We Have The Martial Arts Program That’s Just Right for You

Martial Arts for Families


In our innovative martial arts program for Families, everyone participates: children, parents, and grandparents can attend classes and progress at their own pace. In our action-packed family classes, no one sits on the bench! Children practice with other children, and adults practice with other adults. Martial arts classes are one of the only family programs where children and parents get the same kind of healthy exercise at the same time.

Martial Arts for Kids


Our exciting martial arts program for kids can develop your child’s focus, self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall sense of purpose the way NO OTHER sport, hobby, “activity,” or program can.

HUNDREDS of parents and families in the Dolton area are singing the praises of our children’s program, and telling other parents about it every day, because they’ve seen it for themselves, too.

Martial Arts for Adults


Our unique martial arts program for adults is the best way in the Dolton area to lose weight and get in shape because every movement has a purpose – a self-defense purpose that might one day save your life!

Students from 18 to 80 also tell us they use the benefits of improved concentration, self-discipline, and self-confidence every day at home, at work, and in social situations.

Fitness Kickboxing

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Our one of a kind “Lean and Mean” Kickboxing class is the fun way to martial arts fitness, where you can lose weight and gain strength. Each class involves learning and refining exciting self-defense techniques with a great group of Dolton friends, so it’s never boring. Our unique combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercise will melt away the pounds. You’ll look leaner, feel lighter, and gain some impressive new skills.

Welcome to what is highly regarded as “The Best Martial Arts Lessons” in the Metropolitan Chicago, IL area

I can proudly say we provide The Best Martial Arts Lessons in Chicago, IL.

Why are people looking for the best martial arts lessons in Chicago, IL area?  Who wouldn’t want the best training, the value, the best preparation for the future?

Hi, I’m  John Venson II, 9th Degree Black Belt in the Shuri Ryu Karate.  I’m very PROUD that hundreds of families all over the Chicago, IL area are singing the praises of our program(s) and telling their friends and neighbors how much of a positive impact it’s having on their lives.

Just For Kicks – The Martial Arts University has been a landmark of Chicago, IL for many great years and “the measuring stick” for Outstanding Martial Arts instruction!  When you are enrolled in our martial arts lessons in Chicago, IL or across America, you’ll find that you’re learning much more than mere kicking and punching.
Get started now and find out how you can be healthier, happier and more confident with Just For Kicks – The Martial Arts University training!
 Our members tell us that they feel our school is more of an institution of self-improvement, physically and mentally, rather than “just” a gym or some “activity”.
We take pride in helping our adult members safely build muscle, quickly burn fat, gain flexibility and release stress in a FUN, positive and injury free environment!  For the children in our youth classes, parents all over the Chicago, IL area give our martial arts classes credit for increasing their child’s ability to focus, building their self-esteem and igniting a passion for self improvement that they never would have expected.
Although many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the “tools” that we use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about “yourself”.
When you train in our martial arts program, you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.  Come and see why so many people from all over the Chicagoland area come to learn and train with us at Just For Kicks.  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.  Please, take a few moments to browse this website, get familiar with us, and then come in and see why so many people enjoy studying with us.  You will quickly see the benefits of our martial arts lessons for yourself.  The Benefits of studying  martial arts at Just For Kicks will last a Lifetime!!

See for Yourself

Give me a call at (773) 398-5425
or click the program (above) that you’re most interested in!

I sincerely look forward to meeting you, and helping you and your family accomplish your goals!


John Venson II
Just For Kicks – The Martial Arts University Just For Kicks – The Martial Arts University

14233 Dante Ave.
Dolton, IL 60419
(773) 398-5425

P.S. If you’re like me, you’d rather “see it for yourself”, rather than just take my word for it. So simply select the program you’re most interested in on this page, and join us, Just For Kicks!

Get Started Today at NO RISK!

Special Offer:

FREE Uniform
FREE Team Bag
FREE Private Lesson

I have totally become stress-free…
“By training in the martial arts, I have totally become stress-free. I love it. My life is so much more enjoyable!”
—Tanya Elenkiwich

I have lost 12 pounds, gained great confidence!
“I love Martial Arts training! With the training I’ve got, I have lost 12 pounds, gained great confidence!”
—Mike Earl

Lost over 65 pounds…
“Since I’ve started Martial Arts, I’ve lost over 65 pounds! On top of that, I’ve gained confidence.”
—Jordan Robinson