Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, MMA, and Taichi classes at EKF Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

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  • $49 for one month of unlimited adult martial arts classes ($130 value)
  • $89 for two months of unlimited adult martial arts classes ($260 value)
  • $29 for four children's martial arts classes ($75 value)

In adult's classes, instructors cover the striking combinations and takedowns, ground-fighting techniques, and graceful, choreographed movements of martial arts. They then synthesize multiple techniques into MMA training that includes plenty of sparring opportunities. Classes run seven days a week, mostly on weekday evenings and weekend mornings.

Kids' classes, on the other hand, split focus between strength and flexibility training of martial arts and basic kickboxing techniques. Kung fu classes help students ages 5 and up recognize the important of hard work, discipline, and respect for others, while improving over-all body awareness. Basic boxing classes—appropriate for kids ages 8 and up—cover straightforward self-defense techniques and teach students to use sport-specific training equipment. Sessions include the occasional bout of strength training or even obstacle courses to improve agility.

EKF Martial Arts

If you've ever played Mortal Kombat II, you've met Coach Anthony Marquez. You probably just know him as Kung Lao, the Shao Lin monk sporting a razor-edged hat. After lending his likeness and skills to Midway Games for the iconic fighting title, he opened his own gym—EKF Martial Arts—to share his fighting style with real-life students. EKF actually stands for "Extreme Kung Fu," and Coach Tony, as students call him, teaches a lot of martial arts to adults and kids throughout the week. Kung fu's graceful, powerful movements help students improve flexibility, speed, and body control, both in unarmed fighting styles and weapon forms. Any Monday or Wednesday a visit to the gym might find students wielding one-time tools of war, from familiar swords and staffs to the exotic and strange rope darts and chain whips.

Though Kung Fu is Coach Tony's specialty, he loves all forms of fighting. He himself also teaches competitive sanshou, a form of Chinese kickboxing known for its graceful takedowns. Other instructors at the gym—former and current professionals of various disciplines—cover muay thai, boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and, of course, MMA. The gym is home to a handful of MMA fighters who compete at the amateur level, and boast a nearly four-year long uninterrupted winning streak. The varied training regimen, which includes intense conditioning classes affectionately referred to as "The Eliminator," aims to produce well-rounded fighters with the strength, conditioning, and confidence to wear shorts of any length, at any time.

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    Andersonville

    5951 N Clark St.

    Chicago, Illinois 60626

    773-719-6488

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Learn Kung Fu from Mortal Kombat's real-life Kung Lao, Anthony Marquez, or blend martial arts styles in MMA classes

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Valid for customers who have not visited in 6 months or more. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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