About Us

South West Self Defense Systems is a locally owned and operated Martial Arts and Firearms Training School.

Rick Bean is the Owner/Head Instructor. He started his martial arts training in 1984 and holds black belts in Tae Kwon-Do and Hapkido and is also ranked in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Mr. Bean teaches the Kid’s Karate and Hapkido classes.

Gary Padilla is our Chief Instructor and heads up 0ur Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. He started his BJJ training in 1997 and earned his black belt directly from Jean Jacques Machado. Mr. Padilla also holds Instructor credentials in BJJ from Jean Jacques Machado. He is also the Chief Instructor at the Inosanto Academy in Marina del Rey.

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South West Self Defense Systems
41658 Ivy Street
Murrieta, CA 92562

Serving the Cities of Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Menifee