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Celebrating 40 years of Martial Arts Excellence since 1980
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Samantha Lynn

March 05, 2020

My husband and I joined the adult program at DAMA in September 2017 after moving into the area a few months prior. As a former high school wrestler growing up and an avid fan of all things UFC, Bellator, etc. and MMA as a whole, my husband was looking for somewhere that would not only challenge him physically, but also help him develop the skill set required to be a competent mixed martial artist.... Read More

Andie Celerio

March 05, 2020

Wonderful school! Teachers are amazing, it has a great family atmosphere and my son has learned so much. I would highly recommend that anyone interested in martial arts for yourself or your kids check it out.... Read More

Zohar Gafni

March 05, 2020

I studied at the Academy between 1997-1999 and miss it a lot. and now finally returning to practice and continue my JKD education here in Israel’s JKD’s Academy in TLV. I miss my Teacher Oskar Bravo and Grandmaster Sifu Degerberg. I whish I could also explain here in the Dojo, if I’m Degerberg academy past student, Via Degerberg and Sifu Bravo, whats my heritage chain of JKD Stud... Read More

Barry Bass

March 05, 2020

Fred Degerberg and Degerberg Academy brought practical real Chicago style fighting to a new level in the late 70’s. The first no BS, knock down drag out martial arts available. The school introduced styles and cultures from around the world to prepare students to be achieve their best, tailoring arts and techniques to fit the person. Use what works and discard the rest was the theme long bef... Read More

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David Moss

October 24, 2018

It's a great place to learn from very fun and experience instructors. Started my 7 year old there and he loves it.... Read More

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Lincoln Square Chicago

Kenneth Mescall

October 24, 2018

I have spent time here in every decade since the 80s. I always come back. It is a very special place and it was among the first truly mixed martial arts schools. This academy is martial arts history.... Read More

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Confidence & Self-Esteem

There are a wealth of benefits that come from healthy self-confidence from helping you manage fears and maintain a positive mental attitude. Train with us and you'll discover there is no better way to build your confidence then with the Martial Arts.

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Discipline & Self-Control

With self-discipline comes all kinds of beneficial improvements to your life including advanced focus, new found respect, better health & fitness along with having an easier time at work or school. The bedrock of Martial Arts is founded on teaching discipline and self-control to its students.

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Self-Defense

Knowledge of Self-Defense produces advantages far beyond looking cool and hoisting trophies. With these skills you'll learn to defend yourself in a variety of situations, whether life-threatening or you're being bullied in school. Not only that, but you'll gain the confidence to use - or not use - these skills to keep you and your family safe.

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New Friends & Mentors

Our team is dedicated to your success. Whether that means pushing you to your limits, being a friend in a time of need or spending extra time to show you a technique you're struggling with, our community is here to make you feel comfortable and safe while having fun and learning effective techniques.

Celebrating 40 years of Martial Arts Excellence since 1980

Learn from the best Martial Arts instructors in the area who are dedicated to providing a stable, family environment where you can excel in your personal goals and find a varied and supportive community. Whether your plan is to compete, lose weight, meet new like-minded people or increase your day-to-day life, we will help you get there faster than you ever thought possible while having fun doing it! Degerberg Academy is the premier martial arts school in Chicago, Illinois.

Classes include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kids Martial Arts, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai Kickboxing, a variety of Adult Martial Arts programs, and Fitness classes. The benefits of Martial Arts classes are endless. From confidence and self-esteem to discipline and empowerment, whether you're enjoying or Kids Martial Arts classes or our Adult programs, you'll start seeing improvement in mind, body, and spirit in only a few short classes. GET STARTED TODAY by clicking the Request More Information button above!

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