MARS Kali Workshop @ Kensho Martial Arts

Martial Arts Research Systems (MARS) Kali Requirements Workshop with Guro Marc Halleck at Kensho Martial Arts (1030 W North Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago) on Sunday, November 12th at 11am. Guro Halleck will cover MARS Kali Certification requirements for anyone interested in testing with Guro Ron Balicki in January at Northshore Academy of Martial Arts in […]

Muay Thai Seminar and Rank Test

Event Details Date: Sunday, October 22 Time: 11:30 AM – 5 PM Where: Kensho Martial Arts, 1030 W North Ave, Fl 3rd, Chicago, Illinois 60642 Cost for Seminar + USSF rank testing: $100 ($85 with early registration) Beginners, intermediate or advanced, don’t miss this opportunity to bring your Muay Thai level up! Ajarn Roger will […]

Savate Seminar and USSF Rank Test

  Kensho Martial arts will be hosting a Savate Seminar and The United States Savate Federation rank test. Event Details Date: Sunday, September 17 Time: 12 PM – 5 PM Where: Kensho Martial Arts, 1030 W North Ave, Fl 3rd, Chicago, Illinois 60642 Cost for Seminar Only: $75 ($65 Early Reg.) Cost for Seminar + USSF […]

Check in @ Kensho Martial Arts in August and Build Schools!

Hi friends, This August, we are partnering with buildOn to provide bricks to build schools in developing nations! Every 6 check-ins will provide one brick to build a school. buildOn’s mission is to build schools in villages that historically have had no adequate school structure. buildOn has built more than 1000 schools in seven countries […]

Turn Check-ins into Water #givewater

  Hi friends, This July, we are excited to partner with H2OpenDoors to provide safe drinking water to people in need. H2OpenDoors is a program of The Rotary Club with a long term goal of providing access to clean, safe drinking water for one million people throughout developing nations. The team of volutneers at H2OpenDoors […]

Can martial arts training make your brain work better?

These days, our brains a literally battered with too much information. The fast pace of the “information age” brings with it incredible stress that most of us feel on a daily basis. My martial arts students often tell me how much better they feel after class. It is well documented that a great workout relieves stress, […]

Help Provide Autism Therapy for Children and their Families by checking in at Kensho in April

Hey friends, This April we’re happy to support Autism Awareness month by partnering with The Autism Site to provide therapy for children with autism. Every 2 “check-ins” on Facebook or location “tags” on Instagram, provides one minute of therapy to an autistic child and their family. The Autism Site provides access to incredible play therapy […]

Roger Luri & Ron Balicki talk about their Chicago JKD Martial Arts Roots

  In this Video, Kensho Martial Arts head instructor Roger Luri talks with martial arts legend, actor, producer and fight coreographer Ron Balicki of Martial Arts Research Systems about their Chicago JKD – mixed martial arts roots in the early 1980’s under Grand Master Fred Degerberg, Guro Dan Inosanto et al.   Roger Luri:                  Hey, […]

Watch out for the “Crabs”!

If you put one crab in a small pot, it can easily escape. But, did you know that if you put several in a pot together, they instinctively pull each other back in anytime one of them tries to climb out. This is called “crab mentality.” They instinctively drag each other down and seal their fate together. People […]

A Method to Our Mixed Martial Arts Madness!

At Kensho our approach to learning martial arts is a bit different. Yes, in our Mixed Martial Arts curriculum, we train in a variety of martial arts which of course many people do these days, but rather than a smorgasbord where the student’s progress is haphazard at best, our approach is very focused and deliberate. Why begin with boxing and […]