about our martial arts school

The Venson Family

John R. Venson – Certified 9th Degree Black Belt – Shuri Ryu Karate – Menkyo Kaiden
  PKC Elite Society – Trias International Society – U.S. Karate Hall-of-Fame – World Martial Arts Hall-of-Fame

Reginald L. Venson – Certified 6th Degree Black Belt – Shuri Ryu Karate
PKC Elite Society – Bushido International Society – Budo Society – U.S. Karate Hall-of-Fame 

Just For Kicks – The Martial Arts University Chicago, IL was established in 1970 by John H. Venson (D. 1993)

Our school has been a landmark in Chicago for many years and the “measuring stick” by which excellent martial arts schools are measured.
John R. Venson and Reginald L. Venson lead an extremely talented group of instructors and Black Belts to bring you the pinnacle of modern and innovative martial arts curriculum and training, while maintaining the traditions and ties to an established lineage that dates back for many centuries.  Get started now and find out how you can be healthier, happier, AND smarter through Just For Kicks – The Martial Arts University training!
Just For Kicks – The Martial Arts University is an institution of self-improvement and the Home of Champions. You and your family are in good, caring hands with the Just For Kicks – The Martial Arts University Chicago, IL team.  With their focus on creating a POSITIVE, safe, injury free training environment, Just For Kicks – The Martial Arts University has earned the reputation in Chicago, IL of being the top martial arts and character development institute in the area.  Although some people think the martial arts are about just fighting, our program is so much more.
When you train in our martial arts lessons, you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.  Through the practice of physical self-defense skills, you will follow a blueprint for a successful life based on self-confidence, self-discipline, personal safety, focus, and perseverance.
You will experience the satisfaction that comes not just from winning over others, but from winning over yourself as you become stronger, healthier, and happier than you have ever been in your life.

If you’re looking for information about the best martial arts programs in Dolton and surrounding areas (like Chicago, IL), you’ve come to the right place. Just For Kicks - The Martial Arts University will empower you with the self-defense and self-improvement programs you’ve been searching for!

To learn more about Just For Kicks - The Martial Arts University,
call us at (773) 398-5425

Or Visit: We are conveniently located at
14233 Dante Ave
Dolton, IL 60419,
so you, your friends, colleagues, and entire family can train in a
convenient, safe, clean, professional, welcoming environment.