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San Diego's Kickboxing Gym

Welcome to our San Diego Kickboxing gym. We offer Dutch Style Kickboxing classes for Beginners to Pros. Dutch Kickboxing is the main striking system used in MMA and K-1. It includes Western Boxing, Japanese Kyokushin Karate and Muay Thai. Our coaches are well known for their ambidextrous style of Dutch Kickboxing, which has led to great success in the cage and the ring.

Please note although we offer the best Kickboxing fundamentals classes in San Diego, as well as advanced Kickboxing, this is NOT “Cardio Kickboxing” and we don’t offer those Kickboxing classes here. We’re a real gym and focus on real training for maximum skill acquisition and development.

We offer multiple daily Kickboxing classes in our San Diego gym, ranging from teaching fundamentals to advanced striking and sparring. As in everything we teach, we first build a strong foundation to learn upon. Our Kickboxing fundamentals will improve balance, coordination, fitness and flexibility while teaching the basis of punching and kicking.

From there, we move on to intermediate and advanced Dutch style Kickboxing training. We teach a wide range of offensive and defensive techniques, all taught from our own San Diego Kickboxing style, using an ambidextrous approach and constantly employing multiple angles.

Advanced Kickboxing training in our San Diego gym includes a strong emphasis on sparring for competition. We offer the opportunity to spar in classes, as well as dedicated sparring sessions on specific days. Our athletes compete in a variety of Kickboxing and MMA events, from local Kickboxing and MMA shows like IKF and Epic to national promotions such as Glory and the UFC.

Besides our San Diego group training, we provide specific coaching, cornering and all other aspects of training and prep, including conditioning, nutrition, weight cutting and every other detail needed to succeed for competition.

Our Kickboxing program is run by Coach Vince Salvador. He has a huge amount of experience in training and coaching Dutch style Kickboxing as a stand alone sport, as well as the main striking system for MMA.

Coaches Vince has developed a unique approach to coaching and teaching this striking system. He is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable Kickboxing coaches in Combat Sports. He has been instrumental in creating our signature “San Diego Style” for our athletes, who are skilled in fighting from both sides using multiple angles of attack.

Looking for the best private kickboxing training in San Diego? We have you covered. Once you become a member of our gym, you pay our trainers directly and we stay out of the transaction. We get your membership dues, the trainers keep what they earn, and you get huge savings. It’s a win-win-win for everyone. So if you want San Diego’s best private kickboxing lessons at the best prices, we’re your gym.

If you’re looking for kickboxing gyms and classes “near me”, you found us. Members come from all over San Diego to train at The Arena. Our kickboxing gym is easily accessible in Point Loma off the 8 freeway on Sports Arena Blvd. Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Bay Park, Downtown San Diego, Golden Hill, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, North Park, South Park, La Mesa, El Cajon, Clairemont, College Area, Miramar, Kearny Mesa, Clairemont Mesa, City Heights, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Coronado, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach are all within easy driving distance.

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Testimonial | Landon B.

“Out of all of the passions in life this is the one where I felt I could really dedicate my life to it. Felt it was worth my time. I just believe in this and so I can dedicate myself to Kickboxing. It’s definitely a brotherhood. The sense of camaraderie is unlike anything else in my life. You know, I truly love these people like they’re family. You come here and you feel like you’re a part of something greater than yourself and it’s a blessing to be a part of it.”

Testimonial | James E.

“I like the way that they put the Kickboxing classes together. I feel this method of teaching is the best way to do it. You learn how to be offensive and defensive at the same time in a real world environment. We get all kinds of members. Guys that are Novice all the way up to Professionals and legends in the sport like Chris Leben. Whether you’re wanting to learn or you’re someone that just wants to stay in shape or you’re someone actually looking to fight, there’s a training partner for everyone here.”

Amateur & Pro Kickboxing

Ready to take it to the next level and compete? Then join Team Arena. Just fill out our form and we’ll be in contact. Whatever your competition level is, we have you covered. If you’re just starting out, we’ll develop you into a skilled novice. If you’re an experienced novice, we’ll bring you to the highest amateur levels. If you’re ready to turn Pro, we’ll guide you through every step. And if you’re a talented pro willing to put everything you have into it, we can bring you to a world-class level.

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Kickboxing FAQ's

Looking for the best Kickboxing training program in San Diego? The Arena Gym features some of the best coaches and the most well equipped facility anywhere in Southern California. Our Head Kickboxing coach, Vince Salvador, is one of the most elite striking coaches in the entire country. With multiple Kickboxing classes every day The Arena is an excellent option for those that are serious about learning one of the most comprehensive striking arts on the planet.
Kickboxing will teach you an extremely effective martial art that can be used for self defense as well as for competition. It is also a great option for those that are looking to learn how to strike while also increasing your fitness level.
Kickboxing is a comprehensive striking art that is very popular in the United States and Europe. Fighters utilize their punches and kicks (as well as knees in some cases) to strike their opponents.
16oz gloves, shin guards, hand wraps, and a mouth piece. All of this is available for purchase at The Arena Pro Shop.
Kickboxing is an excellent martial art for beginners who are looking to learn good striking mechanics as well as effective self defense tactics. Kickboxing is one of the best striking arts for anyone serious about martial arts and self defense.
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