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Sifu Elliott's approach to teaching martial arts has been excellent. He works with the students closely, rather than simply coaching a large group. His lessons are practical, and techniques are readily applicable to real-life scenarios.
I experienced Judo instruction in high school for about 6 months. Then in college for over 1 year I studied Japanese Karate and many years later, 2 years of Shotokan Karate. At age 68, after experiencing various physical issues, I wanted to try an age appropriate martial arts to keep my reflexes beyond par and learn new skills. Unfortunately, some of the teachers I observed before choosing Peter Honigmann, forgot the need to tone things down for seniors, especially those with physical issues. Then I met Peter, whose style of teaching an amalgam of the best of the various styles, fit perfectly into my needs. He teaches situational personal defense so a student of any age and any ability can know what to if they encounter various dangerous situations, potential and actual. My fellow students and I enjoy the 1 hour class and look forward to it. It also says something when prior students renew.
Coach Slavica is great! I had never taken lessons or done any type of self defense instruction before. A friend of mine and student of hers referred me to her for lessons in Krav Maga. I was skeptical about whether it was for me, but seeing the passion with which she teaches and talks about Krav got me really fired up. She doesn't just teach me what to do, but she explains from a fundamental level why I'm doing it so I have a full understanding of what Im trying to accomplish with my techniques. She has also been flexible in scheduling which is a big plus because I have a crazy schedule. Highly recommend!
Began piano lessons with Clara as a mature adult. She is extremely patient and highly skilled at breaking things down to smaller, more achievable goals. Enjoyed each lesson and opportunities to play with others.
I took boxing lessons with Andy and had a fantastic experience. My original reason for the lessons was to get a more intense workout. I certainly got the workout I was looking for (Andy asked a lot of questions to understand what I wanted to get out of the experience and tailored his approach to make sure I stayed challenged), and I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had at the same time. Moreover, even though I originally planned to use the lessons as a workout, I find myself moving through the city and navigating my physical interactions with people, in general, differently now. I gained a confidence in and awareness of my own body and abilities that I didn't even know I was lacking. Can only say good things about working with Andy and about what I gained from the experience!
Larry and all of his staff are beyond wonderful! With his coaching and guidance I was able to achieve a life long dream of becoming a boxer, and not only a boxer but a Golden Gloves champion and Wisconsin State Champ. I could not have achieved this without his experience and know how. I am forever grateful for his knowledge in conditioning and strategy. The classes are fun and challenging and you will find all that you are capable of. There is not a better gym in the area if you want to get fit.
Our 5 year old son has been taking Jiu Jitsu at Thresold Martial Arts for 5 months and is loving it! We first heard about Threshold when we saw a demonstration they did at Park Ridge Libray last summer. Now I am now reviewing my own positive experience. My husband is a police officer and urged me to sign up for a women's self defense class being offered at Threshold. I was hesitant because I work and have two young kids, but I thought it would be a good experience and it has far surpassed my expectations. The instructor is a Jiu Jitsu black belt and the owner of the gym who really cares about teaching and keeping people safe. I could go on and on, but bottom line is this is a really family friendly place - so much more than we expected. Even with my limited free time, I am making it a priority to continue my training. Thanks!!
He is an excellent instructor and wonderful person. He is a true Guro and he teaches well. He has martial arts wisdom and is a great martial artist. I have taken lessons with many teachers and he is, by far, the bestttttttt! I would not take from any other instructor. He also teaches many arts in one.
Jay did a great job accommodating my busy schedule. He is knowledgeable and professional. I recommend his class to beginners or anyone looking to improve his/her self-defense techniques.
I provide martial arts, self-defense, and physical fitness to my clients. I have been involved with this for over 20 years.
We do the following: * Basketball Lessons * Golf Lessons * Horseback Riding Lessons * Personal Training * Pilates Training * Surfing Lessons * Swimming Lessons * Tai Chi Lessons * Tennis Instruction * Yoga Lessons * Other Fitness Lessons
We have a Brazilian jiujitsu and fitness academy in the heart of Irving Park, offering classes for children and adults at all levels of experience. Private lessons are also available for individuals or groups.
Starting with the Tae Geuk Forms, you will learn the Blocks, Kicks and Punch defensive moves that constitute the form. Private practice is also a must to progress to passing the (1st) Form test and moving on to learn the next form in the series.
We are a holistic lifestyle business, and our mission is to empower individuals to live the best, healthiest lives, body, mind and spirit.
I charge for the first lesson free as an introduction to self training self-defense
I am bilingual in Polish/English. I provide tutoring services in Polish/English. I also provide document translation written / verbal from Polish/English or English/Polish. I traveled previously to Poland and tutored there any grade levels from elementary to university.
20 years of self defense, martial arts and law enforcement experience.
If you wanna have some fun with learning the guitar and not just learn from some boring teacher, I'm your guy.
Centerline Wing Chun provides instruction in authentic Wing Chun kung fu with an emphasis on practical and efficient self defense.
I'm an ex-boxer and now a boxing coach that teaches levels from amateur to pro with 10 years of coaching experience in Junior Olympics, National Silver Gloves, Chicago Golden Gloves and non-competitive boxing. I also do boot camp style workouts and circuit/HIIT training. You're always guaranteed to leave the session with a smile.
I offer fighting lessons for the untrained individuals who are looking to help and protect themselves and others around them in time of need.