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Self Defense Workshop

I will be leading another Act in Self-Defense Workshop at Fonseca Martial Arts in 823 Chicago ave, Evanston, IL 60202 on Saturday February 11th, at 3:00pm.

I have included some previously written articles about important self-defense topics I may not have time to cover during the Self-Defense Workshop. Just click on the links below.

1. Recognizing Pre Attack Indicators

2. Beware of Predators Using Boundary Lowering Tactics

3. Self Defense Advice for Commuters.

Thousands of adult men and women as well as high school and college students have learned how to improve their personal and situational awareness and to physically defend themselves using a wide variety of Martial Arts techniques.

Weekly Self-Defense Classes for Adult Men, Women and teens age 14 and older are taught Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings 7:30pm – 8:30 pm and Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:00pm

You will learn how to identify and avoid potentially dangerous people, places and situations at work, school, home and on the streets.

You can sign up for Act in Self Defense classes at:

If you are interested in a Personal Safety/Self-Defense Class for you, your child’s high school, college, business, or organization contact me at

Ed Kress
For over 40 years Ed Kress has been an instructor and student at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, named "Best Overall Martial Arts School” worldwide by Black Belt Magazine. Master Fred Degerberg awarded Ed his 7th degree Black Belt in 2015. Growing up on Chicago’s Southside, Ed learned early in life to pay attention to his surroundings in order to avoid potentially dangerous people and situations. With the help of local law enforcement officers and directors of campus security, Ed developed a program focused on personal safety on the streets, and as it relates to the high school and college experience. Ed has trained thousands of adult men and women as well as high school and college students to improve their personal and situational awareness and, when necessary, how to physically defend themselves using their brains and a wide variety of martial arts techniques.

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