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Check-In to Krav Maga Illinois

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Check-in to Krav Maga Illinois or Krav Maga Illinois-Chicago on Facebook this December!  Every 15 check-ins provide a gift for a child in need.  We are  partnering with Toys for Tots to make this happen. Toys for Tots helps less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of the holiday season. Last year, they collected and distributed 18 million toys and books to 7 million less fortunate children.  Krav Maga Illinois is making a difference in many lives, …
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Congratulations – Krav Maga Illinois Level 2 students!

Krav Maga Illinois Level 1 Testing 7/17/16

Sunday, July 17, 2016, we brought Krav Maga Illinois Highland Park and Chicago together for a Level 1 testing.  The day was perfect.  All of the hardwork of these dedicated Krav Maga students came together this day as each student safely, agressively, and realistically, made it through this testing.  Much heart, soul and intensity came through with each punch, kick, and self defense technique.  We are so proud of the dedication and diligence of these students.  Welcome to Level 2!!! …
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Krav Maga for Teens

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Krav Maga Illinois is happy to add to our Highland Park schedule, a new class for teenagers only!! This class will introduce the Krav Maga Illinois curriculum to teens ages 12 to 17.  The class will acclimate the student to Krav Maga training and prepare them to attend the full adult program.  Krav Maga training for teens will increase self confidence, build self esteem, endurance and stamina, while building their body and mind in order to survive a violent encounter. …
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Krav Maga Illinois featured in Redeye Chicago

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RedEye reporter Shelbie Lynn Bostedt (center) learns a Krav Maga technique from instructors Sue Garstki and Zach Clinkman. (Lenny Gilmore / RedEye) Shelbie Lynn Bostedt It’s a situation in which no one hopes to find themselves. You lace up your sneakers and head out for a run, perhaps before or after work. It’s supposed to be relaxing and rewarding, but in the most unfortunate of circumstances, it can be life-threatening. With the right self-defense skills, however, it’s possible to feel …
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Krav Maga Illinois, Best of Chicago 2015

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KRAV MAGA ILLINOIS VOTED BEST SELF DEFENSE TRAINING BY CHICAGO MAGAZINEBEST SELF DEFENSE TRAINING Krav Maga Illinois 5201 N. Oketo Ave., 773-775-5201; 2200 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park, 847-433-0405;kravmagaillinois.com A self-defense technique designed for the Israeli military may seem a bit extreme for the mean streets of the North Shore. But Sue Garstki’s courses are so good that even local police officers love them. No-bull coaching from this U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame member will prepare you for real-life …
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Chicago Krav Maga

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Krav Maga Illinois now has two locations to serve you, Highland Park, and our newest location in Chicago.  The Chicago location is at 5201 North Oketo on the corner of Foster and Oketo.  The Chicago location will be open for classes on Saturday, May 2 at 8am.  Our Grand Opening is Friday, May 1st from 8am to 7pm.  We are offering a Grand Opening discount of $108/month to the first 30 people to sign up.  Please call 847-433-0405 before it …
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5 Year Anniversary Seminar with Darren Levine

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Krav Maga Illinois celebrated 5 successful years on Sunday, October 5th with an extraordinary seminar featuring KMW Chief Instructor Darren Levine.  The seminar was for Krav Maga Illinois students only.  This was Darren’s 3rd time here at KMI and we appreciated every moment of it.  Students of all levels attended, including our Level 5’s who had the pleasure of hearing Darren cheer them on (via cell phone) during their testing back in March.  The seminar featured an introduction to active …
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Krav Maga Level 1 Testing July 13, 2014

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On July 13th, 20 Level 1 Krav Maga students woke up early to participate in a testing that would bring them to Level 2 in Krav Maga.  The test was many hours long and a true testament to the will, strength and desire to move forward in Krav Maga reality self defense training.  Congratulations on your accomplishment.  We are honored to have you as students at Krav Maga Illinois!

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Krav Maga Illinois Level 5 Students!!!

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We are pleased to present our first group of Krav Maga Illinois Level 5 students.  Our facility has been open for over 4 years now, and in that time these students have worked their way up from beginning Krav Maga students to Level 4.  They have taken class after class, and have successfully passed 3 other intense Krav Maga Level testings.  They knew what to expect and were prepared completely for the recent testing.  In keeping with our motto of …
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STUDENT OF THE MONTH

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This is the first in our “Student of the Month” series.  A series dedicated to the diversity of students, at Krav Maga Illinois, participating in Krav Maga Reality Self Defense Training.  In this series we will spotlight one determined, dedicated, and persistent student per month, proving that persons of all ages, occupations, and athletic abilities, are seeking out aggressive, intensive, hands-on reality self-defense classes. These students are able to progress and benefit from these classes, both mentally and physically.  We must …
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