We are a top rated self-defense school in the Lake in the Hills, IL area.
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We go through foundational basics from Day 1 with our students and review them often such as proper falling techniques, breaking balance, conditioning, escapes, etc. This way you have an understanding as to why we do what we do later on as we layer on top of the foundation with increasingly more advanced movements and thought processes.
Sensei Tony began practicing traditional, Japanese Ju-Jitsu at the age of 8 under Master Michael J. Smilley. By the time he left for college he earned a black belt (3rd dan). Wile studying under Master Smilley he qualified for the rare opportunity to help teach tactical offense to Chicago law enforcement.
Sensei Tony moved to Ames, to attend Iowa State University and study martial arts under the world renowned, Grandmaster Yong Chin Pak. He earned his first degree black belt in Hapkido in 1990. He also holds various belt rankings in Judo,Tae Kwon Do, Kendo, Karate, Sin Jitsu, MMA, and a variety of small weapons training. While at Iowa State, Sensei Tony earned an Outstanding Leadership & Dedication Award from the Iowa State University Martial Arts Association. He also is a member of the SIBBA (State of Iowa Black Belt Association).
We do have standard pricing. We are year-round and do not do courses or semesters. Our prices are $99/month and include both your gi and your no-gi shirt.