Downers Grove Martial Arts

Master self-defense, boost your physique and fitness, and live a more confident, disciplined, and focused life.

About Our School

Family of Martial Artist

"Let Our Family Teach Yours"

To a Downers Grove resident ready for a
thrilling, fun, & fulfilling experience,

There are a few simple things that make a good martial arts school a great one. We work our hardest every day to fulfill those things, and give our students the best experience we possibly can. Here's what it takes, and what you can expect when you walk through our doors for the first time:

Knowledgeable, Passionate Instructors.
When hand-picking our instructors, we look for a few key traits: passion for martial arts, passion for teaching, a great personality, and expertise. Our instructors truly care about you and your experience. They're here for every question you have and every challenge that arises.

They'll push you to try your hardest, and motivate you to surpass your limits. Nothing beats having a great teacher - and we have the best.

A Clean, Up-to-Date Facility.
The best teachers in the world won't make up for a dirty facility with run-down equipment. That's why, every day, we thoroughly clean our studio from top to bottom. And we check our equipment to make sure it's in good working order, and replace it when it needs replacing.

Finally, it takes the right people to make an amazing community. The environment of our school attracts people who are open-minded, enjoy socializing with one another, and enjoy having fun. The parents whose kids train with us are caring and supportive. The adults who train with us are kind and fun. It's like a family here, and we'd love for you to become a part of it.

Browse around our website and learn about our programs. When you find the one that's right for you, you can sign up for a trial online and get started asap. Call and let us know if you have any questions. And I can't wait to meet you in person.

Paul Helsdon

  • Birthday Parties
  • Adult Martial Arts
  • Kids Martial Arts
  • After School

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.

Fast strikes to stun any opponent. Foolproof defense to protect yourself & your loved ones. And incredible, beginner-friendly fitness to get you in great shape, fast.

Get all of this in a fun, clean, supportive environment - every time you come. And because we place such importance on community, you'll experience a family-like camaraderie here too to keep you motivated, encouraged, and on track.

It's rare to find a program so fun that parents have to drag their kids away just to get them home. We see it all the time here. That's because our kids program is designed perfectly for kids:

It provides them with constant challenge, so they never get bored. Fun & games let their playful sides emerge. And structure gives them a foundation to grow and learn about respect, discipline, and more. Click to see what else makes our kids martial arts program so unique...

Our Downers Grove kids martial arts after school program gives you a safe, fun, and learning environment to leave your kids until you get off of work. And because we pick your child up from school, you know he/she is in great hands from the moment the bell rings until the moment you take them home.

In our program, kids get a great mixture of martial arts, healthy exercise, fun activities, focused lessons on life such as respect, discipline, and paying attention, and time to study and get homework done. It's truly the most enriching and fun program out there.