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Street Attacks Self Defense Seminar
January 30, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Cost: $10/person

Realistic self defense seminar focusing on the most common street attacks not only will we focus on the physical but also the mental training that is needed to survive an attack. Open to men and women ages 16 and older. 
Cost: $10/person

About the instructor:
Master Instructor Joe Goytia has been involved in the martial arts for over 30 years. He has several black belts in traditional martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do and Karate. He is a certified instructor in Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali under two of JKD's top instructors, the late Ted Lucay Lucay and Paul Vunak. Both of whom have trained under Bruce Lee's protege Dan Inosanto. Joe has extensive training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Indonesian Pentcak Silat and shootwrestling. In combat sports Joe has won several championships in boxing and kickboxing during his tour of duty with the US Marine Corps. As a trainer in combat sports he has trained several fighters to championships in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. While in the Marine Corps Joe became an instructor of hand-to-hand combat to Marine Corps united. In a civilian capacity he has continued to train Marine Corps personnel in hand-to-hand combat as well as training state and local police.

Forsa Training Workout Fundraiser!
November 7, 2015 at 9:00AM

Get ready for a fun and intense 45 minute workout while listening to a live DJ! All proceeds from this event go to Horizon Camp! Email to reserve your spot! $20 suggested donation.  

Free Yoga Class with Erin Kelly at Forsa Training!
Feb 23, 2015

Forsa Training hosted its first yoga class! Erin Kelly demonstrated some fantastic ways to recover and rejuvenate our bodies. Forsa Training is all about power, stamina, endurance and strength. This class allowed our members and nonmembers to recover from stress, tension and fatigue. 

Forsa Training members Valentines Workout!
Feb 7, 2015
Candlelight workout. Sensual music. Wine and healthy post-workout snacks. That's the way we roll at Forsa Training. Twelve members came out on a Saturday night to celebrate love, friendship and health. 
Forsa Training CPR Fundraiser!
Feb 21, 2015

Forsa Training partnered with the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Childrens Hospital in Oak Lawn to host a CPR certification fundraising event. All proceeds went to the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Childrens Hospital in Oak Lawn. Fourteen individuals participated raising over $300 for such an amazing organization. To find out more about the Ronald McDonald House please visit

Forsa Training hosts Rape Prevention Seminar!
Feb 7, 2015
Instructor Victor Goitia led 23 women on an intense and interactive 2 hour session how to defend oneself from an aggressor. This was an empowering session that introduced women real life situations that we all hope the will never encounter in their lifetime. Women learned how to handle the most common scenarios one would encounter on the street. 
Forsa Training Announces Kickboxing Class!
Dec 9, 2014
Forsa Training announces new kickboxing session taught by owner and head trainer Maria Torres! Kickboxing will be held every Saturday morning at 9:00 AM beginning January 17th. Kickboxing will cost $150 for 12 sessions (price includes boxing gloves). If you bring your own gloves, the price for 12 sessions is $120. Please email or call 708.446.2101 if you're interested! 

Check out this video to get a feel for what the class is all about.
Forsa Training is featured in the Southtown Star newspaper!

BY CARRIE WILLIAMS Special to the Tribune January 8, 2015 11:00AM


"Maria Torres had a passion for fitness at a young age. “I grew up with three brothers, so I wanted to do everything they did,” she said. “I ran track, played basketball, did kickboxing. “But when I had kids, I put myself on the back burner. And after years of being home, I decided, ‘I need to do something for myself and pursue my passion.’ ”


As a result of that passion, Forsa Training opened in early December at 4903 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn. Co-owned by Torres and her brother Alex Gallegos, the gym quickly enrolled more than two dozen members."


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Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Tel: 708.572.0058

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