Detailed description of classes listed below the schedules

HIGHLAND PARK followed by CHICAGO LOCATION

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(This is our complete class list – some classes may not be offered at both locations)

Krav Maga Level 1 – Students will learn Krav Maga’s fighting stance and movement, punches, kicks, elbows and knees, and how to defend against punches, chokes, headlocks and other attacks. Equipment needed – Krav Maga Shirt – Groin Protector – Mouthpiece – Wristwrap Gloves – Wrestling or Boxing shoes.

Krav Maga Levels 2, 3, 4, 5 – You must test to get into these classes. Testing is done as required by that specific Level. There is a criteria to be met for testing. You can find this info at KravMagaIllinois.com.   Each level will cover that specific level’s curriculum, which may consist of fighting, ground fighting, advanced self defense, weapons defenses and third party protection. When there is a combined class (i.e. Krav Maga Levels 2-3) all of the included level’s curriculum will be covered. Equipment needed – Krav Maga Shirt – Krav Maga shorts/pants – Groin Protector – Mouthpiece – Wristwrap Gloves – Wrestling or Boxing shoes – Shin Guards – Headgear – 16 oz. Gloves.

Krav Maga All Levels – This class is for all students and those who have challenging schedules, or no interest in testing to the next level. It gives the student a look into the higher levels of Krav Maga. Techniques taught during this class can be anything from chokes to fighting techniques to handgun and other weapons defenses. Equipment needed – Krav Maga Shirt – Shin Guards – Groin Protector – Mouthpiece – Wristwrap Gloves – Wrestling or Boxing shoes.

Boxing – Class objectives focus on proper techniques for throwing combinations, footwork, head movement, sparring techniques and ring strategies. This class is for beginners as well as advanced students. Whether you are a boxing enthusiast or have your sights set on competition, this is the program for you. Equipment needed Mouthpiece – 16 oz. gloves – Headgear – Wrestling or Boxing shoes.

Advanced Boxing –  This class focus is on advanced punching techniques, footwork, and sparring strategies.  This class is for the student who has a good understanding of boxing fundamentals, and may also be interested in competition.  Equipment needed Mouthpiece – 16 oz. gloves – Headgear – Wrestling or Boxing shoes.

Krav Maga Heavy Bag – For all students. This class consists of a warm up using body weight exercises, and cardiovascular work. Students then move to the heavy bags and are given different combinations to do on the bag as fast and hard as they can. This class builds stamina, speed, power and endurance. Equipment needed – 16 oz. Boxing Gloves – Wrestling or Boxing shoes.

Strikes/Bag – This class focuses on combinations used within the Krav Maga class. Strikes and kicks are done to focus mitts, thai pads, or the heavy bag. Student learns the correct way of holding thai pads, or focus mitts, for safety and proper technique, while the strikers are building strength and explosive power through hitting the pads or heavy bag, the proper way. Equipment needed – 16 oz. Boxing Gloves – Wrestling or Boxing shoes.

Force TrainingLaw Enforcement Officers and Military personnel only. This class addresses specific scenarios that apply to LEO/Military, teaching relevant defenses against a variety of armed and unarmed attacks. Use of force issues will be incorporated into the training. Proof of employment, such as a Military ID, Department ID, Star or Shield. – Mouthguard – Groin Cup – Duty Belt / Pancake Holster – Training Gun – Krav Maga T-Shirt – Wrestling or Boxing Shoes

Fit2Defend Kid’s Only – For children 6-17 yrs old, teaching awareness, bully proofing and self defense skills. Children learn when to use their self defense skills and how to deal with situations related to personal safety. Equipment needed – Wrist wrap gloves – Krav Maga shirt – wrestling or boxing shoes.

Rock Steady Boxing – This is a therapeutic boxing program for persons with PARKINSON’S DISEASE only.  The program focus is on slowing the progression of the disease through forced exercise.  Students are working on voice activation, gait, posture, breathing, and of course, boxing techniques, drills and skills.  Must have Parkinson’s assessment before attending first class.  Equipment needed – Wrist Wraps, Boxing Gloves.

Hatha Yoga – Open to all students, this classical style of Hatha Yoga is designed to open the energy channels, chakras, and psychic centers of the body while increasing flexibility of the spine, strengthening the bones and stimulating the circulatory and immune systems. The class is focused on the use of the breath to reduce stress, calm the mind, and to create strength and flexibility rather than the use of force or power. Each class begins with breath coordination and a series of movements known as Sun Salutations. Throughout the class there is plenty of relaxation as well modifications for all poses regardless of flexibility, strength or balance issues. Equipment needed – Yoga Mat