Who We Are

Pride Martial Arts is a school where traditional Martial Arts such as Tae Kwon Do and Judo are embraced and shared with our students. We also promote fitness and well-being through a martial arts circuit based fitness class called P3 - Pride Power Play.

Pride Martial Arts embodies and promotes the 5 tenets of Tae Kwon Do - Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self - Control and Indomitable Spirit. As well as the principles of Judo, the maximum efficient use of energy and mutual prosperity for self and others.

Through the practice of martial arts you and your loved ones will develop skills and achieve personal benefits such as Fitness, Self-Confidence, Self Esteem, Balance, Discipline, Respect and Strength.

We have the ability to work with any fitness level and make every effort to accommodate our students. Our children's program caters to children of every athletic ability and we pride ourselves on providing an opportunity to service the special needs community. Children are taught that they can achieve their goals in a wonderfully support environment devoid of negativity. We foster team spirit that lends itself to the personal development of the individual that helps to create a cohesive whole.

Like any martial art properly taught and properly practiced, Taekwondo is a non-aggressive and ethical system of self-defense.

Taekwondo training promotes values such as honesty, courtesy, loyalty, and cooperation. Taekwondo is a total learning activity. Lessons are tailored to your child's age and skill level. Your child begins by practicing basic patterns and forms, board breaking, kicking, blocking, striking, and punching.

These fundamental skills increase your child's physical coordination, flexibility, balance, and mental acumen. Taekwondo develops your child's athletic abilities and self-awareness, and improves the child's capabilities in self-defense.

Pride Martial Arts is a regionally and nationally certified Martial Arts School.

Meet Ron Poholik
Owner at Pride Martial Arts in New Lenox, IL
7th Degree Black Belt in TKD - 4th Degree Black Belt in Judo

Founder, Grandmaster Ron Poholik

Grandmaster Ron Poholik is a 7th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Sandan (4th Dan Black Belt) in Judo. Grandmaster Ron has spent his entire adult life in the pursuit of excellence both personally and professionally through the study of Martial Arts. One of his greatest joys in life is conveying his knowledge and expertise to those interested in benefiting from the tenants and guiding principles of Martial Arts.

Grandmaster Ron started his martial arts journey approximately 20 years ago, during his tenure as Grandmaster Instructor he has instructed young children to senior citizens. He has provided instruction to typically developing children as well as the special needs members of our community; always providing a safe, supportive environment in which all can learn and progress.

Grandmaster Ron is a certified instructor in multiple martial arts through regional, national and international federations. Grandmaster Ron is also a certified coach and certified referee.

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How to Get Started

Come join our New Lenox IL, facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Birthday Parties, Adult Taekwon-Do, and Adult Judo . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (779) 803-3170 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!