Chicago Style Mixed Martial Arts

People commonly think of MMA or Mixed Martial Arts as being synonymous with UFC style cage fighting, but Karate traditionally included knees and elbows and locks and throws. In Kensho’s Mixed Martial Arts curriculum students to learn to flow across the ranges of combat from kicking to punching range to knee/elbow range to grappling range. This is a similar concept similar to Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do (JKD).


Kensho’s Adult Mixed Martial Arts Curriculum includes a blend of  some of the coolest martial arts! – Boxing, Kickboxing, JKD, Muay Thai, Savate, Kali, Jiu Jitsu and Silat. We start with Boxing and Kickboxing skills. Here we begin to develop our physical conditioning, strength, flexibility, movement, speed and timing. Beginner or seasoned pro alike, you’ll learn the skills to throw your punches & kicks with knockout form and power so you’ll be prepared if you ever need to defend yourself.
Next we begin to build on our basics adding Muay Thai, JKD and Savate along with weapon techniques from Kali and Filipino martial arts. If we limit ourselves to only one style, we become more predictable and one dimensional. 
Training in our Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate , Savate, Muay Thai, Kali/Eskrima and Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do curriculums independently, we preserve the culture and origins of each art and are able to absorb the essence of each. Students earn belts as they progress and also earn ranks through instructor level in each of our root arts. 

Mixed Martial Arts training helps develop strength and flexibility. Our training not only helps us to stay in great physical condition, but releases stress and helps maintain emotional balance and inner calm. Training helps our students to maintain their edge and be mentally & physically prepared for anything that might come their way.

Mixed Martial Arts fighting-stance-mmaKensho’s signature Mixed Martial Arts is our core program.

Our curriculum has been developed and proven and refined over more than 35 years to develop a street smart, practical and useful range of self defense and fighting skills.

Head Instructor Roger Luri is our secret weapon. A  former kickboxing champion and 7th Degree Black Belt who knows exactly how to bring out the black belt in you!

Our Kensho Blend of martial arts combines the best techniques from (among others):

Mixed Martial Arts - MMA training