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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.

Takedown Seminar: Street self-defense and MMA

Much of the time spent training in either BJJ or Submission Wrestling is on the ground. The most often cited reason for this is that all street fights end up on the ground. If we assume this is a true statement then how we end up on the ground is just as important, if not more important, than what we do when we get there.

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.

4-Week Self Defense Course starts next week!

We will be offering another 4 Week Personal Safety / Self-Defense Course at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts. Named best overall school by Black Belt Magazine. The Course begins October 18th. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:15 – 8:15 for 4 weeks. A total of 8 hours! In addition […]

Are your kids ready for the dangers that may await them in High School or College?

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 […]

New 6-Week Personal Safety / Self-Defense Course

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?

Week 1 Self Defense Course at Degerberg

Hi to all participants.  I hope you enjoyed the first class of the 6 week self defense course held at the Degerberg Academy.   Here are a few of the key points that we covered. 1) Fighting Stance:  snap kick to the groin, finger jab to the eyes or throat, palm strike to the nose […]