We are honored that our BJJ program is affiliated with the Redzovic Brothers.
In 2001 The Redzovic Brothers were the first Americans given the honor to represent Master Carlos Gracie Jr. of the legendary Gracie Jiu Jitsu family.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ( BJJ ) in Chicago has gained popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Across the globe thousands of people are reaping benefits from studying this modern combative art. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been tried and tested in real life situations and in the ring. Many police departments and military branches have discovered the benefit of teaching this practical style to their officers and soldiers. But Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not only for professional fighters. No matter you age or fitness level you too can benefit from training at our Training center.
We realize everyone will have a different goal when they decide to study Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. That is why we help each individual student on their path, whether you are an aspiring cage fighter or you want something fun to do while getting fit. Our skilled instructors can guide you and help achieve your goals in a fun, safe, and productive environment. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary so don't miss out, come in today to see what all the hype is about.
Krav maga is Hebrew for "contact combat" or "contact fight." It is a hand-to-hand combat system used by the Israeli military.
Developed by Imi Lictenfeld Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression.
If your goal is mainly self defense and awareness- these classes are a must as we focus training on stress drills and fight techniques to prepare you both physically and mentally for potential situations. At the same time- you stay fit!
Muay Thai is a combat sport from Thailand known as the science of 8 limbs. Muay Thai features punches, kicks, elbows, knees, standing grappling, and head-butts to wear down and knock out their opponent.
Thai training methods develop devastating power, speed and superb cardiovascular endurance as well as fighting spirit.
Muay Thai training is also quite safe thanks to sophisticated pad training that evolved to keep fighters healthy between fights.
Muay Thai has also proven very effective outside the ring and has been embraced enthusiastically by practitioners of a variety of self-defense, sporting, military and law enforcement activities.
Our instructors are dedicated to providing our students with the most complete and well rounded training program to bring you into the best shape of your life.
At TOP LEVEL MMA we have an experienced group of trainers to prepare you for mixed martial arts competitions.
We offer Intro to MMA classes to help get you started on the right path.
What is exactly MMA? Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, judo and other styles.
The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be traced back to the ancient Olympic combat sport of Pankration. Various mixed style contests also took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s.
The combat sport of Vale Tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is currently the largest MMA promotion company worldwide. Prior to the UFC, professional MMA events had also been held in Japan by Shooto since 1989.
This is a unique opportunity for Chicago to showcase some of the best fighters in the MidWest.
We will coach you in all 4 aspects of mixed martial arts: wrestling, boxing, muay thai, and jiu-jitsu.
Our boxing program accommodates all levels- beginner or advance.
It is a complete workout for your cardiovascular and endurance systems as well as training upper body, lower body and core strength.
It your looking to increase your speed, power or improve your striking and footwork or just to release stress TOP LEVEL MMA boxing program is for you.
Eskrima is the umbrella term for the traditional filipino martial arts of the Philippines, which emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons. It also includes hand-to hand combat and weapon disarming techniques.
Our eskrima class is lead by Guro Nate Defensor. The Defensor Method of Filipino Martial Arts is a complete system that enables you to turn your whole body and anything around you as a weapon.
These arts are thought to be weapon based only but in actuality it is a complete system of self-defense.
You will learn fighting drills using the stick, knife, staff and the whole body as a weapon.
Guro Nate Defensor has been teaching the "Defensor Method" of Filipino-Indonesian Martial Arts for 30 years in the Chicagoland area.
Defensor Method is a combination of Inayan System, Pekiti-Tirsia, Inosanto Blend, Tobosa/Villabrille System, Pusaka Dwipantara Silat, Jalur Putih Pencak Silat, Doce Pares Eskrima, Derobio, Balintawak, Ilongo Style, Muay-Thai, & Kuntao
TopLevel offers Tae Kwon Do classes for kids. By taking Tae Kwon Do you child will learn self-defense, how to focus, have self-esteem, self-control and most of all a winning attitude.
Besides learning practical self-defense your child will aquire physical benefits in a friendly, safe and fun environment.
In addition to the physical benefits of martial arts, children receive mental training as they learn complicated body movements that help develop focus, concentration and memory skills.
We design our children's programs to instill confidence, respect for others and self-discipline which are necessary life skills.
At TOP LEVEL MMA, we teach kids that martial arts is not only about self-defense, it is about building character.
Kombat Fitness is a total body workout combined with plyometric and cardiovascular exercises while utilizing the basic combative strikes from boxing and kick boxing
Kombat Fitness accommodates all levels no matter what experience you have. It will increase your stamina, flexibility and strength and burn those calories while having fun!!!