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A Premier Martial Arts Academy

The Most Effective Martial Arts

We offer a complete schedule of martial arts classes including gi jiu-jitsu, submission grappling, Muay Thai, and kid's classes.

Beginners, Adults, and Kids Classes

We have classes for everyone regardless of skill level or age. Everyone is welcome at STUDIO 540.

Develop your Human Potential

Martial arts is one of the best tools for developing your human potential. Overcome challenges, improve focus, get in shape, and make friends while learning skills for life.

No Politics, Just Good Vibes

We open our doors to practitioners from any school and of any art with no judgments or biases. Our goal is to offer a place where we can simply share knowledge and positively influence students' lives.

Benefits of BJJ and Martial Arts

get in GREAT Shape

Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai is a truly exciting way to get in great physical shape. You will burn fat, develop flexibility, improve cardio fitness, and create a strong core while having fun and learning new skills.

Community and Friendship

One of the best aspects of training is all of the new connections you will make. Time on the mats brings people closer together and the vibe at Studio 540 is unparalleled. We are focused on improving together and keeping a great atmosphere.

Reduce Stress, Improve Focus

Regularly facing challenges on the mat will make everything in your life seem easier. Jiu jitsu is sometimes thought of as a moving meditation. You will be immersed completely in the moment when defending yourself and applying technique.

Learn From Our World-Class Instructors

Here is a basic triangle choke setup you can use to submit your opponent from the closed guard. Professor Jake demonstrates on Professor Aaron at Studio 540.

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From Our Community

"Studio 540 has been my home gym for the last 5 or so years. It is the nicest gym I've ever been a part of. It's no wonder they call it the "Ritz of Jits." The vibe is great, and everyone is mellow. It doesn't matter what affiliation you train under. Everybody is always welcome."
Ryan K.
"This is a hidden gem in Solana Beach. I’ve been coming here for about 3 years and this academy has consistently been an amazing facility to train at. The level of instruction is world-class and the community is impeccable; I’ve formed friendships with some of the kindest, conscientious people a person could meet."
Joe S.
"Our sons (ages 7 and 5) love this place and so do we! Excellent instruction with the best student/teacher ratios. We visited other studios from Encinitas down to Del Mar, and Studio 540 in Solana Beach is our favorite by far! Highly recommend!"
Meredith G.



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