Chicago StrikeFit Kickboxing Training Center

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StrikeForce Fitness Success Stories

  • Great class. Hard work. Non stop. Fun

    Sean S
  • I attend the 1-hour long StrikeFit heavy bag class. It's a great workout and the hour passes fast because there are several rounds of boxing, drills, and breaks.

    Angela D.
  • The class was definitely a workout! The instructor made me feel comfortable (I am a beginner and out of shape) and kept the class upbeat and fun.

    Taylor A.
  • Awesome workout and the trainer is legit!

    Yvonne N
  • Love it!!! Instructors are really fun and classes are great!!

    Anja B.
  • I absolutely love Strikefit's heavy bag class! The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable will definitely give you your money's worth for a hard workout. The on-bag and off-bag drills change every class so it is constantly challenging. As a fitness instructor and someone who has been in the industry for 10 years, I DEFINITELY recommend!

    Hannah P.
  • I can't express how much I LOVE this place!! Great energy and even better instructors!! They push you to your limit if not beyond which I appreciate so much! You leave drenched in sweat after each class. Whether you're having a stressful or wonderful day, a pair of gloves and a punching bag is never a bad idea!

    Natalia F.

    amazing!!! great and intense workout and very effective. a must for everyone!

    George K.
  • It was such a challenging and fun workout - very different from other kickboxing classes just because it seemed more real with gloves and technique re: hard boxing bag and I have never tried anything like that before. Would definitely go again and recommend it to anyone who wants to get into really amazing shape. I did the kickboxing class option and it was difficult but doable.

    Saman S.

    Amazing workout. Highly recommended!

    Raji A.
  • Great workout. Great staff.

    Kristen T.
  • Extremely good work out, exactly what I was looking for!!!!!

    Juan E.
  • Listen, we all have days where we just need to hit something, and Strikefit is the answer. The instruction is clear and thorough, and most classes are small enough that anyone who is struggling can receive individual attention. I’ve never gone to a class with an instructor who wasn’t qualified, patient, and dedicated.

    Not only do you learn new skills, but each class provides a solid workout for anyone looking to get in better shape. You are able to constantly improve because classes are designed to push you to your personal limit, rather than being the same for everybody. Also, and this is key: you get to take out all your frustrations on a heavy bag, and it’s the best thing in the world.

    TLDR; basically: 10/10.

    Molly S.
  • Strike fit and force fit classes are amazing!!! Amazing instructors. Amazing workouts. They work you really hard, but tailor the workouts to your needs. Highly recommend!!!

    Joe R.
  • I absolutely love Strikefit Chicago classes! Within the hour you'll get an intense workout, have fun, work off stress, and gain great skills on the heavy bag. The instructors pace classes for all levels so if you're considering it, come in. You'll love it!

    Brenna F.
  • StrikeFit is an intense combination of strikes on a heavy bag and exercise movements. If you're looking for a new workout or accompany an existing workout, StrikeFit is for you. There is no prerequisite for it, just the obligation that you're going to work hard. The instructors are great and are constantly encouraging you to reach the finish line.

    Nick R.
  • Amazing Class! This class was a lot of fun and extremely tough. The instructor was very helpful demonstrating the strikes and proper movement . I recommend this class to any one that's looking for a great workout challenge. I've never sweated so much in one class . I absolutely love this class.

    Tangi B.
  • This is a great work out combining cardio, strength training, and self-defense training. Great instructors and great classmates motivate you to give your best. IMHO no better work out can be found. Try Strikefit – You won’t be disappointed.

    Mark C.
  • What a fun workout! It is high intensity all the way. If you have been weight training and slaving away on the treadmill without seeing noticeable improvement, give Strikefit a try. The facility is quite nice and I see people of all ages and different fitness levels here. This is definitely not your regular kick boxing class. You will be pushed to your limit. Be ready to sweat and work hard.

    Pearl H.
  • A great all around workout and there is nothing like hitting and kicking a heavy bag after a long day or week at work. And if you are a morning person, try the 6:30am classes, although you'll work out hard, you'll feel energized and ready to start the day.

