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9320 Willowgrove Ave. Ste. I
Santee, CA 92071

Santee Martial Arts

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

About Our School

To a Santee resident ready for an
amazing experience with martial arts,

Many years ago, I was like you. I hadn't thrown a kick or a punch. Martial arts seemed as foreign as the far eastern countries it came from. Yet, for some reason, I was drawn toward these arts. Something pulled me in.

Years later—after lots of intense training—I became a master in my art. But that wasn't enough for me. In the same way I was drawn to learn martial arts, I felt a calling to teach it and pass on its timeless lessons to our community.

Along the way, I learned how to give my students the best experience possible. Here's what you can expect when you walk through our doors:

The Best Instructors You'll Ever Encounter.
A great teacher is essential for a transforming experience. Our instructors are hand-picked for their passion, expertise, and for their desire to teach the profound lessons of martial arts to all who would listen.

They're eager to help you learn and grow. They'll push you to surpass your limits, challenge you to rise above challenges, and answer any and all questions you have along the way.

They're patient, knowledgeable, and there for you.

An Uplifting, Clean & Safe Environment.
Next, it's critical that our facility be clean, safe and a positive environment. After all, the best instructors can't make up for dirt, grime, broken equipment and an out-dated atmosphere. The entire studio is cleaned daily - and very rigorously too. We scrub the mats, sweep and mop the floors, wipe down the equipment and more.

When you walk in, you'll walk into a clean space that breathes support and positivity. And you'll instantly know that this is a place for reaching goals and achieving success.

And finally, community is the final ingredient. Our instructors and facility are the perfect environment for people to come together, encourage each other, and help each other learn and grow. Veteran members help out beginners in learning. People partner up for exercises, and motivate each other to try their hardest.

And often, entire families train here. After all, we have kids and adult programs, and often parents train with adults while their children learn and grow with other kids.

On this website, you'll learn more about our programs and our school so you can decide if you feel we're a good fit. You'll have the option to try out our classes with an amazing, risk-free offer. That way you can come into our studio and make sure, firsthand, we're the right school for you.

I can't wait for the opportunity to help you master the martial arts.

Darryl Johnson

Parents are literally shocked by our kids martial arts classes. They bring their kids expecting them to learn self-defense, and get a great, fun workout. And then they start to see what martial arts is really about...

In our program, kids learn powerful skills & traits that help them succeed in life. They learn respect for boundaries, others, and themselves. They gain confidence through the amazing things they accomplish. And they learn laser-like focus that helps them in school & everywhere else. Click to learn more and get your child started today...

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If you're looking for an adult martial arts class with more of an “edge”, our Krav Maga classes might be just what you've been looking for. Discover a martial art that was founded as a solution for two simple problems: self-defense and fitness.

When the state of Israel was first declared a country in 1948, its people immediately found themselves surrounded by enemies. They needed to teach their populace self-defense for combat, and get them in shape in case of attack. Krav Maga solved both of these problems. Because it works with your body's natural instincts, it's easy to learn. And the fast, forceful motions build muscle and stamina.

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Kickboxing is a combination of Asian martial arts like Karate, Muay Thai, and western boxing. It uses the fluid, powerful kicks from the Asian martial arts and the fast, intense punches from western boxing. While these classes don't focus on the combat / self-defense aspects of kickboxing—and are focused entirely on fitness and fat loss—you'll still have fun learning real-life techniques used by professional fighters.

The classes also allow you to go at your own pace, making them great for men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Beginners are warmly welcome.

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