Best Martial Arts
Teachers in Arlington

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored martial arts teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best martial arts teachers in Arlington Heights, IL.

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  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Alpha Krav Maga Compound

Alpha Krav Maga Compound in Northbrook is a self-defense, fitness, and fighting center that bases its training on the Krav Maga military self-defense and fighting system used by the Israeli security forces. There are classes for kids, fitness, fighting, self-defense, and law-enforcement and military training. The kids' classes are a blend of traditional martial arts techniques with the modern self-defense skills of Krav Maga. Reviews say that the instructors are extremely skilled, knowledgeable, and talented, the classes are fast-paced and upbeat, and the facilities are spacious, up-to-date, and equipped with all the gear and tools that you could ask for.

Northbrook, IL(847) 272-2716


Arlington Heights School of Martial Arts

Arlington Heights School of Martial Arts puts an emphasis on developing and strengthening the individual's mind and body. Agility, timing, flexibility, speed, power, coordination, and control are all part of the training. The school has been located in the area since 1993 and their instructors have over 20 years of martial arts training experience. They offer classes in Udo Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Bagua Chung, Aikido, Hapkido, Kom Do, Tae Kwon Do, and Ship Pal Gae weapons training. Reviews confirm that the instructors are patient with students of all levels of physical ability, adult students can range in age from late teens to the 60s and come from every walk of life.

Arlington Heights, IL(847) 981-1760


Glenview ATA Black Belt Academy

Glenview ATA Black Belt Academy has been teaching Taekwondo to students of all ages since 2007. They offer a variety of programs for all fitness levels including pre-school taekwondo kid classes, elementary-school-aged kid programs, adult martial art classes, and Krav Maga and kickboxing classes. Pre-schoolers are set on a course of developing healthy habits, self-respect, and physical fitness lasting throughout their lives. The instructors are all certified to teach Taekwondo safely and have over 10 years experience working with students of all ages. Reviews say that this is an amazing martial arts school where the emphasis is on teaching kids respect, self-confidence, discipline, and self-defense.

Glenview, IL(847) 243-6355


Keumgang Martial Arts Academy

Keumgang Martial Arts Academy in Mundelein states that its focus is on physical fitness, character development, and self-defense, rather than fighting. Their all-embracing goal is in building their students' self-esteem. There are martial arts programs for students of all ages. For children, the emphasis is on character development and physical fitness, for adults the goal is to deliver all of the benefits of martial arts, including improved muscle tone, increased cardiovascular fitness, lower stress levels, increased energy, and greater flexibility. Reviews speak of a great bunch of guys, diverse styles being taught with very detailed instructions at all levels, and in a spacious and inviting environment.

Mundelein, IL(847) 970-9494


KI Martial Arts

KI Martial Arts was founded in 2000 in Mundelein by Sin Seok Jeong who is a seventh degree Black Belt and has a Masters degree in Martial Arts from Amerstate University. They say that their members tell them that they feel that the school is more of an institution for mental and physical self-improvement than being like a gym or activity center. As well as a weekly schedule of Tae Kwon Do classes for children and adults, the facility also runs summer camps, after-school martial arts classes, and martial arts birthday parties. Reviews say that the instructors strive to make students' time meaningful and educational while boosting their self-confidence and mental and physical strength.

Mundelein, IL(847) 837-7850


Lakeview Martial Arts Academy

Lakeview Martial Arts Academy in Highland Park focuses on their students' personal goals for fitness, self-mastery, self-esteem, and the attitude of gratitude towards life in general. Martial Arts are the best way to reduce stress and get fit very quickly. The academy uses its technical expertise and experience to create confident, determined, and skilled individuals. When students leave the academy's program they are mentally stronger and positive towards any new challenge that life presents them. The facility sells clothing and equipment, and reviews say that learning martial arts from Master Chung is an amazing experience where students gain immeasurably in physical health and confidence.

Highland Park, IL(847) 831-4080


North Shore Martial Arts

North Shore Martial Arts in Morton Grove teaches Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do to children of all ages, and teens and adults. They set standards for their students that challenge them mentally, physically and spiritually. In turn, the students develop self-control, confidence, and a willingness for self-improvement throughout their training. Master Yoon graduated from Yongin University with a specialization in physical education and Korean martial arts. He holds a seventh-degree black belt in Hap Ki Do and a fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Reviews say that Master Yoon teaches every class himself and he is firm, funny, and great with all the kids.

