We are a Martial Arts School, not just a fight gym. So you don’t have to fight to train here or have any experience. In fact, we SPECIALIZE in training beginners from the ground up, whether they plan on fighting or just want to learn to defend themselves. But, you do have to train hard and want to learn while you’re here. We are here to teach you skills, not just get you in shape.

Yes, you are welcome to take all the classes we offer for one flat monthly rate.

Anyone can use it, no matter where you are from. Even if you don’t live in San Diego, we want you to come train so you can tell your friends about us. The Free Trial is good any time and you don’t need to reserve a space. Just show up 15 minutes before start of class you want to take.

No, we’re definitely not into high-pressure sales tactics. If we are the right fit for you and vice-versa, you’ll want to join anyway!

Of course. We have loaner gear you can use, although we do recommend you get your own gear which we can supply you with for a great price.

Yes we can. That’s our business. If you haven’t fought before, we will start you in the Amateurs. If you are successful in the Amateurs, we will turn you Pro. And if you are a Pro already, we have everything you need to climb to the top.

We don’t offer housing ourselves, but there are plenty of hotels, motels and hostels nearby. Just go to to research the ones closest to us.

Yes, we offer Children’s Judo for ages 5-12 on Saturdays at 9 am. Teenagers 13 and over may attend all regular classes with a consent waiver.

We do train women, including numerous Amateur and Professional Fighters. However, since we don’t offer “Cardio Martial Arts” classes, we are not for everyone. At The Arena, our students are all treated equally. This means, among other things, you will be expected to fully participate in class and you will receive contact in these classes. So if you’re good with that, and you want to train for REAL, come on by.

About The Arena

The Arena is the largest gym in North America for Combat Sports and Martial Arts instruction.

Our Address

3350 Sports Arena Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92110 USA

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