Self Defense Tips

You need eyes in the back of your head!

OK.  So you don’t have eyes in the back of your head, but nothing is stopping you from turning around every once in a while to see if anyone is walking behind you, especially if you are walking by yourself.  I am sure this guy wished he had been paying more attention: http://bit.ly/3EggTZ This happened in Rogers Park, but it could be anywhere and at anytime of the day.  Self-Defense is a state of mind, so stay alert to the possibilities and think about where you will run to should you find yourself in a similar situation.  Having a place to run to is better than just running aimlessly.

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.
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