San Diego Kickboxing Training

Kickboxing for Fitness and Self-Defense

How are people all across San Diego getting in shape and losing weight? San Diego Kickboxing has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their fitness and learn fundamental self-defense skills. The intensity of the workout and repetitive punches, kicks and footwork make it a serious, calorie-burning workout. Plus, it’s a fun and challenging way to exercise.

Kickboxing is more than just a fitness craze. It is a combat sport that mixes stand-up martial arts like Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai with traditional boxing. For more serious competitors, Kickboxing is a precursor to Muay Thai training programs. For most students, Kickboxing provides a strong foundation in the fundamental skills of Muay Thai and other martial arts. And even if students choose not to continue their training in other disciplines, they will still gain the tools to effectively defend themselves against an attack.

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Students who train in Kickboxing typically learn fundamental elements including:

  • How to shift body weight
  • Proper hand positioning
  • Fist strikes
  • Shin strikes
  • Knee strikes

At SwiftKick Martial Arts San Diego…

We combine aspects of Kickboxing into our functional mixed martial arts programs. Students of all ages will learn a comprehensive set of techniques pulling from a variety of martial arts styles to enable them to better defend themselves and those they love while making huge gains in their fitness and self-confidence. Our experienced instructors make sure that all students, regardless of age and ability, learn the proper techniques and form to safely perform the moves for use in real life self-defense situations. And they make sure it all happens in a safe, encouraging and fun environment.

While Kickboxing is an amazing workout, there are many additional benefits besides a strong and healthy body. Like other forms of martial arts, Kickboxing provides students with both physical and mental benefits that help them perform better in all aspects of their lives. Let’s explore some of the top benefits of San Diego Kickboxing.

Top 6 Benefits of San Diego Kickboxing

The Ability to Defend Yourself

As a stand-up martial art, Kickboxing focuses heavily on punches and kicks and moving your body with agility, strength and power. Together, these skills give students a very practical set of self-defense techniques and the confidence that comes with the knowledge that you can protect yourself from a threat when necessary.

A Supportive and Positive Community 

There is a powerful social aspect to Kickboxing training that creates a strong sense of community and camaraderie among students. Working hard, sweating and challenging limits with a group of like-minded people builds a connection that often continues outside of the studio.   

Overall Gains in Strength and Conditioning

Kickboxers are known to be some of the most physically fit athletes in the world. Punches, kicks and fast footwork build muscle and provide an intense cardiovascular workout. The other conditioning moves that are common in Kickboxing training such as sit-ups, push-ups and jumping rope also work to get students in the best shape of their lives.

Improved Confidence and Self-Esteem

The martial arts are known to help people gain confidence in a number of ways. The incredible workout that students achieve in a Kickboxing class helps them feel better and stronger in their bodies. The knowledge that they can defend themselves with tried-and-true martial arts techniques gives many students the ability to walk with more self-assurance than ever before.

An Effective Stress Reliever 

Many children, teens and adults experience stress and anxiety to some degree in their daily lives. Regular martial arts training provides a positive, healthy outlet for these emotions and can greatly decrease lasting negative feelings like depression, anger or fear.

An Efficient Method of Cross-Training for Other Sports

Both amateur and professional athletes from a wide variety of competitive sports use martial arts as a way to cross-train their bodies and improve their overall strength and fitness. Everyday athletes use Kickboxing training as a way to supplement their weight training or yoga practices to achieve better results or to add some variety to their routines.

Is San Diego Kickboxing Right for You?

Kickboxing is a sport for people of all ages and fitness levels. If you are interested in learning proper technique for many of the foundational stand-up martial arts moves, a Kickboxing training class is a great place to start. You will learn real, practical self-defense techniques while making huge strides in your own physical fitness. Kickboxing also strengthens your mind, giving you the discipline and confidence to reach the highest level of performance in your school, work or close relationships.

SwiftKick San Diego – Practical Martial Arts

SwiftKick Martial Arts has been providing San Diego residents with some of the most unique and functional martial arts training programs available. Combining aspects of stand-up, clinch and ground martial arts, SwiftKick San Diego students will develop a well-rounded skillset of self-defense techniques and a deeper understanding of themselves and others. Using techniques from martial arts styles including: Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Kung Fu, Krav Maga and Tae Kwon Do.

Do you want to learn more about our programs?

Contact SwiftKick Martial Arts San Diego today at 858.385.1600 to see how you can get started on your martial arts journey!

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
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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