- Get in shape
- Learn self defense
- Calm your mind
- Develop strength, flexibility and control
- For all levels — beginner through advanced
Martial Arts classes specifically for Adults and Teenagers
Conveniently located in Carmel Valley and serving all of San Diego
Full Potential Martial Arts provides authentic martial arts classes for teens and adults in San Diego, ages 12 and up. If you are an adult or a teenager looking to get in shape, take self defense lessons, or explore the deeper aspects of martial arts training, you will feel right at home in our conveniently located studio (dojo) in the Carmel Valley neighborhood. Classes are taught by Brian Sagi, an experienced martial arts instructor and practitioner with over 20 years of experience. Our students come from both Carmel Valley, as well as the adjacent communities of Del Mar, Solana Beach, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos, Scripps Ranch, Encinitas — San Diego city, as well as North County.
Our training curriculum consists of Okinawan Shito-Ryu Karate; of Chinese Yang-Style Tai-Chi Chuan (Taiji); of the ground fighting and grappling arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Chinese Chin-na (Qinna), and Japanese Aiki-jitsu, Jiu-Jitsu and Judo; of practical Krav-Maga and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA); and of wooden and bladed weapons such as escrima sticks, knives, and sword. One of the main focus areas for our classes is learning practical self defense skills through reality-based training. On the soft (yang) side, we teach the healing arts of Qigong (chi kung) and Yoga, to benefit your mind and body.
The martial arts Full Potential Martial Arts teaches encompasses internal martial arts as well as external martial arts – neigong and waigong, as featured in martial arts such as Okinawan Karate, Wing Chun, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, BJJ and Aikido. This allows beginning students to quickly develop their self defense skills, while allowing advanced martial arts practitioners to take their martial art to higher levels.
Whether you have never tried martial arts before, or have been training for a few or for many years, Full Potential Martial Arts classes will work at your level and help you achieve your full potential. As your body gets fit and strong, you will also develop a deep sense of calm, and a peaceful mind. It is those skills that are just as useful in everyday life at home and at work, as they are in sticky situations in the street.
Speaking of self defense, properly practiced, Okinawan karate is unique in its usefulness for self defense. This is thanks to the history of Okinawa, where private ownership of weapons has been banned since the 15th century. As the saying goes “necessity is the mother of all invention”, and Okinawan karate was born out of necessity, aided by Okinawa’s geographical position and commercial ties with the empires of China and Japan.
Start training today by trying a free martial arts class. There is no obligation and no strings attached. You will be amazed by the quality of the instruction, as well as by the collegiate atmosphere at the dojo. Try a free class today by signing up here! (Open to new adult and teen students, ages 12+.)
Benefits of Martial Arts Training
You can expect several benefits from your martial arts training:
- Martial arts is a fun workout that will get you in shape and keep you in shape. Martial arts is also an excellent form of cross training for many other sports, and will help you stay healthy, flexible and balanced.
- Our martial arts classes will teach you self defense, so you are safe at home, at work, and on travel.
- Training in martial arts will develop your character. As your abilities increase, so will your sense of calm and well being.
- You will join a long tradition of martial artists throughout the world – from the warm and welcoming family of students in our dojo here in San Diego, to other organizations and practitioners around the world that you will meet during your training.
No-nonsense and no-gimmicks policy
We teach martial arts because we love it — not because we want to make money on you. Unlike other martial arts schools, we do not require you to sign long term contracts. You just pay one low monthly fee for your martial arts and self defense classes at the beginning of each month. Many martial arts schools charge additional fees for belt tests. At Full Potential Martial Arts, belt test are free. Lastly, unlike some schools that require that you purchase uniform, weapons and training equipment through the school, we do not require you to purchase any equipment whatsoever through us. In fact, you do not need to purchase anything to start your martial arts lessons. Signing up to train at Full Potential Martial Arts is easy and worry free. You are invited to try a free trial marital arts class by signing up here.
All Classes Taught by Highly Experienced Instructor
Unlike other martial arts schools, which liberally utilize junior instructors, at Full Potential Martial Arts, all classes are taught by our senior martial arts instructor Brian Sagi. Also, unlike other martial arts schools, which charge extra for private lessons, at Full Potential Martial Arts you will receive individual instruction that is tailored to you at no extra cost.
We look forward to seeing you at training!
Our Carmel Valley dojo (studio) in San Diego, California, 92130