Karate-belt colors correspond to levels of distinction: black indicates master, white indicates apprentice, and clear indicates vulnerability to dishonest belt salesmen. Learn a spectrum of skills with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for 10 kickboxing or mixed-martial-arts classes plus a complimentary T-shirt (up to a $180 value)
- $45 for 15 kickboxing or mixed-martial-arts classes plus a pair of boxing gloves and a complimentary T-shirt (up to a $309 value)
Kickboxing and mixed-martial-arts classes for men, women, and children aged 4 and older are held on a flexible schedule of weekday afternoons and evenings and weekend mornings and afternoons. Classes allow clients to learn all of Elite Defense Systems' five areas of self-defense: kickboxing, close quarters, ground fighting, weapons defense, and mass attack. Call for the current schedule.
Elite Defense Systems
At his two gyms in Bloomingdale and Rockford, Elite Defense Systems' chief instructor Matt Numrich leads practical, defense-oriented classes focused on jeet kune do, the hybrid martial art and philosophical system developed in 1965 by Bruce Lee. Jeet kune do focuses on efficiency and personal development, guiding students through a mixture of more than two dozen arts.
Though Elite Defense Systems offers one-on-one training, group lessons for men, women, and children are recommended for their sense of community, their varied sparring partners, and their chances for students to combine into a five-piece battle robot. Including Matt, the gyms have a staff of only three instructors and three assistants, allowing for a closer student-teacher relationship.