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Kids Nite at the Boooooooodokan!

Saturday, October 28th

5:00pm to 9:00pm

 

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Kids! Take a break from mom and dad and join us in your favorite costume for a howling fun night at the Budokan. Challenging group activities are planned so your evening is filled with a variety of cool martial arts, games, crafts, costume contest, pizza and a movie!! Costumes not required but encouraged.

Sign up by 10/25. Signed parental permission form is required.  Ages 6+

$25 per child – $15 for additional family members or invited non-member friend.

Sorry, no late or at the door registrations.

 

 

Newer Programs

Wing Chun (ages 12+)

Monday & Thursday

6:00 – 7:00p

Wing Chun is a Chinese Martial Art created by a woman to allow for smaller and weaker martial artists to overcome larger and stronger opponents utilizing rapid strikes and kicks in close range combat. Wing Chun has spread throughout the world thanks to Grandmaster Ip Man and then by legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, of which Wing Chun was his first primary martial art. 

Students of Wing Chun will learn economy of motion and combative exercises such as Chi Sao or “sticking hands” with an ongoing advanced system of attack and defense, often occurring simultaneously.  Wing Chun does not do many forms as there are three empty hand forms, two weapon forms and one wooden dummy form.  Wing Chun is efficient, direct and very fast, making it effective for self-defense.

 

 

Isshin Ryu Karate (ages 16+)

Tuesday

7:00-8:00p

Apart from equipping a student in self-defense techniques, Isshin Ryu teaches the practitioner the art of achieving harmony and co-ordination. Eventually, the student’s fluidity of movements, stamina and dexterity will improve. The art form also sharpens mental faculties, boosts confidence and makes a student a balanced individual. Isshin Ryu comprises many close-in techniques which help in street fighting situations.  The Japanese phrase “Isshin Ryu” translates into “one heart way”.

 

 

BJJ is Back!

Alternating – Monday or Wednesday

8:30-10p

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is back at the Budokan! Classes are held alternating Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30-10:00p  For additional information contact us at 847-888-8866.

September & October BJJ Schedule….

  • Monday 9/4 (Holiday – make-up class Thursday, 9/7)
  • Wednesday 9/13
  • Monday 9/18
  • Wednesday 9/27
  • Monday 10/2
  • Wednesday 10/11
  • Monday 10/16
  • Wednesday 10/25
  • Monday 10/20

Drop-in mat fees apply.

 

Featured Programs

Boot Camp 

Saturday 9a to 10a

Tuesday and Thursday 8a to 9a

Thursday 7p to 8p

Get a great workout morning or evening!  Training sessions focus on upper, lower and core exercises.  Steppers, kettle bells, resistance bands, weights, and other workout tools are used.  Start at your level of comfort and build your strength as you meet your goals. Bring water and indoor shoes – street shoes are not allowed on the mats.

Drop-in fees apply.  Outdoor training weather permitting.

 

Muay Thai Fitness Kickboxing

Wednesdays & Fridays 6p – 7p 

Various forms of kickboxing have long been practiced throughout Southeast Asia. Muay Thai (the national sport of Thailand) is one of the most popular combat sports in the world. While training Muay Thai, you will learn kicks, powerful knee and elbow strikes, as well as punching combinations. Putting these strikes together, you will develop power, timing, and speed while learning proper defense and strategy. All of our classes emphasize developing proper technique and conditioning.

 

Open Positions on a Champion Judo Team – Youth and Adults

  • Youth (ages 6+) Monday and Friday 6:00-7:00p
  • Adults (16+) Monday and Friday 6:00-8:00p
  • Additional practice on Wednesdays 2 weeks prior to a scheduled tournament

(Judo – meaning ‘gentle way’) A fast paced and well developed traditional martial arts class open to the beginner and seasoned judokas.  Be a part of a champion team. Try a class for FREE!

 

We invite everyone to experience the benefits of Martial Arts – the 1st regular lesson is on us!

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