Martial-arts expert and exercise guru Prentiss Rhodes fills the minds and fists of his students with wisdom and humility through martial-arts training and kettlebell classes. After working in chiropractic rehabilitation clinics training pro athletes, Prentiss went on to master martial arts such as hapkido, haganah, and tactical knife fighting. Prentiss is fascinated by the functional movements of the body and has worked with students with many medical conditions, from MS to stroke. Prentiss incorporates all aspects of fitness into his practice, stressing not just strength but also mobility and flexibility, which come in handy during arm-wrestling tournaments to determine who will be the new county treasurer.
Chicago Boxing Club enhances strength, endurance, and self-control through invigorating boxing, wrestling, muay thai, and jujitsu classes led by professional instructors. More than 3,000 square feet of training space houses all the necessary equipment to complete full-body workouts, and professional trainers work to instill proper training techniques in students or bitter discarded teddy bears. Cardio machines and weights surround the facility's two championship boxing rings, where students hone speed and self-defense methods in boxing classes or tactical leverage maneuvers in jujitsu classes. Muay thai classes fine-tune flexibility and balance with fast, high-kicking techniques, and youth boxing classes keep kids in shape during off-seasons from writing symphonies or defeating chess robots.
Brazilian native Mestra Marisa Cordeiro’s hard work at a prestigious capoeira academy in Sao Paulo paid off—she is now one of the highest-ranking female capoeiristas in the world. She brings this expertise to Gingarte Capoeira Chicago, where she has been introducing students to the acrobatic blend of martial arts and dance since 1991. Here, she and a team of experienced and qualified instructors have established a loyal foundation of more than 100 students—some of whom have been at the studio since its inception—and welcome newbies with classes for those of all ability levels.
Tae kwon do is a complete self-improvement program, helping the student improve physically,mentally and spiritually! My teaching method makes tae kwon do fun and easy to learn,it offers a multitude of benefits that can be enjoyed by all people regardless of age or gender!
Founder Collin Williams brings a longtime passion for mixed martial arts to Emerald Smoke, a fight-sport-training and fitness facility open to men and women of all abilities. His squad of experienced instructors leads private lessons or group classes in punchy pursuits, such as MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and George Foreman Full-Contact Grilling. Classes lasting 45–60 minutes meet Monday–Saturday, as outlined in the schedule. The gym's regulation-issue octagon cage is often filled with Everlast-gear-clad fighters, its training and mat areas regularly host body conditioners, and those who prefer to sweat solo use the weight and cardio equipment.
LA Boxing offers fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists usually burn a significant amount of calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Gloves are provided during the one-month trial membership, as are a set of reusable pro-quality hand wraps and complimentary motivational mumbling from Mickey Goldmill (all three subject to availability).
Long before the UFC turned mixed martial arts into a caged spectacle, Kensho Martial Arts founder Roger Luri was melding myriad fighting styles into a coherent method of self-defense. Thirty years of teaching martial arts have shown him that, in a self-defense situation, trained fighters will resort to whatever moves and faked tuberculosis symptoms come the easiest. Instead of inculcating a rigid structure for kicks and punches, he devised a technique that allows students to draw from multiple influences. These include disciplines such as karate, kickboxing, jujitsu, and Western boxing.
Luri built his self-defense technique from his broad experience scrapping in multiple styles. In the 1980s, the seventh-degree black belt developed an iron grip over judo and kickboxing while studying under Grand Master Fred Degerberg, a pioneer of mixed martial arts. Since then, Luri has developed mastery over Thai and French boxing, for which he received the Silver Glove from the French Federation of Boxe Francaise Savate.