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May
2018

Titan Gym Newsletter

 

 

Vol. 40, No. 01

Established in April 2015, Titan Gym was designed to be a new and innovative approach to martial arts, fitness, and self-defense. Our center is equipped with a team of instructors whose sole purpose is to provide you with the best tools you will need to stay safe and keep your loved ones protected. Not only will you learn life-saving skills, you will be taking part in one of the most intensive workouts available, helping you meet your own personal fitness goals along the way. Everyone with a busy schedule will appreciate the multiple benefits of our training, whether it is the vast class offerings or the extended hours of operation. In addition to state-of-the-art facilities, Titan Gym's instructors are Krav Maga Alliance certified and committed to the goal of dependable and realistic training. Let Titan Gym transform your body, challenge your mind, and teach you how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Congratulations to our newest Level 3 students!!!

UPCOMING EVALUATIONS
Thursday, May  3, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Titans PreK Ranking Test (ages 3 - 5)

Tiny Titans Ranking Test (ages 6 - 12)

 

The belt exam is a pass / fail event. If a student fails the test (below 80%) they are welcome to retake the test at the following belt exam in 2-3 months. Students cannot take the test twice at the same belt exam and students cannot earn a belt during regular class time. All belts must be earned at the belt exam. Most belt tests will last around 60 minutes including the ceremony at the end when students receive certificates & belts. Advanced level students should expect a 60 minute belt test. Parents are allowed to take pictures and video during this special event. We will do our best to run on time, however, please keep in mind this is a special event and there is a chance we may run past the scheduled times. Please be patient and allow for extra time on belt testing days.
By invitation only. Cost: $65 (cash or check only).

CLASS CHANGES

Saturday, May 26

12:30 PM - Cardio Kickboxing

CLASS CANCELLATIONS

Friday, May 18

7:00 PM  - Krav Maga Levels 3 & 4
8:00 PM - BJJ (No Gi)

Sunday, May 20

11:00 AM  - Muay Thai

Saturday, May 26

9:00 AM  - Instructor Training
1:30 PM - Krav Maga All Levels
2:30 PM - Savate Boxe Française

Sunday, May 27

8:00 AM - Cardio Kickboxing
10:00 AM - Tiny Titans (ages 6 - 12)
12:00 PM - Krav Maga Levels 2 & 3
1:00 PM - Krav Maga Level 1

CLOSURES

Monday, May 28

Gym closed in observance of Memorial Day. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.


Krav Maga Alliance Level 2 Technique - Advancing Groin Kick with Daniel W.

INSTRUCTOR HIGHLIGHT - Emily

The first time I touched my toes I knew that I could do anything. For the past seven years yoga has been my best friend, therapist and personal trainer. Eager to wing-woman others into a lifelong love affair with yoga, I completed my 200 RYT power teacher training in 2016. I believe that yoga should be playful and lighthearted; no one should be serious with his or her butt up in the air! When I’m not saluting the sun, I do public relations and social media for Lincoln Park Zoo. I write comedy and can be found crooning in my family band on the weekends. I joined the Titan Family in January but teach all over the city! My blood type is B+, as is my life philosophy. See the best parts of my life on Instagram @umbrelephant!

STUDENT HIGHLIGHT - David

My name is David and I’d always had an interest in martial arts. About seven months ago, I joined Titan Gym with my sister and we enrolled in the Krav Maga classes. I wanted my sister to learn how to defend herself before she left for college in the fall and this also gave me the opportunity to try Krav Maga.
 
At first, I was attracted to the difficulty of Krav Maga, and man was I hooked. As 25-year-old who has always been active playing soccer in high school and running at University, the aggressiveness of Krav Maga techniques felt different than soccer and running, in which I had participated in high school and university, accordingly. Krav Maga sparked a desire to learn more about how to safely and properly defend myself. I’ve always felt that learning a form of self-defense would be an important skill to have and since I had the time, I decided to go for it!
 
So far, my experience at Titan Gym has been a great one! I look forward to my time at the gym and every instructor and member that I’ve met has been has been amazing and helpful in my learning process. In my journey, I have learned a lot about myself, and how to defend myself, and everything that I have learned so far has given me a greater boost in my sense of security.
 
