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Krav Maga Illinois Adds KALI to the Weekly Schedule

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We are so pleased to introduce KALI as part of our program here at Krav Maga Illinois. Our instructor Scott Gave is an intermediate Level 4 instructor under Sifu Ron Balicki and is an Escrimador Level 5 under Grandmaster Atillo in Balintawak. Scott consistenly trains with World Class Filipino Martial Artists such as Dan Inosanto, Rick Faye, and Hoch Hocheim. Kali is a traditional martial art of the Philippines, which emphasizes weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, …
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Krav Maga Illinois on Windy City Live with Jenny McCarthy

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In early January Krav Maga Illinois Instructors took a trip downtown to ABC studios for a Windy City Live segment on self defense, with Jenny McCarthy. This was a light-hearted piece featuring Jenny McCarthy and Mark DeCarlo (her padded assailant). Jenny was concerned with personally making trips to the ATM and wanted information to address the issue. For a more detailed description of these Krav Maga defenses, please read on… We break down 3 common scenarios that can occur at …
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Registration is open for our KRAV MAGA SEMINAR SERIES

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We are pleased to introduce our 2012 Krav Maga Seminar Series. The purpose of this series of seminars is to introduce Krav Maga Reality Self Defense training to the Northshore and Chicagoland area. Through an alliance with POW! Mixed Martial Arts, also a Krav Maga Worldwide Licensee,  we are working together to make Krav Maga more accessible.  These seminars are also a great chance for students of Krav Maga to introduce friends and family to the ultimate in practical and …
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Thanks to all who Fought for the Cure December 11, 2011

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On December 11, 2011 Krav Maga Illinois held a womens’ self defense seminar benefiting cancer research. 100% of over $1000 went to STOP CANCER in our lifetime. The women at the seminar learned how to use their voice and bodies to fend off an attacker. They learned the importance of awareness and reaction. They were introduced to a self defense tool known as the “kubaton”. This self defense keychain is held in your hand at all times along with your …
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Owner Sue Garstki – Featured in Fight Chix Interview

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Wonder Woman Wednesday, Sue Garstki September 21, 2011 By FightChix Sue Garstki is the owner and head instructor for Krav Maga Illinois and a truly inspirational woman. Sue you have been involved in the martial arts for several years and own one of the few Krav Maga schools in the Midwest. Can you tell everyone what drew you into the martial arts and when you decided to teach? I grew up in Bridgeport, a Southside neighborhood of Chicago. During the …
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN-Women’s Self Defense Seminar

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Registration is now open for our FIGHTING FOR THE CURE, 2011 Women’s Self Defense Seminar to be held on DECEMBER 11, 2011 from 1pm to 3pm at Krav Maga Illinois, 2200 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, IL Females only ages 13 and up – wear comfortable clothes – bring water. Minimum Donation: $20 (tax deductible) 100% proceeds go to cancer research Please join us in Krav Maga Worldwide’s National Women’s Self Defense Seminar Benefiting the Marni Fund to STOP CANCER …
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Our Coach Mitch Nix brings home FCE Middleweight Title Belt 10/22/11

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Congratulations to Krav Maga Illinois Muay Thai Coach Mitch Nix. Mitch is the new FCE Middleweight Title Belt Holder. (You can see his belt hanging amongst the others above our boxing ring). Mitch’s fight was the main event for the night. This Middleweight tournament was an awesome display of MMA action as the fight was all over the place between Andrew Navickis and Mitch Nix. The first round showed great skill as both fighters scrambled for position on the ground. …
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Introducing our Newest Krav Maga Illinois Level 3 Students….

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On Sunday, October 30 Krav Maga Illinois tested these students Steve, Stephanie, Jeremiah and Liz to move up to Level 3 in Krav Maga.  All 4 of them successfully passed the testing, which was over 4 hours of Krav Maga fun.  We are so proud of our new Level 3s.  Since we are a newer school we have only had a few Level 2 tests so far.  Our last batch of Level 3 students will be testing sometime in the …
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Krav Maga Illinois earns Better Business Bureau Accreditation

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We are happy to announce that Krav Maga Illinois has met all of the Better Business Bureau’s standards and is now an Accredited Business.

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Krav Maga Level 2 Test – Sunday, October 30, 2011

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[like action=like]Krav Maga Illinois will be holding a Krav Maga Level 2 Test on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 9:00am.  On this day no Adult Krav Maga or KO Bag classes will take place, however, all other classes will go on as scheduled. Testing is approximately 4 to 5 hours.  The following Krav Maga wear/gear is required: Krav Maga t-shirt (2 shirts), pants or shorts Mouthpiece Groin Protector Wrist Wrap Gloves 16 oz. Boxing Gloves Shin Guards Headgear Towel Plenty …
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