Best Martial Arts Schools in Evanston

Why These Martial Arts Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Evanston Martial Arts Schools on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Degerberg Academy Martial Arts & Fitness, Inc.

Degerberg Academy Martial Arts & Fitness, Inc., provides martial arts training to children and adults in Chicago. They were voted the Number One martial arts school in 2015 by the Chicago Parenting Magazine. Their classes include Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kids martial arts, mixed martial arts, Muay Thai kickboxing, and a variety of adult martial arts programs and fitness classes. Grand Master Fred Degerberg runs the facility and has devoted his life to the study, practice, teaching, and advancement of martial arts. The Kids Martial Arts program helps to increase confidence, enhance focus, heighten leadership skills, improve physical strength and conditioning, and much more.

Chicago, IL 60625


Freddie’s Modern Kung Fu

Freddie’s Modern Kung Fu provides instruction in fitness, martial arts, and meditation to students in Chicago. Founder Sifu Freddie Lee has more than 27 years of experience training in kung fu, and his teachings are based on Tao, Zen, Buddha, and Osho. He believes that the purpose of martial arts is aimed towards ultimate health in body, mind, and spirit. Sifu Freddie encourages his students to achieve a state of no-mind in their training, seeing that the highest state of martial arts training is to be trained in meditation, free from competition and ego. They offer fitness training, self-defense, martial arts, meditation, and more.

Chicago, IL 60626


Sport Fitness

Sport Fitness provides conditioning and fitness programs to students in Chicago. They specialize in weight loss, toning, strength training, mobility, boxing, mixed martial arts, and other athletic conditioning programs. Their team uses one-on-one personal training and small group sessions and implements fitness plans tailored to the individual needs of each client. Coach Adam Dicker helps students accomplish their goals, whether they’re looking to lose weight, increase strength, run a marathon, train for a fight, or are a seasoned athlete that needs an extra push. Their classes include jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, mixed martial arts, boxing, and more to improve physical strength and stamina.

Chicago, IL 60657


Traditional Taoist Martial Arts Academy

Traditional Taoist Martial Arts Academy provides traditional Chinese martial arts instruction for students in Evanston and the surrounding areas. Owner Sifu Stephen Vick manages the academy and studied under Grand Master Key Chan Song for more than 21 years. He is a doctor of acupuncture, traditional herbal medicine, and qigong healing and meditation. Sifu Stephen is a ninth degree black belt in traditional Chinese kung fu in Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and has more than 50 years of martial arts experience. They teach Taoist martial arts and Tai Chi which offers bare hand forms practice, two-person training, push hands, sparring practice, chi na, and qigong.

Evanston, IL 60202


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