At Kensho Mixed Martial Arts Center in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, we combine the best techniques from an international mix of the worlds most effective martial arts in a professional, safe and respectful environment.
Every class is a fun, supportive and positive experience. You’ll learn to train your body using the methods fighters use; high intensity for maximum results in minimum time!
At Kensho Chicago, we combine the best aspects of many martial arts including Kick Boxing, Karate and Jiu Jitsu with Thai Boxing, Western Boxing, Judo, Filipino Kali, Indonesian Silat, Wrestling, French Savate, Jun Fan, Wing Chun Kung Fu, and many others. We have found over 30 years of teaching, that trained individuals will instinctively use what works the best for them in a self defense situation. We are committed to constant and never ending improvement and to help and guide our students in their personal quest to be their best.
Our philosophy is closely aligned with Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do concepts. Roger Luri our founder has been teaching martial arts for 30 years and was practicing mixed martial arts many years before MMA was popularized by UFC. Over his career Roger has helped thousands of students.
Kenshō is a Zen term meaning; an initial awakening or seeing ones true nature.
Kensho’s vision is to provide exceptional quality small group martial arts instruction and training where students will excel in working closely with our chief instructor.
Our students not only develop awesome martial arts skills while they get into top physical condition, but develop their own personal power and learn to maintain sustainable balance in their lives. We strive to develop positive habits which will support our life’s intentions. The goal of our martial arts training is to achieve the Kensho experience in in our day to day life thru mental clarity, physical strength and emotional calm.
Chicago’s best Martial Arts experience serving Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Old Town, River North, Lakeview, etc.