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(619) 379-1605
235 Town Center Parkway Suite L, Santee, CA 92071

Santee Martial Arts

Fun, challenging classes for self-defense, fitness, confidence, discipline, focus & more.

About Our School

The 5 Unexpected, Life-Altering
Effects of Martial Arts.

Hi and welcome!

We’re so happy to share our passion for martial arts with you. While it may seem like our Santee Martial Arts school is just another place to get fit and learn self-defense... to us it’s way more than that. 

While you get into the absolute best shape of your life, some other “subtle” changes happen as well. These changes are mind blowing to our new students. When you train in our programs, your life will never be the same again...in a really good way!

Here are a handful of those life-changing benefits students experience…

#1 Skyrocketing Self-Confidence

Something amazing happens when you start to move your body and bring physical fitness into your life...it creates a foundation. A foundation for more happiness, a sense of accomplishment, and a BIG BOOST in confidence! 

You’ll have a group of passionate instructors and classmates right there ready to support you as you push past your limits and strive to reach your martial arts and fitness goals. 

As you progress through class, you will quickly realize how amazing and capable you already are. Knowing that makes you feel more confident and sure of yourself and increases your ability to handle other life challenges that come your way.

Both kids and adults experience this and it’s one of the most rewarding things to see as a teacher. Kids – especially shy and quiet ones - blossom into superb leaders in the classroom, while adults tackle everyday tasks with more energy and a "can do" attitude. 

#2 Increased Ability to Focus

Martial Arts is so much fun! You’ll learn all sorts of new skills and techniques like striking drills, defensive moves, and even super secret functional cardio drills. But... when you learn a new skill, you have to concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then perform what they taught you.

The neat thing is this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life as you develop laser like focus. It’s one of the most amazing side effects of martial arts — many call it getting in the zone, unlocking your untapped potential, or peak performance.

Whatever you want to call it, one thing is for certain — you’ll learn how to focus your mind to perform tasks you once thought impossible.

#3 Break Through Physical Fitness Barriers

No matter what your starting level is, you will get better with these classes! Each class is loaded with challenging and fun techniques that will teach you powerful martial arts and give you an amazing workout.

Since you are measured by your own personal success, our students see improvements quickly and are able to celebrate their personal victories along the way.

Our functional, body weight focused training helps you move your body and uses everything from your head to your toes. These workouts are high-energy, crazy fun, and get you running lean in no time.

Plus...being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well!

#4 Feeling Like You Belong Here

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found Martial Arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in class! We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up or outdo each other.

Our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. Kids and adults easily make a lot of friends here and, as a result, our one big happy family thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation. The sense of fulfillment you get after every class will bring a big smile to your face.

#5 FUN Times & Great Memories!

Sometimes getting fit can be not so fun and downright boring. Not here though because we’re working out like super-star martial artists! Learning to use our entire body to protect ourselves and our families. In our action-packed classes, you’ll tighten up your core, gain lean muscle on your arms and legs, and have an absolute blast. 

No two workouts are ever the same and we DON'T use military style yelling or body shaming. After all, we want you to have a ton of fun here, and keep coming back. Plus, our instructors know they’ll get the best possible performance out of you when you’re in a good mood. That’s when we’re at our best too! 

Both kids and adults work hard… and play hard. Laughing, smiles and fist bumps are part of every class.

So what do you say? Ready to give us a shot?

Just scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for you.
You'll learn more, and have the chance to grab our amazing web special.

Or don't hesitate to give us a call if you're more comfortable signing up over the phone:
(619) 379-1605

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Darryl Johnson

Darryl Johnson, Founder
In Your Corner
(619) 379-1605

You can call our Santee kids martial arts classes "family classes" because the parents of our students love these classes as much as their kids. And why not when the end-result is discipline and great sense of respect for kids of all ages! We focus on a well-rounded student; well behaved everywhere and a good performer in school.

Kids love our martial arts classes because we blend fun activities and games, and still dedicate pure focus time to learn new techniques while perfecting the old ones.

These Santee Krav Maga classes are not just martial art classes! They were developed out of the mid-1930s Jewish history in a time of great need. Imi Sde-Or, a pro boxer and wrestler of Eastern European Jewish origin, used to defend Jewish citizens against anti-Semitic thugs in Bratislava on the street. He took his experience as an Olympian and street fighter and developed Krav Maga.

Imi Sde-Or developed Krav Maga after realizing that the "real world" had no place for sport fighting. That's why Krav Maga techniques focus on self-defense by using natural instincts of the body for self-protection. Our Santee Krav Maga classes will put you in great shape for self-protection too.

