Martial Arts Academy

12200 Brentfield Dr Unit J1

Dunlap, Illinois 61525

Tel: (309) 621 - 8167

About IceFire Martial Arts Academy

Out of the sacred fire rises two dragons to found a school continuing and building upon the traditions of their master. One a dragon of fire, which burns with the flame of youth, action, attack, and challenge. The other dragon, burns cool as ice, with age, contemplation, defense, and restraint. Together, we are IceFire Martial Arts Academy! Come join us in our journey as we learn the ways of hand and foot together.

Whether you've studied martial arts in the past, or are just beginning your journey, we have a place for you. We have smaller class sizes to give you personal attention with a family feel. We will work with you personally to help you achieve your goals as a martial artist.

Still not sure we're right for you? Come check us out!

What We Teach


Taekwondo is a traditional martial art. When created, the belief was that the legs are the strongest and longest appendages on the body, so they are perfect for use in combat. The legs and feet are used for strikes, blocks, and deflection. One can attack or defend from their opponent from far away. Techniques vary from low sweeps to head strikes using the feet.

Despite being intended for combat, Taekwondo is an excellent choice for fitness. We stretch very hard to achieve and maintain maximum flexibility. Perfection of technique keeps the mind and senses sharp, as one has to focus to make sure their body is performing correctly. Speed and repition helps maintain cardiovascular health by making the heart work and the blood pump.

Many of our excercises and techniques mirror those of the World Taekwondo Federation. However, we do not practice "Olympic Style" Taekwondo. Olympic Style TKD doesn't utilize any hand techniques. The emphasis on kicking and leg techniques aside, Taekwondo actually has a variety of hand techniques used for strking, blocking, and joint locking; We feel they are an important part of the style.

Basic Boxing

In the west, we don't generally consider boxing a martial art. In actuallity, boxing is one of the oldest martial arts in the world, with roots as far back as ancient Egypt. Boxing is a combat sport where the sparring partners engage in a controlled fist fight, almost the opposite of Taekwondo. We teach basic boxing techniques like jabs, hooks, crosses, hooks, and uppercuts. Defensive techniques like blocking, slips, ducking, and parrying.

Boxing is not only a competitive sport but also a physically demanding and mentally challenging discipline that requires skill, strategy, and conditioning. Boxing offers a wide range of health benefits, making it an effective form of exercise for those looking to improve their physical fitness and overall well-being. While it is a demanding and intense sport, boxing training can be adapted to suit various fitness levels and goals.


Grappling is a term used to describe a category of combat sports and martial arts techniques that primarily involve close-contact, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of holds, pins, joint locks, and submission holds to control or submit an opponent. Grappling techniques are often employed in various martial arts, combat sports, and self-defense systems. We don't teach Jiu-Jitsu, but basic grappling techniques are an important part of learning about a combat sport.