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Martial Artist Cyclists

This group is for chainlinkers who practice martial arts or are interested in martial arts. 

I practice Tae Kwon Do and have found that cycling increases my stamina and helps me to perform better in classes.  I wondered whether other cyclists who practice MA have had a similar experience. I also thought it would be fun to connect with other martial artists in Chicago. 

Location: Chicago
Members: 9
Latest Activity: Jun 13

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Comment by April on June 13, 2014 at 8:09pm

Would anyone be interested in meeting up on a random Saturday to train and spar?

Comment by Hector Lareau on October 25, 2013 at 3:15pm

Hey all -- I'm a regular bike commuter and a gung-ho martial artist. I began my martial journey with several years' training in shoaling chuan kin fu, then spent more than a decade training in TKD (not ITF, but the chon ji forms), transitioned to shorei rye karate and ryukyu kempo, had my own school for several years, trained an under-black belt national champ, and then got a new job and got fat. Ah, well.

I'd suggest that bicyclists should be trained in Kubotan for self defense. Pretty much any small implement can be a Kubotan, and they're the perfect size and range for bicycle use. IMHO. I'm ready to be corrected if there's a better idea, though!

Comment by April on August 13, 2013 at 3:25pm

Anyone want to try out Tae Kwon Do? Its a fun way to stay in shape while learning to defend yourself. My school is recruiting students right now and it would be awesome to practice with friends. Let me know and I will send you all the details.

Comment by April on March 19, 2013 at 12:14am

Any one practice MMA?  I am looking to cross-train.  Thanks!!!

Comment by April on January 30, 2013 at 5:10pm

Yay! Another TKD practitioner! Where do you train Manny?

Comment by We all have an inner Beast... on January 22, 2013 at 3:29am

Been doing TKD for about 2 yrs now.

Was into grappling/BJJ (Rickson Gracie) for 12 yrs.

Instructed Combatives in the Army, and Instructor qualified in MACP.

Comment by Tim Heckman on January 16, 2013 at 4:59pm

The best aikido in that area would be found at:

http://www.chicagoaikikai.org/ , at 1444 W. Chicago.  I haven't practiced there, but they are very well thought of, and recommended.

Comment by Amber K on January 15, 2013 at 1:53pm

Like Aikido, but looking for something near West Town or Wicker Park/Bucktown area.

Comment by April on January 15, 2013 at 11:48am

Hi Julie! Welcome to the group!  If you are interested in TKD you should check out Dragon Martial Arts and Fitness Center

4715 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
Neighborhood: Irving Park

(773) 427-6590

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dragon-martial-arts-and-fitness-center-chicago

We take classes at 8:30pm on Mondays, and 6:30pm on Fridays. It would be cool if you could join us. However, there is full schedule of TKD and other classes.   Master Ron is great and the it's priced pretty reasonable compared to other schools in the area. 

Comment by Julie Hochstadter on January 15, 2013 at 10:41am

I'd love to take a class or two.  Where do you all workout?  

 

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