Shown to the left: Trirong Khuntangta- Owner, Herbalist, Yoga Instructor during a lesson in the dojo at the center.
We offer several classes in martial arts training. We have listed below the styles we offer with their descriptions .
Please pre-register by calling 815-677-9144 or stop in to sign up.
Thai Kickboxing- The human body has nine weapons - learn to harness them for self-defense. Learn the "Qualities" of courage, endurance, patience, compassion, gratitude, knowledge and honesty. Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.
Kajukenbo is a unique self defense system that combines select skills from five different martial arts. Those martial arts are represented in the four syllables of the KA-JU-KEN-BO name. The first syllable, KA, stands for Korean Karate; the second, JU, stands for Judo and Jiu Jitsu; the third, KEN, stands for Kenpo; the fourth BO stands for Chinese Boxing or Gung-Fu. Students must learn and demonstrate the ability to execute specific skills to advance in belt levels. It was developed in the late 1940s and founded in 1947 in the Palama Settlement of Oahu, Hawaii. The art was created through the cooperative efforts of five martial artists, each with a different specialty: Peter Choo, Frank Ordonez, Joe Holck, Clarence Chang and Adriano Emperado. Kajukenbo training incorporates a blend of striking, kicking, throwing, takedowns, joint locks and weapon disarmament.