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Judo & Grappling Academy
 

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Judo, No-Gi Grappling, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Self-Defense

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601 N. BROADWAY STE B
ESCONDIDO, CA 92025

Art of Takedowns - Grappling Academy is a premier martial arts center located in Escondido, California. Our academy is dedicated to cultivating well-rounded grapplers, utilizing Judo as a foundational art for comprehensive grappling expertise. We offer the highest quality instruction in a variety of disciplines, providing a unique and cutting-edge approach to martial arts.

At AOT - Grappling Academy, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of classes designed for students of all ages and skill levels. Our curriculum includes beginner, intermediate, and advanced level Judo classes, specialized training in cutting-edge no-gi Judo, Kosen Judo (ground techniques), Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, practical self-defense combatives, and a dynamic Judo competition team.

Our experienced and dedicated instructors are committed to instilling core values such as discipline, respect, and perseverance in a positive and inclusive environment. We believe in the importance of well-rounded training, and our facility features a specialized sub-floor built specifically for Judo, providing a safe and comfortable surface for students to train on. This minimizes the impact of falls and reduces the risk of injury, allowing students to focus on developing their technique and skills without fear.

Join the AOT family and experience the many benefits of becoming a well-rounded grappler, whether you're seeking to improve your fitness, enhance your self-defense skills, compete in Judo, or become part of our dynamic Judo competition team. Our academy provides a safe and comfortable environment for all, where you can thrive in your martial arts journey.

Welcome to

Art of Takedowns

Home of San Diego's 2022 USA Judo National Champion & bronze medalist.

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We are so thankful for the opportunity to share our passion for Judo with our Art of Takedowns family! Stay tuned for more upcoming tournaments and events. We encourage judokas of all ages that are interested in competing to reach out and set a plan to reach your goals! Check out our website today for upcoming classes or to schedule your private lessons. 

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Personal Fitness Training 

Personalized health & fitness programs available. Book your free assessment today!

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Improve Your Wrestling With Judo

Learn to utilize Judo techniques for wrestling and Jiu-jitsu.

 READY TO DEFEND YOURSELF IN ANY SITUATION?

Self Defense Training

* LEARN EFFECTIVE SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES

* DEVELOP SELF CONFIDENCE

* MENTAL & PHYSICAL READINESS

* TAKE CONTROL OF THE SITUATION

     Learn the most effective self-defense techniques with AOT’s self-defense program! AOT’s Art of Self-Defense fighting system emphasizes the importance of physical readiness, situational awareness and de-escalation techniques. As a last resort, learn how to swiftly and aggressively react and escape to safety. Our training focuses on utilizing the world's most popular combat sports, Judo, Muay Thai, Wrestling & Jujutsu.

 

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Fuji Judogi

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Mizuno Judogi

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