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    Expert Capoeira - TEST

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    What do you get when you cross dance, fighting, and stunning acrobatics? Sounds oddly like West Side Story. Not exactly. Originating as a means to disguise martial arts training in a fight for freedom, Capoeira is Brazil's fast and graceful Afro-Brazilian martial arts form. In this class, you'll increase agility, balance, coordination, flexibility, muscle strength, posture, and overall cardiovascular health, as you practice the fundamental movements of Capoeira, including how to dodge and attack. This energetic and culturally-rich workout is energized by lively music so that you will hardly even notice just how intensively you are exercising. Can you ask for anything more from a workout?
    Expert Capoeira - TEST

    520 Madison Ave, Chicago

    • Incorporate music, self-defense, and dance into your workout regimen
    • Engage the mind and body in this active form of art
    • Increase your balance, body awareness, and strength through learning the basic moves of Capoeira, such as ginga, esquiva
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Lincoln Square

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    Thanks to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there's no longer such a thing as an "underdog" in a fight. Now, everyone is on an equal playing field. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, effective in both sport and self-defense, will teach you how to convert core power into control and how to submit a larger opponent. It is because of these self-defense techniques that larger fighters no longer have the upper hand. Learn the tools to defend yourself and stay inspired in this beginners class.
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Lincoln Square

    4717 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, effective in both sport and self-defense
    • Prepare yourself for real-life encounters by learning self-defense techniques
    • Gain the tools to submit a much larger opponent
    • No experience necessary
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    2 positive reviews
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    Thai Boxing - Lincoln Square

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    Wear down an attacker or opponent with Thai boxing, also known as the art of eight limbs. If you want to learn how to defend yourself, or are looking for a more effective and exhilarating cardio workout, this just may be the class for you. The art of eight limbs is an ancient martial art deeply rooted in the tradition and history of Southeast Asia. Learn powerful striking combinations, including knee and elbow throws, and practice the techniques that'll keep you protected, completely in shape, confident, and ready for any kind of threatening situation. Learn the moves you see your favorite MMA and UFC fighters use during their pay-per view fights!
    Thai Boxing - Lincoln Square

    4717 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of Thai boxing, the art of eight limbs
    • Develop various punching, elbow, knee and kicking techniques
    • Gain knock-out power through Thai boxing's powerful kicks
    • Experience a great cardio workout in a safe and fun environment
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    2 positive reviews
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    Kickboxing / Muay Thai

    What's your go to move for defending yourself? Is it somewhere between a slap to the face and a kick to the shin? If so, it's probably time to learn a few new moves. At Gracie Barra, you'll be learning self-defense from experts. During this class you'll focus on developing your striking combinations of punches, kicks, elbow, knees and shins. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you'll learn to use kickboxing and Muay Thai to beat your opponent in the ring and defend yourself against potential threats. This class isn't for the meek, so get ready to work challenge yourself mentally and physically! No more face-slapping or shin-kicking for you!
    Kickboxing / Muay Thai

    152 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove

    • Learn classical kickboxing and Muay Thai skills and training techniques
    • Enjoy a high-intensity workout that will improve your conditioning, explosiveness, agility, and flexibility
    • Build your strength and stamina
    • Focus on combos of punches, kicks, knees, and elbows
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    Beginners Krav Maga

    KM Civilian Force hosts a core Krav Maga self-defense program for civilians, modeled after military and law enforcement force programs that blends fitness, as well as training in combatives, self-defense techniques, and ground fighting. Civilian Force was designed to better prepare the average citizen, like yourself, to defend and escape violent and dangerous encounters, while increasing your sense of awareness and ability to recognize potentially dangerous situations before they happen. At Civilian Force, you will have the opportunity to put your self-defense training to the test while being put through a variety of stress, conditioning, and exhaustion drills that will simulate realistic violent encounters and attacks, involving single and multiple attackers. Your goal is to develop the endurance, self-confidence, and mindset necessary to survive an attack by whatever means necessary.
    Beginners Krav Maga

    1043 W Madison St, Chicago

    • Learn how to defend yourself and escape violent, dangerous encounters, while maintaining a keen sense of awareness
    • Develop endurance, intensity, and explosiveness, while creating muscle-memory and incorporating the self-confidence needed to survive an attack
    • Improve your overall strength and flexibility in this high-intensity class
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    Capoeira - Trial Class

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    One of the many incentives of learning Brazilian Capoeira is that you learn the fundamentals of a legendary Afro-Brazilian dance, while gaining the techniques needed to defend yourself. This style, which has become very popular over the last two decades, puts your body to the test and improves your strength and coordination. When it comes to techniques, you will be professionally taught ginga, esquiava, and meia-lua de compasso. Learn defensive moves that blend dance, acrobatics, and martial arts. After being trained, your footwork and coordination will improve, as you get accustomed to sweeps, kicks, and helpful moves to protect yourself from unsuspected threats of danger.
    Capoeira - Trial Class

    1543 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago

    • Learn the basics of Brazilian Capoeira, such as ginga, meia-lua de compasso, and esquiava
    • Enhance your strength and conditioning through this fast-paced workout
    • Explore new ways to give your entire body a workout
    • Enjoy the mixing of dance and defense
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    8 positive reviews

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