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Victory Martial Arts Academy - 59 Reviews - 704 W Maxwell St, Chicago, IL - Boxing Clubs & Instruction Reviews - Phone (312) 909-7751

Victory Martial Arts Academy

704 W Maxwell St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 909-7751
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Victory Martial Arts Academy - Chicago, IL


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""I enrolled my son in Chicago Martial Arts Center because I want him to learn the basic techniques of Karate.. I was never wrong. He enjoyed every moment of it… ""


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Recommend Victory 10/31/2010

I recommend Victory because training will allow you to find a state of mind that many can never achieve. You will be calm, focused, and those annoyances in life will just fade to the background. That feeling of peace is worth so much to me. more

skilled, professional and friendly 10/29/2010

Finding Victory was like finding a hidden gem for me. My best day at Victory was in my 2nd month when I realized that I would be able to stick with the program despite my bad knees. This is possible because Victory utilizes an extremely intelligent curriculum. I choose Victory because I was immediately impressed with the skill, professionalism, and friendly attitude of the staff. I would recommned Victory to anyone because Victory offers superior staff, instruction & facilites. more

Comfortable and different 10/29/2010

In my first month of joining Victory I have noticed a great difference in many parts of my life. I have elevated spirits and energy. Physically I am already seeing and feeling positive changes. Additionally, I have made new friends and feel very comfortable in the school. more

Best place for kids 10/29/2010

1. My best day at Victory was… I asked my boys that, and any day they get a new belt is a great day. 2. I choose Victory because… We live in Peotone Illinois (there are many martial arts places between here and there)and we drive out to Orland Park becasue of the Sensei's that instruct the class. They keep the class fun and the kids (we are in the youngest group)can stay focused because Sesei Adam, and Sensei Ryno keep the class ecxiting for the kids. 3. I recommend Victory Martial Arts Because… We chose Victory for our boys because we heard great things about Sensei Grisco. All we heard was true and he is fantastic with kids. My boys are 7 and 9 and they have been there a little over a year. They have learned so much and their self esteem has improved and so has their discipline and focus. It is amazing how this program help out. Thank you Sensei Adam for being wonderful with the kids and holding their attention and making the class a fun place to learn. more

Very friendly staff and students 10/29/2010

I've been training at Victory Martial Arts for a little over 3 months now and have been loving every minute of it! The teaching staff here is wonderful. They are able to teach at all levels so that experienced students don't get bored, but yet new students are able to keep up. Everyone from the staff to the other students are very friendly. They make you feel like part of the Victory family from day one. Overall, it’s been a great experience that I look forward to continuing. more

I am very impressed 10/29/2010

I started going to Victory when they just had the one school in oak park on madison st. I was introduced to the school by a friend of mine and joined her on one of their seminars at a ranch in central illinois, I was very impressed with what they were teaching and decided to sign up. I was not let down by any means. The teachers at Victory are extremely knowledgeable in the field of martial arts and I found myself quickly getting more and more confident in my self defense abilities through their guidance. I would recommend Victory to anyone that told me they wanted to start taking martial arts classes. more

Thank you master! 10/29/2010

My experience with Dion Ricardo and Victory Martial Arts is that my life and the lives of the people I care the most about, myfamily and my extended family is being positively transformed. Dion has taped into my deepest motivation to help me help myself. My attitude is filled with great hope as I experience the transformation in my life. Thank you Master Ricardo and Victory Martial Arts. more

More than awesome 10/29/2010

There are no words to propperly describe what Victory means to me and my children. They go way beyound just teaching MMA. Morals,self control, self esteem,self discipline are encorporated into every class.It's not just words, it the actions the instructors demonstrate to the students as well. You become a family member at Victory. On a personal note, fighting cancer right now and trying to get the children there is often difficult. I have not once been there and not had an instructor ask how I am. They give my children the support they need as they too deal with this disease. Victory instructors...... you are our FAMILY!!!!! more

I am loving it 10/29/2010

I have been there for over a year and a half working with the Woman's Boot camp and I love every minute of it. I am starting to notice changes in my body that I haven't been able to see with other workout regimens and I hope to continue this as long as I can. more

My life has improved 10/15/2010

n my first month of joining Victory I have noticed a great difference in many parts of my life. I have elevated spirits and energy. Physically I am already seeing and feeling positive changes. Additionally, I have made new friends and feel very comfortable in the school. more

