News & Events

Krav Maga Illinois Force Training Introduces Punch Card System for LEO and Military Only

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We are happy to announce that we have introduced a punch card system for our Force Training Class.  We have implemented this system due to the ever changing schedules of our Law Enforcement Officers and our Military personnel.  Any Law Enforcement or Military person is invited to purchase a 10 class punch card for $100.  The card entitles them to attend our Law Enforcement class only and has no expiration date.  Law Enforcement Officers and Military Personnel do not have …
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2012 KMI Golden Gloves Champs

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Thanks to our awesome coach (Larry Garstki) and talented boxers, Krav Maga Illinois once again had boxers in the Finals of the Chicago Golden Gloves.  Natalia Vakhovsky and our Muay Thai coach and boxer Mitch Nix competed and won in this year’s Golden Gloves finals.  We are so very proud of the dedication of our boxing students.  Karla Olivera also competed in the Golden Gloves this year, but did not make it to the finals.  It takes so much heart …
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Saturday, April 21, 2012 Intense Weapons Defense Seminar with Sergeant Kfir Yitzhaki

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We have just added another Seminar with our guest from Israel, Sergeant Kfir Yitzhaki. On Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm, Krav Maga Illinois will be presenting an Intense Weapons Defense Seminar including Knife and Stick Threats along with multiple attacker scenarios. Please attend this informative and potentially life saving seminar. Sergeant Yitzhaki has been here sharing his knowledge and expertise with us for the last week, and we are excited to be able to offer another opportunity …
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Krav Maga Illinois’ APRIL Special Events – Mark your calendars!!!

Along with our exciting visit from Sgt. Kfir Yitzhaki, we have other events coming up in April and early May as well.  Here is a breakdown of what is in store for the rest of the month. As you know Sgt. Kfir Yitzhaki from Israel will be with us for two weeks beginning April 9th. We also have a beginner’s Intro to Firearms Outing, as well as students and coaches competing in competitions, both Pro and Amateur. Below are dates …
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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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