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

About In Your Corner
in Santee, CA

Meet Darryl Johnson

Owner and Chief Instructor at
In Your Corner in Santee
4th Degree Black Belt

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…

  • Get a full body workout & tons of energy each and every time
  • Lose weight, get fit and develop good health habits
  • Gain flexibility, strength and coordination
  • Killer concentration skills & longer attention span
  • Tremendous confidence and empowerment

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.

How to Get Started

Come join our Santee, CA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kickboxing, Fast Five Fitness Camp, Krav Maga/ Self Defense, Pre School Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, Birthday Parties, and Camps. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (619) 379-1605 if you have any further questions. In Your Corner hopes to speak with you soon!

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