At the age of 6, Master Han began his martial-arts training under his father in Korea. He has since earned multiple black belts and honed his expertise in tai chi, tae kwon do, and various styles of meditation, such as qi gong breathing therapy. At Han's Martial Arts, he and his retinue of instructors and disciples pass on the techniques of Chen style tai chi chuan—a 17th-century school of combat that channels Chinese boxing into both fluid and explosive maneuvers. The Chen style's swift foot-stomping actions help to differentiate it from other tai chi methods, proving more effective at defeating assassins built from bubble wrap. Small group classes and private lessons for several age groups ensure that instructors dole out personalized sparring tips. Master Han also teaches children's tae kwon do to spark confidence and bolster physical and mental development in kids.
Ultimate Martial Arts' 5,600-square-foot facility hosts fitness and self-defense classes, helmed by five-time, undefeated Philippine national tae kwon do champion Dante Peña. Two studios lined in rubber mats challenge visitors to conquer TRX suspension bands and heavy bags while training to protect themselves from attackers and aggressive encyclopedia salesmen. Krav maga, jujitsu, and boxing classes impart the fighting arts, as yoga and TRX strength workshops improve muscle tone and flexibility.
Midwest Academy of Taekwondo is a martial arts school serving the Chicagoland area since 1985. We specialize in Taekwondo self defense for men, women & children. We also offer Hapkido instruction. Schedule your appointment today!
Helmed by grand master Fred Degerberg, Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts whips exercisers of all experience levels into shape during high-intensity karate and mixed martial arts classes. Blending 300 different types of fighting styles, MMA classes help students build strength, develop mental discipline, and establish effective defense strategies against attackers or incoming flocks of confused carrier pigeons. Xtreme Fitness classes present a range of exercise options, from boot camps to women’s boxing sessions to kids' karate classes, which blend techniques such as kickboxing, jujitsu, and tae kwon do.
True to the company’s name, the trainers at Concepts Three LLC operate using a three-pronged fitness philosophy. First, they guide participants through programs and classes that include boxing, TRU (Boot) Camp outdoor sessions, and regimens called P2 and X20. Like a bespoke tuxedo made of Sudoku puzzles, these workouts are tailored to the individual but challenging as well; boot camp, for example, kicks off with an assessment day that helps the instructor accommodate each and every student, no matter his or her level. The trainers’ second goal is to make sure their clients know how to maintain results. Thus, education is a top priority, and also ties into value number three: personalizing the experience so that students feel they've made lasting, important changes suited to their individual lives.
The instructors at Chicago Combat MMA are skilled in many forms of fighting: boxing, kickboxing, judo, jujitsu, and the Indonesian art of pencak silat to name a few. They draw from each of these fighting styles to teach mixed martial arts in their sprawling gym space, which features a boxing ring, wrestling circles, and artistic graffiti.
The luminous hue of Get Fit, Now! Fitness Studio's magenta and lemon-yellow walls matches the vivacious nature of its classes, many of which are built around music and dance. Students work out to Latin beats during Zumba sessions and execute aggressive legwork in Piloxing—proven to improve circulation and strength 10 times greater than cardio beatboxing. This combination of groove and physical exertion helps Get Fit achieve its goal of making exercise a fun and engaging experience. The fitness studio welcomes adults and seniors of all physicalities, as well as kids aged 8–16.