Martial Arts and Self Defense Classes in Buffalo Grove, IL

Welcome to Kogan Self-Defense, where we have been offering the highest quality Hapkido, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Kung-Fu, Sambo, Combat Sambo and Self Defense training in Chicago, IL area since 1990. At Kogan Self-Defense, our legacy spans Grand Masters and multiple generations of martial arts students.

We are committed to offering a complete martial arts system with an emphasis on the body, mind, and soul. Our classes include instruction for all ages and experience levels with a blend of the best traditional training and modern-day forms. Here at Kogan Self-Defense, we are committed to helping everyone thrive, empower our students to live life fearlessly with honor, character and purpose, training the mind and spirit. Our specialized martial arts programs for ages 5 years to adults are dedicated to character development, success and life skills. Our Buffalo Grove, IL facility offers quality instruction in self-defense, fitness, discipline, focus, confidence, integrity, control, and stress management. Kogan Self-Defense offers a Mixed Martial Arts curriculum that is deeply rooted in tradition, balanced with progressive and innovative teaching methods and philosophies.

From Calmness there is Power, From Silence there is Awareness

Kogan Self-Defense is not a gym, we are an academy of higher learning and standards. We are a teacher’s teacher. We are professionals and Masters, eternal students of our arts. Our arts and education are not accumulated commonly, easily or generally. From our students we demand respect, action, bravery, loyalty, trust, humility, integrity and kindness.

Only in last 10 years our students won over 900 medals on World, National and International Competitions all over the world. 59 World Champions in last 10 years in Hapkido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, Karate, Kung-Fu and Kickboxing.

Learn from the Experts, Become a Champion

Our teachers have extensive experience in various fighting styles and there is no better academy for reaching your goals. Academy founder and Master Instructor Mikhail Kogan has practiced and taught Hand-to-Hand Combat and Martial Arts for over 40 years, starting his career in the Soviet Union where he trained the most elite unit of the Russian military, the Spetsnaz.

Mikhail Kogan is also a published author on the subject of Hand-to-Hand Combat methods and techniques.

Alongside Mr. Kogan, Kogan Self-Defense employs renowned and accomplished instructors whose students regularly achieve champion status.

Contact us today or call us at 847-877-4711 and we will be pleased to answer all your questions. Our school is located in Buffalo Grove, IL in Northwestern Chicago suburbs.