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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Sensei’s #1 Fitness and Focus Secret!

As a martial arts instructor. I find that one of the things I love about martial arts is that it helps me to stay focused on balancing what’s important to me in my life. For me, being healthy and fit is one of the pillars of a happy life. Without health and fitness, I find it’s […]

Secrets to Inspire Kids & Keep them Motivated & Engaged

As a parent and kids martial arts instructor, I meet parents all the time who tell me that their kids jump from one activity to another and quickly lose interest and move on. It’s really awesome that parents are able to provide kids with a variety of learning experiences, but at Kensho we find that for kids to really […]

Kids Should Train with Weapons?

Sounds crazy, right? You might be surprised to find that there are a lot of great reasons for kids to do weapon training as is done in Kali and Filipino Martial Arts. The idea of Kensho’s adult and kids mixed martial arts system is for students to become complete martial artists capable of defending themselves in […]

Best Martial Art for Self-Defense?

The thing about self-defense is that you never know what you’re going to need. Attacks and situations vary tremendously, so there is no way that you can know in advance what technique will serve you best. So, What is the Best Martial Art for Self Defense? I’m Roger Luri, Head Instructor at Kensho Martial Arts in […]