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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 May 3rd, at 7:15pm and the weekend session begins Saturday May 7th at 11:00am In addition to learning a number of self defense […]

Anatomy of a Mugging – Part 2

In Anatomy of a Mugging Part – 1 you were introduced to the circumstances leading up to the mugging of Lisa Dodge. She was just one of five women recently attacked while returning home from work late at night, in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park. “This person jumped out from one of the porticos […]

Anatomy of a Mugging – Part 1

“I just flew in from Arizona, I’m tired. I saw him walking into the courtyard when I was getting out of the cab. He was dressed normal and didn’t look suspicious. When he disappeared,  I assumed he went into his apartment.”

Eyes in the back of your head

Based on the reports of three women being attacked from behind in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park a couple of weeks ago it would seem that there is definitely a need for having eyes in the back of your head. The most recent victim, Lisa Dodge, fought back after she was attacked from behind […]

Don’t get in the car!

It has been about a year since John Gardner pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of Chelsea King, formerly of Naperville, Illinois, and Amber DuBois. There were three women that were attacked by Gardner. Candice Moncayo was the only victim to escape with her life. Chelsea King and Candice Moncayo were attacked while they […]

Do you listen to the pre-flight safety instructions?

The recent reports of cracks appearing in the fuselage of the Boeing 737 should cause you to think about your personal safety in the event of an emergency landing. Chicago based Boeing’s jets have been in the news lately because of cracks appearing in several of its planes. The Federal Aviation Administration has just issued […]

CTA robberies not limited to Smartphones or Chicago

On Thursday afternoon a teenager attacked a 58-year old man as the CTA purple line train approached the South Blvd station in Evanston, and stole his laptop computer. Police responded to the incident at about 4:16 p.m. March 31 in the 800 block of Chicago Avenue. The victim, a 58-year-old Evanston man, said he was […]