South Elgin Budokan Martial Arts brings true martial arts to the community.
We're serving up a variety of professional martial arts classes!
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South Elgin Budokan Training Programs

Learn more about each program:

All regular programs offer you a free class before signing up.

Boxing is focused on the development of overall body conditioning, while focusing on the neuromuscular coordination to perform proper strikes and defensive maneuvers with one’s hands while always maintaining proper balance and posture. All skill levels are welcome, with advanced students having the opportunity to participate in instructional sparring sessions, when appropriate. No one is required to compete and definitely not allowed to participate in any match until they are ready. Boxing is one of many sports our U.S. athletes compete in the Olympics. Mature youth and adults participate in these classes.

Bujutsu is our flagship program and involves multiple instructors’ input to create a well-structured class for you. Our Bujutsu is a dynamic style that was established in the 1960s with contributions from modern and traditional training disciplines. It is the blending of various martial arts styles and experiences that produces an effective system joining all aspects of martial arts (kicking, striking, joint manipulation, grappling, throwing and ground fighting techniques).

Classes are available for youth (age 4+) and adults (16+) in addition to a fun family class where parents and kids (3+) train together.

Judo is a competitive Olympic sport that emphasizes safety; the physical activity required will produce a high level of conditioning. It is the ancient Japanese art which utilizes spectacular throwing techniques, but also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing control holds, arm locks, and choking techniques. Judo is learned on special mats for comfort and safety. All experience levels welcome ages 6+

Self-Defense Tactics is a class intended for adult students requiring advanced self-defense techniques in their professional jobs. This class includes conditioning and drilling while you learn to control your opponent and predict what they will do. You define the level of training and knowledge you need from the spectrum of basic skills to physically challenging. Individual training is also available.

Tai Chi is the most widely practiced martial art in the world. Besides being a martial art, it is a complete health system strengthening the muscles and internal organs. It improves balance, fall prevention, flexibility and coordination. We have several weekly classes for all skill levels and ages and one specifically for for those with limited mobility. Many students schedule private lessons in this discipline. Participants from all ages and skill levels attend our classes.

Self-Defense is not martial arts training. It is doing everything possible to avoid fighting someone who threatens or attacks you. Self-defense is all about using your smarts — not your fists. This class teaches you to trust your instincts and to find ways to de-escalate the situation. Your intuition, combined with your common sense, can help get you out of trouble. Our program includes physical conditioning and is geared for mature youth and adult education.

Weapons training classes are for students interested in furthering their martial arts study. Classes run in 4 to 8 week sessions. Instructor recommended weapons and gear required must be purchased prior to the first class.

Kickboxing classes include Muay Thai training. Various forms of kickboxing have long been practiced throughout Southeast Asia. Muay Thay (the national sport of Thailand) is one of the most popular combat sports in the world. You will learn kicks, powerful knee and elbow strikes, as well as punching combinations. All of our classes emphasize developing proper technique and conditioning. None of our classes require contact, but it is available for those wanting to step into the ring. When ready, sparring sessions will be available to take your training to the next level. Ages 12+.

Wing Chun teaches the ancient Chinese martial art of using your opponent’s energy against them, and promoting whole body health while practicing this art. Wing Chun’s techniques are based on natural body movements which are simple and easy to apply. The simplicity of the system makes it an ideal martial art for defense. Ages 12+.




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