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San Marcos / San Elijo
1691 Melrose Dr. Suite 180 

San Marcos, CA 92078
In the same center as Mariah's Restaurant,
7-11, Manhattan Pizza, at the end of Melrose Dr

Redondo Beach
1874 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

In the CVS center with Corner Bakery

4225 Oceanside Blvd, Ste V
Oceanside, CA 90256

Cnr of College and Oceanside Blvd. in Aldi Center 

New Student Special

2 weeks for Only $39

  which includes 

  • FREE Karate Uniform  

  • Four group classes

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Why choose us?

At San Elijo Martial Arts, we believe Martial Arts is for everybody. We teach students ranging from 3 years old to students in their 60's. We strive to bring out the best in our students with a positive friendly environment where students can excel safely and at their own pace. We provide a clean modern well equipped facility that you will be proud to bring your friends and family to see.

Call us today and try carefully planned, professionally taught classes and experience the difference.

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Children 7 and older

Children 7-12

Your child will benefit from our amazing program with:

  • A winning attitude of always doing his or her best

  • Improved self-discipline

  • More focus & concentration

  • A more respectful attitude 


  • Unshakable confidence to resist peer pressure and be a leader rather than a follower.

San Elijo Martial Arts
(760) 710-9342 

Call today to schedule your first lesson.

You won't be disappointed.



Master Karl Courage, Founder 

5th Degree Black Belt, and Certified Master Instructor

He has over 30 years of practicing and teaching Tang Soo Do Karate in

the North County area.

  • Founder and co-owner of San Elijo Martial Arts

  • Founder and co-owner of Ancient Ways Karate Redondo Beach

  • Founder and former owner/Master Instructor of Encinitas Karate

  • Co-founder and former partner of California Karate Academy

  • Earned his Black Belt in 1994 at the 27th Dan Classing Championships from Grand Master Chun Sik Kim, President of The International Tang Soo Do Federation.

  • Earned his Instructor Certification in 1996 from The International Tang Soo Do Federation.

  • Earned his 4th Degree Black Belt and Master designation in 2004 at the International Tang Soo Do Federation 43rd Dan Classing Championships in Panama. 

  • Promoted to 5th Degree Black belt in 2018.

Kyosa Nim Charlie Salgado, Studio Director

3rd Degree Back Belt Certified Instructor.

He has been a student of Master Courage since he began his training in 2003 at 5 years of age.

  • Began his training in 2003

  • Promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt in 2009

  • Promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt in 2011

  • Promoted to 3rd Degree Black belt in 2022

  • Earned his Kyosa Nim / Instructor Certification in July 2022

  • Promoted to Head Instructor / Studio Manager of our San Marcos location in September 2022

About Us

Call or come visit us

San Elijo /La Costa
1691 Melrose Dr. Suite 180
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 710-9342

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Mon - Friday: 10am - 8pm

​​Saturday: 8am - 1:00pm​

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