Self-Defense Seminar

Saturday, August 5th 12:30-3:30p

It’s always fun learning with a friend!

This training will enlighten you on ways to lessen your chance of becoming a victim. Awareness is a key factor in avoidance of violence.
-Realistic, street defense techniques
-Safe “hands-on” training
-Fun, non-competitive environment
-All fitness levels
-Special interest to
• College-bound students
• Esteemed seniors
• Tweens & teens becoming more independent
Taught by a 30-year police veteran/personal trainer & a physical therapist
Price: $30
Comfortable attire suggested


August Special!!

2 FREE classes through the month of August
Judo – Every Monday 6:00p – youth 8+ to adult
Adult Self-Defense – Every Wednesday 7:00p – ages 16+
Contact us at 847-888-8866 for additional information


July Special!!

Try Hapkido for FREE during the month of July

Wednesday Sessions 6:00-7:00p

Hapkido is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling, and throwing techniques similar to those of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. Students seek to gain advantage over their opponents through footwork and body positioning to incorporate the use of leverage, avoiding the use of physical strength against physical strength. Ages 16+



Newer Programs

Wing Chun (ages 12+)

Beginning in July, classes will meet Monday & Thursday 6:00 – 7:00pm

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.


BJJ is Back!

Alternating – Monday or Wednesday


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.

July and August BJJ Schedule….
Wednesday 7/5
Monday 7/10
Wednesday 7/19
Monday 7/24
Wednesday 8/2
Monday 8/7
Wednesday 8/16
Monday 8/21
Wednesday 8/30
Monday 9/4 (Holiday – no class)

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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