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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 2006, Warrior Institute of Chicago has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.

773-336-7517

1841 West 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60643

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Warrior Institute of Chicago Owner

Hi, I’m Oren Headen.

I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT AND CONFUSING
FINDING A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL CAN BE.

I remember when I was a child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 2006, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Chicago by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Warrior Institute of Chicago are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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TRADITIONAL MEETS MODERN: SELF DEFENSE & AWARENESS SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD

You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Warrior Institute of Chicago

Our Facility

• 6000 Square-Foot Main Training Area With 15 Foot Ceilings
• 3 1/2 Inch Carpet Bonded Mats. Wall to Wall for Maximum Safety
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Student Library on-Site with over 1000 scholastic books
• Equipped for and with Full Kitchen for Birthday Parties and Special Events

What Makes Warrior Institute of Chicago Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Warrior Institute of Chicago:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age

WHAT IS KUK SOOL

Kuk Sool is the style of martial arts practiced by Warrior Institute of Chicago students. Kuk Sool is a beautiful and dynamic “hard-soft” style of martial art, emphasizing speed and fluidity.  At the same time, it is an elegant and powerful system which integrates the body, mind, and spirit. 

The exercises and postures of Traditional Korean Martial Art are designed to incorporate and work all levels of your body. The breathing techniques connect your body and mind, and the concentration exercises are designed to improve your speed and mental skills. The practice of Traditional Korean Martial Art energizes you for the day or diffuses tension from a stressful one. Kuk Sool naturally aligns your body structure and allows your body to move freely with increased agility, balance and grace.

It is a building process. The foundation is laid with individual components being learned first, and training divided up into stages with each stage building upon the next.

The physical training behind Traditional Korean Martial Art is very specific and includes weight resistance training, aerobic & anaerobic conditioning, total body training, hand/foot building, and strengthening techniques.

The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.

HOW DOES KUK SOOL COMPARE TO OTHER MARTIAL ARTS? 

FUN, EXCITEMENT & PREPARATION: STUDENTS & PARENTS LOVE MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENTS!

One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!

From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!

One more reason you will love martial arts at Warrior Institute of Chicago!

  • Oren Headen

    Oren Headen

    Owner/Chief Instructor

    6th Degree Black Belt

  • Warrior Institute of Chicago instructor

    James Wordlaw

    Instructor

    2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Warrior Institute of Chicago Assistant Instructor

    Nathaniel Belcher

    Instructor

    1st Degree Black Belt