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    Recommendation from Chicago PPL

    My younger bro in Chicago suddenly developed a hard on for Muay Thai...I know there are a lot of posters here from Chicago and most of you know whats bullshit and what is not. To get to the point...my bro asked me to find a school in the area that is AUTHENTIC Muay Thai and is the real deal.. I found these 2 schools in the area that are affiliated with Thai Boxing Assoc. I found another in Roselle thats MMA. Has any body ever been there ? Any personal recommendations would be great. He wants authenty MT with all the flavors of elbows and knees.

    I almost forgot...my bro lives in the NW suburbs.


    AIKI Training Hall
    4508 Oakton
    Skokie, IL 60076 Chief Instructor:
    Rick Sollo
    (847) 674-8424

    Schaumburg, IL Chief Instructor:
    Tim Tokarz
    (773) 736-6027 E-mail:
    timtokarz

    Hackneys Self Defense ( The kempo guy from UFC1 )
    Roselle
    Claims he does MMA Now...

    Thanks guys.....

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    The only MT practitioner in the Chitown Bullshido crowd is OneWingedAngel, and he practices down near Midway. Sorry I can't help you with those specific schools.

    If he does check them out, have him review them for us...I'm certainly curious! :)

    the aiki training hall looks spectacular:

    Aiki training hall

    Shonie Carter is their grappling instructor :) that's the good news, the bad news is they're in Cicero now, not as accessible from the NW suburbs as Skokie.
    I would liken it to the boxing or the muay thai of internal kung fu, even though that's like calling apples the oranges of the apple world. --WalkOn

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    Can your bro take the Skokie Swift CTA to a Red Line transfer? The Dergernerg academy apparently has good muay thai in northern Chicago.

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    I know of some Kyokushin guys that compete/have competed in Shidokan and MT events that train in Chicago. Just in case he needs a back up.

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    Originally posted by bushi51
    I know of some Kyokushin guys that compete/have competed in Shidokan and MT events that train in Chicago. Just in case he needs a back up.
    you do, who?

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    Originally posted by Xango
    The only MT practitioner in the Chitown Bullshido crowd is OneWingedAngel, and he practices down near Midway. Sorry I can't help you with those specific schools.

    If he does check them out, have him review them for us...I'm certainly curious! :)

    the aiki training hall looks spectacular:

    Aiki training hall

    Shonie Carter is their grappling instructor :) that's the good news, the bad news is they're in Cicero now, not as accessible from the NW suburbs as Skokie.
    shonie teaches everywhere, doesn't he? i heard he teaches at the gracie school sometimes.

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    Originally posted by justA black guy
    you do, who?
    South west Academy of Karate
    Chief Instructor: Greg Johnson
    Address: 7834 West 95th Street
    Hickory Hills, IL 60457

    I know Erick Johnson.

    Now that I look at it, its more like the Chicago area.

    Sorry for the Confusion

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    Skokie is around Dempster and Touhy Ave (37 and 39) on the Kennedy/Edens, and a little bit west, if that helps people.

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    I've heard good things about Degerberg. I know a guy who does their MMA program and he's pretty good. But you can learn straight MT there too. Their Kali teacher is supposed to be incredible.

    http://www.degerberg.com/

    It's at about Lincoln and Western. Take the Brown line to Western and walk about a block east.

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