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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.

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 […]

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 […]

Englewood homeowner will not be charged in shooting

If you live in a neighborhood where the bad guys have guns does it make sense to own a gun in order to protect yourself as Turner and the unidentified homeowner did?

Takedown Seminar at The Degerberg Academy this Saturday

Since more time appears to be spent training to grapple on the ground than on your feet it seemed like a good time to have a workshop focused exclusively on taking someone off their feet using a variety of Folkstyle, Freestyle and Catch-Wrestling techniques. Learning how to take someone down is the gateway to learning how to defend against it!