Welcome to the Northshore Academy of Martial Arts

Welcome to The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts! For over 15 years, we have dedicated our lives to bringing the physical and mental benefits of Martial Arts to the Libertyville, Illinois community. Please take the time to browse our website and find out why we are considered “Lake County’s Premiere Martial Arts Academy”. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call us anytime at 847.573.1672. We look forward to hearing from you!


Libertyville Martial Arts Classes

We are proud to say that our Martial Arts school has become a pillar of learning and growth in the Lake County and Chicagoland area. Whether you’ve never set foot in a Martial Arts school before, or if you consider yourself a seasoned Martial Arts veteran, you will benefit from training at The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts. Our Award Winning Martial Arts Programs offer a variety of Youth, Teen and Adult Classes to choose from including:


Libertyville Martial Arts – The Benefits of our Martial Arts Programs

NSA is founded on the principles of Bruce Lee’s original art, Jun Fan Gung Fu, which is based on the belief that all martial art systems, though different, contain valuable information that enhances one’s skills and provides a basis of respect for other Martial Arts. We believe in the realistic and practical concept of: “Use all ways and reject none”. The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts has been a primary tool for those seeking only the best in what Martial Arts has to offer:

  • Self-defense & Safety – Our Rank Certified Martial Arts Instructors teach only the most effective skills and realistic techniques needed to protect yourself… and your family
  • Physical Fitness, Strength & Conditioning – Any of Our Martial Arts Programs will help you look and feel healthier while getting… and keeping you in shape
  • Self-esteem & Confidence building – Our Martial Arts Style and Goal Setting System is essential for mental stamina, positive reinforcement and the ability of taking pride in a job well done
  • Discipline, Focus & Determination – Our Martial Arts Programs will give you… or your child… the tools needed to succeed in everyday life
  • Character Development – The Best Award Winning Program Lake County, Illinois has to offer. – “Athletes can get far on raw physical ability,” says Robert E. Corb, PhD, a psychologist and director of the Sports Psychology Program at UCLA. “But what separates the truly elite from the rest is that they know how to use their minds.”


Our Libertyville Martial Arts Program is different from the rest

We are not in the business of “Tooting our own horn” …but we think it is very important that you make the most informed decision when making any commitment for yourself… or your children. With that said… No other Martial Arts School in the Lake County area offers our Character Development Program …or… the rank certified, realistic and credible self-defense techniques that we have to offer.

We are not a “McDojo”… We are not a Franchise – We are not a school that teaches a watered-down and impractical form of martial arts in the name of making money. We are not a school that places the importance of profit ahead of teaching realistic, rank certified and credible self-defense. At The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, Belt Advancement is earned and not purchased. Nothing promotes excellence, and builds more character, than earning something that you know you truly worked for. Ask any of our students.

We also believe it is essential that you understand the background of any Martial Arts school you are considering. Here are just a few of Our Martial Arts Accreditations and Affiliations:

  • The only Lake County, Illinois school certified by the Legendary Dan Inosanto in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts
  • Member of The International Law Enforcement Educator & Trainers Association
  • The Midwest Representative for Atillo Balintawak
  • The Midwest Representative for Ron Balicki’s Martial Arts Research Systems
  • Certified by Rick Faye of the Minnesota Kali Group
  • A Member of the National Association for Professional Martial Artists
  • A Member of the Martial Arts Industry Association
  • A Member of the Libertyville Chamber of Commerce


Free Trial Period! …and no long term contracts

At The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, we are passionate about helping you succeed while having fun, and enjoying the time you spend here. Take advantage of our Free Trial Period and try out the Martial Arts program that is best-suited for you or your child. Click here to get started with your free week trial period. Please give us a call if you have any questions regarding class times, pricing or location at 847.573.1672. We look forward to seeing you!


Lake County Martial Arts Classes

Our Students travel near and far to attend the Northshore Academy of Martial Arts. You may ask yourself… “Is it worth the trip?” Our Martial Arts Students would tell you “Yes”. We are privileged to have students from these communities attend our Martial Arts Classes:

Antioch, Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Deer Park, Deerfield, Evanston, Fox Lake, Fox River Grove, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Glencoe, Glenview, Gurnee, Hainesville, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Highwood, Highland Park, Indian Creek, Island Lake, Kenilworth, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Bluff, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lakemoor, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Barrington, North Chicago, Northbrook, Northfield, Old Mill Creek, Park City, Park Ridge, Port Barrington, Riverwoods, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Schaumburg, Skokie, Third Lake, Tower Lakes, Vernon Hills, Volo, Wadsworth, Wauconda, Waukegan, Wheeling, Wilmette, Winnetka, Winthrop Harbor, Zion and surrounding areas.