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1508 Miner St., Des Plaines, IL 60016

Des Plaines Martial Arts

Become Stronger Outside & In With Our Fun, Supportive Classes. Choose the program that's right for you:

About Our School

Hello and welcome!

My name is Michelle DeLaRosa, master instructor of our martial arts school here in Des Plaines. We've dedicated our lives to bringing the physical - and spiritual - benefits of martial arts to our community and are honored that you're thinking of joining in our adventures!

We have a ton of fun in action-packed classes that'll rock you to the core, giving you one of the best workouts imaginable! You'll get fitter, leaner, and super focused through secret workouts known only to elite martial artists. There's a reason martial arts has been around for thousands of years as a system for fitness of both body and mind - it's because it works so darn well!

Classes are geared anyone with a positive attitude, looking for lasting change, and wicked self-defense moves! Men, women, and children of all ages and fitness levels benefit from our classes. No matter what your starting point is, one thing is for sure... you will improve based upon your personal goals with our programs.

Our school itself has become a community hot spot for learning and growth - we'd love nothing more than for you to become a part of it. That way you too can enrich your life, learn self-defense, and get in great shape too.

Martial arts is an excellent tool for inner-growth and development - the increased energy that comes from getting in good physical shape gives you a boost to bring even more fulfilling activities into your life too. Some of the differences you'll feel within the first two weeks are...

...your hard work and patience paying off as you strive to perfect each move, building an amazing sense of discipline, focus and determination.

...your passionate desireto advance through the ranks increasing by developing new goal setting techniques and follow through with your renewed sense of ambition.

...the rush of passing tests and seeing how far you've come while building confidence and pride.

But it doesn't stop there! You'll also learn self-defense to keep your loved ones safe and sound. You may never have to use these skills in a real-life situation, in fact we hope you never have to, but just knowing that you CAN protect yourself will give you peace of mind.

The confidence you'll exude is typically enough to diffuse most situations before they even arise. After all, attackers like to focus in on weak individuals. When you emit strength, confidence and pride - it's enough to keep most of them at bay.

Helping you succeed in martial arts is the only goal of our Des Plaines program. Everyone here - each of our martial arts instructors - is passionate about helping you succeed, have a ton of fun, and really enjoy the time you spend here.

When you're training in our classes, on the surface it may seem like you're just having fun, getting a great workout, and learning challenging, exciting new techniques. But beneath that, we're also working on your connection to body, mind, and spirit, helping you and your kids become stronger on the inside, too.

Kids, Adults, and Teens feel the effects of our classes, fast. They:

  • Improve focus.
  • Feel more confident & capable in everyday situations.
  • Have a renewed passion for life!

Things just overall feel "better, " and as a result, you and your children live a better life. That's what martial arts is all about, and that's why we're so passionate about bringing this wonderful gift to our community. Your life is about to become amazing in a whole new way! At the top of this page you'll find our programs, click on one that interests you to learn about the classes our Des Plaines school offers.

Plus... you'll get to check out the super-low web specials going on right now! Then stop by and try out the program that's best-suited for you! It's just that easy, and we'll be here to guide you the entire time.

Still have questions or feel more comfortable signing up in person? Call us to register or ask us any questions you may have: (847) 297-2788

See you soon,

Michelle DeLaRosa
Master Instructor, MBD Martial Arts Academy
Des Plaines Martial Arts

  • Kids Martial Arts
  • Krav Maga
  • Birthday Parties
  • Summer Camps

Both students and their parents love these Des Plaines kids martial arts classes with good reason. Our classes are not only centered towards martial art techniques but also instill our students with discipline and a deeper sense of respect. In the end, the kids become more focused and confident and even perform better in school.

But we don't mean all work with no play...that is why all our classes are blended with super-fun games and events. We help kids to learn new martial art techniques, perfect the old ones and make friends too.

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These Des Plaines Krav Maga classes are not just martial art classes! They were developed out of the mid-1930s Jewish history in a time of great need. Imi Sde-Or, a pro boxer and wrestler of Eastern European Jewish origin, used to defend Jewish citizens against anti-Semitic thugs in Bratislava on the street. He took his experience as an olympian and street fighter and developed Krav Maga.

Imi Sde-Or developed Krav Maga after realizing that the "real world" had no place for sport fighting. That's why Krav Maga techniques focus on self-defense by using natural instincts of the body for self-protection. Our Des Plaines Krav Maga classes will put you in great shape for self-protection too.

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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... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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A glimpse into our awesome summer camp: Smiling faces... kids focusing intently on learning martial arts techniques, and helping each other in partnered activities... applause and laughter as they accomplish feats that once seemed impossible... and pure goofiness as they play games and enjoy a bit of free time.

Our martial arts summer camp has lots of fun, games and martial arts. But it's also about helping kids see that with the right attitude, discipline, and focus they can accomplish anything. Click to learn more.

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