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Self Defense & Personal Awareness Part-1

Imagine walking down the street with 5 twenty dollar bills fanned out in your hands and you are looking at the money and not paying any attention to what is going on around you. That is what you look like to a predator when you are have your head down texting. They may only grab your phone and run, or they may hit you first before taking your phone.

Self Defense Course starts July 11th at Degerberg Academy in Lincoln Square

Thousands of adult men and women as well as high school and college students have learned how to improve their personal and situational awareness and to physically defend themselves using a wide variety of Martial Arts techniques.

Self-Defense Course Begins in Wilmette Saturday, April 14th!

Act in Self Defense will start the first workshop of a 4 part Self-Defense Course at Fonseca Martial Arts in Wilmette beginning Saturday, April 14 at 1:00pm and will continue through Saturday, May 5th.

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

75-year old army veteran saved kids from knife wielding attacker

Would you have had a clue how to handle a situation like the one James Vernon faced last Tuesday October 13th, when a knife wielding attacker blocked the only door to the library room holding sixteen children and a handful of mothers and chess teacher James Vernon. He was volunteering his time as a chess […]

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 […]

Store employees beaten during robberies in Lincoln Square

“He was told to go to the back room. Then the guy roughed him up,” she said. “It was awful. Terrible. There was only $80 in the drawer.”

Using a public restroom can be very dangerous

What can you do to keep from becoming the victim of a robbery or crazed attacker while using a public washroom?

Good Samaritans: Coming to the aid of a victim is not without risk Part-2

How can we safely respond to a cry for help?

Black Friday brings out thieves along with bargain hunters

What can you do to avoid becoming a victim of Black Friday thievery?

Woman’s screams bring Edgewater Beach neighbors to her aid

The attack took place at 5:40 a.m. The 30-year old victim was walking in the alley in the 5600 block of North Kenmore Avenue when the assailant grabbed her. The victim started screaming for the man to let go of her.