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    Boxing (South Loop)

    The boxing fantasy: walk into the gym, perhaps aimlessly yet inspired, and leave a champion! Learn boxing fundamentals and skills that include punching and defending for a comprehensive and well-developed understanding of the sport. The environment is a safe, clean, and professional one that is dedicated to helping its practitioners achieve their goals and reach their fullest potentials. Explore everything from the basics to the determination necessary when stepping into a three-round fight. Improve your balance and footwork and be marveled by the pride of knowing you gave it your all. Experience, first hand, the multi-faceted nature of boxing from its fierce competition to its subtle, artistic form.
    Boxing (South Loop)

    1331 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Punch, step, and defend your way to a stronger grasp and understanding of the art of boxing
    • Learn a variety of skills that will help you bring your game to new peaks and forms
    • Gain the physical benefits that follow an intense, but rewarding training session
    • All skill levels are welcome
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    Expert Edgewise - Knife Defense

    Few weapons are as practical, readily available, or terrifying as a knife. Whether it's a plastic butter knife of a samurai sword, all knives are terrifying when applied to dangerous settings. Tandang Garimot Martial Arts wants you to stop panicking and learn how to knife fight. You'll discover the principles behind this highly technical fighting art, focusing on how to use and defend yourself using knives. Hopefully, you'll never need to use this knowledge... but you will know how!
    Expert Edgewise - Knife Defense

    520 Madison Ave, Chicago

    • Become familiar with basic principles behind the highly technical art of knife fighting
    • Using knives, learn to attack and defend yourself against dangerous situations
    • No experience necessary
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    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Are you ready to take your self-defense capabilities to the next level? This class will expose you to the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling -- and especially ground fighting! Learn how to defend yourself against a stronger and larger assailant by using leverage and proper techniques to take the fight to the ground. Then, gain the tools to apply various joint-locks and chokeholds as well. Get a great full body workout as you build confidence and discipline. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not solely a martial art; it is also a sport, a method for promoting physical fitness, and a road to building character. Come experience the workout of a lifetime!
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    516 W Campus Dr, Arlington Heights

    • Learn the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and gain insight on how to kick, punch, and take down opponents
    • Build strength, stamina, and balance through grappling and ground combat exercises
    • Experience a challenging, fun, and rewarding full body workout
    • No experience necessary
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    Sanda Chinese Kickboxing

    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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    Martial Arts/Boxing

    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! The instructor for this boxing class is Shannon States, an experienced trainer who has coached and conditioned famous names like Felice Herrig, a female mixed martial arts fighter.
    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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    4 positive reviews
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    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Downtown Loop

    There has always been a part of you that was interested in learning self-defense techniques. Could’ve been a result of a bad night, a bully, or just the mere relief of knowing how to defend yourself. Either way, that part in you still yearns to learn, and it wants to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Here’s your chance to give the natural fighter in you the opportunity to learn the components of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the ability to learn how to grapple, strike, and defend yourself using ground fighting techniques. How about gaining insight on joint-locks and choke-hold submission moves in a fun, safe, and cooperative learning environment? You’re one step away from making a positive change in your life.
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Downtown Loop

    174 N Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Prepare yourself for real-life encounters by learning self-defense techniques
    • Learn fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques like grappling, striking, and ground fighting
    • Gain insight on joint-locks and choke-hold submissions
    • No experience necessary
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    Muay Thai Introductory Class

    Muay Thai’s more than a martial art. It’s the science of mastering eight limbs -- the hands, feet, elbows, and knees. This effective fighting form even helped Thailand survive the Burmese invasion. During this martial arts class, you’ll learn all about the basics of muay thai. These include footwork, punching, elbowing, and kneeing opponents. You will also cover basic pad work and cardio conditioning, to test your arms, legs, and abs. Tailored to improve fighting and self-defense skills, you’ll quickly be on your way to an insanely fit, toned body with the endurance to take on any challenge. Step onto the mat and find your eight limbs.
    Muay Thai Introductory Class

    2440 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Practice muay thai fundamentals that utilize the hands, elbows, knees, and feet
    • Get an intense workout, as you engage in basic pad work and cardio conditioning
    • Improve your overall strength, fitness, and self-defense skills
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    2 positive reviews
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    Pekiti-Tirsia Kali

    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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    Boxing (Oak Lawn)

    The boxing fantasy: walk into the gym, perhaps aimlessly yet inspired, and leave a champion! Learn boxing fundamentals and skills that include punching and defending for a comprehensive and well-developed understanding of the sport. The environment is a safe, clean, and professional one that is dedicated to helping its practitioners achieve their goals and reach their fullest potentials. Explore everything from the basics to the determination necessary when stepping into a three-round fight. Improve your balance and footwork and be marveled by the pride of knowing you gave it your all. Experience, first hand, the multi-faceted nature of boxing from its fierce competition to its subtle, artistic form.
    Boxing (Oak Lawn)

    10137 S Harlem, Oak Lawn

    • Punch, step, and defend your way to a stronger grasp and understanding of the art of boxing
    • Learn a variety of skills that will help you bring your game to new peaks and forms
    • Gain the physical benefits that follow an intense, but rewarding training session
    • All skill levels are welcome
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    Boxing 101

    You got Mayweather’s defensive skills. Manny Pacquiao’s left hook. You’re Muhammad Ali without the chatter, but with all the might. Alright, maybe not. But that won’t stop you from shadow boxing in front of the mirror. How about trying it for real this time? With Body Shot Boxing Club, you’ll learn from the experts about the fundamental techniques, and the right moves to make in the ring. The best part, you’ll be trained using methods from Cross-fit training, cardiovascular workouts, and the boxing basics. You get a workout and a lesson all in one! Put those two together, and you’ve got yourself a great introduction into the world of boxing. Step into the ring!
    Boxing 101

    600 W Cermak Rd, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of boxing, footwork, and self-defense
    • Work out with a trainer focusing on effective methods like cross-fit training and cardio
    • Gain knowledge about the basics of the sport
    • No experience necessary
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    7 positive reviews

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