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The advantages of combining the two include increased calorie burn, improved body composition, better cardiovascular health, greater overall fitness, and greater variety in workouts. Incorporating both Boxing and strength training into a workout routine can lead to a healthier, leaner, and more toned physique.


  RUMI MAKI Boxing and Martial Arts is a gym like no other, where you will find the highest standard of instruction in all our programs. Also we offer personalized fitness plans that will allow you to reach your goals, whether they are losing weight, improving your nutrition and eating habits, building muscle and becoming stronger, learning a new sport, or pushing your sports conditioning to the next level. Here you will be both supported and challenged to be your best.


RUMI MAKI Boxing and Martial Arts was founded by Pedro Calla in 2010 with the desire to bring the highest quality boxing training and Martial Arts knowledge to our community.

RUMI MAKI seeks to provide a healthy foundation of fitness in the lives of all of our clients. We additionally seek to allow for healthy transformations for all types of client’s needs, from developing greater muscle strength and better overall health, to dramatic weight loss, and for some students interested in pursuing a career in boxing, for elite athlete training.



There are very few workouts known better for their total body intensity than boxing. At RUMI MAKI, we combine the highest levels of knowledge of this intense sport with the best practices in fitness science to provide workouts designed to produce the results you want.

We offer four different levels of boxing training at RUMI MAKI, beginning with a kids’ class that offers an introduction to boxing movements and high-energy training activities designed to develop their physical aptitudes in areas such as reaction, flexibility, coordination, and speed.

For adults, we offer a beginning boxing class that combines basic technical instruction focusing on coordination with fun and challenging ways to burn calories and build muscle.

The advanced boxing class we offer provides all of the benefits of the beginning but pushes the physical limits for people who are interested in pursuing boxing as a serious athletic endeavor or want to prepare for the physical challenge of sparring.

Finally, we are fully prepared to offer elite athlete training for students who are interested in serious amateur competition or pursuing a career in professional boxing. RUMI MAKI is proud to be the home of several Chicago Golden Gloves amateur champions. 






Youth Boxing class teaches basic boxing skills and techniques such as; stance, guard, movement, jab, cross, hook. It increases strength and improves endurance. Youth Boxing class will include cardio calisthenics, shadow boxing, bag work, partner drills, pad work and core strengthening exercises. These skills will give kids self-defense tools as well as self-confidence while keeping them physically fit  




Beginners’ Boxing- 
Our beginners boxing class consists of learning the fundamentals of traditional boxing without hard physical contact. Fundamentals include stance, punching, footwork, head movement and defense. With these fundamentals the students can build basic combinations with adequate boxing mobility. 

Intermediate Boxing- 
In our intermediate boxing class we reinforce the fundamentals learned in the beginners boxing class while incrementing the difficulty in combination and footwork, while also initiating physical contact with sparring. During our sparring sessions students’ work is assessed and evaluated by the coaches who will then decide if the student is ready to start competing. 

Competitors Boxing- 
Our boxing team is constantly competing, which requires the student to commit to completing the competition program, established by our head coach and often requires extra training hours during the week.


Taekwondo is currently the most popular martial art in Korea, and ranks among America’s and the world’s most popular martial art. The word Taekwondo itself is made up of three Chinese/Korean words: Tae, meaning to kick; Kwon, meaning fist or hand; and Do, which means “the way.” Literally, it can be thought of as “ The Way of the Hand and Foot.” Taekwondo provides several physical and mental benefits, especially, Conditioning, Self-Defense and Self-Confidence. Kids who practice Taekwondo will certainly improve their basic motor skills, listening, balance, and focus, resulting in better grades, focus, self-respect, confidence boost, higher self- esteem, and discipline. Adults will improve their self-defense, self-respect, confidence boost and weight-loss through Taekwondo.


  Curriculum: Our program is held year-round. Our goal is to help our students to achieve their absolute best, increase their self-confidence and concentration, enjoy learning, and aspire to embody the ideals of the Olympic spirit!

Classes are grouped according to age and skill level, starting at 4 years of age, as well as mixed for family members, age 7 years and older. Students advance through promotion tests held four times a year.


The Palatine Location
297 N Northwest Hwy
Palatine IL 60067
Phone: 847 485 8770
The Mchenry Location
1020 Hillside LN Mchenry IL 6005
Phone: 224 386 8369
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