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“I’d been training Judo for several months before I cam here. I really wanted to pick the best Judo school I could find. It’s become my favorite one in San Diego...

Alan K.

A Different Breed

Training at The Arena is different than at most other Martial Arts schools in San Diego, CA. Founded in 1949 in San Diego CA, we’re both the largest and longest running Martial Arts school in North America.

Having strong ties with the Armed Forces since 1949, this focus had led to a constant emphasis on effective training for the field, the street, and in competition. We pride ourselves on offering the best martial arts school in San Diego / California / the USA.

We don’t believe in poor quality training with bad technique just to get in shape. Instead, our philosophy is to train for real while still increasing fitness. “Real” doesn’t mean getting hurt or being too aggressive, and we don’t tolerate any bad attitudes here. But it does mean doing things the right way. So if you want the highest quality, most realistic training in San Diego, you found it.

Judo Different Breed

We Are The Right Choice

World-Class Instructors

Our team of experienced and passionate instructors consists of seasoned professional coaches who are committed to guiding you every step of the way. Benefit from their expertise and elevate your skills to new heights.

State Of The Art Facilities

Train in a cutting edge, ultra hygienic facility, equipped with top notch amenities, spacious training areas, multiple bathrooms and showers, and specialized equipment for various combat sports disciplines.

Community Spirit

Join a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for combat sports. Forge friendships, find training partners, and become part of The Arena family that supports and motivates each other.

Strength & Conditioning

Our gym isn't just about combat sports training; we also focus on overall strength & conditioning. We have a dedicated 10,000 square feet training facility just for this, eliminating the need for membership to multiple gyms.

The Arena Facility

27,000 square feet. Welcome to San Diego’s biggest combat sports gym & martial arts school.

“I’ve been training Judo for about 34 years. I started in Japan and came over here when I was 20. Zibi is a very solid teacher. It’s one of the greatest gyms in town.”
-Koji F.

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