What is Kimudo?

Kimudo is a unique traditional mixed martial arts which originated in Korea. Kimudo takes the best parts of Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Karate, Hapki Do and Judo / Jiu Jitsu and melds them into a very effective and easily learned martial art.

Five reasons why every child should enroll in Kimudo:

1 Improved Report Cards:

Our curriculum is designed to teach children the importance of concentration. Improved concentration means that your child will learn more at school. Therefore, you can expect your child to receive better grades for both academics and attitude. In our school, children who receive A’s and B’s on their report card receive special recognition in class indicating that they’re "Academic Achievers".

2 Healthy Kids:

Martial Arts is a great work-out. Your child will breath better, eat better and sleep better. Children who take Martial Arts are slimmer, make better decisions about food, and in general, learn to take care of themselves. You won’t see any of our Black Belt Students smoking or using drugs, now or ever.

3 Positive Attitude:

Kids in our program learn to have a positive attitude. You won’t find yourself repeating yourself over and over, or arguing with your child like most parents do. Kids learn to be respectful of their parents and teachers. You might even catch your child saying: Yes Ma’am or Yes Sir!

4 Self Confidence:

It’s true, kids who take Martial Arts develop better self-confidence. They’re encouraged to take chances, to push themselves further than they thought possible. The success they experience through Martial Arts teaches them that they can be successful at anything if they truly believe they can and are willing to work hard. Improved confidence leads to better grades, a better circle of friends, better performance in sports and extracurricular activities in general.

5 Self-Defense:

Martial Arts teaches two forms of self-defense. One is physical, your child will improve his or her strength, flexibility and overall health. Additionally, your child will learn to strike with tremendous power and effectiveness. Hopefully your child will never be picked on or need to fight... But should the occasion arise, shouldn’t everyone know how to protect themselves? The second form of self-defense Martial Arts teaches is internal. Children learn to spot danger and avoid dangerous people, places and activities. Martial Arts can help your child avoid the need for a physical confrontation. This second form of self-defense is perhaps the most valuable of the two.


As a single mother of 4 children (ages 6 thru 14), I was looking for an activity that they all could participate in. We heard about Barrington Tiger Academy from a neighbor and signed up for their trial special. Master Garrison & his team made us feel welcome and took the time to get to know my children. After the first week my kids were in love with martial arts! It's been 6 months now and I can't say enough about what a great program this is. And best of all, my guys are having fun and getting good exercise. I recommend TMA highly to any parent!!

Kathy G. –Barrington, IL

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Class Schedule

Class Age Group Prerequisites
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
Little Tigers 3 - 5 years old None 4:45pm - 5:30pm 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Kimudo Kids Beginners 5 - 15 years old None 5:30pm - 6:30pm 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kimudo Kids Advanced 5 - 15 years old Green Belt or above 6:00pm - 7:00pm 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kimudo Families All ages None 10:30am - 11:30am