The Kids Martial Arts Class That Helps 3 and 4 yrs. olds Develop Fitness & Focus… While Having Fun! The best part: Our class lets you get involved every step of the way. You’ll be there as your child builds character and learns amazing martial arts. Click now to learn more and get started!

You don't have to be a Martial Arts superstar to do Fitness Kickboxing! It's the perfect way to learn some basic self-defense moves, in a non-intimidating environment, while getting an amazing workout!

As you melt away the pounds you'll gain self-confidence, boost your metabolism, and meet new friends. Dynamic body weight exercises will not only help you tone up from head to toe, but, they'll also help you avoid injury from every day activities by strengthening your core.

Give your kid the most fun (and educational) birthday of their life with our awesome kids birthday package. Kids rave about these things for MONTHS after they happen. They're just that awesome.

So school's out and you're looking for the coolest camp around to send your kid to, right? We've got you covered with our Martial Arts Summer Camp. Every day your child will learn powerful self-defense skills... get a healthy dose of fitness... make friends...

... and learn all about important life lessons like discipline, goal setting, focus & concentration, and more. We give kids the perfect blend of structure and “running free”. Call us now to learn more. But hurry! We sell out fast, and I'd hate for you to miss out.

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Who We Are And What We Stand For

Our Academy has one main goal: to improve the confidence and health of our members through martial arts and self-defense training.

We aim to positively impact not only our clients, but our community, through education and sharing the benefits of quality training. In Your Corner believes that the best way to build actual self-esteem and real-world skill is through the achievement of goals that are challenging and rewarding.

There's no better platform to do this than martial arts.

We are committed to reversing the trend of false confidence and unjustified entitlement. We keep our classes FUN but real, and love the STRONG BONDS that develop when we're focused on not only self-improvement, but helping others succeed, as well.

The Place Where Your Success Begins. In Your Corner has been serving families in Santee, California for many years. We are dedicated to helping both kids and adults increase their focus, discipline and physical fitness through the various styles of martial arts.

The instructors are always learning new techniques to share with you so that you get the most out of every class… and the best out of yourself.  

You’ll Love Our Family-Friendly Classes. Training is designed so that your entire family can come here to learn, play get fit and have fun all at the same time. This does wonders for strengthening the family bond while spending quality time together.

We provide a clean, safe and non-competitive environment where everyone is able to participate - regardless of age, shape, size, or anything else. We work with beginners, intermediate and advanced students and give you the individual attention that you would expect.

You’ll be amazed at what Krav Maga and Martial Arts training does for your entire body, mind and spirit…

Martial Arts is a LOW COST activity with PRICELESS benefits! It’s an opportunity to gain extreme fitness and self-improvement skills no matter what age you are. It fosters community, camaraderie, and achievement. We bring all these things together for you here. 

Check out our crazy low WEB SPECIAL going on right now! Register today because classes fill up FAST or stop by and see what all this Krav Maga buzz is about.

Learning Self-Defense is Safe and Fun for All Ages Including Beginners. We are experienced in teaching beginners of all ages. We understand the basics of martial arts and stress the proper use of those powerful punches, epic high kicks and targeted strikes. We want to start you off on the right foot as a beginner student and help you advance to the next level with encouragement, confidence and a lot of smiles.

It also means teaching you and your family in FUN and EXCITING ways so that you can’t wait to come back and learn new things in the next class! Plus, you’ll make a lot of really awesome friends here that will give you high fives whenever you accomplish something big or small. 

Sure, learning Krav Maga and other martial arts takes time, commitment and hard work, but it’s worth it because it’s so REWARDING in so many ways! 

We can't wait to EMPOWER you and your potential and see how fast you grow with us! We would love for you to become part of our growing family of martial arts enthusiasts.  When the student is ready, the teacher appears. See you soon!     

About Founder Coach Johnson

Coach Johnson has been involved in martial arts training for over 24 years.

His journey began with the art of Taekwondo, eventually earning a 4th Degree Black Belt. Shortly after beginning his training, he desired a more realistic avenue of training and began competing in full contact Kickboxing. His fascination of realistic training continued after seeing Mixed Martial Arts competitions (then call No-holds-barred) and hungered to further his education.

He began Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1995 and began to share them with his students. Still committed to learning even more forms of realistic training, he was certified to teach Krav Maga in 2001 and has been a huge proponent of the Israeli System ever since.

In 2004, he went on to be a certified instructor in Muay Thai style Kickboxing under Kru Mark in San Diego. He began coaching MMA competitors in 2007 and relishes his role as a coach and instructor even more than as a participant.

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