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5951 N Clark St., Chicago

Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, MMA, and Taichi Classes at EKF Martial Arts (Up to 62% Off)

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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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Fabiola
3 ratings1 reviews
November 4, 2016
Great classes! The instructor is amazing and works individually with new people to help them get up to speed which really helps!
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Ashley
8 ratings2 reviews1 photos
August 15, 2016
EKF is fantastic! Coach Tony and the rest of the intructors are great and helped me learn many different styles of martial arts. The community of the gym is also wonderful!
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Del-Marsheatop reviewer
22 ratings10 reviews
June 14, 2016
Just had my first class at EKF. I have no experience, so the basic class was perfect for me. Everyone was amazing, and there was someone there to help me with the moves, and provide modifications when needed. I am definitely glad I bought this Groupon!!
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Stephanie
1 ratings1 reviews
February 20, 2016
Excellent place to learn martial arts. They have a variety of classes, so it's good to try them all or stick with the one you want to focus on. Coach Tony is super helpful and nice.
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Bilijanatop reviewer
34 ratings7 reviews
January 27, 2016
Good workout
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Matt
1 ratings1 reviews
June 25, 2015
Very nice staff. Helpful to beginners. Definitely an intense workout. Can't wait to keep it up!
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Marc
4 ratings1 reviews
January 30, 2015
Very friendly and helpful staff
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David
1 ratings1 reviews
November 23, 2014
It's a great gym to workout at, learn MMA, and very welcoming atmosphere from beginners to advanced skilled individuals.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $29 for two-weeks of unlimited adult martial arts classes ($65 value)
  • $49 for one-month of unlimited adult martial arts classes ($130 value)

In adult 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.

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.