Do you really care if some blogger decides to do a list of the most dangerous colleges? Apparently the answer is yes! Especially if your school is listed in those top 25 most dangerous places of higher education. But what really makes a college a dangerous place to attend? Is it the crime rate of the neighborhood surrounding your campus? Is it the the number of students from your school who have been attacked in surrounding neighborhoods, not on campus? Is it the number of reported rapes by either a stranger or acquaintance, even if the school rate is up because they are really good about encouraging victims to come forward? Right now I am just asking the questions brought about by the recent articles posted here: http://bit.ly/hYQBm and here: http://bit.ly/tMXa what do you think makes your campus a safe or a dangerous place? Looking forward to hearing from you.
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