Mixed Martial Arts San Diego

Mixed Martial Arts at SwiftKick San Diego

Did you know that Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the most effective ways to get in shape, learn to defend yourself and gain confidence? Many people are intimidated by MMA because of what they see on television. But MMA is not just a sport for the most competitive, extreme fighters in the world. It is practiced by men and women, children and adults of all fitness levels and abilities everywhere, everyday.

Why? It is the fastest way to improve your physical fitness and transform your body. And like all martial arts, students also get the mental benefits that come from the emphasis on discipline, community and perseverance. SwiftKick Martial Arts San Diego has trained thousands of San Diego residents in our dynamic, functional Mixed Martial Arts programs. Combining all of the best elements from the major martial arts practiced today, SwiftKick students gain tactical self-defense skills and a deeper sense of self. And they have a ton of fun doing it!

What is Mixed Martial Arts?

Although the term Mixed Martial Arts was first used in the early 1990s, precursors to the sport have been noted going back to ancient Greece, China, India and Japan. Mixed Martial Arts began to explode in popularity as the idea of finding the best fighter in the world started to take hold. Fighters from different disciplines of martial arts would combat each other to see which style was superior; later, fighters started to combine styles for a greater advantage against their opponents.

This search for the “perfect” form of martial arts created some memorable, high-profile fights, including the Muhammed Ali (boxer) match-up against Antonio Inoki (wrestler) in 1976, and the many popular bouts featuring the famous Brazilian Gracie family. Today, MMA has a large following and tremendous growth. You can find an MMA gym in most cities, from gyms that specialize in teaching basic skills and fitness, to professionally run programs that have a lineage for developing the best MMA fighters in the world.

What Styles of Martial Arts Will You Learn?

Mixed Martial Arts training gives students the skills and confidence to defend themselves no matter what situation they find themselves in or what kind of attack they face. From striking disciplines such as Karate, Boxing and Muay Thai, to ground skills such as American Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA students gain a complete set of techniques to use safely and competently on the street.

SwiftKick Martial Arts San Diego teaches practical self-defense in a safe and encouraging environment. Students will learn grappling, submissions and ground work; striking; grabs, chokes; and weapons defense. Even if you are a beginner, SwiftKick instructors can teach you all of these skills and more so you can fight like a true champion.

At SwiftKick San Diego, our students learn a comprehensive, proven program of close combat self-defense that focuses on practical, functional techniques that can be learned and used competently by anyone. Used to train professional MMA fighters, law enforcement and various military agencies, the system is no-nonsense while still approachable for everyday athletes. Our MMA program blends elements from stand-up, clinch and ground martial arts including:

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


Ready to begin your martial arts journey?

If you want more than just a gym, explore the functional mixed martial arts and combat self-defense programs at SwiftKick Martial Arts. We proudly serve North County San Diego by providing the most effective, practical, comprehensive martial arts training. Not only will you achieve success on and off the mat, but you will also enjoy the supportive and fun environment we create for all our students.

The SwiftKick San Diego Mixed Martial Arts Approach

SwiftKick Martial Arts San Diego teaches more than just fighting skills. At SwiftKick, our programs combine multiple forms of martial arts to give you the skills you need to be prepared for any situation that may require you to defend yourself. More than that, we are focused on teaching Mixed Martial Arts skills that can be used if needed the moment you leave our studio. Students learn at their own levels, in a safe environment that is unlike some of the more competitive, aggressive MMA gyms out there today.

What are your goals?

Mixed Martial Arts training at SwiftKick will help you push beyond your limits and reach your full potential. Students agree that the benefits of martial arts training extend far beyond the studio – they see meaningful and positive changes in the way they live. Many find the discipline and motivation to adopt an overall healthier lifestyle. Others see huge improvements in their ability to focus at work and keep up with their children. Even parents notice that their children perform better at home and school.

Whether you are looking to get in shape, lose weight or gain more confidence in your ability to defend yourself and your family, martial arts are the most effective way to achieve all of your goals. Our Mixed Martial Arts approach will give you the best workout you’ve ever had while giving you the tools you need to fiercely defend yourself.