Morton Grove, IL(847) 777-9500


Saviano's White Tiger Kenpo Karate Studio

Saviano's White Tiger Kenpo Karate Studio moved to its current location in Addison in 1994. Kenpo is a system based on the Chinese styles of martial arts and whose primary focus is plain, simple self-defense with stopping power. It is a well-balanced system that is fluid with continuous and rapid motion, graceful yet extremely devastating. There is an adults' program and karate classes for teens. The martial arts children's classes provide a fun, exciting way to help kids gain confidence, learn respect, and discover a way to defend themselves against bullies. Reviews speak of a top-notch school with a good atmosphere, an awesome experience with great teachers who are very patient.

Addison, IL(630) 495-1711


Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

The focus of Shim's Martial Arts Training Center in Niles is on physical fitness, character development, and self-defense. There is a schedule of Tae Kwon Do classes for children, adults, and families, and their children's classes are high-energy, fun and interactive. They concentrate on building their students' self-esteem by recognizing and rewarding their efforts, not just their accomplishments. Classes end with group discussions where alternate resolutions to issues that children face are discussed in a proactive way. Topics include avoiding conflicts, dealing with bullies, stranger awareness, and saying no to drugs. Reviews confirm that classes are well structured to keep kids attentive and the instructors watch out for anyone who needs extra help.

Niles, IL(224) 235-3958


Summit Martial Arts

Summit Martial Arts was founded in 2012 in Park Ridge and specializes in sport, traditional Taekwondo, and Hapkido, and is recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation and Kukkiwon or World Taekwondo Headquarters. They offer classes for all age groups and fitness levels. Master David Kim has attained a 5th DAN Certificate for Tae Kwon Do from the President of Korea's Tae Kwon Do Association and the President of Kukkiwon, and is a certified level one coach by USA Taekwondo. Reviews say that Master Kim is an excellent instructor and kids love and look up to him; he also teaches respect and improves the self-confidence of his students.

Park Ridge, IL(847) 928-2006


Threshold Martial Arts

Threshold Martial Arts in Des Plaines offers kids martial arts for ages 4 to 14, Muay Thai kickboxing, kickboxing for women, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For the children, they focus on leadership development, problem-solving skills, and an understanding of biomechanics resulting in an ability-backed confidence. Women's kickboxing provides a safe, fun way to burn fat and build muscle. No experience is required in what is a non-contact class where students learn to punch and kick their way to fitness. Reviews confirm that the facility operates good teacher to student ratio class sizes, a schedule full of classes every day of the week, and a clean environment.

DesPlaines, IL(847) 257-2210


Total Impact Martial Arts of Arlington Heights

Total Impact Martial Arts of Arlington Heights is a fitness facility where classes are taught by certified black belt instructors with over 26 combined years of teaching experience. The children's classes are about self-improvement and development and help them gain confidence and feel great about themselves and others. This leads them to achieve life-changing abilities which improve their overall development and social skills. There are classes in children's martial arts, Little Ninjas for four-to-five-year-olds, adult martial arts and self-defense, fitness kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Reviews mention how the instructors challenge the student and mix the workouts to keep them interested which has the effect of making them stronger and increasing their endurance.

Arlington Heights, IL(224) 248-8692


U.S. Elite Martial Arts Center

U.S. Elite Martial Arts Center is a family-run facility in Arlington Heights that offers kids and family martial arts, Tae Kwon Do, and fitness kickboxing. They have a state-of-the-art 4,000 sq ft facility, and the Master, Virgil Greer, is a 5th Degree Black Belt and a Master Instructor certified by the World Taekwondo Federation in Korea. Tae Kwon Do is a discipline that helps to focus the mind and body with people of all ages now using it to become happier and more focused at home and at school. The center offers specials, coupons, and a 100% money back guarantee, and reviews speak of great people with great programs at a place where kids love to be.

Arlington Heights, IL(847) 797-0100


White Tiger Martial Arts Center

White Tiger Martial Arts Center was founded in 2006 in Wheeling since when it has grown to several hundred students and offers three different martial arts programs. It has three fully equipped martial arts studios, a backlot for outdoor training, state-of-the art training equipment, and a locker room with shower facilities. Krav Maga is the ideal self-defense system for men, women, and children of all ages and physical abilities as it provides a full-body workout and can assist in increasing stamina, flexibility, and upper and lower-body strength. Reviews highly-recommend the center for its outstanding facilities and instruction in a safe and positive environment.

Wheeling, IL(847) 279-2780


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