Kobudo Combat Martial Arts Classes for Adults and Teens 13+

Martial Arts Classes

Kobudo Combat Martial Arts: ages 13+

Sensei Brooks teaches all martial arts students, personalizing to each's abilities.

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Classes meet from 7:00-8:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday

Unleash Your Inner Warrior!

Brooks Martial Arts Center is the only martial arts center in McHenry County that teaches Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, the authentic combat arts of the ninja and samurai, handed down over the generations to grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi.

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is different from most other martial arts.

  • No Rules, No Holds Barred It works in the real world, where you can't expect to be attacked according to sports arena rules.

  • Adaptable Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is a living art, allowing us to adapt to many different attack styles and environments.

  • Complete We train a full range of combat and life skills.

  • Multiple-attackers We don't expect our attackers to operate alone.

  • Weapons The ninja and samurai learned to use and defend against every manner of weapon, and so do we.

  • Anyone Men and women, young and experienced with all levels of physical ability train together as friends and equals.

  • Fun! No standing in a line and doing a million punches at the air. We train with real people and have a blast!

Class Format

All classes are taught by Sensei Anthony Brooks, the founder of Brooks Martial Arts Center. Sensei Brooks holds a 10th degree black belt and has been studying Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu for nearly 30 years.

While there is no set curriculum for our classes, they do tend to follow a certain format:

  • Bow-in: A sign of respect to our teacher, each other, and all others around the world who study the Bujinkan arts.

  • Mobility and balance excercises: These excercises increase our flexibility and strength in traditionally weak areas.

  • Video Showcase: Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
  • Conditioning excercises: Increases general fitness and conditioning.

  • Rolling and diving skills: Trains our bodies to be able to receive techniques without injury that would otherwise be harmful to us.

  • Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu instruction: The remainder of class is spent exploring a particular technique, school of martial arts, or theme for the day. Sometimes we focus on introductory material. Other times we focus on more advanced material. Some days we focus on a particular weapon. Other days are completely unarmed. Most days include a mix of almost all of these.

  • Review / Q & A: At the end of class, each student gets a chance to share what they learned for the day and ask any questions.

  • Bow-out: Saying thank you for the class.

All students are taught the same techniques at the same time. Depending on how long the student has been training, they may practice a more basic or advanced form. But there is no heirarchy where students build up to a particular weapon or technique. Everyone gets the good stuff on day one!