Practical Martial Arts/Marin Karate Kids, located in San Rafael, California’s Terra Linda neighborhood, teaches effective, street proven self-defense skills to men, women, and children. We balance student safety with learning what is effective in dealing with physical assaults. Our reality based martial art system, Freestyle Mixed Martial Arts, is unique because it stresses striking, grappling, and scenario based self-defense. Freestyle Mixed Martial Arts is a blended system with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Wrestling.
There are many great martial art schools in our community and each has a unique benefit. However, we pride ourselves on teaching students to be well-rounded martial artists by cross-training in stand-up, take-downs, ground work and street self-defense. Additionally, we teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a fantastic grappling style that enables you to defeat opponents on the ground which is where 70% of all altercations end up.
Practical Martial Arts is a martial art academy or Dojo, and not a fighters’ gym. However, the techniques you see are the exact same; same Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, same Muay Thai, same Wrestling, same Boxing. The only difference is how things are taught and what we believe martial arts are all about. We believe martial arts are a vehicle for self-improvement and learning about one’s self. A fighters’ gym primary focus tends to be about making the individual better at fighting. Our Dojo takes these same ultra effective drills and skills and makes them safe, so everyone can grow and benefit.