RISE TRAINING ACADEMY offers martial arts instruction on the Southside of Chicago under the direction of Professor Tinta Forte. We offer martial arts classes for adults and children at all levels, offer after-school school programs and provide free health and wellness community events.
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first green cord ceremony, Batizado, on Juneteenth [June 19]!
Batizado translates to baptism and is an event when a new capoeira student plays capoeira in the roda with a teacher and is awarded their first cord (similar to a belt in other martial arts). The first cord color in our system is a hand-braided green.
Rise Training looks forward to celebrating our students' hard work, their families and communities who support them, and our ancestors who have propelled us forward.
RISE TRAINING is partnering with several local organizations to provide health and wellness community resources at our Batizado!
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
South Shore Hospital
Mental Health Professional: Dr. George Smith
âMental health professional Dr. George Smith, EdD will be on hand to provide mental health care information and counseling resources. Dr. Smith's private practice is located on Chicago's South Side in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
Dr. George Smith