For decades we have been providing solid martial arts training in a positive and supportive Christian environment.

Our History

Next Level Martial Arts is part of the Christian Martial Arts System (a sports ministry of Church at the Beach). T.C.M.A.S. is a system of Christian Martial Arts schools, studios, and programs that make their base out of churches, gyms and Christian schools in the San Diego area.  We operate Martial Arts dojos at local churches, gyms and schools to facilitate Christ- Centered martial arts training.

We have been in existence since 1997 in Texas, Virginia, and California.  Since 2004 we have made our main home here in San Diego and have started programs all over San Diego County. Including Heritage Christian School the largest homeschool co-op in America.

The founder of The Christian Martial Arts System, 6th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor Eric E. Maggio, M.Div. is an ordained Baptist Minister who holds a Masters Degree from Truett Theological Seminary, and currently serves as the Senior Pastor at Mar Vista Baptist Church.  He has been teaching karate for over 25 years at churches and schools, and was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2016.

Master Eric Maggio 6th Degree Black Belt and his son Ty.

“Eric Maggio is one of the best instructors I have ever seen! He makes the program fun for the kids and explains everything in a way that all the kids can understand.”

Principal Rick Handloser
Calvary Christian Academy

“The Christian Martial Arts System is doing and excellent job of providing a strong program that our student’s enjoy”

Shawn Dayton
Middle School Teacher CCA