Who We Are

Welcome To West Coast Martial Arts 4S Ranch & RB

Serving Rancho Bernardo and 4S Ranch Martial Arts need’s for the past 15 years!

Our school sits right in between Rancho Bernardo and 4S Ranch at the business park off of Camino del Sur.  We share the building with Redline Athletics, which is also dedicated to developing young athletes both physically and mentally.  

Build Confidence and Self-Control through our fitness programs. Designed specifically to teach practical self defense 4S Ranch and RB families can practice together! 4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo are very safe communities, that’s why we live here!  But Self defense classes offer so much more for your family.  Learning the confidence you need to not only fight off an attacker but stay calm in a confrontation.  Martial arts can give you the mental training you need to face the challenges you may have in life, even if it’s from the safety of our 4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo communities.  

West Coast Martial Arts has two branches, one right between 4S Ranch & Rancho Bernardo, as well as Encinitas!  You can get a traditional karate 4S Ranch workout one day and hop over to Encinitas for a kickboxing class the next day.  If you live in the middle feel free to train at either location!  Martial Arts can be a catalyst for self improvement and character development.  

Want to improve your kids focus 4S Ranch and RB parents? But not quite sure how to do that?  With so many “digital distractions” it can be difficult to compete.  Children in 4S Ranch & RB have so many extracurricular activities, but we feel taking kids away from distractions and into their bodies helps improve their self-control and discipline much more.  Students can learn to focus on their whole bodies, and then zone in on one part, like their karate front kick, or their wrestling double leg.  I think any coach in 4S Ranch would agree kids who are coachable grow faster!

Our RB & 4S Ranch Kids Karate program is what we are known for.  We love teaching martial arts, but teaching young children how to control their bodies and minds can have a lasting impact for the rest of their lives.  We don’t just focus on teaching kids karate, we want them to thrive in all areas of life, it’s for that reason we have dedicated ourselves to developing kids’ mental health.  We have developed a program for kids martial arts Rancho Bernardo and 4S families can count on for results.  

Master Yourself

Use martial arts as a path towards your goals.  Develop your skills. We want to train students to focus on a target and be able to hit it.  Focusing on your own growth but still benefiting from friendly competition.  We want all our students to find self-fulfillment with the help of our martial art’s coaching and training.  Let us help you find your inner strength to take your life to a whole new level.  

Learn America’s First Mixed Martial Art

We often interchange the word karate on our website and at our school with martial arts.  That’s just cultural because most people still call martial arts in gis “karate.”  Just like people call anything rolling around on the ground jiu jitsu even though jiu jitsu is a standing art and it’s brazilian jiu jitsu most people are thinking of.  We just call it karate for the same reason everyone calls a box of tissues Kleenex.  Karate is a Japanese term for “empty hand.”  You’re going to be learning a lot of empty hand self defense techniques so despite it being a bit dated, it still applies.  The truth is our art has changed even in the last 15 years since we started.  Our mother art, Kajukenbo, was started in the Palama Settlement in Hawaii back in 1947.  It was America’s first mixed martial art but geared more towards self defense than sport.  A combination of Karate, judo, jujitsu, Chinese, and Western boxing.  Since then it has been passed down in many shapes and sizes 

There’s a rich history of martial artists who have trained in Kaju, and we are lucky enough to be among them.  So now you know, it’s just when we are talking about karate Rancho Bernardo and 4S families will know what we are talking about. 

Learn It All In One Place!

We don’t train our students to decide one art is better than another.  We have met too many great martial artists from around the world to know that it is not the style that makes you great, you make the style great.  We have also had too many students come through our ranks adopting techniques and moves we may have considered either outdated or impractical.  It’s for that reason we teach it all, Kung-fu forms, ground fighting and grappling, self-defense techniques, kickboxing, point sparring, weapons fighting, you name it and we have learned it.  Don’t be mistaken though, we don’t consider ourselves a jack of all trades and Master of none, each instructor has his or her own preferences for what they like.  The variety helps ensure our students continue to grow.

Boost Physical And Mental Health Every Workout

Our programs offer a chance to improve your fitness, learn self-defense, and find mental clarity.  We make sure beginning students can jump in while our more advanced students endure more difficult progressions.  Each workout allows for all students to get stronger.  If we are doing bag work we will make sure you have some time in between rounds to get a break from the bags.  At the same time if you are a more experienced martial artist or even considering competing, we will give you something to do during the break to get you ready for 3 minute rounds.  We design our classes to have a little bit of everything. 

Martial arts is about pushing yourself to the limit and not worrying what the person next to you is doing.  No matter your size or experience you will gain some skills in the first few sessions.  The fun intense workouts will keep you coming back to continue to grow.  

Teach Kids Self Control Rancho Bernardo and 4S Families!

The martial arts have been used for decades to help teach kids self control.  We like to make sure parents understand that self control and discipline are skills they can help their kids develop at home right alongside us.  Teaching kids the difference between the two, your “I won’t” power(self control) and your “I will” power(discipline) can have a profound impact on their understanding of themselves.  Self control can teach kids not to get hurt so easily, both physically and emotionally, giving them more resilience in every aspect of their lives.  We want to help you raise kids that you can trust, kids that have learned self mastery. 

Age Specific Curriculum Any Adult or Child Can Learn

Our 4S Ranch location benefits from a 5000 square foot facility.  This allows us to teach martial arts to many levels at the same time.  This has let us create a more age specific curriculum that allows kids to learn karate in a way they can digest.  We split up our 4-6 year old program from our 7-10 year olds.  Kids learn more gross motor skills at preschool to kindergarten.  Once they reach first grade through fifth the material is a bit more refined, about as difficult as a basic adult self defense course.  We are very fortunate to have such a large facility, so many instructors, and enough students we even need to split them up by age and rank!

Our breakdown of material makes it possible for kids to absorb as much as possible.  We have also refined it so that kids can transition from 4-6 year old programs to 7-10 without slowing down or getting stuck.  We want students to be lifetime martial artists.  Our attitude is that once you become a martial artist, no matter if you stop training, it should have a continuous impact on your life.  Just check out some of the stories of our students who either started when they were small or when they thought they were too old to train.  

Confidence In All Shapes and Sizes

Kids need to learn how to overcome any obstacle, but so do adults.  We live in a complex world and adult life is more stressful than ever.  Let us help you synchronize your mind, body, and spirit.  We want to be in your corner helping to give you the edge over life’s turmoil.  Confidence comes in many shapes and sizes, but at the end of the day we believe martial arts can help you believe in yourself.  Believe that you can achieve the things you want in life, let us help you learn to believe in yourself.  

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