Testimonials

Here is what our students have to say about our martial arts and self defense classes for adults and teenagers in San Diego:

Nate R., San Diego, CA:
Full Potential Martial Arts,12264 El Camino Real #60,San Diego,CA92130
5 out of 5 stars

“The studio is spacious and comfortable to train in, with an assortment of exercise equipment available. The classes are great for blending conditioning, including stretching, core strengthening and yoga, with traditional martial arts training and practical self defense skills. Brian is fun to work with and shares a wealth of knowledge. He is very patient and always respectful and encouraging. He has 2 rules for his students: have fun, and never worry about mistakes, since that’s the way all of us progress and learn. He is a friendly and hands-on instructor. The time in training flies by, and the camaraderie in the class is especially appealing. Students can actually feel themselves learning and making progress with each class. Students of all ages and backgrounds are welcome; If you’re looking for a good workout that’s fun, will keep you in shape and teach you practical self-defense skills, you should check out this place!”

Jessica S., La Jolla, CA:
Full Potential Martial Arts,12264 El Camino Real #60,San Diego,CA92130
5 out of 5 stars

“I’m 2 months new to martial arts and LOVE Full Potential! Brian’s a fantastic teacher, enthusiastic, open-minded, and really connects with his students. He’s able to adjust classes to people of all ages, sizes, genders, and experience levels! The students are all really fun people to work with and the location is very convenient, in a beautiful gym just off the freeway in Carmel Valley.
I’m a 27-year old female and originally started martial arts to learn self defense, but now I’m learning so much more! Its a lot like yoga, great for both body and mind, and you always leave feeling accomplished, aware, and more knowledgeable.”

Sokudo N., Escondido, CA:
Full Potential Martial Arts,12264 El Camino Real #60,San Diego,CA92130
5 out of 5 stars

“This is not a commercial dojo. This place is not about rank and all the other BS you may find out in the wild. The instructor does not fill your head full of fluff, and does not give you a false sense of security. The things taught are pragmatic and functional — things that will help you on the street should you need it. The name “Full Potential” is very appropriate, as one of the core principles being taught constantly is to use the whole body, not just the extremities. Regardless of what one might think, this is not very prevalent in the martial arts today. Most commercial dojos do not focus on this as they should. This dojo does and it is one of main reasons for me being in the class.”

Michael F., Solana Beach, CA:
Full Potential Martial Arts,12264 El Camino Real #60,San Diego,CA92130
5 out of 5 stars

I was very impressed with the training and with Brian’s deep understanding of bunkai — it’s a rare thing to find.

Amit G., San Diego, CA:
Full Potential Martial Arts,12264 El Camino Real #60,San Diego,CA92130
5 out of 5 stars

I have been training in martial arts for the last four months and it has been life changing experience for me. My confidence has boosted and my mind has calmed. Brian provides elaborate martial arts training that is fun to learn. He understands shortcomings of individual and helps them overcome those. It’s been said that to learn an art you need a good teacher. I can finally say that I found the best teacher.”

Cassie S., Del Mar, CA:
Full Potential Martial Arts,12264 El Camino Real #60,San Diego,CA92130
5 out of 5 stars

I have been training here for almost three months, and I have loved every moment of it. The classes are fun and engaging while also providing a workout. As someone who is passionate about martial arts, this dojo fits my needs perfectly.

Ken D., Del Mar, CA:
Full Potential Martial Arts,12264 El Camino Real #60,San Diego,CA92130
5 out of 5 stars

“I’ve been studying at Full Potential Martial Arts for a month so far. Each class has brought me closer to my goals; physically, mentally, and spiritually. Brian, the instructor, has a wealth of knowledge and shares his vast experience with everyone in the class. He is an excellent listener and communicates very well to the students. In addition to his methodical approach to teaching, he is very detailed. He is an excellent instructor, in great shape, and is dedicated to teaching and continually learning. The studio has mirrors that allow the students to see their movements, their improvements, and overall; observe the instructor and others when necessary. In the studio, we are learning much more than Self Defense; we are learning Self Respect, Self Confidence, Self Esteem, and learning how to move our bodies in a powerful, nimble, and graceful way. What I especially like is the format of the class; it involves the following training: Cardio (increases stamina) Body Conditioning (it’s good for getting in shape) Yoga (excellent for flexibility and toning) Martial Arts/Tai Chi (learning softness/hardness, physical, mental, building chi, etc…) Self Defense (learning to defend oneself) Application (how to use the movements/forms learned) Qigong/Meditation (excellent for the mind, body, and health). Knowledge about life and how Martial Arts are part of it (that says it all) It doesn’t matter your age, gender, shape, etc…; that’s another plus from my perspective. Everyone is treated with respect and we are all there to learn. There’s even a free-trial class, no strings attached. After the 1st class, it was clear to me; that the instructor (Brian) is well-trained and knows how to teach. My experience has been very uplifting. I’ve been feeling a difference in my body, mind, and spirit; in only one month. I am picking up the basics and learning at a comfortable pace. There is no judgment and I am not competing against anyone but myself here. After each class, my body, mind, and spirit are changed; it’s a fascinating experience/process. Time to practice…”

Full Potential Martial Arts

12264 El Camino Real #60, San Diego, CA 92130
5 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
Excellent martial arts and self defense training for adults and teenagers. Located in the Carmel Valley neighborhood of San Diego.

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