat self-defense programs for students of all ages. Our amazing instructors and highly-supportive environment make training at SwiftKick fun, challenging and rewarding.

Learn more about our transformative applied martial arts programs:

Explorer Program (Kids 3-5)

PathFinder Program (Kids 6-11)

Impact Program (Teens 12+)

Champion Program (Adults of all ages)

Ready to learn more about our functional mixed martial arts programs? Contact the team at SwiftKick Carlsbad 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, 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
I've been going regularly for about 8 months. I can say the staff are truly knowledgeable and dedicated to fostering a safe, but challenging environment for martial arts limited only by what you put into it. Loving it!
Charles Gray
Charles Gray
03:39 08 Sep 21
We are so grateful that we found SwiftKick Martial Arts. My son has been training there since 2016. We have been extremely pleased with the coaching staff, the level of instruction and the results. I highly recommend SwiftKick!
Suzanne Ramm
Suzanne Ramm
02:29 11 Jul 21
Pros: (teachers, special needs accomodations) I enrolled my 6-year-old son in their program almost a year ago. At the time I was drawn to the sales pitch of how martial arts can improve behavior, focus, attention, etc. My son is very ADHD so this seemed like a great fit for him. After one year I can accurately say what the experience was like. The teachers are amazing because there are two to three teachers per group so the student to teacher ratio is great. This is especially important for special needs students. They have weekly and bi-weekly options which were useful for us. In the end, we were unable to attend because of personal issues. Cons: (Rigid, almost exploitative billing, program implementation) My son was not benefiting from the class and was floundering around during instruction. There were reasons that were both personal and also because he needed one-on-one teaching. I do not fault swift kick for this. However, progress check-ups were few and far between. Once every few months parents would coordinate with teachers on the child's progress. This is good but there should also be an emphasis on continuous observation and coordination of progress with parents. Especially for special needs students. When I reached out to them to adjust our schedule it was as if they were holding my billing details ransom. I needed to submit documentation and explanations in order to adjust our schedule from bi-weekly to once weekly. On June 17th I notified them that because of personal and financial issues we would need to cancel. I was told that because I didn't notify them on June 1st that they would bill me for July 1st. I asked for a prorate and they refused to do so. Now they're asking me to fill out cancellation forms. Please keep in mind that if you become involved with these people they will hold your billing details and make it difficult for you to adjust or leave their program. They had me buy boxing gloves and other equipment that have never been used. And I'm currently being billed for weekly services that are not being used. Hopefully this warning will help you to avoid the same pitfall. Edit 7/23/21: The owner's response indicated that I did not provide an opportunity to himself and the team to rectify the situation. I spoke to billing about our family's circumstances and why they should pro-rate and they would not accommodate. Additionally, I kept in contact with Coach L about my son's progress and concerns of that sort. This review came from a culmination of months worth of events.read more
Mary Dorsey
Mary Dorsey
20:37 23 Jul 21
Very interactive coaches, kids like them.
Muthukkumar D
Muthukkumar D
23:41 26 May 22
My son really does enjoy participating in Swiftkick Martial Arts. The staff is super friendly and always makes us feel very welcomed. The instructors are very patient and attentive to the kids. My son has learned a lot!
Brittaney Badger
Brittaney Badger
03:49 14 Apr 21
My son joined the pathfinder program at SwiftKick in Rancho Bernardo almost 2 months ago. Our main goal in joining SwiftKick was to create a healthier lifestyle in a fun and exciting environment. In a short period of time my son has become more confident, outgoing and physically fit. All the staff and instructors are amazing and each help my son challenge himself. The entire experience here has by far exceeded my expectations. I am greatly looking forward to see my sons skills grow as he progresses in his training. I highly recommend this studio for anyone thinking of joining.read more
Tiffany main
Tiffany main
01:15 13 Apr 17
The thing that makes SwiftKick different from other studios is that Brian, and all of his instructors, team with parents to bring out the very best in your child. They want to know what's happening at home and at school so that they can reinforce the best behavior and make corrections/give guidance when necessary. My husband and I struggled for years to find something to build intrinsic motivation in our son and SwiftKick has done that!! It has been life-changing for him. You will not find more dedicated instructors or people who care more than this staff. The classes are tons of fun and super engaging! What's more, the student-to-teacher ratio is incredible, like nothing we've ever seen!!! They develop the whole child, character development is paramount to them and they do it with the perfect balance of kindness but authority that demands respect. We're very careful about who our children spend their time with and we can state with the utmost confidence that the instructors at SwiftKick are the kind of wonderful role models we want in our children's lives!read more
Michelle Taylor
Michelle Taylor
01:23 04 Mar 17
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