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    Beginner Krav Maga

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    Krav Maga, (contact combat in Hebrew), is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, and has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians in the United States and all over the world. Krav Maga is a simple, effective self-defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. These natural movements are learned quickly and easily remembered. Krav Maga's rapid responses, awareness training and tactical techniques work for people of all types and sizes. Using realistic training scenarios, you'll practice aggressive self defense responses in a safe environment. You will learn to deal with almost any violent or threatening situation through the use of hand-to-hand combatives, improvised weapons, and simply knowing when to escape danger by running away. Don't let self defense be an afterthought, start your training now. Krav Maga, it's a matter of LIFE.
    Beginner Krav Maga

    5201 N. Oketo Avenue, Chicago

    • Learn Krav Maga's fighting stances and movements, punches, kicks, elbows, and knees
    • Train to fight off against punches, chokes, and headlocks
    • Gain the tools of the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces
    • No experience necessary
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    Pekiti-Tirsia Kali

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    Blades swing through the air. It clips your shirt. Damn, you just bought that t-shirt. But there's no time. You need to fight in the style of a Filipino warrior. Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is an indigenous art featuring close-quarter combat tactics and an in-fighting system based primarily on the use of edge weapons. Watch out for the dagger! Learn how to defend against knives, sticks, or firearms. Without a doubt, PTK's no-nonsense approach will have you in shape and ready to fight. You'll acquire the skills and training to use edged and impact weapons. Take a swing at this exciting class!
    Pekiti-Tirsia Kali

    1803 W Byron St, Chicago

    • Explore the highly combative nature of Filipino Pekiti Tirsia Kali
    • Learn a close-quarter, in-fighting system based primarily on the use of edge weapons
    • Acquire skills for combat with other weapons, such as knives, sticks, and spears
    • No experience necessary
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    2 positive reviews
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    Hapkido

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    Hapkido is the most eclectic of all the Korean martial arts, and with over 3000 techniques, it is the original "mixed martial art." It utilizes dynamic kicking and percussive hand strikes at longer ranges, and pressure point strikes, joint locks, and throws at closer fighting distances. You'll learn all of these techniques in this class, while also utilizing non-resisting movements to control your opponent. This rigorous workout will burn calories and get your body into excellent shape all at once. These self-defense skills will be extremely valuable should you ever need them. See, for yourself, what makes Hapkido one of the most unique and effective martial arts in practice today.
    Hapkido

    1000 Grove St,, Evanston

    • Learn the basics of the Korean martial art known as Hapkido
    • Practice Hapkido fundamentals, including strikes, blocks, holds, throws, and weapons
    • Embrace the mindset of this defensive martial art, one that emphasizes the integration of body, mind and spirit
    • No experience necessary
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    Sanda Chinese Kickboxing

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    If someone starts beating you up, you need to be prepared to defend yourself! That's when sanda, or sanshou, will come in handy. Sanda, or Chinese kickboxing, is the simple concept of two people fighting against each other without weapons. Using four attacking methods -- kicking, hitting, wrestling, and controlling -- you'll train your body into an efficient, combat-prepared fighting machine. You'll quicken your defensive and offensive reflexes and improve your strength, endurance, flexibility, and sensibility. You'll also learn to fight respectfully -- attacking the back of the head, neck, and crotch of your opponent is prohibited. Come see what Sanda's all about, and give yourself a fighting chance!
    Sanda Chinese Kickboxing

    2724 N Harlem Ave, Elmwood Park

    • Learn the fundamentals of sanda (or Chinese kickboxing), a weaponless martial art
    • Train your body to use four attacking methods: kicking, hitting, wrestling, and controlling
    • Cultivate your mental concentration as you learn the philosophy behind the fighting style
    • Leave with a better sense of the value of self-defense
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    2 positive reviews
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    Krav Maga - All Levels

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    Krav Maga, (contact combat in Hebrew), is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, and has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies and thousands of civilians in the United States and all over the world. Krav Maga is a simple, effective self-defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques and realistic training scenarios. These natural movements are learned quickly and easily remembered. Krav Maga's rapid responses, awareness training and tactical techniques work for people of all types and sizes. Using realistic training scenarios, you'll practice aggressive self defense responses in a safe environment. You will learn to deal with almost any violent or threatening situation through the use of hand-to-hand combatives, improvised weapons, and simply knowing when to escape danger by running away. Don't let self defense be an afterthought, start your training now. Krav Maga, it's a matter of LIFE.
    Krav Maga - All Levels

