High School and College and be great learning experiences for your son or daughter. They will be learning many new things, but there are lessons that they need to learn before they get there. We will be offering a 2-hour Personal Safety/Self-Defense Workshop designed for students heading off to high school or college. The workshop […]
We know we should be focused on driving, or the traffic as we attempt to cross the street. We should be paying attention to the person standing next to us on the ‘L’ as we text away, but that phone has its hook into us and we can’t put it away. You have all heard […]
All students, both male and female, need to increase their personal and situational awareness. Notre Dame has been in the news recently because of how they responded to accusations of sexual assault on their campus. U.S. Department of Education is currently investigating Notre Dame’s policy and procedures for handling complaints of sexual assault. Hopefully something […]
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 […]
That is how the murder of Northern Illinois art student, Antinete “Toni” Keller was described. The 18-year-old Plainfield freshman was last seen Oct. 14 when she left her residence hall to work on some art in a wooded area near campus. That’s when Dekalb police believe Curl, who was a frequent visitor to the park, […]
We will be offering another 6 Week Personal Safety / Self-Defense Course beginning Tuesday evening October 19th, 2010 at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts. Named best overall school by Black Belt Magazine.
What actions would I be willing to take to protect my life or that of a friend or loved one?
When you think of being confronted by an assailant you probably imagine them using a gun, knife or the threat of violence to get you to do things you wouldn’t normally do, but some predators can get us to put ourselves into unsafe situations with just a few techniques and you need to be aware […]
Awareness Pay attention to your environment. Don’t daydream. Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid ipods or similar devices that can prevent you from hearing someone approaching. Familiarity may breed carelessness. Just because it is familiar doesn’t mean it is safe. Walk in the middle of the sidewalk look for people hiding in doorways or parked […]
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 […]