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NEW!

Combative Bujtusu

Wednesday  7:00-8:00p

The goals of this program are to focus on surviving an initial empty hand attack and countering that attack.

Learn basics of footwork and proper execution of striking from an outside distance to an up-close range, from standing and on the ground. Physical activity progresses to controlled sparring to make the training as realistic as possible while always remaining focused on student safety.  Ages 16 to adult.

 

Upcoming events

Tai Chi Workshops 

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

1:30 – 3:30p

$35 per seminar

Guest Instructor Sifu Ken Ning will be offering Tai Chi Workshops at the Budokan

Topics Include:

Efficient Body Movements & Footwork
Tai Chi Applications in Self-Defense
Push Hands Exercises
Experiencing Qigong
Contact us at 847-888-8866 or email southelginbudokan@att.net to register or for further information

 

Popular Programs

Isshin Ryu Karate (ages 16+)

Tuesday 7:00p

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”.

 

Hapkido (ages 12+)

Wednesday 6:00p and Friday 7:00p

Hapkido is a comprehensive self-defense system involving joint locks, pressure points, throws, kicks, strikes, and a few weapons to form a non-aggressive martial art that stresses self-development. In Hapkido you learn how to protect yourself in the full range of self-defense situations — from an unwelcome touch to an immediate threat to your life. This range of control allows you to protect yourself fully without needing to hurt the opponent more than is necessary for the situation.

 

Wing Chun (ages 12+)

Monday & Thursday  6:00p

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.

Featured Programs

Youth Bujutsu Martial Arts

Ages 7+ Monday and Wednesday 5:00 to 5:50p or Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:10P

Ages 4-5-6 Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:10p

Ages 8+ Saturday 10:30-12:00p

Our Bujutsu (‘Martial Way’ in Japanese) program is the product of multiple martial art styles and experiences. It is a dynamic style that integrates traditional and contemporary aspects of major disciplines. The program is continually reviewed to ensure we offer a well-balanced and effective training system for every student. You will learn Martial Arts and Self-Defense techniques from the traditional martial arts such as Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, Hapkido, Wing Chun and Jui Jitsu along with acquiring skills from Boxing, Kick Boxing, Wrestling and more.

Bujutsu is a fun and exciting way to improve your core strength, increase endurance and stamina, and learn how to defend yourself better on your feet or on the ground. Students learn respect and responsibility as they learn and improve their skills and techniques.

 

Boot Camp 

Saturday 9:00a 

Tuesday and Thursday 8:00a 

Thursday 7:00p

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 Kickboxing

Wednesdays & Fridays 6:00p

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 5+) beginners – Monday and Friday 6:00-7:00p
  • Adults (16+) and advanced students 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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