We are a friendly group that meets around the South Side of Chicago to explore various martial arts, the goal being to improve both our fitness and our understanding of practical self-defense.

Topics we cover include: locks, holds & grappling, boxing, stick and knife self-defense, trapping, bumping arts, using stationary objects (such as walls, for example) as a weapon, etc.

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Recent Meetups

  • August 19 · 7:00 PM

    Practical self defense class

    3 Self-defense enthusiasts | 4.00

    Informal class with material that is modern, effective, easy to learn. Class material covers range and angles of movement, speed, power development, open hand self... Learn more
  • November 8, 2014 · 1:00 PM

    Interactive Self Defense Workshop

    3 Self-defense enthusiasts | 4.00

    Participants and instructor discuss self defense situations, techniques, training methods, why somethings are more effective than others in every day life scenarios. Fun... Learn more
  • June 25, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    June Hands-on Self-Defense Seminar

    8 Self-defense enthusiasts | 5.00

    Come join us for a hands-on self-defense seminar on June 25th at 7:00PM! Matt will have several other instructors available that will assist with small groups of... Learn more
  • April 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    April Self-Defense Seminar

    30 Self-defense enthusiasts | 5.00 | 14 Photos

    Come join us for a self-defense seminar on April 16th at 7:00PM! We will be offering a seminar covering many different aspects of practical self-defense including speed... Learn more
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