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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Oceanside Martial Arts Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

American Family Martial Arts

Locally owned and operated by Stephanie Zeno, a Fifth-Degree Black Belt with over 30 years of experience, American Family Martial Arts, has been offering a variety of martial arts programs to individuals and groups of the North County Coastal Area of California since 1990. American Family Martial Arts offers programs and classes which implement traditional martial arts, Taekwondo, practical and street self-defense, life lessons, and character development. Children, teenagers, and adult classes are available, as well as family classes, which help build stronger connections between parents and siblings. All instructors are nationally certified by the World Martial Arts Ranking Association.

Solana Beach, CA 92075


Extreme Power Gym

Extreme Power Gym, a professional martial arts and boxing gym in Oceanside, California, provides individuals with a variety of self-defense programs. Extreme Power Gym offers martial arts and boxing programs that incorporate both Muay Thai and traditional boxing techniques. Muay Thai implements, hands, elbows, knees, and feet into the training exercises. Extreme Power Gym is a 2500 square-foot facility that allows for amateur boxing and Muay Thai kickboxing programs. Programs include private and group training sessions, as well as customized fitness programs. All programs develop self-confidence, self-defense, discipline, physical fitness, and respect. Extreme Power Gym welcomes children and adults, ages four and older, no matter their fitness or experience level.

Oceanside, CA 92058


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu San Marcos

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu San Marcos, a full-service martial arts academy located in San Marcos, California, offers individuals of all fitness and martial arts experience levels with techniques and training exercises taught by the Gracie Family. Programs include self-defense, beginner, intermediate, and advanced Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai classes for children, teenagers, and adults. Children as young as preschool are welcome. Classes help develop coordination, self-confidence, and respect. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu San Marcos’ instructors specialize in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have years of experience to offer their students. Women-specific Jiu-Jitsu classes are also available. Family-style Judo is implemented into most of the programs. Open mat times are scheduled for students to hone their skills in between sessions. Free class trials are available.

San Marcos, CA 92078


Higley Fit

Higley Fit, a mixed martial arts studio in Carlsbad, California, offers high-intensity workouts for individuals of all fitness and experience levels looking to better themselves and improve their overall health. Higley FIt is owned and operated by a professional mixed martial arts fighter and Judo tournament competitor, trained in MMA, kickboxing, Judo, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Goju-Ryu Karate, and boxing. Higley Fit teaches alls student self-respect, self-confidence, discipline, and self-defense, and provides hands-on training sessions. Classes include intensive cardio kickboxing and Muay Thai, boxing, and Judo. A kickboxing fundamentals class is also available to those with prior kickboxing experience looking to hone their skills. Sparring sessions teach striking, movement, counter-strikes, and defensive techniques. Higley Fit offers over 100 classes every month.

Carlsbad, CA 92011


Key Martial Arts

Key Martial Arts, a martial arts studio located in Oceanside, has been teaching individuals of all ages, experience, and fitness levels in the Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Vista areas of California since 2000. Key Martial Arts offers high-quality training programs for children, teenagers, women, and men. In 2010, Key Martial Arts was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Experienced and dedicated instructors teach both physical and mental aspects of martial arts and focus on a balance between the two. Martial arts builds self-confidence, discipline, self-respect, and leadership qualities, as well as helping individuals with self-defense, weight loss, physical fitness, stress relief, and more. Free class trials are available for new members.

Oceanside, CA 92057


Martial Art Concepts

Martial Art Concepts, a martial arts training facility and fitness center located in Fallbrook, California, offers Hapkido, Taekwondo, and fitness programs to children, teenagers, and adults of all experience levels. Programs include traditional adult and youth martial arts, child martial arts classes, Olympic Taekwondo, cardio kickboxing for youth and adults, and spin bike classes. Martial Arts Concepts also provides a 24/7 strength training gym with state-of-the-art equipment and free weights. Personal training sessions with an experienced and qualified instructor are available and provide customized workouts to improve fitness, techniques, and help individuals set and reach goals. Multiple session discounts are available.

