Our Martial Art

Traditional Korean Martial Art (Kuk Sool) is a beautiful and dynamic “hard-soft” style of martial art, emphasizing speed and fluidity.  At the same time it is an elegant and powerful system which integrates the body, mind, and spirit.
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Our Martial Art Programs

The Warrior Institute of Chicago has been recognized as one of the top martial art (karate) schools in Chicago. We have earned our reputation by successfully instilling a sense of self-confidence and self-discipline in our students, while also cultivating the psychological and spiritual values of the martial character. Our goal is to empower our students with the mental, physical, and emotional tools needed to achieve their goals in life, in addition to teaching the self-defense skills needed to survive an altercation. We practice Kuk Sool, a well-organized self-defense system from Korea. Our martial art explores and integrates all aspects of fighting and is practiced for self-defense, mental and physical conditioning, competition and fun.


2233 West 95th Street • Chicago, Illinois • 773.336.7517(Call/Text)

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 About Our School

We have a few simple goals here: To help you to develop the physical skills needed to survive an altercation, as well as to also equip you with the mental, physical and emotional tools needed to achieve your goals in life.

Confidence. Discipline. Focus.
Not only do we teach you the authentic techniques of martial arts (karate), we also help you to uncover its ancient wisdom. This will aid you in increasing your self-confidence, learning how to use your time more efficiently, and developing laser-like focus to go after all of your goals in martial arts as well as in life.

From our professional equipment to the design of our facility – everything is geared towards keeping you safe and injury-free. From the stretching every limb in your body to promoting support and friendship among all of our students, we promise to keep you safe and sound.

Our facility is cleaned daily to create a productive, enjoyable atmosphere. We take no shortcuts so as to ensure that you, and all of our students, stay healthy.

We strive to achieve the greatest levels of expertise in martial arts (karate) that we can. We have the experience and knowledge to teach you each technique in the most efficient, effective, and enjoyable way. Our methods create a strong, respectful bond between the student and teacher.

Our goal is to make our martial arts (karate) training as fun as possible. Each class is infused with light-hearted moments to break up the intense focus and concentration, giving you the perfect balance of serious focus and having fun.

What Separates Us from Other Chicagoland Schools

Here at the Warrior Institute of Chicago we have several reasons why our location will be the best fit to meet your martial art needs.

Internationally Certified Instructors
All of our instructors have met and exceeded international standards for Korean Martial arts. All of our instructors’ ranks are certified by the Korean Government. Our Chief Instructor, Oren Headen is the only Internationally Certified 6th Degree, Master Level Instructor in the art of Kuk Sool in the Chicagoland Area. Instructor Headen received his certification to Master Level Instructor Rank in Busan, South Korea, making him one of the only instructors to receive this certification in the region.

Network of Affiliated Schools
Our school is a proud member of a worldwide organization committed to the advancement of Korean Martial Arts. All members have access to other martial arts schools all over the world. Our students are given the opportunity to train and compete in Korea as well as other countries/continents throughout the world (including by not limited to Canada, Germany, Brazil, Iran, Panama, Korea, China).

Top Instructor Award
Our Instructors were ranked by an independent study to be rated in the top 17 in 2017 out of over 429 schools in the Chicagoland area. Our Instructors have over 70 years of combined martial arts teaching experience.

Training Material.
Our Instructors use a wide range of training tools from ancient and modern times, giving our students the experience of traditional training methods which we disseminate through modern technology platforms such as Instructional DVDs, Web Cast, Streaming Services, Strength Training Devices and Online Classes.

Weapons Program
Our Program teaches all 21 of the traditional Korean Weaponry offered. (Including staff, sword, archery, knife throwing, firearm, ax, etc.)