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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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    10 positive reviews
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    Zen Meditation

    If you’ve ever felt like you lacked the ability to relax or stay calm, or that remaining poised seemed more difficult than you’d like to admit, then Zen meditation and internal cultivation is worth experiencing. Gain insight into Buddhist practices and Zen training, and introduce yourself to meditation, breathing techniques, movement, and visualization. Let your life become the dojo: the place of enlightenment. Experience internal cultivation practices centered on the body and mind’s subtle energetic system, emphasizing the cultivation of ki (life-force or universal energy). Learning about Zen can make all aspects of life more fulfilling. Enlighten yourself, here.
    Zen Meditation

    3717 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of this Buddhist meditation practice
    • Embrace Zen training, meditation, breathing, movement, internal cultivation, and visualization
    • Let your life become a place of enlightenment
    • No experience necessary
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    10 positive reviews
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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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    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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    Eskrima - Kali - Arnis

    When being taught to train using Eskrima fundamentals, right off the bat, you learn how to use and defend against weapons. Eskrima, the weapons based martial art of the Philippines - not to mention, its national sport - is a combat-effective self-defense martial art that will teach you the fundamentals of striking, wrestling and ground fighting. This type of martial art is one that will keep you safe regardless of the scenario. It’s one of the few Martial Arts that immediately trains you about the art of defending against weapons, and gives you the tools to defend yourself in practical and real-life situations.
    Eskrima - Kali - Arnis

    4330 Oakton St, Skokie

    • Learn the combat-effective weapons-based martial art of the Philippines
    • Train with weapons and prepare for various attacks
    • Learn fundamentals of striking, wrestling, and ground fighting
    • Gain knowledge on practical defenses
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    Boxing (Orland Park)

    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 (Orland Park)

    9050 W 159th St, Orland Park

    • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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