In particular, the Krav Maga classes have been particularly challenging, but the results have been so worth it! I look forward to learning more and developing my skill set at Titan Gym. I definitely encourage anyone who has ever thought about learning a form of self-defense to give it try!

MEMBER ME+ AND TITAN GYM

Titan Gym is pleased to announce a new and easy way for our members to access gym information, schedules, and more with the new mobile app, MemberMe+! Our members can now set customized scheduling preferences, scan membership ID’s, retrieve gym details, and find the latest updates on Titan Gym including photos and videos, right from their smartphone. In addition, you can also share your gym updates via Facebook, where friends can feel free to join you on your endeavor to get fit and stay healthy. To get our new MemberMe+ app, just visit the iTunes App Store or Android Play Store and search for MemberMe+ to download it directly to your mobile phone. Once downloaded, you can search for Titan Gym in the database, and then have the ability to look up and book class schedules, view hours of operation, and take part in any offers that we are currently promoting. Allow for Push Notifications to receive important alerts pertaining to class and/or instructor changes.

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EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Krav Maga Level 1 - Beginner
To practice safely as a Level 1 Student, the following equipment is required for all Krav Maga classes (exception applies to new students who have a 2 week adjustment period, and trials which are exempt):
- 4 OZ MMA Gloves
- Hand Wraps - Groin Cup
- Mouth Guard
- Titan Gym t-shirt (Custom Titan, Krav Maga Alliance, and Hayabusa permitted)

Krav Maga Levels 2 and Higher
Higher level student require additional equipment in Krav Maga practice. Effective immediately, students must attend classes equipped with the following:
- Hand Wraps
- 4 oz MMA Gloves
- 16 oz Boxing Gloves
- Shin Guards
- Groin Cup
- Mouth Guard
- Titan Gym t-shirt (Custom Titan, Krav Maga Alliance, and Hayabusa permitted)

Muay Thai/ Savate/ Boxing
As you have experienced in previous classes, martial arts can be very dangerous without the proper protective gear. Requirements for Muay Thai, Savate, and Boxing classes include:
- Hand Wraps
- 16 oz Boxing Gloves
- Shin Guards (Muay Thai only)
- Mouth Guard
- Titan Gym t-shirt (Custom Titan, Krav Maga Alliance, and Hayabusa permitted)

FREE SEMINARS

LGBTQ Self-Defense Seminar

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Krav Maga is a self-defense system that encompasses a variety of techniques derived from Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, and Wrestling. It is a reality-based self-defense system that teaches techniques and principles to handle realistic hostile encounters of all kinds. Because all the techniques are based on instinctive reactions and simple movements, students learn and retain the knowledge quickly and effectively.

Our workshop will teach you a variety of practical techniques meant to empower you in protecting yourself from different types of assaults. Learn how to protect yourself before it's too late.

Topics covered:
- Recognizing and avoiding potential threats
- Basic principles of self-defense and taking control 
- Fears, safety, and situational awareness 
- Realities of physical assaults 
- Attackers and their patterns
- Techniques and strategies to self-defense 
- Physical drills and scenarios

Class will be challenging and fun! You'll burn off calories while learning a life-saving skill.  Titan Gym is a Krav Maga Alliance affiliate and all Instructors are certified in Krav Maga.

RSVP TODAY!
Open to the general public. No membership needed.

FREE Ticket

Women's Self-Defense Seminar

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Our workshop will teach you a variety of practical techniques meant to empower you in protecting yourself from different types of assaults. If you have a teenaged daughter, we encourage you to sign her up with you. Learn how to protect yourself before it's too late.

Topics covered:
- Recognizing and avoiding potential threats
- Basic principles of self-defense and taking control 
- Fears, safety, and situational awareness 
- Realities of physical assaults 
- Attackers and their patterns
- Techniques and strategies to self-defense 
- Physical drills and scenarios

Class will be challenging and fun! You'll burn off calories while learning a life-saving skill. 

Titan Gym is a Krav Maga Alliance affiliate and all Instructors are certified in Krav Maga.

RSVP TODAY!
Open to the general public. No membership needed.

FREE Ticket

2256 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

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