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Self-Defense Workshop Sunday Aug. 27, 12:00pm

The class has been designed to take advantage of the strengths and skills you have already developed. You will learn to use your brain, voice and body to avoid potentially dangerous people and situations and to physically defend yourself when necessary using a wide variety of self-defense techniques from a dozen different fighting arts.

Personal Safety: How close is too close?

The major takeaway here is that when you establish your personal space you have set a boundary. If you allow someone to break that boundary they may feel empowered to take further liberties, such as putting their hands on you.

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.

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 […]

Melee on Mag Mile caused more angst than injury

What steps should you consider taking in case the police aren’t there in large numbers to quell the next mob action?

Daley nephew Richard J. Vanecko indicted for throwing one deadly punch

The death of David Koschman was “a tragedy all the way around,” but Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko is “basically a good kid,” Vanecko’s uncle William Daley said Tuesday according to the Sun-Times.

Another shooting in Chicago: Two men shot in Lakeview

We can now add another shooting to the list of over a dozen gun crimes that have been reported in Chicago and surrounding suburbs over the last five days. Two men were shot and seriously wounded while sitting in a tow-truck at a gas station in the Lakeview neighborhood early this morning. The Tribune reported […]

Fights escalate into deadly confrontations when knives come out

The student charged with the stabbing picked a good time to attack. The victims were stuck in line between two doorways making it difficult to escape or defend themselves.

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

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 […]