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14627 W. Edison Dr., New Lenox, IL 60451

New Lenox Martial Arts

Learn how to protect yourself & your loved ones. And get in great shape at the same time.

About Our School

The 5 Reasons Our Martial Arts Classes Are
So Life-Changing, For Both Kids & Adults.

Welcome!

Bet you thought our New Lenox martial arts school was just a super cool place to get fit and learn self-defense... the truth is it's so much more.

As you get physically fit, you’ll also experience some changes most of our students are NOT prepared for. Especially our younger students. They are absolutely blown away by the subtle changes that happen when you train in our programs.

Below are a handful of those life-changing experiences people walk away with. We can’t wait to hear what kind of positive experiences you can add to the list as well!

#1 Gain Tremendous Confidence

Working out is tough. Heck, the commute to and from work can be tough - let alone changing lifelong habits for fitness and success! But it CAN be done. And we’re gonna help you. 

But we won’t do it for you. We’ll become a team and work together. Whether you want to get fitter or you’re in it to win it and compete in a fitness contest at some point, trying something new is challenging, both physically and mentally.

But...as you push past your limits and listen to your instructors as they inspire and cheer you on...

You will get a HUGE SURGE OF CONFIDENCE! You’ll also get in amazing shape, which gives you a positive and healthy body image, gain a lot more energy and all those “feel good” feelings from moving your body in an entirely new way.

#2 Tremendous Focus

Martial Arts is great fun! You’ll learn all kinds of new skills and techniques like striking drills, defensive moves, and cardio drills. When you learn a new skill, you have to listen carefully and concentrate on what the instructor is saying, then perform what he taught you.

What’s cool is that this intense concentration naturally carries over into all other areas of your life as you develop single-pointed focus. It’s one of the most amazing side-effects of martial arts - many call it getting in the zone, unlocking your untapped potential, or peak performance.

Whatever you want to call it, one thing is for sure - you’ll learn how to focus your mind and perform tasks you once thought were impossible.

#3 Physical Fitness

Each class is loaded with challenging, fun exercise. But because you're so focused on performing techniques, and having so much fun, you hardly notice it. Before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

#4 We Are Family

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found martial arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students who tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in our classes! We provide a safe, positive, enriching environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up each other.

Everyone is helpful and encouraging. Both kids and adults become friends with other members, which then makes our martial arts family tight-knit and strong.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, motivation and success. It's something really cool to be a part of.

#5 My Personal Favorite: FUN!

These classes are NOT military-style where someone shouts at you and forces you to do a bunch of things you hate! No, these classes are filled with FUN. Laughter can be heard throughout every class, people can be seen smiling, and the time flies.

We want you to enjoy coming here, so we make it as fun and engaging as possible for you. That goes for both kids and adults.

Ready to give us a shot? We’ll make it super easy for you.

Simply scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for you. When you click on the program, you’ll learn all about our super secret web special too!

If you're more comfortable signing up over the phone, give us a call. We’d love to chat: (779) 803-3170

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Master Ron Poholik

Master Ron Poholik, Founder
Pride Martial Arts
(779) 803-3170

“Ju” means “gentle” and “flexible”. “Do” means way. When you combine those, you get the art of gently adapting to an opponent''s actions. And that's what Judo is all about - manipulating your opponent to use their own strength and force against them.

But you'd never know it was “gentle” because it's such a powerful martial art. Today, it's practiced as a sport in tournaments, but it's also an empowering self-defense based workout for anyone not interested in competitions.

Little ones (and their parents) love New Lenox Kids Martial Arts Classes! A fun mix of martial arts techniques is combined with lessons on discipline, learning a deeper sense of respect, and building fit habits to take your children well into adulthood.

Each FUN class will bring your kids closer to new fit friends, teach them epic life-saving punching and kicking drills, and boost confidence for better performance in school!

Learn fast strikes and powerful forms of defense as you master Tae Kwon Do - the official martial art of the Korean army. But our classes are nothing like the army! They're fun, engaging, challenging, and full of powerful lessons that will help you grow in all areas of your life.

- As you use your muscles in new, different ways - they'll become leaner & more toned. In fact, many of our students lose weight, and feel better than ever. Martial arts is about more than self-defense: it's about self growth, inner peace, and harmony.

New Lenox MMA: Train like a pro fighter in these intense, fun, and hardcore classes. Discover powerful martial arts techniques to take down any opponent. Learn the best moves from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and more. And get in the best shape of our life along the way.

- Plus, with our expert instructors, you'll be guided, motivated and encouraged through every class. And for any challenge or question you have, they'll be right there to help. If you're ready to get lean and toned-and learn how to fight like a pro-these are the classes for you.

You don't have to be a Martial Arts superstar to do Cardio Kickboxing! It's the perfect way to learn some basic self-defense moves, in a non-intimidating environment, while getting an amazing workout!

As you melt away the pounds you'll gain self-confidence, boost your metabolism, and meet new friends. Dynamic body weight exercises will not only help you tone up from head to toe, but, they'll also help you avoid injury from every day activities by strengthening your core.

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show! Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.