Martial Arts Classes at True Balance Karate

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Downers Grove, IL

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Spring Offer!
4 Weeks FREE!
with FREE Uniform Upon Enrollment

Limited Time Offer

Train in a Fun, Friendly & Supportive Environment

At True Balance Karate we have been training community members from kids to adults. 
Our students of all ages excel socially and in life at home, at school, and at work.

At Home

Self-discipline and impulse control are two of the biggest advantages of martial arts training.

At School

Kids who practice martial arts have a much higher attention span and self-discipline.

At Work

Improve your focus and concentration with the new found energy you will have.

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Kids Martial Arts

Our Karate for Kids Classes in Downers Grove, IL enhance: Respect, Courtesy, Self-Control, etc. which leads to new Life Skills, Better Grades, reducing ADD/ADHD issues, less Bullying, Self-Defense, and better at Home Behavior.

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Adult Martial Arts

Our Adults Martial Arts program services teens & adults. Our program encompasses everything from traditional to modern martial arts training in a safe and fun environment. We use practicing concepts that build physical fitness, situational awareness, self-confidence, esteem, self-defense and much more.

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Martial Arts Birthday Parties

Martial Arts Birthday Parties In Downers Grove, IL Are The PERFECT Way To Make YOUR Child’s Birthday Party SPECIAL!

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True Balance Karate WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

Go2Karate Top Rated Badge

We Are Proud To Announce… Our National Go2Karate® Recognition Award

Go2Karate.com is the largest martial arts directory listing website. Go2Karate.com rates martial arts schools’ websites based on criteria that demonstrates a quality user experience, customer service and service rating based on reviews. Go2Karate.com has a selection process for rating all schools that receive the Go2Karate Top Rated Quality Badge. We highly recommend you take a moment and read the reviews below.

Our Martial Arts Team Takes Great Pride In The Reviews We Receive

See What Our Community Members Say About Our Programs

Joe Altott

TBK is AMAZING!! They focus on all aspects of karate and life. I have seen massive improvements in my boys, as well as myself. Boys have shown improvements in their attitudes, self discipline, school work, most important self esteem and self confidence. Master Helsdon and Master H, as well as all the instructors are phenomenal! Really great with the kids. Excellent all year training and work out. We highly recommend TBK for your kids as well as the parents! Meet new people and can see what they have done for them. Great time and Great people. We love our karate family.

Lani Nashi

I recently relocated to this area of Chicago and was looking to get back in to the study of martial arts. I had been searching for quite some time for the right studio. I had questions on transferring my previous experience in a different style, curriculum, testing requirements, etc. My questions were more than answered during a phone conference with one of the owners. Later on, my daughter joined TBK and loves every minute of it. They teach more than just karate - character development, discipline, humility, respect, customs, traditions, and history, all in a safe, supportive, non-aggressive family and training atmosphere. COVID-19 has also presented a host of challenges, all of which TBK overcame with originality and in compliance with the ever changing set of rules. Highly recommend!

Chirag Darji

My son has been attending TBK for over a year now and I have seen a tremendous difference in his level of engagement, knowledge and energy. Masters Helsdon and the entire TBK team do such a wonderful job with the kids and adults at any age level that it makes class more enjoyable and interactive. I very highly recommend everyone to try out TBK!!!

Spring Offer!
4 Weeks FREE!
with FREE Uniform Upon Enrollment

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Paul and Susan Helsdon

We Are Proud To Introduce Our School Owners

Masters Paul and Susan Helsdon

With a passion for helping community members stay safe while teaching the “art” of martial arts, our Master Instructor believes that each student can obtain their goals and objectives in life. While teaching techniques that save lives with life skills that work both on and off the mat, our students get the best instruction possible in Downers Grove, IL.

At True Balance Karate our professional instructors are ready to serve our community from karate kids to adults. We strive to make your martial arts class a personalized experience as we realize many of our students have enrolled for multiple reasons. If you live near or around Downers Grove, Il please give us a call or complete any form on this site to receive your website special offer. Our program directors and Martial Arts instructors will reach out to you and schedule your first lesson and offer a tour of our academy.

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Special Offers

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For all of our surrounding community members in and around Downers Grove, IL our Martial Arts academy offers a couple online website specials for first-time visitors. These special offers are only seen here and are only valid for first time website visitors.

Paid Offer

Try 2

2 Classes
Includes a Uniform
One Program Overview
One Student Evaluation
Only $19
Online & In Person


3 Weeks of Classes
Includes a Uniform
One Program Overview
One Student Evaluation
Only $39
Follow Up Support
Paid Offer

4 Weeks of Classes

1 Month of Classes
Includes a Uniform
One Program Overview
One Student Evaluation
Only $49

*These are available only on our website. Not good with any other offers.