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    Jiu-Jitsu

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    If you've ever been in a fight (hopefully not), or seen a fight online or on YouTube (Worldstar, anybody?), the one common denominator is that most have ended up on the ground. Fights aren't like we perceive them to be in our minds: "One hit Knockouts" and "Down goes Frazier!" ... They're more like "Come at me, bro!" followed by a 12 minute series of groundfighting, chokeholds, failed attempts at maneuvering an old wrestling move, a stalemate, and hopefully a celebratory moment of relief that everyone is still alive, and not too badly hurt. Now, it can be said that this happens because most people think they can fight, but have never learned the basic fundamentals, so as a result, it's all a façade. With Midwest Training Center, here's your chance to explore the basic techniques and start knowing how to defend yourself. All it takes is that one step towards the unknown, and before you know it, you'll be a guru offered a job by Dana White. The world is boundless, and so is Jiu-Jitsu. So, why not give it a shot?
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    Jiu-Jitsu

    455 E State Pkwy, Schaumburg

    • Learn the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu, through its grappling and ground fighting techniques
    • Discover the martial art that'll prepare you most in case you happen to find yourself on the floor
    • Explore defense techniques to give you the upper hand
    • No experience necessary
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    5 positive reviews
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    Muay Thai

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    Muay Thai is a great introduction into martial arts for rookies, and anyone wanting to master the art of self-defense. Therefore, if you're just a beginner, or already an experienced fighter, this class is the perfect class for you. This class is a perfect introduction because it readily displays the right moves your body should make when in defense mode -- plus, it's also an amazing workout. With Midwest Training Center, you will learn intelligent grappling moves to prevent an attacker from getting you in a disadvantageous position on the ground. Therefore, if you're trying to be the next undisputed champion, or just trying to work out and learn some cool self-defense moves, this class is definitely for you.
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    Muay Thai

    455 E State Pkwy, Schaumburg

    • Learn self-defense and the fundamentals of Muay Thai, a martial art that encompasses stand-up striking and intelligent grappling moves
    • Be trained on how to utilize your limbs, including striking moves with your shins, elbows, and knees
    • No experience necessary
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    Martial Arts/Boxing

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    You're getting bored of the same workout routine everyday: Monday, weights then treadmill; Tuesday, weights then treadmill; Wednesday- what do you know? Weights then treadmill. Switch it up and kick up the intensity of your workout with this high-energy boxing class at Midwest Training Center! Start off by learning the foundations of this popular martial art and combat sport. If you put your mind to it, you will increase your strength, speed, and endurance, sharpening your reflexes as you practice a series of offensive and defensive maneuvers. Don't expect your coach to give you a break! You'll be pushed to your physical limits. You will grunt. You will wheeze. And you will unintentionally curse at your coach as you perform every extra set you think you can't do. But at the end of the hour, after you catch your breath, you will feel on top of the world!
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    Martial Arts/Boxing

    455 E State Pkwy, Schaumburg

    • Learn the fundamentals of boxing, a high-intensity martial art and combat sport
    • Practice throwing and dodging punches -- your instructor will keep you on your toes
    • Increase your strength, speed, and endurance and sharpen your reflexes
    • Take pride in training under Shannon States, an experienced boxing coach
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    Drunk Shakespeare - Stage-Side Seats

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Stage-Side Seats

    182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance inside a hidden Speakeasy
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    11 positive reviews
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    Drunk Shakespeare - Balcony Seats

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Balcony Seats

    182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance inside a hidden Speakeasy
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    11 positive reviews
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    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

    182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance inside a hidden Speakeasy
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    11 positive reviews
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    Get to Know Your Camera: Hands-on DSLR Camera Class

    This DSLR camera class is about taking control of your digital camera, setting you free to photograph the things you love most. You'll receive a fundamental understanding of how your digital camera works, enabling you to think for yourself. The goal is to build your confidence and knowledge so you're ready to photograph your favorite subject, no matter what that is. Ultimately, you'll learn about the necessary tools and hear the sound guidance needed to get started, whether you just want to take better pictures of your children or have thoughts of pursuing a professional photography career.
    Get to Know Your Camera: Hands-on DSLR Camera Class

    6200 Belmont Rd, Downers Grove

    • Take control of your DSLR camera and leave the auto modes behind
    • Build your confidence and knowledge while you photograph the things you love most
    • Learn the fundamentals so you can think on your on feet
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    The Original Chicago Pizza Tour

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    Experience an unmatched culinary experience on the only bus driven pizza tour! You'll explore several of Chicago's neighborhoods in search of tasting Chicago's most defining food... PIZZA! Along the tour, see interesting and historical sights and landmarks as you see Chicago one bite at a time! Each tour will visit a mix of culturally significant and neighborhood pizzerias, enjoying a full serving at each restaurant. Of course, all 4 pizzerias visited are very different in taste and style to ensure the ultimate dining experience. At some restaurants, you even get a "backstage pass" into their kitchens to check out the ovens, ingredients, and overall process. Stops vary from day to day, but rest assured every place selected has a dynamite slice and a friendly atmosphere. Make sure you're ready to eat and experience how these magnificent pizzas span more than a mile.
    The Original Chicago Pizza Tour

    61 E Madison St, Chicago

    • Taste your way through several Chicago neighborhoods with delicious pizzas
    • Visit interesting historical sights and landmarks as you take a bus around the city
    • Eat at four different pizzerias and uncover the varying styles and tastes of each pizza
    • Dive into the kitchen and check out the ovens, ingredients, and processes behind each pie
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    11 positive reviews
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    River North Food Tour

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    Do you consider yourself a foodie? If so, then this food tour through River North is right up your alley. This historically affluent neighborhood is home to such hotspots as Al's Beef, Barcito, Xoco, and the Doughnut Vault, all of which you will get to visit on this tour. These highly acclaimed food-lover spots have been featured on the History Channel, Food & Wine Magazine, and even Top Chef Masters. It's no wonder the best of the best reside here. In between tastings, you'll also learn about the neighborhood's history and architecture. Bring your appetite on this tour, because you're going to need it!
    River North Food Tour

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Enjoy the luxury and opulence of the Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast on this food tour through the historically affluent neighborhood of River North
    • Discover the historic architecture and public spaces that make this one of Chicago's most notable neighborhoods
    • Sample treats at various hot spots including the Doughnut Vault, Lou Malnati's, Xoco, Al's Beef, Barcito, and More Cupcakes
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    6 positive reviews
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