Fallbrook, CA 92028


North County Martial Arts

North County Martial Arts, a state-of-the-art martial arts school located in Carlsbad, California, has been teaching children, teenagers, and adults for over 15 years. Experienced and friendly instructors undergo an extensive process to train and lead classes. North County Martial Arts teaches Tang Soo Do, which implements striking and grappling styles from Shotokan Karate, Taekkyon, and Kung Fu. All instructors teach leadership skills, self-discipline, self-defense, respect, inner-peace, and confidence, and help students set and reach goals. Child programs include after-school Karate classes, as well as summer camps and birthday parties. Teen and adult martial arts classes, as well as weapon training and belt testing programs, are available. New member specials include discounts on classes and uniforms.

Carlsbad, CA 92009


North County Self Defense

North County Self Defense, owned and operated by William Moss, Chief Instructor and 7th Degree Black Belt, is located in Vista, California, and offers modern Karate classes to children, teenagers, and adults of all experience and fitness levels. North County Self Defense teaches individuals from Oceanside, San Marcos, Carlsbad, and Encinitas, as well. Moss and his team of experienced black belt instructors offer Karate, Fitness kickboxing, Krav Maga, and after-school programs. All classes teach self-defense, self-respect, discipline, focus, and fitness. North County Self Defense also offers classes for birthday parties and Karate summer camps. Special trial offers are available upon request.

Orion Martial Arts and Supply

Orion Martial Arts and Supply, a martial arts studio located in San Marcos, California, has been providing self-defense techniques to individuals of all experience levels since 1982. Orion Martial Arts and Supply specializes in teaching self-defense to children, teenagers, and adults to improve safety, self-confidence, and self-respect. Children as young as two years of age are welcome, and women-specific self-defense classes are available. Orion Martial Arts and Supply offers martial arts classes, including Tang Soo Do, wrestling, grappling, weapons, ninja classes, and more. All classes implement kicking, wrestling, climbing, coordination exercises, agility training, and more. Monthly memberships are available, and Orion Martial Arts and Supply doesn't require contracts or sign-up fees. Uniforms are available for purchase and instructors are fluent in English and Spanish.

San Marcos, CA 92069


The Compound

The Compound, North County San Diego’s first mixed martial arts and fitness gym, provides classes for beginners, intermediates, and professionals, including children, adults, families, military, and mixed martial artists. The Compound is designed for individuals interested in competitive mix martial arts, as well as those who just want to increase improve their overall fitness. Instructors offer years of experience in Muay Thai kickboxing, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, personal training, and weight loss. Mixed martial arts classes include a variety of fighting styles, implementing methods from Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, Judo, ground and pound, and Muay Thai. Cross training, cardio kickboxing, and combat fit group classes are also available. The Compound helps individuals build confidence, self-respect, and teaches self-defense and inner-peace.

Oceanside, CA 92056


Towey's Academy of Martial Arts

Towey's Academy of Martial Arts, a martial arts school in Fallbrook, California, offers martial arts programs for individuals looking to improve their mental and physical wellbeing. Towey’s Academy of Martial Arts was founded by International Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee, Tim Towey. Instructors follow Towey’s methods and teach the major facets of martial arts fighting, including striking, throws, takedowns, and grappling. Instructors provide students with important insight and techniques for competitive and noncompetitive styles. Towey’s Academy of Martial Arts offers private and semi-private sessions, as well as seminars and tournaments. A variety of shirts are available for purchase on their website.

Fallbrook, CA 92028


United Studios of Self Defense Oceanside

United Studios of Self Defense Oceanside, a professional martial arts studio in Oceanside, California, has been providing the Shaolin Kenpo training since 1991. United Studios of Self Defense offers both group and private lessons to students all fitness and experience levels. Programs are available to children, teenagers, and adults. Full-time instructors are held to the highest standards and help their students set and achieve goals through customized training programs. Students are taught a variety of kicks, hand strikes, blocks, stances, defensive maneuvers, and pressure points, as well as techniques against different types of weapons and multiple assailants. Students also receive training using bo staffs, Chinese broadswords, and Shaolin spears.

Oceanside, CA 92056


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