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What do a 13-year old girl and a MMA fighter have in common?

Armed Robbery by Tomsk70

What could a 6’2″ 250 pound MMA fighter from the suburbs of Chicago and a little 13-year old girl from the suburbs of Detroit have in common?

They both faced danger and came out of their potentially life threatening situations unscathed, but there is more to it than that.

A few weeks ago the MMA expert was sitting in his car on Chicago’s southwest side when a man approached asking for a light only to end up pulling a gun and attempted to rob him, and just a few days ago a 13-year old girl was home alone when two men invaded her home.

What technique did they both use to survive their encounters with their assailants? To read more click here.

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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