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Self Defense Seminar with Foundation Chicago

June 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Self Defense Seminar with Foundation Chicago @ Studio Fit Chicago

Join us for an empowering self-defense seminar at Studio Fit Chicago, designed to equip you with essential skills for personal safety and self-protection. Led by two highly experienced coaches, this seminar promises to be an intensive, informative, and practical session for participants of all skill levels.

Foundation Chicago Coaches: Karina Gonzalez and Elias Cepeda


Foundation Chicago is a Mixed Martial Arts community organization and center for adults and children in the inner-city’s beautiful Pilsen neighborhood. Our small-group classes apply a thoughtful pedagogy that features differentiated curricular. With low student-teacher ratios to provide a uniquely student-centered and welcoming environment. They are all about learning community self-defense and physical fitness.

Karina is an Amateur Muay Thai Kickboxing National Champion and a First degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. She has years of competitive experience and teaching expertise. Karina brings a wealth of knowledge in striking techniques, defense strategies, and ground fighting skills.

Elias is a retired amateur MMA fighter and the Head Coach at Foundation Chicago. His background in mixed martial arts provides a comprehensive understanding of various fighting styles. This makes him an excellent instructor for self-defense techniques that can be applied in real-life situations.

What You’ll Learn:

  1. Situational Awareness: Understand how to stay alert and aware of your surroundings to identify potential threats and avoid dangerous situations before they escalate.
  2. Breathing Techniques: Learn how to control your breath to maintain calmness and focus under pressure, which is crucial in any self-defense scenario.
  3. Strong Base and Movement: Discover the importance of having a strong, stable stance and how to move efficiently to maintain balance and power.
  4. Defending Against Grabs: Master techniques to break free from various types of grabs, ensuring you can quickly regain control and protect yourself.
  5. Defending Against Strikes: Develop skills to effectively block and counter strikes, reducing the risk of injury while neutralizing the attacker.
  6. Safe Falling and Recovery: Practice safe falling techniques to minimize injury and learn how to get back on your feet swiftly and securely.
  7. Ground Fighting: Gain practical knowledge of fighting on the ground, including escapes, submissions, and defense strategies.

Additional Benefits:

Increase your self-confidence by learning how to defend yourself effectively. Improve your physical fitness and conditioning through practical drills and exercises. Connect with like-minded individuals and become part of a supportive community focused on personal safety and well-being. Please bring comfortable workout clothes, water bottle, towel and a positive attitude!

Registration:  Space is limited to ensure personalized instruction and ample practice time for all participants.

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To contact Studio Fit Chicago to learn about our Semi-Private Personal Training program or to get a personalized consultation to see if we’re a good fit to train together, go to Fitness Assessment and we will be in touch shortly after.


Studio Fit Chicago

1011 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60614
United States (US)
Phone: 773-819-0012
Email: info@studiofitchicago.com
URL: https://studiofitchicago.com/


June 15
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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1011 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60164 United States
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