Training Programs

American Kenpo Karate

Train in American Kenpo Karate
American Kenpo Karate is a martial art form created in the 1950’s to address the shortfalls of traditional martial arts when applied to real-world self-defense situations. Combining techniques from traditional karate, kung fu, and other art forms into an effective self-defense system. Our karate instructors range from 1st degree to 7th degree black belts and all have over 20 years of experience in American Kenpo Karate. When you train in American Kenpo Karate at Downers Grove Boxing & Martial Arts, you’ll be training under multiple instructors who have been inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.Learn more about American Kenpo Karate.

Recreational Boxing

Learn to box and get in shape
Downers Grove Boxing & Martial Arts is a great place to learn the art of boxing. You may not wish to enter the ring, but you’ll train as if you were. Get in the best shape of your life with the help and support of our other members and our highly qualified staff. In our boxing classes, you’ll have the opportunity to be taught by one of several Golden Gloves champions. Classes include instruction in punches, footwork, defensive strategies as well as cardio, bag work, and more.Learn more about Recreational Boxing

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the core of mixed martial arts
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the up and coming martial art. Made popular by Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights and the UFC, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an art form with techniques that enable smaller fighters to prevail against larger opponents. Our instruction includes both techniques and 1-on-1 sparring (rolling).Learn more about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Strength Training

Strength training classes improve your overall fitness
Overall fitness is important for martial arts and life in general. Our strength training classes help you to develop lean muscle and improve your overall fitness level. In each strength training class, you’ll use a combination of body weight exercises and free weights, as well as cardio, to build your strength and stamina.Learn more about Strength Training.


Train in kickboxing and get in shape while learning self-defense
Kickboxing may be one of the best and most enjoyable ways to get in shape, because in engages muscle groups from every part of the body! The Kickboxing classes at Downers Grove Boxing & Martial Arts will teach you key, basic self-defense techniques, while also giving you a full-body workout. Each class will be a mix of heavy bag, pad work, cardio, strength training and plyometrics.Learn more about Kickboxing.

Private Lessons & Personal Training

private self-defense lessons
Our veteran instructors are available for private, one-on-one self-defense lessons. These lessons are perfect for kids heading off to school or someone heading overseas. Each lesson is tailored to your needs and goals by our experienced staff.