Mixed Martial Arts | Mantis Kung Fu
Sanda MMA | Praying Mantis Kung Fu | Shuai Jiao Grappling
The San Diego Fighting Arts training system is designed to custom fit your application of the fighting arts. Whether you are training for personal defense, combat sports, or fighting in the line of duty, Dasargo's Adaptive Combat Solutions will ensure that your training methods will closely simulate the demands of your intended application.
What We Teach
Why Train with Us?
1. We train together like a family – Once a student, always a friend.
Our martial arts school in San Diego provides traditional kung fu etiquette while maintaining a training environment that is very relaxed. This creates a martial arts training environment that is supportive, safe, and fun.
We must be willing to fail to truly become better. Some people think of “old school” as embarrassing or humiliating students when they make mistakes. At our traditional kung fu school in San Diego, we focus on the solutions that make you better.
We firmly believe that training together like a family will make us greater than a martial arts school full of students who may be out to prove their individual egos. Working together minimizes the chance of malicious injury while providing a learning environment where your classmates become better when you become better.
2. We utilize the best Martial Arts training methods for the best results.
We have done extensive research and have fine tuned our training methods down to the very words we speak. Other coaches and kung fu schools in San Diego teach by “watch and mimic” methods. We take pride in articulating how a technique works and demonstrating how it looks. Most importantly, we allow you to practice the technique on us so you experience how it feels to perform it correctly.
Training methods at our traditional kung fu school in San Diego incorporate kinesiology (the study of human movement), combat psychology (human performance under stress), and adult learning and communication methods.
San Diego’s First and Only Martial Arts school to offer Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Sanda Mixed Martial Arts, and Shuai-Jiao Wrestling.
The San Diego Fighting Arts Academy is the only traditional kung fu school in San Diego to offer the authentic Chinese fighting arts of Praying Mantis Kung Fu (7 Star and 8 Step variants), Sanda Mixed Martial Arts, and Shuai Jiao wrestling. We offer you only the best in the fighting arts of traditional kung fu.
3. We are not a San Diego martial arts factory that trains mass numbers of kung fu students- every student should be a work of art.
|Unlike other mixed martial arts gyms that offer cheap membership for cheap training, or other kung fu schools in San Diego that delegate unqualified students to teach, our martial arts gym is a semi-private environment that focuses on teaching the individual. Attention to detail is crucial yet extremely rare when there is one coach for every 20 students.|
Our traditional kung fu school averages a class size of 8 people. This means you are always in a semi-private lesson, getting personalized martial arts lessons, and training directly with the Master Coach.
4. All safe and effective martial arts training progressions- fast as you can, slow as you must.
Integrity of the Body: We teach you movements from simple to complex. The general rule of thumb is the more the leverage, the less the effort. We identify and train inactive muscle groups and strengthen your joints so you can ultimately use your body like a hybrid sports car. That means you’ll get the most power for half the effort.
Integrity of the Mind: When there are too many options, it becomes less likely that a decision will be made. Learning hundreds of techniques is a common flaw that hinders your reflexes when faced with an indicator. This often results in the individual freezing or breaking down in a fight.
At our martial arts gym in San Diego, we accelerate your reflexes by breaking down the indicators for techniques into stimulus-response isolation drills. These isolation drills improve your overall performance and ability to respond naturally and intuitively when balanced with our progressive fight simulations.
Integrity of the Heart: Remember the phrases “Pat on the back” and “Slap in the face”? Both invoke two very different emotional responses. It is these emotional associations that commonly cause stress with physical contact.
We build the resiliency of both your mind and body through personalized contact progressions and by re-framing our perception of physical contact. Each individual has unique genetic predisposition to stress and unique history of physical contact, and training progressions are optimized to each individual.
5. Advanced Training with personalized training sessions.
You are unique, and you can accelerate your progress even further with personalized private lessons. Whether you want to focus on strengthening inactive muscles, healing old injuries, or get additional training in Praying Mantis Kung Fu and Sanda Mixed Martial Arts, your private personal training sessions will be customized to your individuality.
Personal Training sessions are a also a great choice for those in need of a flexible training schedule. Personal Training is scheduled based on your availability and you can train with up to three training partners so you can get the added benefit of a group setting.
