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South Elgin Budokan Martial Arts

About Budokan

At South Elgin Budokan Martial Arts we offer a variety of programs taught by talented instructors who are experts in their area of instruction. As quoted by legendary British Judo Instructor, Trevor Leggett in his book The Old Zen Master:

“When you are wearing magnificent robes, you can’t really do anything in them except look magnificent… we put robes of honour on ourselves, and they hamper us and we can’t do our job properly (126, 134).”

In this section, you will find some basic information about our dojo and programs, along with a modest listing of our instructors’ certifications and accolades. However, the instructors here at the Budokan abide by Legget’s motto of humility. We would rather you come to see our skill on the training floor rather than read our resumes.

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South Elgin Budokan Martial Arts
959 N. LaFox (Rt. 31)
South Elgin, IL 60177
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(847) 888-8866


Mon 3:00p to 7:00p
Tues 9:00a to 8:00p
Wed 9:00a to 8:00p
Thur 9:00a to 8:00p
Fri 3:00p to 7:00p
Sat 9:00a to 1:00p
Sun 9:00a to 10:00p