I was very picky about where I wanted to train and spend my money, so I did some research. The Arena has the best schedule. If I can't make my regular class for whatever reason, I don't stress out because I know that I will be able to make it to another class later in the day. The quality of instructors is amazing. Each one there is at the top of their sport. Lastly, the atmosphere is inviting, and everyone there wants you to succeed. It truly is a team. I highly recommend this gym.
I am very happy that I joined The Arena last September (2018). Sure, it doesn't smell so pretty ...there is grunting, groaning, sweat on the ground (ugh). But there is true instruction, learning and growing on every level that is happening everyday. What they invest in is the coaches, students, fighters and the staff. Not the fluff. The gym is wonderfully diverse with many different cultures and backgrounds. You will immediately see that when you walk in. So you will never feel like you are "different" or that others will not accept you. You will also need to make the effort to join in. No hand holding here. Of course, The Arena is not for everyone. So I suggest that you set up an appointment for a tour and maybe take a class. Have your list of questions and concerns. They will honestly answer those questions/concerns and will not force or guilt you to join like other places do. It is your choice.
I have been at the Arena for a couple of months now. The submission grappling classes are fast-paced, engaging, and challenging. Chris, Ryan, and Barrett are critical of their students' progress and ensure that you are learning safely and correctly. The Arena's competitive but friendly team atmosphere has helped me gain the confidence to regularly attend weekly classes, slowly improve, and take a huge leap out of my initial comfort zone.
I love training at The Arena. Everyone there is friendly, and all the staff are professional and treat you like family. The coaching is amazing and the wealth of knowledge they have to offer is incredible. There is a wide variety of disciplines offered and there's almost always classes going on so finding something to fit your shedule is convenient. This place is worth every penny and I couldn't recommend it enough!
Super clean and professional MMA GYM. Best one in San Diego. Just signed up for Two more years, with classes that start at 6:30am to 10pm, it’s perfect for my busy schedule. Coach Chuck and Coach Vince are the Mauy Thai instructors and I look forward to there classes every day!
If you're looking for elite-level coaches and training partners, be it for fitness, fun, competition, and/or self-defense look no further. This is the only... more
I remember The first day I walked in to the arena to enroll i was shocked such an amazing place so big full of great people the customer service is... more
I recently visited the facility and was greeted kindly. After speaking to who I assume was the owner/manager, everything was taken care of. I was told that... more