6. Affordability – No Enrollment Fees, No Contract Requirements
You don’t have to travel to China to learn authentic kung fu. Our martial arts gym in San Diego offers the best in traditional kung fu without any enrollment fees or contract requirements. There are no hidden fees for training equipment. You can purchase equipment through us or through your local retailer. What’s important to us is that we help you achieve your personal best in martial arts training. That’s why we have affordable payment plans to fit anyone’s budget. In fact, if you are not more effective in your first 30 days of training with us, we'll give you a 100% refund. We're that confident in our ability to make you a better martial artist.
7. We offer more than Kung Fu and Mixed Martial Arts Training
What’s lacking in most mixed martial arts gyms in San Diego is Traditional Kung Fu etiquette. At our traditional kung fu school, you will learn Martial Ethics that help improve the overall quality of life while being enriched by old warrior culture.
What’s lacking in most traditional kung fu schools in San Diego is the willingness to embrace modern education and training methods. At our martial arts gym you will receive the latest in human performance and athletic training in various functional exercise routines. What traditional kung fu and modern martial arts training methods need is balance.
At the San Diego Fighting Arts Academy, we provide you with the best martial arts styles, training methods, and life skills that improve your ability to think clearly under stress. You won't be limited to just martial arts and kung fu training, you'll also learn the peaceful warrior way of life.
8. Your San Diego Martial Arts and Kung Fu coach does all of your personal training and group classes-Every Detail is Noticed
Unlike other martial arts schools that offer free private lessons with unqualified students, Sifu Dasargo does all of your assessments and personally trains you both in group classes and private lessons. The fact that your San Diego Martial Arts and Kung Fu coach trains you personally rather than a student or an inexperienced trainer ensures that you make the most progress in your martial arts and athletic training.
9. No Marketing Gimmicks or Required Contracts
We do not do the bait and switch type of marketing. Some Martial Arts and Kung Fu schools in San Diego might offer “$29” for private lessons or “$89” for unlimited group classes. After spending more time in a sales pitch rather than training, you may find many hidden fees that quickly increase the cost of training martial arts or for simply being a member of a kung fu school. We are hoping to provide training that will improve your life and not sell you a used car. We are honest, upfront, and never pressure you. Our job is to educate you so you can make an informed decision about learning martial arts at a kung fu school in san diego. We do shop the competition and believe we have the lowest prices and the best value for our training method and martial arts styles that you can’t find at other kung fu schools.
10. A San Diego Based Martial Arts and Kung Fu Coach – 24 Hour Direct Access to Sifu Dasargo
Most Shuai Jiao Wrestling, Praying Mantis Kung Fu, and Sanda Mixed Martial Arts coaches do not live in San Diego. In fact, you would have to travel across the nation and even the world to find a Traditional Kung Fu teacher that is continuing to learn, evolve, and effectively teach the fighting tradition of Chinese Martial Arts. Sifu Dasargo lives in the UTC area and keeps up with the latest communication technology. You can call or text (619) 917 – 9017 to schedule your lessons or email and Instant message on our facebook profile with your questions and comments on your training progress. Be sure to like San Diego Fighting Arts Academy on facebook and check out our blog to keep up with the latest online kung fu lessons.
11. A Caring San Diego Martial Arts Coach and Kung Fu practitioner.
Sifu Dasargo has led a life of altruism. After high school, he became an Emergency Medical Technician to save lives. In 2001, he pursued a career in Executive Protection and Nightclub Security to protect the innocent. 3 years la ter , he was offered a job as a police recruit for the San Diego Police Department. Sifu Dasargo realized that as a Police Officer, he would be responding to a bad decision that a suspect has already made. In 2008, he established San Diego Fighting Arts Academy in San Diego to help people learn how to make better decisions under stress. He believes that if a person trains to think clearly under stress, better choices will be made and the quality of life will improve for all.
Sifu Dasargo has been teaching for the Traditional Kung Fu Academy in San Diego since 2000, and wants to pass on the benefits of martial arts traditions to each and every student. He is currently employed as an Executive Protection Agent for international Fortune 500 clients.
12. Sifu Dasargo is a skilled San Diego based Kung Fu coach and evolving Mixed Martial Artist.
Sifu Dasargo believes that a master is a student who never ceases to learn.
training and combat psychology to provide you with the most medically researched and scientifically validated training.
He wants your training to be as effective as possible and for you to achieve your personal best. His life goal is to improve the quality of life by providing training that will help you protect and prolong life.
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