Martial Arts San Marcos & Carlsbad: Information About Our Karate Programs
At Team MAI, we offer an extensive karate program for students of martial arts in San Marcos, Carlsbad or Encinitas. We believe that everyone can benefit from martial arts training including kids, teens and adults so we have a little bit of everything here at Team MAI.
Don’t let the name fool you, our children’s programs are designed for kids as young as four all the way up through high school. Whether you have a first grader who wishes to enjoy martial arts in San Marcos or a 15-year-old who is interested in getting started, we have a class that’s right for them.
Our classes are grouped both by age and ability level. Parents need not worry that their beginner 6-year old will be grouped with beginners who are 12 or 13. Likewise, a teenager that is new to the world of martial arts in San Marcos will be grouped with beginners in his or her own age group. Those with karate experience will be placed in classes with kids or teens in their age group that also have some karate experience.
In addition to learning karate skills, students seeking training for martial arts in San Marcos will enjoy many other benefits. They will learn important self-defense skills that will keep them safe in a number of situations. They will learn self-control and self-discipline. Karate training also builds character and teaches integrity and humility as well as improving self-esteem. Many parents have told us that after a few classes at Team MAI, their child or teen is happier with a better attitude both at home and at school.
Our instructors lead karate classes for elementary-age children at several local public elementary schools. If you are seeking martial arts in San Marcos or Carlsbad, this could be an excellent way to get started. In addition to teaching an after school class at Carlsbad Country Day School, we have after-school classes at Aviara Oaks, Buena Vista, Calavera, Carrillo, Hope, Jefferson, Kelly, Magnolia and Poinsettia elementary schools.
Students who take part in these after-school classes are welcome to attend one of our Saturday classes (12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.) for free. Once these students complete their session of after-school classes, there is a belt test and students are presented with a free karate uniform. This can be a great introduction to martial arts in San Marcos and if your child enjoys the experience, you can simply continue karate training by signing up for classes at our dojo.
This is a special option for students who have gained a bit of karate experience and wish to engage in competitions. Students must try out for the tournament team and, in addition to training, team members will participate in three required tournaments during the year. All of these tournaments will take place in Southern California.
For a student passionate about martial arts in San Marcos or Carlsbad, this can be an excellent option. This is a two-year commitment and students in this program will be required to attend additional practices throughout their time on Tournament Team. After completing two years on the Tournament Team, a student can try out for our World Team. This includes learning advanced sparring techniques and weapons training. In addition, there is an exciting tournament in Las Vegas that we attend each year.
It’s not just about the kids at Team MAI. If you have been searching for adult martial arts in San Marcos, Encinitas or Carlsbad, we are happy to have you join our dojo. It doesn’t matter if you are new to karate or have some previous training, we have something for all adults.
Our adult classes focus on overall physical health, and workouts will help you improve your muscle tone, decrease body fat and improve your balance, flexibility, stamina and energy levels. During the adult classes, we work on kata (forms) as well as self-defense skills and sparring.
Once you’ve earned a Team MAI black belt, you don’t have to stop training. You can continue honing your martial arts skills by joining our Master’s Club. During these weekly specialized classes, we teach advanced sparring techniques, advanced forms and weapons training. All of this will prepare you to earn your 2nd Degree Black Belt.
If you need any more information about our martial arts programs, give us a call today. We can answer your all of your questions and set up a time for a tour of our facilities. Our dojo is located in Carlsbad, conveniently close for those seeking training for martial arts in San Marcos, Encinitas or anywhere in northern San Diego County.