Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in mixed-martial-arts training. Hone self-defense skills with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a five-class adult or youth punch card (a $90 value) at Pow! Mixed Martial Arts, located in the West Loop.
Pow! Mixed Martial Arts provides aspiring pugilists and drop-kick virtuosos with a variety of mixed-martial-arts and combat sports classes, all within the confines of a 7,000-square-foot facility. Develop punching power, footwork skills, and devastating tickling moves with a dynamic boxing class, available in 12 styles ranging from the beginner-friendly Boxing 101 to the gold-medal-worthy Olympic boxing. Or build abdominal strength and a solid body foundation with black-belt jiu-jitsu instructor Dino Costeas, whose jiu-jitsu and mixed-martial-arts classes teach students how to subdue opponents by using grappling, ground fighting, and self-defense moves. Muay thai and kickboxing sessions impart upright combat moves with a blend of punches, kicks, elbows, and delicious noodle recipes and use the fist-wisdom of krav maga to fend off aggressive, cookie-pushing girl scouts. The same methods and techniques are used in the youth boxing and muay thai classes, where lively little ones stay healthy and gain confidence and self-discipline.
Owner Katalin Rodriguez Ogren is an experienced trainer and has trained in the techniques of martial arts for more than 30 years. Pow! Mixed Martial Arts caters to anyone trying to learn self-defense skills, stay in shape, or gain the endurance required to run the length of the equator. Classes are offered more than 40 times a week and take place at a variety of times, making them easy to squeeze into any schedule.
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POW! Gym Chicago
With 30 years under her black belt experience under her black belt Sifu Katalin Rodriguez Ogren,opened POW! Gym Chicago more than 15 years ago. Featured in dozens of new stories, magazines, and TV segments, Katalin guides her impressive staff of highly training instructors who teach between 40 and 50 weekly classes. Over 7500 square feet provide ample space for heart-jumping sessions, including krav maga, kickboxing, self-defense, boxing, muay thai, judo, strength and conditioning, speed training and yoga. POW! also boosts a host of amenities, including locker rooms, showers, a 100-feet track and member’s lounge.
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