We inspire students to become excellent martial artists and confident leaders.

Martial Arts for Kids, Teens and Adults

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times."


Tang Soo Do Karate

Children and adults learn how to defend themselves while becoming both mentally and physically strong.  Students develop stances, powerful kicks and strikes, weapons and sparring. Our kids classes focus heavily on discipline and character development. For our adult program we focus on skill development, stamina and being the best you can be! 


Muay Thai

Students develop footwork, conditioning, proper technique and fight strategy. Muay Thai kickboxing includes punches, kicks, knees and elbows. Students under the age of 18 must be evaluated before being enrolled in the program. 

Character and Leadership Development

"Martial arts is not about fighting, it's about building character" 

We not only focus only excellent martial arts technique but on building the character of our students. Our goal is for students to become confident leaders and strong individuals. Our special programs help further enrich character development. 


Young Leaders Program

Our goal is to shape our youth to become great leaders. This program focuses on mentoring, public speaking and community projects to further develop our student's character and ability to contribute positively to society. 

Demonstration Team

Students must be invited to try out for the Demonstration Team. This is a dedicated group of our top students who have a winning attitude and the desire to push themselves to be their best. This team represents our school at events, participates in demonstrations, and competes at the local, state and national level. 

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Owner/Chief Instructor- Stephanie Spears


Martial Arts Background:

Ms. Stephanie Spears began her martial arts training at the age of 15 in Northern California. She currently holds a Third Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, and First Degree Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do and Judo. She has trained extensively in several disciplines, including Muay Thai Kickboxing and has had the opportunity to travel to places including Thailand and Japan for additional training and skill development.


Martial Arts Philosophy: 

Ms. Stephanie loves encouraging students to be excellent martial artists and strong leaders! One of her favorite things about teaching is watching a student’s confidence grow as they learn and develop their martial arts skills. Her philosophy is that no matter how long you’ve been training, there is always something to improve and some way to be better, both physically and mentally. Martial arts is a never ending journey of both physical skill and character development for students at any age!

Martial Arts Accomplishments

  • Gold Medalist at the 2008 World Tang Soo Do Championship

  • Female Black Belt Champion at 2012 West Coast Classic

  • Female Black Belt Champion at the 2013 Region 20 Championship

  • Gold and Silver Medalist at 2014 World Tang Soo Do Championship

Seven Spears Martial Arts Academy is the elite martial arts school in Poway, California. We serve clients in Rancho Penasquitos, Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, 4S Ranch, Escondido and surrounding areas.  We teach Karate and Muay Thai Kickboxing to kids, teens and adults. Our programs focus on excellent technique, building strength and character development. Students learn self-defense and skill mastery while developing confidence and leadership characteristics.