Are you looking for a fun, exciting way to get in shape, build confidence, and protect yourself? Whether your goal is health, fitness, competition, self-defense, or just trying something new and making new friends, Tandang Garimot can help you realize those goals. Become part of a family, not a member of a gym.
We offer and focus on rare styles, particularly Filipino Martial Arts (Kali, Arnis, Eskrima). These styles formed the basis self defense techniques used by US Special Forces, Filipino Martial Arts. Focused on speed and effectiveness, Filipino Martial Arts is considered one of the best weapons based defense systems in the world, and has been made famous by such Hollywood films as The Bourne Identity, Taken, The Book of Eli, Mission Impossible 3, and Hanna. Classes offered cover training with various weapons, as well as empty hand and grappling.
Tandang Garimot also offers training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Capoeira, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Kun Tao Silat, and Tai Chi, for prices that are unrivaled in Chicago.
For those of you with children interested in Martial Arts, we also offer kids classes!