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Karate Classes

The Zen Life & Meditation Center, Chicago is pleased to offer Karate classes taught by Sensei Marco Maciel. Karate is a martial arts form that can help you harmonize body and mind and improve your physical and mental well-being, It can help you strengthen values such as fearlessness, confidence, perseverance, personal integrity, self-esteem and leadership skills.

All of the following classes will take place at the Zen Life & Meditation Center, Chicago, located at 38 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60302. All inquiries should be addressed to the teacher, Sensei Maciel at marco.maciel@zlmc.org

Traditional Japanese Karate for Youth                          (begins Jan. 8, 2018) 
Mondays, 4:30-5:30 pm

This class is open to youth, 6-15 years of age. All youth must have the approval of their parents to participate in the class. You can download the release form below. This release form must be signed by the parent and brought to the first class the youth participates in. Class begins Jan. 8, 2018.

Adult's Karate Class,
Mondays, 7:15-8:45 pm (begins Jan. 8, 2018) 
Saturdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm (begins Jan. 20, 2018)

These classes are open to all adults and teenagers aged 16 years and older. All participants must sign and present a release form, (download it below) at their first class. If person is a minor, they must have the form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Monday class begins Jan. 8, 2018. Saturday class begins Jan. 20, 2018.


 Sensei Marco Maciel

Sensei Marco Maciel

Sensei Maciel Marco has over 18 years of experience teaching children and adults. Sensei Maciel started his Karate training in 1997 with Sensei Enzo Ortega.

Sensei Maciel continues to train and research diligently to ensure that all students benefit and excel on their journey in Karate-Dō (The Way of the Empty Hand).

Please look at the links below for more information.

How the Classes Work

All beginning students must start by enrolling in a 3 month training, and then, after that, may enroll in classes on a monthly basis. Students may also enroll in single drop-in classes.

All first time students must complete the Karate Release Form. Click on this link, and download the pdf document to your computer. Print it, fill it out and sign it and bring it to the first class. Give it to Sensei Maciel. 


Traditional Japanese Karate Class for Youth, Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm

Adult's Class, Mondays 7:15-8:45 pm and Saturdays 3 - 4:30 pm

FEES: Classes may be paid for online here, by credit card, or by check at the Zen Center.

  • 1 Class/Week - 3 Month Youth Beginner's Pass: $240
  • 1 Class/Week - 3 Month Adult Beginner's Pass: $270 / $240 Member  
  • 2 Classes/Week - 3 Month Adult Beginner's Pass: $360 / $300 Member  

AFTER INITIAL 3 MONTHS BEGINNERʻS PASS Tuition may continue Monthly at these rates:

  • 1 Month Child Pass: $80
  • 1 Class/Week - 1 Month Adult Pass: $90 / $80 Member
  • 2 Classes/Week - 1 Month Adult Pass: $120 / $100 Member

Single Drop-in Class$25 for child or adult

Rules of Conduct


Email all questions and inquiries to Sensei Maciel at Marco.Maciel@ZLMC.org