Upcoming Events ~
Two Handed Weapons Fighting – ‘Dos Manos’ Class
Fridays, October 4th – November 8th, 5:00p
Topics Covered Include:
- Sword (2-handed)
- Stick (2-handed)
- Angles of attack
- Defense (blocking)
- Counter attacks
- Practice Drills
$35 for 6-weeks (Youth and Adults) Minimum 4 students
7th Annual Thanksgiving Boot Camp
Thursday, November 28th, 9:00 – 10:00a
Budokan’s 7th annual Thanksgiving Morning Boot Camp – FREE! Get ready for the day’s festivities with a quick morning workout with Mark Henry / PSN Fitness. Class is free, but please bring a non-perishable item or two to be donated to the local food pantry. Thanksgiving blessings to all! Do it for the dessert!
This event has good attendance so please contact us in advance to reserve your spot so we can count you in! 847-888-8866. What to bring? Light workout clothes, (you will sweat), a bottle of water, indoor only shoes (sorry street shoes are not allowed on the mats), and a smile for the day!
Tai Chi Workshop
Sunday, December 15th, 1:30 – 3:30p
Sifu Ken Ning returns to the Budokan with a Sunday Tai Chi Workshop.
-Efficient Body Movements & Footwork
-Push Hands Exercises
-Tai Chi Applications in Self-Defense
-Tai Chi meditation
$50; early pre-payment $35 per person by 12/12, min 5 participants
Weapons Training – Staff
Students will learn basic to advanced fighting techniques of the staff. The staff is used to block, thrust, and strike an opponent and is effective against most other forms of martial arts weapons. Staffs are available for use in class. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. Ages 10+
Isshin Ryu Karate (ages 16+)
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.
This is a great adult class for those returning to martial arts or those who are just beginning their martial arts journey. Based on our core Bujutsu program, training is focused on self-defense maneuvers using techniques from a strong martial arts base. The goals of this self-defense 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. In addition to learning these skills, you will get a good sense of accomplishment as you workout each class. For students 16+.
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.
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00a
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.
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!