    Sam K.
  • If you want reality based self defense and combative training, with one hell of a workout, then this place is perfect for you. The staff pushes you to learn more and reach your potential, but are encouraging and approachable. Can't say enough good things about this school.

    Jeremy R.
  • Have trained at a few krav gyms, and KMF is the best! Great staff and community of students all helping each other learn, train, and stay safe! Definitely worth checking out.

    Bruce R.
  • Loved this place. Was in town visiting my sister and went with her to check it out. She was looking to get back into shape after having a kid but was also looking for a place that taught self-defense techniques. It was a full class but the instructor made us feel like she was giving us a private session. She started everyone out with a challenging interval circuit but at no time did we feel rushed. The second half of the class focused on techniques and combination drills, and she went around the room giving everyone feedback, tips, and encouragement. The place also had a community feel to it, which I don't think is that common. Throughout and at the end of the class, the other students were quick to introduce themselves and were very welcoming. It was great. My sister decided to join and I would've if I lived in Chicago. Highly recommend!

    Juan G.
  • Here you learn how to fight unlike other Krav Maga places where they teach you how to dance. Great atmosphere, not intimidating at all and great teachers.

    Terry V.
  • A couple months ago I decided to try out Krav Maga. I had never taken martial arts classes of any sort before, so to be honest, I was a little mix of nervous,excited, apprehensive, and ready. Immediately, I noted that everyone (instructors and students) were all very friendly and supportive. It's very much an environment that fosters a camaraderie similar to that of a team. The classes are intense, but doable. So far, I've dropped 10 lbs and I simply FEEL better.

    I also highly recommend Krav Maga Force to anyone that is looking to gain self-defense skills while simultaneously getting/staying physically fit.

    Brady S.
  • This place is incredible. The instructors know their stuff, and are really helpful, no matter what level you start at. I started going here with no martial arts experience of any kind, and they have helped me develop some great self defense skills. It is intense, it is comprehensive, and if you are serious about self defense then this is the place for you.

    Christina K.
  • Great instructors and great classmates. The self defense techniques taught are understandable and effective. You get a great, intense work out at the same time - I've dropped 15 pounds so far and have kept it off. I look forward to training here for a long time to come. I highly recommend Krav Maga Force to anyone looking to learn effective self defense techniques, while at the same time getting the added benefit of improved strength and conditioning.

    Mark C.
  • Not only an excellent place to train but being trained by great instructors that lead tough, but doable, classes is pretty cool. Tony and his crew have a great thing going on at KMF Chicago, I'd recommend this school to anyone who'll listen.

    Keith M.
  • People say invest in your health; you should. You often will get a gym membership, go a few times a week, some stick with it, some don't; you have to deal with the people hogging the weights or the rush hour crowd that makes for a miserable experience. Thinking that is the only way to get healthy is a mistake. Joining Krav Maga force was the BEST choice I've made in years when it came to my health. When I started in May, I had a bit of a gut. Almost three months later, my stomach is almost flat, I am the strongest I have ever been, and the skills I learn to defend myself if I am ever in a bad situation has increased my confidence like never before. The classes are amazing! They are tough; this is no cake walk. However, the positivity and intense atmosphere pushes you to do better. You will get hooked!

    Jonathan L.
  • I have trained at several Krav Maga schools around the world and the training at Krav Maga Force is the real deal. It is intense and the instructors are hard core. Focus is on defending yourself in the real world and not just in class. It will build your confidence, awareness, and mindset. This school kicks my butt!

    Vincent I.
  • After getting into high pressure technology sales post college, I began to let the pounds add up. I decided it was time for a change and spotted a flyer for Krav Maga Force while getting my haircut at the Family Barbershop. I read more about Tony Cianflone (owner) and the gym, and saw nothing but positive remarks. I contacted Tony and he immediately got back to me offering a trial class. With very little martial arts experience, this was way out of my comfort zone but Tony couldn't have been more welcoming about the whole experience. Since starting with Tony in early February, I have lost 18 lbs (from 193 lbs to 175). I feel lean, agile and light on my feet. The classes usually consist of 10-20 minutes of high intensity conditioning, which will leave you in a pool of sweat. The next 40-50 minutes involve fundamentals, combatives, and technique. Tony does a great job mixing things up so you never know what to expect for each class! Krav Maga Force will get you in the best shape of your life and will give you the confidence and skill set you need to protect yourself. I highly recommend Tony and the rest of the staff!

