Extreme Martial Arts Academy has been offering instruction and training in martial arts since 1984.  Located in Schererville, Indiana, Extreme Martial Arts Academy has produced champions in life as well as in the martial arts.  We offer Shidokan Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Boxing.  Headed by Al Verduzco (5th degree Black Belt) and a staff of expert instructors and managers.  Extreme Martial Arts Academy offers a number of programs for physical fitness and instruction in martial arts.

Since 1984, Extreme Martial Arts Academy has been providing instruction in the martial arts in the Schererville, IN area.

We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, our staff and provide you with information on how to contact us as well.

A Martial Art can be defined as a system of techniques – physical and mental exercises developed as a successful means for self-defense, both armed and unarmed.

Martial Arts

Techniques, skills and abilities that are martial in nature but do not benefit the practitioner and their community are generally not considered martial arts. Mutual benefit must be a component. Martial arts utilize a variety of combat methods. Some fighting styles emphasize weaponless techniques while others teach the use of weapons. Some styles focus on grappling while others put their emphasis on striking. Weaponless systems use hand, arm, foot, shin, and knee striking and blocking techniques. Some weapons that may be used are the staff, sword, knife, dagger and nunchaku.

Not all forms of self-defense are actually considered to be martial arts. Some argue that unless warriors were using a fighting system in actual combat, it was not truly a martial art. Additionally, there is a difference between martial art and martial sport; the sport application of a combat system is not a martial art. Not all activities designated as martial arts are martial or artistic.

Martial Arts Today

While some developed from warrior combat, other martial arts developed as a means for spiritual and physical development. Strictly defined, martial arts are combat arts, methods for killing an opponent in battle. Martial ways, or, those arts that have a spiritual component, go beyond combat effectiveness.

Today, the martial arts are practiced for health and fitness, sport, law enforcement, spiritual benefits as well as for self-defense.

Students and enthusiasts of martial arts have many reasons for their interest in the martial arts. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives. While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense.

Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, Extreme Martial Arts Academy offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well.

Shidokan Karate for Adults
Shidokan Karate consists of Muay Thai Kickboxing, traditional full-contact bare knuckle karate and grappling. Shidokan Tournaments are considered the triathlon of martial arts.

Shidokan Karate Junior Adult

Shidokan Karate Junior Adult is one of many programs offered at Extreme Martial Arts Academy. Call us at 219-865-6766 to get more information about this and other programs we offer.
Shidokan Karate for Children
Our program consists of positive, safe classes taught by qualified, enthusiastic instructors designed to build your childrens self-confidence, self-esteem, discipline, respect and concentration. All of these traits can be applied to school, sports and everyday life.

With our SAFER, SMARTER KIDS Program we guarantee unconditionally that your loved ones will learn important anti-abduction, anti-drug information. We will be your partner in your child’s personal development.

Shidokan Karate for Children- Beginners
Shidokan Karate for Children- Beginners is one of many programs offered at Extreme Martial Arts Academy. Call us at 219-865-6766 to get more information about this and other programs we offer.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
This is the submission art made famous by Royce Gracie and The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). This is the awesome sport of ground fighting.

Muay Thai Kickboxing
Muay Thai Kickboxing is one of many programs offered at Extreme Martial Arts Academy. Call us at 219-865-6766 to get more information about this and other programs we offer.

SAFE BOXING! Whatever your goals are fitness, self-defense, confidence or competition. All levels of boxing can be achieved from recreational to professional. In our one of a kind Top Rank Boxing program you will learn the fundamentals without the beatings that are infamous to the sport. We use professional level safety gear and focus on teaching you proper techniques. You are not allowed to walk out of here with less brain cells than you came in with!

If you are looking for a boxing gym in Northwest Indiana that trains hard and smart then come meet our professional fighters and coaches and develop YOUR boxing talent to its maximum potential.

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