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Self Defense Workshop

You will learn how to identify and avoid potentially dangerous people, places and situations at work, school, home and on the streets.

Self-Defense advice for commuters

I was recently asked by Science of Skill to respond to the question below. *Q: “My wife commutes nearly one hour to and from work, and she works in the city where I am afraid something might happen. Do you advise women to carry mace? What other women’s self defense advice do you have?” My […]

Halloween safety: Beware of distracted drivers

Just because you have the right to cross the street doesn’t mean you should.  You may be in the right.  You just don’t want to be dead right!

Mixed Martial Arts class starting this Tuesday in Evanston!

Starting this Tuesday I will be teaching Mixed Martial Arts every Tuesday and Thursday 7:30pm – 8:30pm at Fonseca Martial Arts in Evanston under the title of Combatives

Takedown Defense For the Street

Daniel Brenka’s Tactical Thursday Training has invited me to “Takedowns For The Street” at his Tactical Thursday Training at Degerberg Academy this Thursday evening at 8:30. There will be a $10 fee for the hour of training. We will be limiting the number of attendees so that we will have plenty of space to work […]

Don’t open the Door!

A young woman, living near DePaul University, heard a knock at the door to her apartment. When she went to answer it she found herself staring at a man wearing a ski mask and displaying a handgun.

Are students prepared for the dark side of high school and college?

It’s that time again. The kids are heading back to school and some moms and dads are having mixed emotions as their sons and daughters head off to what awaits them in high school or college. Along with the pride that fills a parents heart there is also fear. It was hard enough keeping them […]

4th woman attacked in Midlothian:

It has been just over a week since the last attack took place near the Metra Station in Midlothian. It was the fourth attack in as many weeks. The first attack took place July 20th and the most recent on August 10th. According to ABC News the victims said their attacker punched and beat them […]

9/11: What changed that day?

It took the events of 9/11 to change the administrations view of the danger Al Queda posed to the United States and its allies.

6 Week Self-Defense Course Starting Soon!

We will be offering another 6 Week Personal Safety / Self-Defense Course at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts. Named best overall school by Black Belt Magazine. The weekday session starts Tuesday February 15, at 7:15pm and the weekend session begins Saturday February 19th at 11:00am In addition to learning a number of self defense […]