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Learn Mixed Martial Arts For Self Defense, Confidence, And Fitness

Beginner Classes Enrolling Now! We Offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Kids Martial Arts and Empowering Women's Classes In Rockford, Beloit and the State-Line Area!


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Thai boxing has been proven in real MMA matches as one the most functional striking arts.

People of all types use Thai Boxing to get in shape and burn off stress while learning how to defend themselves.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

In the tradition of Helio Gracie and the Gracie Family, discover the highest quality Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction available in Rockford.

 Jiu-Jitsu prepares children to effectively defend themselves against the most difficult self-defense situations.

Children enjoy Jiu-Jitsu because of its similarity to wrestling, and learn powerful defensive skills in a recreational environment.

Fitness Kickboxing


Real Stories

Hear true success stories of people from Rockford, Byron, Cherry Valley, Belvidere, and the surrounding areas. Whether it's Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Kickboxing, Self Defense, Brazilian (Gracie) Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), weight loss and nutrition, or fitness you are looking for - hear it from those who have seen first hand how their own lives have been changed by what Team Haanpaa Martial Arts is offering to the greater Rockford reagion.



"The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is second to none, and Muay Thai is incredible."

"...looking for a gym to help them learn and thrive in martial arts."

"...self defense actual life skills that will help them on the journey."

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The hardest part is simply, getting there. Have you ever wanted to make a lifestyle change? Maybe you've thought about going to the gym.... a lot. Perhaps you've put all your mental energy to making a positive move towards fitness, personal development, self defense, learning a new discipline or other goals only to find a few days or weeks or months later that you still haven't actually physically moved towards the target you were aiming for. At Team Haanpaa Martial Arts we understand that manytimes the hardest part is simply getting here. Once you make the descision to MOVE the rest is simple. Our unique program design and overal life empowering instruction is sure to motivate you and give you the accountability you need to attain your goals and stick with it. It's Never Easy but it's Always Worth it!

So what are you waiting for? Get Motivated and Get Moving!

If you're looking to live a safer, healthier, more fit lifestyle, you have come to the right place.

  • Tailor made self defense, and fitness life coaching services.

  • A community of both kids and adults.

  • We help you define, prioritize, achieve and exceed your goals.

  • Learn to protect your family and yourself from a potentially dangerous perpetrator 

  • Shed that pesky body fat, improve your diet, or feel amped about the direction of your everyday 

  • We have a team of trained professionals and expert practitioners.

  • We bring the highest caliber training program for beginners and veterans alike. 

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