    Brandon C.
  • Krav Maga Force is an extremely rigorous program that gives each of its students quality instruction and individualized attention. I am looking forward to continuing to train at your school!

    Jason V.
  • After training at Krav Maga Force for about 2 weeks now, I can say with all certainty that this is the place to learn self-defense. Unlike most krav maga schools in the Chicago area, KMF takes krav maga seriously and not only emphasizes the fighting element, but also the importance of developing the mindset and intensity that it would take to fight for your life and survive. Plus, who better to learn self-defense from than law enforcement officers! Can't wait to start the Carry and Conceal Tactics class tomorrow.

    Sam K.
  • I am addicted to this place! I get a great whole body work out, and learn practical skills of self-defense. Friendly, supportive people and top notch instructors who genuinely care about my success. Hard core warm-up and realistic multiple- attacker scenario at the end of the class where we put the techniques into practice. I take advantage of Unlimited Monthly membership and participate in as many classes I can. KMF also offers fitness classes, combatives, combat judo and combat wing chun. I never felt stronger and more athletic. Not bad for a 40+ yr old broad.

    Pearl H.
  • Came here on a whim and couldn't be more impressed. I've done karate, boxing, wrestling, etc. and there's nothing as useful or as engaging as Krav Maga the way Tony runs it. Been going to KMF for around 5 months now and it's my favorite workout in the city.

    Dan L.
  • Tony is top notch and one of the only places in IL that offers true Krav Maga training. Very personable and friendly.

    Christian P.
  • Tony Cianflone's Krav Maga classes, technique wise, may seem to simulate other Krav classes but the journey is what sets him apart. The mind set and mental preparedness he, that he releases in you is like no other. This not your average martial arts class, this is self defense.

    Eddie C.
  • I met Tony through a demonstration class he gave at the personal training studio where I had been working out with a private trainer for two years. Tony’s class made me realize that I was ready for a change to my workout regimen that would help me achieve a higher fitness level and gain self-defense skills.

    Tony’s is a skillful, organized and patient instructor. He started off with basic moves, then continually advanced to new moves and combinations. In each session, he provides examples of how we would use the moves and react to situations in real life. Tony’s warm-ups and drills have improved my overall conditioning, as well.

    As a woman that lives and work in the city, I feel that the skills and awareness I’ve gained as a result of Tony’s training will help me avoid or get out of a dangerous situation. Lastly, the workouts are fun – punching and kicking is an excellent stress relief!

    Dana H.
  • My wife had been begging me for years to take a self-defense class with her, but I always laughed it off and told her that I didn't need to take self-defense. I am a man after all and I always thought that if something did happen, I would easily be able protect myself and my wife, but I will admit that I was completely wrong! Since my wife was determined to take classes with me, she surprised me and purchased a couple class packages from Tactical Fighting Systems after she saw their sign in a window and checked out their website. Of course since she already paid for the classes, I was stuck. After the first class though, I was thanking her for making me go. Our first class was with Tony, and I learned quickly that just because I am a larger man does not mean that I know how to fight; in fact, I didn't even know the right way to throw a punch. My punches had absolutely no power behind them and because I am so stiff and awkward, I also had a hard time delivering a series of strikes quickly and accurately. An attacker would have no problem getting the better of me. My wife had better form than I did and believe me that did not make me feel very good about myself. I was determined to improve so that I could win a fight if I was ever attacked.

    We have been going to class now for a couple of months, and with the help of Tony, not only is my wife ready to kick some butt, but I have learned so much and I know that if something did happen, I would be ready. I have learned to loosen up and to generate power in both my strikes and kicks. I think I still have a lot to learn though, so the training will continue. I recommend Tactical Fighting Systems for everyone. Don't let your ego get in the way of your safety.

    Steve W.

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