With two locations near Chicago, the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts provides students the opportunity to enhance their physical fitness through several offerings. Those who want to get into shape can participate in Xtreme Fitness with personalized boot camp and boxing lessons. Its MMA option utilizes techniques from 300 fighting styles to build strength and focus. Alternatively, one can join a Krav Maga class, featuring the renowned hand-to-hand combat style used by the Israeli military. Children can also benefit from the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts' karate program for youths.
People interested in enrolling in this “first true martial arts university” should visit DegerbergAcademy.com. The site contains information on signing up for classes at its Lincoln Square and Old Irving Park facilities.
About the Author:
A triathlete and marathon runner, Todd Bernier trains at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, where he is working towards a black belt in mixed martial arts.
Todd Bernier, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), serves Chicago’s PrivateBank as a Managing Director in its asset-based lending department, a position he has held since 2012. He earned his MBA from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1996 and his CFA in 1999. Outside of the office, Todd Bernier avidly studies martial arts and is steadily progressing toward his black belt in mixed martial arts at Chicago’s Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts.
The Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts offers classes at two locations in Chicago: Lincoln Square and Old Irving Park. The school teaches beginner karate classes to children to help them begin to develop the strength and skill to defend themselves, if necessary, as well as build the self-discipline necessary to overcome the many temptations facing young people today.
The school also offers classes in Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts (MMA), a carefully crafted blend of more than 300 different fighting styles from around the world. Degerberg’s instructors, cross-trained in several different techniques, have won multiple martial arts competitions and awards.
Learning martial arts is not simply about being able to defend oneself in the event of a physical attack. It’s also about developing the mental toughness to be able to set goals and achieve them, whether in the gym, school, or the business world.