I came to Victory almost 8 years ago 10/15/2010

My name is Kim Cozzi. I came to Victory almost 8 years ago in an effort to find an exercise program that wouldn't bore me. I was never very athletic and I wanted to work out to lose some baby weight. Walking through those doors was the beginning of a personal transformation for me, physically and mentally. I fell in love with the training. I always felt welcomed and encouraged by the staff and challenged by the curriculum. I worked at it for several years (and several more babies) and began to feel that it was more than an enjoyable hobby. I have Multiple Sclerosis. I was diagnosed about 6 months of training. My eldest son took my training time while I recovered after my first episode which left me in the hospital blinded in both eyes. Through the grace of God (and some good medical intervention) I recovered my vision and continued to train. Having MS is difficult and often leaves me very fatigued. I believe with all my heart that the training and support I receive at Victory maximizes my health. I was never just a client at Victory. I was family. My problems and struggles were shared by my fellow classmates and instructors. Those relationships sustained me as much as the training. I now have 3 of my 6 children enrolled. My eldest son just achieved his second degree black belt this summer. The benefits to his physical well-being and emotional development are clear to me and my husband. At some point I realized that I had progressed in rank far enough to consider training for my black belt. I never thought of myself in that way. I trained because I had come to love it and need it. We have a saying at the gym, that your training time is "the best hour of the day". It's true, and sometimes it's the best 2 or 3 hours of the day. I trained for my belt with my instructor, Anthony Buoniconti. We worked our guts out for about 6 months to prepare. Training for and achieving the belt was the hardest and most rewarding work I've ever done next to raising my children. During the test, I broke my toe in the first round of spa more

big fan of MMA 10/15/2010

I have been training at the Oswego location for two months now and have loved every minute of it. I am a big fan of MMA and to be training with Team Dion Riccardo has been a wonderful experience. more

Rewarding 6/4/2010

Both my son and I attend Victory Martial Arts Academy. It's fun, it's challenging, it's rewarding, it has a family friendly atmosphere, and it's an amazing experience that's well worth the effort. My wife says joining Victory is one of the best things I've ever done. At age 46 I am in the best shape of my life. My overall confidence has skyrocketed. My son can't wait to get to Victory. It has helped his level of maturity and respect. He has fun and he stays fit. I'm grateful to be a part of the Victory team and family. more

I love Victory! 6/3/2010

My best day at Victory was when I tried out for the comp team and pushed myself harder than I though I could and made the team. I chose Victory because I was looking for places to study MMA and when I came to this site it really encouraged me to just go for it and push myself to new lengths. I recommend Victory Martial Arts because it pushes you to be the best you can be in every area of your life, the people here genuinely care about your personal growth. Another reason I love Victory is because there are no egos, everyone is genuinely trying to help everyone else out and make them better. more

Knowledgeable staff 5/12/2010

Victory Martial Arts Academy provides practical mixed martial arts instruction. The staff is knowlegeable, professional, & friendly. Most importantly, students and staff maintain a very high level of mutual respect so that all students from the most skilled to the beginners, male & female, in great shape & in not so great shape, young & old, feel welcome. The academy definitely has a family atmosphere more

I recommend Victory! 5/10/2010

Most people would say their best day at victory was when they first walked through the door. The day I walked through the door wasn't the best day I had there. The best day I had at Victory Martial Arts so far would be the day it hit me what I really found, realizing where I was. I found some place that would forever change the person I was into the person I am today. I couldn't believe how much I needed this in my life. I know I needed something different in my life, I felt the need of a challenge, something to push me way past my boundaries. I chose victory because I needed something more in my life and I looked up the ratings online and I decided to try it out, I can't believe such a simple choice could have such a drastic impact on my whole life. I recommend vicory because honestly it has forever changed my life. It fills such a void, a void you dont even know you have. Victory isn't a place you can force on someone.. it's a choice you really have to make on your own. I want all of my friends to try it but you really have to make the decision on your own if you want that life challenge. more

the best 2/23/2010

these guys are the best. its one of the best facilities in Chi town. more

Great mma training 1/29/2010

Found this place through a friend. Great staff and the other members are alot of fun. The training is intense but worth it. more
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  • Hours:

    Mon. - Sun. 24 Hours
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  • Neighborhoods:

    West Side, University Village / Little Italy