Martial Arts in Lake Station

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Schererville

$124.50 $19

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

Up to 58% Off Martial Arts Classes

Richton Park

$129 $59

Instructors teach taekwondo, hapkido, and jiu-jitsu during classes geared toward specific age groups, from three-year-olds to adults

Up to 91% Off Shaolin Kempo Karate Classes

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

Shaolin kempo karate classes for all ages blend elements of jujitsu, kung fu, and Shaolin temple boxing into a single self-defense style

Up to 69% Off Hapkido or Tae Kwon Do Classes

Avondale

$240 $79

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Adults or kids don uniforms and join peers in Hapkido or Tae Kwon Do martial arts classes at a school that's served Chicago since 1971

Up to 67% Off MMA, Boxing, and Kickboxing Classes

Cragin

$75 $29.99

Get fit and learn new fighting techniques during MMA, boxing, and kickboxing classes

Up to 78% Off Martial-Arts Classes

The Warrior Institute of Chicago

$179 $39

Classes help children develop basic coordination skills and learn self-confidence, and help adults tone their bodies and learn self-control

Up to 58% Off Personal Training

combat Zone MMA

$125 $60

Personal trainer Junayd incorporates boxing, krav maga, wrestling, and muay thai exercises into these one-on-one workouts

55% Off Services

Belmont Central

$120 $54

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Up to 67% Off Martial Arts Clsses

Multiple Locations

$208 $69

Adult MMA, kids karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and extreme fitness classes offered at studio

Up to 79% Off Kid's and Adult Martial Arts Classes

Avondale

$235 $50

Instructors teach a wide array of martial arts, including MMA, kickboxing, Olympic-style tae kwon do, and Aikido

Up to 75% Off Martial Arts Classes

Lakeview

$75 $19

Instructors guide students of all levels through martial arts classes such as youth aikido, weapons classes and modern martial arts

Up to 75% Off at New Generation Jeet Kune Do

Near North Side

$100 $29

Experienced and certified instructor teaches students jeet kune do, a martial art developed by Bruce Lee; classes focus on combat fighting

Up to 80% Off Adults' Kickboxing or Kids' Martial Arts

Lincoln Park

$197.25 $39

Kids build focus & self-confidence through self-defense and safety awareness training; adults improve fitness levels through kickboxing

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 78% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

West Town

$135 $35

Gracie black-belt instructor and team provide basic instruction in strikes and grappling

Up to 53% Off MMA Conditioning Classes at Mota Martial Arts

Bridgeport

$40 $20

Mixed-martial-arts conditioning classes help students lose weight and improve fitness levels, with classes for both beginners and veterans

49% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Far South Chicago

$95 $48

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off

West Rogers Park

$99 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 62% Off Group Martial-Arts Classes

Near North Side

$170 $65

Group martial-arts classes available in varying belt levels and led by instructors with vast amounts of experience

Up to 70% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Lakeview

$150 $59

Training program builds mental and physical strength through classes in Filipino martial arts, Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, and more

Up to 75% Off Youth Martial-Arts Classes

Goose Island

$99 $29.99

Kids' and youth classes focus on motor skills and fundamentals for Gracie Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts

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Trapped against the ropes? Pinned on the ground? Faced with multiple opponents? It doesn't matter the scenario, the instructors at Academy of Self Defense teach ways to defend yourself in any situation. Some of their classes, such as Thai Boxing or MMA, focus on the skills adults need to succeed in the ring. Others, such as Systema—a martial art form developed by the Russian special forces, train students how to rely on natural instincts to ward off attackers in the real world. Kids' karate classes, meanwhile, not only cover self defense moves, but also character building techniques that carry over into schoolwork and home life. The coaches also lead a fight team, which includes two professional fighters, ten amateur fighters, and one guy who knows where to score really colorful shorts.

3753 W 95th St
Evergreen Park,
IL
US

USA Karate Federation Hall of Fame honoree and four-time Panamerican Karate champion John Fonseca teams up with three-time world karate champion Elisa Au Fonseca and a cadre of talented instructors to lead their charges through martial-arts and fitness classes that strengthen minds and bodies. Though the martial-arts program mainly focuses on shotokan and shito-ryu karate, the sensei also offers aikido, judo, Gracie jujitsu, muay thai kickboxing, and wing tsun classes. Bushy-tailed neophytes start at the beginning, learning the basics of their chosen form, whereas advanced students delve into such mind-focused arenas as chi energy training and personally apologizing to every punching bag they have ever hurt.

Instructors also lead fitness-centered sessions that build muscle and burn calories. Cardio-kick classes merge elements of martial-arts, boxing, and aerobics to form an ever-changing cardiovascular workout infused with heart-pumping kicks and punches. Boot-camps delve athletes even deeper into whole-body fitness by challenging them to nonstop military-style drills for a full 45 minutes, or approximately the time it takes to jump rope through an entire episode of Magnum, P.I..

853 W Belmont Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

A nonprofit educational organization, The Peace School promotes tranquility of mind, body, and spirit through yoga, tae kwon do, and meditation courses that welcome students of all ages. Originally established in 1972 by Grand Master Myungsu Y.S. Kim, the school has been recognized by the United Nations, developed senior and nursing-home programs, and helped establish Peace Day, an annual Chicago celebration of peace and cultural institutions.

At the school, a coalition of experienced instructors—all of whom have trained for at least 10 years—leads students in three levels of yoga, traditional tae kwon do, and other exercises. Group practice, discussion, and lectures divulge the fundamentals of peace breathing meditation, while a hands-on self-defense for women class opens up discussion of attitude, confidence, and safety issues. Massage classes emphasize acupressure technique and deep breathing, while courses in infant massage can help babies sleep better.

3121 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Born in Bulgaria in 1959, fencer Hristo Etropolski soon traded his rattle for a saber, competing twice in the Olympic Games—including a fifth-place finish in 1980—and earning medals in two World Championships. After settling down in 2005, Hristo founded Midwest Fencing Academy, where, as head coach, he draws on almost 40 years of competition and teaching experience to sharpen students’ sparring skills. Of his past protégés, one received a gold medal in the Junior World Cup, and many have secured fencing scholarships at Ivy League universities, where their mighty swords reign undefeated against opponents' puny pens.

Midwest Fencing Academy specializes in the lightest of fencing's three weapons, the saber, whose required speed and quick thinking puts students' hearts and reflexes to the test, building discipline and good sportsmanship. The facility boasts five regulation strips, four of which are wired with electronic scoring, and includes a large viewing space for friends or parents to shout French translations of witty retorts from the sidelines.

6100 N Cicero Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

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.

3508 S Halsted St
Chicago,
IL
US

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.

538 N Western Ave
Chicago,
IL
US