What is it that makes us pull out that phone as soon as we hear it ring or feel it vibrate though we may be putting ourselves at risk?
This drowsiness can also affect our perception of what is going on around us. You might not be as aware of potentially dangerous people lurking nearby in places that were highly visible the previous week, but now make a good hiding place due to the early darkness.
I was recently asked by Science of Skill to respond to the question below. *Q: “My wife commutes nearly one hour to and from work, and she works in the city where I am afraid something might happen. Do you advise women to carry mace? What other women’s self defense advice do you have?” My […]
The 69-year-old Frankfort Square woman had just pulled into the driveway of her home and was sitting in her car when a man approached her and pointed a handgun at her and ordered her to accompany him.
We can now add another shooting to the list of over a dozen gun crimes that have been reported in Chicago and surrounding suburbs over the last five days. Two men were shot and seriously wounded while sitting in a tow-truck at a gas station in the Lakeview neighborhood early this morning. The Tribune reported […]
We will be offering another 4 Week Personal Safety / Self-Defense Course at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts. Named best overall school by Black Belt Magazine. The Course begins October 18th. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:15 – 8:15 for 4 weeks. A total of 8 hours! In addition […]
We know we should be focused on driving, or the traffic as we attempt to cross the street. We should be paying attention to the person standing next to us on the ‘L’ as we text away, but that phone has its hook into us and we can’t put it away. You have all heard […]
You and three of your friends are heading out to have some fun when the unexpected happens. You hit a patch of black ice, causing you to lose control of your car. You travel a few feet off the road and hit a large tree. You are only driving 30 miles per hour when you […]
A carjacking and the armed robbery of a driver were reported last week in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The incident happened as the male victim, a 72-year-old man, was picking up his wife in the 800 block of North Rush Street at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Andy Conklin, a spokesman for the Cook County […]