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Women of All Ages Are Taking Action to Defend Themselves

It is great to see that women, young, old, and in between are fighting back against their attackers.

Prior to the recent story of the 14 year old girl who’s calls for help were heard by neighbor Augusto Zamora Jr. and his dog Scooby, there was a report of a young girl kicking a man she said tried to abduct her while she was on her way to school.

It appears a 12-year-old girl told Evanston police Monday morning that she freed herself from an unknown man, who allegedly grabbed her arms and told her she was coming with him, authorities said.

The girl asked the man to let her go, and he replied, “No, you are coming with me,” police said.

The girl kicked the man in the leg…….

Continue reading on Examiner.com: Women of All Ages Are Taking Action to Defend Themselves – Chicago self-defense – Ed Kress

Instructors from The Degerberg Academy demonstrate self-defense techniques. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Ed Kress
For over 35 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. Along with local law enforcement officers and directors of campus security, Ed has developed a program which focuses on teaching 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 as well as their bodies. Ed began his martial arts career when he started wrestling in 8th grade, taking 1st place in the Chicago Park District City Championships. He later wrestled varsity at Mendel Catholic High School where he was a Chicago Catholic League Conference Champion. During his college career at North Park University he was a Conference Champion and 2-time NCAA Div 3 national qualifier. He was on his way to qualifying for the 3rd time when a neck injury ended his college career. His record that year was 17 - 0. He continues to wrestle as Head Freshman Wrestling Coach at Loyola Academy. A position he has held since 2004.
http://www.actinselfdefense.com

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