Krav Maga Academy is proud to offer new self defense classes for kids in San Diego.  We have created a special program for young kids and teens to teach the basics of martial arts along with fitness and other skills.  If you are interested in signing your child or children up, please read about the courses below and fill out the form.

Self Defense Classes for Kids & Teens in San Diego

Self Defense for Kids in San Diego

Kids Self Defense Program – Ages 4-7

In this self defense program students will be introduced to the basics of martial arts training, focusing on movement, fitness, coordination drills, and basic techniques for self defense as well as safe and playful competition with other students.

Students will learn basic techniques to deal with everyone things from trips and falls, to basic striking, to defending against strikes and tackles.

There will be a fitness component to each training session encouraging them to gain good habits for their future development. Each class will be conducted in a disciplined fashion and students will be expected to work within that structure.

Junior Self Defense Program – Ages 8-13

In this program students will begin training in more technical methods for dealing with common violent confrontations they may face (bullying, etc…). The focus is to give them confidence and skills to avoid, deescalate, and if need be safely resolve confrontations. The focus for this program is to develop their skills to be able to control and deescalate a violent confrontation as well as to understand what does and does not justify an escalation of force and why violence is something to be avoided.

In addition to these serious topics the students will learn skills that will allow them to playfully and safely train and compete with their peers helping them to learn discipline, humility, and sportsmanship. Their fitness will be improved through challenging drills and workouts designed to build them physically and psychologically. They will be expected to put in their best effort during training, and be accountable for their progress.

The course curriculum is divided into 4 levels covering self defense, grappling, striking, and fitness. This includes a rank structure broken down into seven belt levels with minimum training hours to achieve stripes on the belt and eventual promotion.

Source Arts:

  • Krav Maga
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Wrestling
  • Judo
  • Western Boxing
  • Kickboxing
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