“Fun & Fitness for the Entire Family”

235 Town Center Parkway Suite L, Santee, CA 92071

Located in the Home Depot shopping center next to iSquad

About Us

With our students progression and happiness in mind, we have created a fun and safe environment in which to learn the martial arts. Our state of the art facility here in Santee has just what you are looking for.

In our 30+ years of teaching experience, we have come to find that most everyone who initially sets out to learn the martial arts, has a goal in mind. Those goals very and it is our job as your coaches to discover them and help you achieve them.

Our goal is to improve the lives of each and every student by providing healthy lifestyle choices of exercise and nutrition.

We strive to make positive choices on a daily basis that help those in our community better themselves. By providing a learning environment that continually grows and changes to keep advancing, In Your Corner Training is helping make your experience the best one possible.

With the Life Skill benefits of the martial arts and the positive learning environment here at IYC, there is no better place to start the journey to the new you.

Don’t sit back and watch others achieve their dreams, let us help you and your family achieve yours.

ABOUT Darryl johnson – OUR MASTER INSTRUCTOR and self-defense coach!

Coach Johnson has been involved in martial arts training for over 30 years.

His journey began with the art of Taekwondo, eventually earning a 4th Degree Black Belt. Shortly after beginning his training, he desired a more realistic avenue of training and began competing in full contact Kickboxing. His fascination of realistic training continued after seeing Mixed Martial Arts competitions (then call No-holds-barred) and hungered to further his education.

He began Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1995 and began to share them with his students. Still committed to learning even more forms of realistic training, he was certified to teach Krav Maga in 2001 and has been a huge proponent of the Israeli System ever since.

In 2004, he went on to be a certified instructor in Muay Thai style Kickboxing under Kru Mark in San Diego. He began coaching MMA competitors in 2007 and relishes his role as a coach and instructor even more than as a participant.

He earned his first certification as a personal trainer in 1995 and began creating fitness programs using Kickboxing in 1997.


Continued Education is our Top Priority

Here at In Your Corner Training in Santee, we take your training seriously. Our coaches are hand-picked from our existing student base. “There is something to be said for building a coaching team comprised of our existing students” says Master Johnson. Not only do they continue to train on a weekly basis, but we put our coaches through a rigorous training process after which they have to complete annual certification exams. You are in GREAT hands here at IYC!

We Hope You Decide To Train With Us.  We Look Forward To Meeting You!


About Santee, CA

Santee, CA. Santee is a suburban city in San Diego County, California, with a population of 53,413 at the 2010 census. Although it is a part of the East County region, Santee is located just 18 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The city is connected to the coastline by State Route 52, a six-lane freeway that runs from Interstate 5 in La Jolla to State Route 67 in El Cajon. The city is bisected by the San Diego River, a linear greenbelt that includes parks, trails and more than 1,100 acres of natural riparian habitat.

Santee, CA, with surrounding areas in La Mesa, El Cajon, San Diego, Lakeside, or Spring Valley, is home to In Your Corner, a Martial Arts facility focusing on programs in Kids Martial Arts, Relentless Krav Maga, Pre School Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Birthday Parties, and Camps.