San Diego Martial Arts: Learn how to protect yourself & your loved ones. And get in great shape at the same time.
Learn powerful self-defense to keep yourself & your loved ones safe & sound. Develop more focus, inner-strength & discipline. And have fun in a community of friendly instructors & students.
These fun, enriching classes help kids in many profound ways: they learn to respect themselves & others... how to defend themselves... the importance of peace & diplomacy... and so much more. Click now to learn more.
It's the martial art that the Israeli Defense Forces developed to get their soldiers in awesome shape, fast. And to teach them a powerful self-defense system that works in real-world situations. Click now to learn more.
Welcome to the Online Home of
our San Diego Martial Arts School.
In a moment, I'm going to tell you a surprising, though classic, tale of martial arts. It reveals how martial arts is not just about punches, kicks & self-defense...
... but how it's an incredibly transforming way of life.
Now, while the names have been left out of this story, I assure you of its truth. And from my many years in the martial arts world, I can tell you that this story has happened hundreds...
... if not thousands of times in the past.
And while this story is about a child, and what happened when martial arts entered his life, it applies just as strongly to adults of all ages, shapes and sizes.
Without further ado, here's the tale.
There was once a child who simply “drifted” through life. Nothing excited him too much, and nothing upset him too much. He was even keel. On the surface this seemed fine...
... but his parents began to worry. Nothing seemed to ignite any passion in this child. Nothing lit his “inner fire”. And as hard as the parents tried to find something that would... the child quickly lost interest in anything he was involved with.
Then the parents caught wind of martial arts. Perhaps it was through talking to other parents, or perhaps they came across a website like this one.
Whatever it was that brought them to martial arts - they became eternally grateful for it.
Because within one week of martial arts training, their son was a completely different person.
His smile was brighter. He couldn't wait for martial arts class every day. He became disciplined, respectful, and focused. He practiced with all of his heart in class, and with equal passion at home.
Through striving to learn every move - and advance through the ranks - he learned goal setting, ambition, confidence, and focus.
His grades improved. His relationship with his friends, parents, teachers and everyone else improved.
He was growing into a fine young man. One who was gaining the skills for success in all areas of life.
Now, as I mentioned, this story applies to more than just children. It applies to men and women in their 30s, 40s, 50s and up. It applies to teenagers. It applies even to children as young as 4 and 5.
Martial arts isn't just punches and kicks. It's a way of life. It's about reaching out for whatever you want in life, and having the discipline to do the hard work that it takes to succeed.
Here in our San Diego martial arts school - we strive to teach every one of our students these powerful life skills.
That way you can live more strongly, confidently, and more happily.
I hope to see you soon for your first class. Then you can see what I'm talking about firsthand.
- Joe Carroll
Head Instructor, 4S Family Karate
San Diego Martial Arts
Our San Diego martial arts classes will teach you to effectively, and quickly, defend yourself in any situation. If you're a beginner, we'll start from the beginning, helping you adapt to the unique movements and philosophies of martial arts. And if you're a pro, we'll help you take your skills to the next level.
You'll also get in great shape, learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones, grow your sense of confidence and inner-strength, and have a ton of fun in every class. Guaranteed.
Focus. Fun. Positivity. Respect. Self-Defense. Courage. Confidence. This is the bare minimum that kids get from martial arts. It's a process of self-discovery... self-improvement... fun... and physical fitness...
... and kids emerge from our program changed for the better. Their grades go up in school. Their teachers notice a remarkable sense of respect and leadership. And you'll smile as your child grows and flourishes in profound ways. Click to learn more about what makes our kids martial arts program so unique...