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Martial arts is an umbrella term for dozens of different disciplines that have been practiced since ancient times.  At Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts, we provide martial arts classes for adults and teens in River Forest, IL that include Karate, Kumdo, Judo, Kung Fu, TaeKwonDo, and Hapkido among others. 

We also offer classes in the art of swordsmanship and ancient weapons.  Practicing martial arts has been shown to benefit teens and adults by helping improve physical and mental abilities as well as self-defense skills.

Martial Arts for Adults and Teens River Forest, IL


Self-defense is a valuable skill because you never know when you will have to protect yourself or your loved ones in a dangerous situation.  Sr. GrandMaster Yu, and the rest of our instructors, always teach avoidance, which is the ability to recognize a dangerous situation and remove yourself to avoid confrontation and possible harm.

Learning the discipline of martial arts will help you develop this “sixth sense” to be more aware of your surroundings and any potential danger.

The physical activity of our martial arts classes can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Improved balance and physical performance
  • Increased flexibility
  • Better range of motion
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Stronger muscles and bones
  • Better focus
  • Keen awareness and instincts
  • Better emotional control
  • Stress relief
  • Increased energy level
  • Peace of body and mind

Learning martial arts is not just a physical endeavor, there is a mental element to the discipline as well.  At Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts, we emphasize the mental aspect of martial arts to make our classes a unique experience.  You will be able to improve your focus and help control your emotions including fear and anger.

The peace that martial arts brings to your mind can help you improve your concentration in your everyday life and better handle stress.  Each class session will leave you feeling energized and your energy level will only increase as you continue to practice.

Variety of Martial Arts Classes

For adult martial arts classes in the River Forest, IL area, contact Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts at 708-383-3456.

We offer a variety of martial arts classes with different styles that can suit people of different strength and size.  Sr. GrandMaster Yu, an internationally recognized, world-class GrandMaster, can help you choose a martial arts style based on your strength and body type.  We offer classes in the following styles:

  • KarateMartial-Artists
  • Judo
  • Kung Fu
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Hapkido
  • Dansudo
  • Kumdo
  • Farang-do
  • Ancient Weapons

Why Us?

The martial arts instructors of Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts have international certification and they undergo continuous training as students of Sr. GrandMaster Yu.  They are happy to help you on your path in any of the martial arts disciplines that we teach.  Whether you are a life long pursuer of martial arts or someone looking to get in good mental and physical shape, our adult and teen martial arts program can help.

Contact Us

To register for professional martial arts classes in the River Forest, IL area, contact Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts at (708) 383-3456.

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