Krav Maga Illinois 6 week special

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Krav Maga Illinois is offering a Valentine’s Special for anyone who is interested in experiencing Krav Maga Self Defense Training.  Our instructors will teach you how to protect yourself and your family, gain confidence and find strength that you never thought you had.

From now until March 15 you can purchase 6 weeks of  Krav Maga Illinois self defense training for only $199.  This pricing is for unlimited Krav Maga classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm – Thursdays at 6:30pm – Saturdays at 8am – Sundays at 9am.  The classes are one hour long.  You can come to all of the classes if you like, or a few of the classes, it’s up to your schedule.  During the class you will be learning combatives and self defense techniques while practicing awareness, reaction and response to threats.  The class is hands-on and very structured.  Everything we do is related to self defense.  You will be punching and kicking, defending chokes and grabs, doing stress drills, multiple attacker drills and more.  We recreate real scenarios.  Don’t worry though, this is aggressive training in a safe environment.  We have an awesome community of students and a zero intimidation factor.  No experience is necessary for these classes.  To purchase your 6 weeks of training please give us a call at 773/775-5201, and we can get you started right away. The perfect time to start self defense training is NOW! Don’t let self defense be an after thought.

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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

 

Krav Maga Illinois Free Trial Schedule

Free Trial Class Schedule Krav Maga Illinois

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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!

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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

 

 

Self Defense – Health – Fitness – Friends

Our goal at Krav Maga Illinois is to offer students peace of mind through self defense training, to improve their health and fitness, and to provide a safe and friendly training environment.  We wanted to create a camaraderie with and between our students to make everyone feel a sense of community. We are all fighting for the ability to survive.  No matter who you are, you deserve quality self defense training, whether you are a beginner, advanced, athletic, non-athletic, short, tall, overweight, underweight.  There are no rules when it comes to being attacked. This is why we need to train as if we are in the moment.  We need to push ourselves when we think we can’t possibly do another thing. It is only through this pushing that we can  become stronger.  Through this pushing, rising above our comfort level, we become stronger, healthier. We enter an area that we have not been before, because aside from a real attack, how can we know?  How can we know how strong we are if we quit as soon as it gets to hard.

With Krav Maga training your coach pushes you not to quit….to do just one more push up.  One leads to two and three and so on.  Now you are doing things you thought you could never do.  You are doing it for your life! To be able to survive a violent encounter.  To be strong enough to fight back and get home safe.  We do it for this! The added benefit is that our health, strength, stamina all improves, simply because you did not quit.

It’s not enough to watch videos and talk about techniques. Of course you have to have that knowledge, but also the ability to know that you can defend yourself because you have been proving it to yourself in class. Though it is not a real situation, you continue to get stronger and stronger because you are trained now, and you know that if it gets easy, then you are no longer taking it up.  There is no point in life when you can say that you know enough, or you have trained enough and you can sit back an not worry.  Violence is chasing us everyday and we can choose to keep fighting it or give up and hope for a lucky break.  But in the meantime, just look at what you have done in your training.  You have become stronger, more aware, healthier and have made a few friends along the way.  The techniques are only the framework, it is what is inside and what you put inside that makes them work.

I am copying a recent review that speaks to the above.  This is why we do, what we do.  Thank you so much!

“To say that KMI changed my life while dramatic would be a gross understatement. I initially started taking Krav Maga to learn how to defend myself and my family, and to get in shape. However, when I transitioned from another school to KMI about two months into training, I got so much more out of it than I could have ever imagined. When I began my journey, I weighed about 294 lbs (I’m 5’5″ by the way) and was a habitual smoker. So far, I lost almost 80 lbs from the intense classes and discipline that I gained from the amazing trainers. I also quit using tobacco thanks to the life confidence that I gained from the classes. In class, Sue encouraged me to dig deep and push way beyond where I felt my limits were and helped me discover just how much further I could push myself and my true potential. In addition, I’ve gained so many wonderful friends that I get to see a few times a week because my fellow students in the KMI community are amazing individuals. They along with the no-nonsense trainers push me to become a better athlete and better person each time I go. For anyone even questioning whether to start self-defense training or where to go for training, I would say that KMI will not only help you get in shape but will change and very possibly save your life in more ways that you might think.”

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Real Safe, Real Simple Self Defense
Real Safe, Real Simple Self Defense

Krav Maga is practical and simplistic self defense training. In each of our one hour classes you will learn combatives, self defense techniques, awareness, reaction and response to threats. This is a hands on class and no experience is necessary.  We are all here at Krav Maga Illinois for one purpose…self empowerment and self preservation. Along with self defense training you will make new friends and connections, all with the same goal of keep yourself safe.  Come out and train in a safe, comfortable environment with no intimidation factor. Make new friends while you learn how to protect yourself and your family. Violence is not going away anytime soon. Start your Krav Maga journey today.  Call us for a free trial class!

 

 

 


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 Kravmaga 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.