    5201 N. Oketo Avenue, Chicago

    • Learn Krav Maga's fighting stance and movement, punches, kicks, elbows, and knees
    • Train to fight off against punches, chokes, and headlocks
    • Gain the tools of the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces
    • All levels welcome
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    5 positive reviews
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    Aikido

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    The intriguing part about Aikido is that its philosophy is to avoid harming others whenever possible. Its practice focuses on decisive techniques including throws, immobilizations, strikes, and joint locks, all practiced within a context in which weapons (such as knives, swords, and staffs) are assumed to be present. You'll learn in this introductory class the powerful and effective movements of Aikido by learning to redirect your attacker's force and momentum until a situation is stabilized. With its emphasis on conflict resolution and preventing harm, Aikido is more than a physical lesson -- it's a spiritual and life lesson as well.
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    Aikido

    3717 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the basic foundation of Aikido
    • Practice decisive techniques like throws, joint locks, strikes, and immobilizations
    • Gain insight on defensive moves against weapons
    • No experience necessary
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    4 positive reviews
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    Filipino-Indonesian Martial Arts

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    You've seen the movies. You've seen the fighting drills using sticks, knives, staffs, and even one's own body as a weapon. Getting the chance to know these moves and tricks will help you feel as prepared as possible to defend yourself at all times. A combination of Muay-Thai, Kuntao, the Inayan System, Inosanto Method of fma-ima, Kali, Eskrima, Arnis, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali, Villabrille-Tobosa Kali System, Jalur Putih Silat, and Pusaka Dwipantara Silat, this class will teach you the ins and outs of Martial Arts. Stick training? Check. Self-defense drills? Check. Grappling, submissions, and sparring? Checkmate! Here's your chance to learn from the pros and learn the various fighting techniques that'll make you more poised and confident in your self-defense capabilities.
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    Filipino-Indonesian Martial Arts

    1742 E. 55th St, Chicago

    • Learn how to defend yourself in any environment, utilizing sticks, knives, staffs, and your body
    • Practice grappling, submissions, and sparring
    • Become more confident and poised by increasing your self-defense capabilities
    • No experience necessary
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    2 positive reviews
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    Muay Thai - Adults

    Put your mental and physical endurance to the challenge with Muay Thai! This adult introductory martial arts class will teach you the striking and clinching techniques that make Muay Thai unique. Every part of your body will become its own weapon as you learn to employ them in combat. Your physical preparation will make you an effective fighter, regardless of whether you're gearing up for competition or just want to learn this discipline. Come enjoy learning Muay Thai and its various influences in this effective and efficient class!
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    Muay Thai - Adults

    783 Industrial Dr, Elmhurst

    • Train yourself in the martial arts discipline of Muay Thai and develop self-defense capabilities
    • Gain a new perspective on combat as you learn to use many parts of your body as weapons
    • See the uses of learning this martial art in various aspects of your life
    • Learn physical and mental concentration, endurance, and dedication
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    Forteza Combatives

    What would you do if someone openly attacked you with their bare hands? Now, what if they had a knife? Now, what if an angry Irishman came sprinting towards you with fists raised? Whatever you need to defend yourself against, Forteza Combatives teaches you how to react and go on the offense. Using a well-rounded approach to ground fighting by combining boxing, kicking, clinch fighting, ground fighting, edged weapons survival, and fitness training, you'll practice the self-defense techniques to prevent and defend against any attack. Get ready to become self-defense savvy!
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    Forteza Combatives

    4437 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago

    • Blend a variety of proven fighting arts designed to meet the needs of any martial arts enthusiast
    • Combine fighting tactics from kicking, clinch fighting, ground fighting, weapons survival, and fitness training
    • Practice an assortment of martial arts training to defend against and attack an opponent
    • Improve your strength, endurance, and mental discipline
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    Krav Maga

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    What part of Israeli Defense Force self-defense training doesn't sound bad a**? Krav Maga is exactly that and can be used to kick your fitness training up another notch. At Connelly's Academy, learn proper stances and techniques, including how to recognize weak points on your opponent's body. You'll also build strength, speed, flexibility and balance in this intense workout. These street-style self-defense skills will come in handy should you ever be faced with multiple attackers or real-world weapons. By the end of this class, you'll feel like Neo in the Matrix, ready to fight hundreds of Agent Smiths all at once.
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    Krav Maga

    1000 Grove St,, Evanston

    • Learn fundamental Krav Maga moves and techniques, just like they are taught in Israel
    • Improve endurance, strength, speed, flexibility, and posture
    • Learn hand-to-hand combat and counter techniques against chokes, bear hugs, and take-downs
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews

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