Martial Arts World & Fitness Center

Martial Arts World & Fitness Center

4.9 (8)
7 employees
26 years in business

About this pro

Martial Arts World & Fitness Center is under the guidance of 10 time black belt grand champion, and black belt hall of fame inductee, Shihan Lemuel Muhammad. Shihan is a senior master in the premier self defense system, VSK Jiujitsu. Shihan has over 30 years of uninterrupted martial arts training which includes 3 years of boxing. His school accepts students age 4 years and older. Shihan operates the largest VSK Jiujitsu school in the U.S. Shihan takes great care in teaching all who come into his dojo, especially the children. Shihan holds black belts in: Karate, Jiujitsu, Vee Jitsu Te, Sanuces and Kumite Ryu. Shihan is a servant transforming human life through the martial arts.

I enjoying helping others reach their desires and goals. Nothing is as satisfying as creating belief after doubt. Showing a person that they can even though they have not.

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Lansing, IL 60438
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8 Reviews


  • Christopher Barbee

    The instructors are the best. You leave class feeling that you learned something.

  • SH

    The best!

  • Lawrence Echols

    Personable Hands-On instructions applicable mixed Technics

  • Archetta Woodruff

    The instructor has a hands on approach that is focused. He takes you where you are and builds skill and confidence.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We typically ask anyone interested in martial arts training to visit our school and experience a class. Additionally, we offer a 7 day pass for only $29.95 and if the new member likes the program they can apply the $29.95 to their enrollment within the 7 day period.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Shihan has more than 30 years of martial arts training. He has worked in the private sector as an executive protection specialist/bodyguard for more than 15 years.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Youth receive our standard martial arts program which consists of 3 classes per week for only $119.95 per month

The adult standard self defense complete program is only $149.95 per month.

How did you get started teaching?

Shihan began teaching under the guidance and direction of Grandmaster Anthony Muhammad.

What types of students have you worked with?

We have instructed all types of students. We teach youth, adults, troubled youth with a host of issues and or conditions. We reach every student where there are and bring them gradually to the desired result. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We recently demonstrated at a back to school event at River Oaks mall. It was very exciting!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would advise anyone looking for self defense training to sit down with the instructor and have a heart to heart conversation. Ask him/her everything you can think of and get a picture of who they are. Then you must actually experience their class then you are in a better position to make an educated choice.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

A student should know whether or not they desire to learn how to fight (defend themselves) or learn the martial art system taught by the instructor. Prospective students should ask whether or not traditional values are taught in the school. Lastly, all schools and instructors are not equal, so the desired result may not be possible with joining a school based mostly by the tuition rate being low or high. A dojo should be clean, orderly, systematic wherein respect & discipline are paramount.