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Frequently Asked Questions

Kids Martial Arts

Q: “Does Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do make kids violent?”

No way! Martial arts is about peace, harmony and diplomacy. It teaches children how to AVOID fights - not pick them.

Q: “Can my child get injured with Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”

As a parent, I'm sure you've seen that kids can get injured doing just about anything. Martial Arts is no different, however we take safety very seriously here. Yes, injuries do sometimes happen. But we do everything in our power to avoid them. We do special exercises and stretches to make your child's body limber and flexible.

Q: “Can my child still participate in martial arts, karate, tae kwon do if he/she is not athletic?”

Yes! In fact, martial arts is kind of a beacon of light for kids who just don't fit into team sports. Kids who never could throw a ball well or run fast find that martial arts is accessible to them. It's something they excel at, and as a result, their confidence soars.

Q: “Do kids enjoy Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do? Do they stick with it for a while?”

Kids have a blast here. There's smiling and laughter throughout every class. We have our moments of intense concentration and focus... but we always balance things out with fun and games to keep everything alive and light.

Q: “Do children's confidence & self-esteem grow with Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”

Absolutely. Kids with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. Other kids look up to them, just as they look up to other kids who are ahead of them. It builds a sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.

Q: “Do boys AND girls take Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”

Yes! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our kids martial arts classes! Some people think that the boys are much “stronger and tougher,” but in reality this is not true. In fact, often girls are the stronger ones!

Q: “What's a good age for a child to start Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”

Honestly, practically every age is a good age to start! We have children as young as 6 years old, as well as teenagers. We also have specific programs for adults. So no matter where you or your child is on the age spectrum - we've got you covered.

Relentless Krav Maga

Q: “What kind of physical shape do I need to be in?”

Any! We have Krav Maga students who are in great shape, and others who aren't. Everyone has a great experience, and learns a ton in every class. Those who start out in not-so-great shape often get in shape very quickly. So if this is you, have no fear! Just come and enjoy Krav Maga.

Q: “Can I participate in these Krav Maga classes if I have a medical condition?”

If you have a medical condition, or past / present injury, we advise speaking to your doctor before starting our Santee Krav Maga classes.

The good news is you can adjust your pace to match your physical ability. If you have to go a bit slower than the rest of the class, that's just fine. And no one will judge you. You'll have tremendous support.

Q: “Can I get injured?”

Injuries are very rare here. We've put a lot of work into designing a program that's both fun & effective - while being extremely safe. Our Santee Krav Maga classes have a track record for being injury-free.

Q: “What's the environment of these classes like? Are they fun? Serious? Etc.?”

Our classes are a good mixture of fun & focus. Every class has moments of serious concentration, blended with sheer fun & laughter. After all, all work and no play makes for boring Krav Maga classes!

Kickboxing

Q: "Are both group & private classes available?"

Most of our members enjoy the group setting, but private sessions are available too depending on instructor availability.

Q: “How many other people will there be in my class?”

You can most likely expect 15-30, give or take a few depending on the day / time. We always make sure there are enough instructors no matter the class size though.

Q: “Are there other beginners in the classes?”

Yes, classes are full of people of all experience levels - including total beginners.

Q: “Can you help me with my eating / nutrition?”

Absolutely. We offer nutritional guidance as part of your membership (at no additional cost).

Q: “Is this similar to 'cardio kickboxing'?”

No, our classes are extremely interactive, and involve real-life boxing equipment like punching bags & gloves. This is nothing like cardio kickboxing!

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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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