Summer is a great time to explore new interests and if you or your child is looking for a sport that builds confidence and teaches practical skills in self defense, then stop by Gracie Jiu Jitsu in San Marcos. This full service Martial Arts Academy is located directly across the street from Restaurant Row in San Marcos.
If you are not already familiar with Jiu Jitsu, this martial art relies on leverage and positioning to subdue your opponent – even if he is much larger than you. Jiu Jitsu is extremely effective and is a skill anyone can learn. In fact, it was originally developed to help those who are more small and frail. The skills taught have a very practical application. It is not uncommon for martial arts students to master different levels in their art form, but never truly learn how to apply these skills in a more realistic self defense type of environment. Jiu Jitsu is a very practical and realistic martial art form. At Gracie Jiu, students learn a type of self defense that prepares them with the confidence and skills needed to defend themselves in a confrontation, but also to carry themselves in a way that prevents such confrontation in the first place.
The environment at Gracie Jiu Jitsu is very community-focused. It’s like a family. Kids learn about respect, focus and discipline – skills that they take to the classroom and home with their families. In fact, one of the things that co-owner, Charles Gardner enjoys most about teaching is watching the transformation that occurs in students (both children and adults) as they learn these new skills. In a very short amount of time, students gain tremendous confidence. They carry themselves differently and they speak more openly. Ultimately, these are the skills that allow a person to be more fully themselves.
Adult classes are offered daily and kids classes are offered during the week. Their studio has changing rooms, a bathroom and all of the equipment needed for you to excel. More importantly, they have instructors who are passionate about teaching and helping others step into their full selves.
Imagine going back to school with a new level of confidence. That’s what summer has to offer at Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Stop by today or look them up at www.graciesanmarcos.com or (760) 822-3606. They also have a sister location in Carlsbad.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu is located at 997. W. San Marcos Blvd. # 108, San Marcos.