6215 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, California 92009

Expert Martial Arts Instruction For The Whole Family in Carlsbad


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Kids Martial Arts (Ages 4-12)

At Team MAI, we have the #1 program for kids martial arts in Carlsbad with our Kids and Teen Karate programs! We start enrolling children as young as 4 years old to offer the physical and mental benefits that are found in Karate. Come see us today to learn more!

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Teen Martial Arts (Ages 13-17)

Help your teen develop confidence, discipline, and more with our Teen Martial Arts Classes in Carlsbad. Students of all abilities thrive in our classes with individualized instruction and unwavering support.

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Adult Martial Arts (Ages 18+)

Our Adult Karate program offers comprehensive, newcomer-friendly training by some of the best martial artists in Carlsbad. In our classes, you will learn to hone your mind and body to become a master of yourself and your safety. No matter your experience level, Team MAI invites you to start your path to self-defense today!

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Family Martial Arts

Our Family Martial Arts classes offer fundamental martial arts training and an incredible way for you and your loved ones to bond. This class is great for people all across Carlsbad. No prior experience is required.

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Realistic Martial Arts

Our Self-Defense system is helping men and women across our community combine effective fitness training with proven striking and self-defense skills. Learn more today!

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Martial Arts Weapons Training

Through traditional Martial Arts weapons training, you'll develop focus and dexterity. Join us at Team MAI and discover the excitement and energy that comes with learning sparring with a bo staff, nunchucks, or kama!

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Competition Martial Arts Training

Our team at Team MAI is comprised of Champions. We decided the best way to serve Carlsbad was to help create more distinguished athletes. Join our Tournament Team for your chance at success.

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Martial Arts Summer Camps

Our Summer Camps are helping students all across Carlsbad stay active, challenge themselves, and learn new skills every day. We offer a safe, supportive environment where every child can thrive.

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After School Martial Arts Program

Our After School program is setting students all across Carlsbad up for success with a focus on keeping them active and helping them learn how to communicate well with others. We are proud to work with all ages and backgrounds.

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Nicole Martin

We have been apart of the MAI Carlsbad family now for a year. This was the first sport/activity our 7 year old daughter Shelby stuck with and has greatly enjoyed. Our daughter was recently diagnosed w...

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Kingsley Quan

Team Mai has been amazing for my kids confidence!!!!!  The pillars of respect, disciple, hard work and dedication are the cornerstone of MAI.  And being in an environment with other like min...

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Giovanna Garcia

My kid has been going for almost 7 years and he has loved it the whole time!...

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Tonya Heath-Andrioni

This has been an excellent experience so far.  My lil guy is 4 so we are trying this out...

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I have been here for 6 years. I am a black belt and I love this place! Everyone is so nice. I'm glad I'm still doing it, I have made unforgettable relationships with the students and the instructors. ...

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Kelly Lynn Alpers

my son Cayleb loves this place and looks forward to growing in his skills!!!...

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Building A Community Around Karate

For over 20 years, Martial Arts Institute students have learned valuable life lessons from our experienced teachers, simultaneously strengthening their bodies and minds. MAI is family owned and operated in Carlsbad and proudly teaches traditional karate, self defense techniques, and Mixed Martial Arts skills.

We teach confidence, respect, and discipline.

In our dojo, we strongly believe in these three basic tenets and our training reflects it. As students develop new skills, they increase their overall physical strength while building their self confidence. Though we are instructors of martial arts, our primary goal is for every student to excel, not only in the dojo, but in all areas of life including at home, at school, and within the community.

And our convenient location partnered with Crutch Fitness means that parents can get their regular gym workout in while their kids are in class. Take advantage of all 60,000 sq ft while your kids learn and grow at the same time!

Come visit us today and learn how our fun classes can benefit you, or just fill out the short form on your screen to get in touch with us directly!


Learn About the Services Team MAI Offer

  • Self-Confidence


    By training in the martial arts, you'll develop unwavering confidence and heightened self-esteem. Karate will give you the opportunity to leave fearlessly, here in Carlsbad or wherever life takes you.

  • Discipline


    Mastering each new technique and journeying from white belt to black belt requires perseverance and self-control, and the lessons you learn with us at Team MAI will make a difference in all aspects of life. 

  • Self-Defense


    The martial arts will prepare you to defend yourself in an emergency situation, both by giving you the fitness and techniques you'll need, but also by expanding your ability to recognize a dangerous situation.

  • Community


    When you train with us here at Team MAI, you're getting more than just martial arts lessons. You're connecting with our community and meeting lifelong friends and mentors. 

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