Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Professional instructors available for all skill levels.

Martial Arts

Nothing can provide participants with such positive results on a personal level quite like the practice of martial arts. Classes build mental and physical strength while also developing discipline and patience. It’s no wonder that martial arts has become so popular with children and adults alike.

Whether your interest is self-confidence, self defense, personal development, fitness, flexibility, or the simple desire to learn these ancient arts, our instructors are dedicated to helping you achieve your individual goals.

Affordable youth and adult classes are offered in a variety of disciplines including karate, tae kwon do, jujitsu, and more.

Current program schedule



Through a variety of fun and creative activities, children will develop coordination, strength, and preliminary karate skills in a safe and well-supervised setting. (ISKC)

Youth/Adult Karate

An excellent opportunity to share quality time with your child while developing muscle tone, coordination, cardiovascular fitness, and karate skills. (ISKC) Each individual attending must register. Fee is per person.

Registration for Continuing through Advanced students will be accepted after the start date, but full class fee will be required. Beginning Karate students will not be permitted to register into the current session after the second class has met. Call Jim Dihu, Athletic Supervisor, at 847-692-3316 for more information.

Note: Uniforms and belt testing are options available through the ISKC instructor.

Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Jujitsu

Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido

Tae Kwon Do teaches self-confidence, self-discipline, physical fitness, coordination, and self-defense through training. Check with instructor at class for proper outfit. Traditional Korean arts for self defense and physical fitness. Aerobic and flexibility exercise. Learn kicks, strikes, throws, falling, and mat techniques.

Advanced Tae Kwon Do

This class covers advanced kicking and striking techniques. It also includes accelerated throwing, grappling, and self defense maneuvers, as well as weaponry defenses, Gum Do, and advanced patterns. It is designed for high-ranking martial artists (four-plus years of training) who seeks instructor level and stresses the traditional leadership and honor role of the advanced student. The classes are taught by Master John Koch. Class is limited to students ages 12 and up who are red- or black-belt students or those who receive permission from the instructor.

Tae-Kwon Do and Jujitsu

Traditional martial arts like Tae Kwon Do and JuJitsu are blended with modern practical self-defense strategies and techniques. Improve your physical fitness and confidence in self-defense situations. Parents are encouraged to sign up for class and train with their children in the 7-12 age classes. Classes are taught by Master Instructor Mike Norman, 7th Dan.

Women's self defense

Realistic self-defense maneuvers (breaking free from holds or grabs from various angles of attack) are taught along with striking, kicking, and pressure point techniques. The class includes strength, flexibility, endurance/cardio training as well as “street smart” psychology.