Bakersfield Elite Martial Arts (formerly Fighting Dragons School of Martial Arts) is Bakersfield, California’s central training center for Kung Fu San Soo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tai Chi, and Cardio. Fighting Dragons school of Martial Arts offers training in various styles including Kung Fu San Soo (street fighting/self-defense), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Tai Chi. We also have cardio classes in the morning for people who want a good workout.

We offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu taught by Daniel Camarillo. Daniel emphasizes that Judo and BJJ are very similar and so he teaches both. Judo is about 75% standup, 25% groundwork. BJJ is 75% ground work and 25% standup. Learning both is the ultimate combo for throws, sweeps, grappling and submissions, etc.

You can take this style by itself, or learn it in combination with Kung Fu San Soo. San Soo does utilize ground fighting skills but is more of a standup system, so training in both styles will make you the ultimate “human weapon.”

All of the instructors and students are encouraged to learn other styles as well to help themselves and each other. One can never know enough! The instructors work together in a family environment to provide the best possible training available in Bakersfield. While we are relaxed and friendly, there is still a certain level of intensity and respect expected from the students.

Bakersfield Elite Martial Arts is also the home of Armer’s Muay Thai Kickboxing Academy, where you can learn the Eight Limbs of Muay Thai, including Take downs to Ground & Pound. The Ultimate Self-Defense.


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