Chicagoland’s Premier Self Defense and Martial Arts Academy

for Men, Women, and Kids in Chicago, IL and Suburbs

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Lessons for Kids

Lessons for kids of all ages in Hapkido, Mixed Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are available at Kogan Self-Defense Academy.

Everyone wants their kids to have confidence, self-discipline and composure during life’s challenging moments. In a world where video games and smartphones have largely replaced outdoor play and sports activities, martial arts not only encourages physical activity but also fine-tunes it to optimize overall health and well-being.

Self Defense

Kogan Self-Defense in Buffalo Grove, IL is one of the Chicago’s area most innovative Martial Arts and Self Defense Schools. We teach a brand of self-defense that transcends our physical art and includes the self-defense skills of kindness, community and compassion.


Reach your fitness and self defense goals with the top-notch instructors at Kogan Self-Defense Academy.

Hapkido contains both long- and close-range fighting techniques, utilizing jumping kicks and percussive hand strikes at longer ranges as well as pressure point strikes, joint locks, or throws at closer fighting distances.

Muay Thai

Kogan Self-Defense Academy provides a total Muay Thai experience for adults.

Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient.

Krav Maga

Kogan Self-Defense Academy provides the best Krava Maga lessons in Chicagoland.

Krav Maga is the world’s leading self-defense system, known for its no-nonsense and realistic approach. At Kogan Self-Defense we teach students to live safer and stronger lives by providing proven self-defense and fitness training.

Get ready to discover a new sense of confidence, empowerment and athletic ability that you never knew you had! The training isn’t always easy, but our world-class instructors and friendly class setting will help you reach your self-defense and fitness goals.

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