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11th Annual Open House – Keep Active with Martial Arts!

Saturday, September 11th, 2021 
South Elgin Budokan’s 11th Annual Open House! Simple and Informal – Come meet our instructors and staff, tour the facilities and find out what Martial Arts at the Budokan is all about. Participate in our intro classes, receive a 3-month discount coupon, free T-shirt when signing up for regular classes. FREE

Boot Camp Intro Class    9:00 to 9:45
Youth Bujutsu Intro Class    10:00 to 10:45
Tai Chi Intro Class    10:45 to 11:30
Light Lunch    11:30 to 12:00
Boxing Intro Class    12:00 to 12:45
Judo Intro Class    12:45 to 1:30
Adult Bujutsu/Self Defense Intro Class   1:30 to 2:15

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Weapons Classes – Multiple Weapons

6-Weeks Thursday 7:00p

September 9th to October 14th

Weekly sessions will cover training in the Bo Staff and Filipino stick fighting. The workouts and classes will give you a great total body workout and sharpen your focus while strengthening your upper body.

Open to mature youth and adults, classes will be held outdoors, weather permitting.  We do have indoor facilities available if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Cost is $50 per person, with a minimum of 5 participants.  Please contact us to sign up and make advance payment by Tuesday, September 7th.  Or contact us to help with any questions. 847-888-8866.

 

Youth Bujutsu Martial Arts

Ages 7+ Monday and Wednesday 5:00 to 5:50p or Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:20P

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.

 

Tai Chi

Tuesday and Thursday 6:00p

Sunday 9:00a

Tai Chi is an ordered series of simple full-body movements to increase strength, improve balance, reduce pain and decrease stress in an easy-to-follow class for all fitness levels.

Although Tai Chi is slow and gentle and doesn’t leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning. Highly recommended by many recognized medical authorities.  There’s plenty of space for newcomers to join us.  Outdoor training weather permitting.

 

Adult Combat Bujutsu / Self Defense

Wednesday 7:00p

This is an ongoing weekly class. Learn basics of footwork and proper execution of striking from an outside distance to an up-close range, from standing to on the ground. Physical activity progresses to controlled sparring to make the training as realistic as possible while always remaining focused on student safety.  Learn to be aware of your surroundings, use common objects defensively, avoid dangerous situations, etc. Practical self-defense tactics, suitable for mature teens and adults and for all genders, is covered.  And enjoy a good workout too! (ages 16+)

 

Judo

Monday and Friday 6:00p

Judo is a Japanese art which utilizes spectacular throwing techniques, but also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing controlled holds, arm locks, and choking techniques.   All experience levels are welcome, adults and youth – ages 6+.

 

Boxing 

Tuesday and Thursday 5:30p

Saturday 12:00p

The class typically starts with a few minutes of warm up training followed by training on proper and basic striking techniques on heavy bags and working with practice pads. The class make up is adults and kids (mostly teens) and we match up students according to their skill levels.  Because this is a strenuous competitive sport, we focus on cardio and core training in addition to learning the skills and techniques in our classes.

 

Boot Camp 

Saturday 9:00a 

Tuesday and Thursday 8:00a Pending Start Date

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.

 

 

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

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