Come in and experience Krav Maga Illinois Reality Self Defense and Awareness Training for FREE. Krav Maga Illinois offers a free one hour trial class. This is an adult (or children’s if you are trying KMI Kids, call for details) beginner group class. You will be paired up with someone your own size and experience level. By the way……no experience is necessary. There is a zero intimidation factor in our classes and community of students. We are all focused on self defense training.
Krav Maga is practical and simplistic training based on your body’s natural response to a threat. At Krav Maga Illinois, we will strengthen your entire body to survive a violent encounter. Everything we do in the class has to do with self defense training, from the calisthenics, to loud music, lights out, multiple attacker, stress and awareness drills. It is all structured and designed to increase your awareness, reaction and response time to threats and attacks.
To set up your Krav Maga Illinois free trial, pick out any class listed on our trial schedule. Give us a call at 773/775-5201, and we can set up your trial appointment. To prepare for your Krav Maga Illinois free class, please come in 15 minutes early to fill out our information form and get familiar with the training center. Wear something comfortable to work out in and bring some water. We do NOT allow street shoes or gym shoes on the mat, so socks or wrestling/boxing shoes are appropriate. Bring your phone in with you as we do have a qr code for you to scan. After the class we can discus our membership options and see how we can make Krav Maga training a part of your everyday life! Start your life changing Krav Maga journey today!
Krav Maga Illinois has been selected as Best Self Defense training by Chicago Magazine.
Founded in 2009 by Sue Garstki, a lifetime martial artist with over 40 years of martial arts and teaching experience. Krav Maga Illinois has served thousands of students looking for realistic self defense and awareness training, confidence, empowerment, physical fitness, and mental toughness. Our Krav Maga Training practitioners include moms, dads, students, professionals, military personnel, law enforcement, anyone interested in protecting and improving their quality of life. Krav Maga Illinois is a proud licensee of Krav Maga Worldwide, and is on a nationwide curriculum with over 150 KMW training facilities all over the world.
Krav Maga Illinois Krav Maga Kid’s Program is for children 10 and up. This is a program that focuses on reality self defense, anti-bullying, strength and confidence building. It is a hands on program in a safe and supportive environment.
All of our instructors are officially certified through Krav Maga Worldwide and USA Boxing. They are knowledgeable and recognized in their field of expertise. What we do is self defense, and that is clear through the information and level of instruction given by our talented instructors. Instructors can answer questions you may have by calling directly at 773/775-5201. You can also visit our website at KravMagaIllinois.com
About Sue Garstki: Sue Garstki is a certified Expert Level Krav Maga Worldwide Instructor, 2nd Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Shorei Goju Karate, and official USA Boxing Coach. She has been certified in Commando Krav Maga and the Haganah/F.I.G.H.T. system. She is also a Level 4 instructor in the Raven Method Close Quarter Defensive Tactics System, having had the honor of working with the Chicago Guardian Angels. Sue was nominated Female Reality Self Defense Instructor of the Year by the Global Network of Reality Based Self Defense Systems, and Civilian Close Quarter Combat Instructor of the Year. Sue has worked with the Chicago Police Department as well as schools and other organizations spreading awareness in Self Defense, Women’s Self Defense and Domestic Violence issues. In June 2013 Sue was inducted into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and again in 2015, and 2017, where she was named Krav Maga Expert of the Year. In 2021 and 2022, she was again inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. She is a certified personal trainer under NDEITA and was one of the first instructors be be certified to teach the National Association of Professional Martial Artist’s (NAPMA) Kardio Karate program. She is the founder of the Women’s Martial Arts Alliance, member of the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation, and the American Women’s Self-Defense Association. Sue can be reached at any time for more information or to answer any questions by calling 773/775-5201