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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.

Watch out as we fall back. There is danger in the earlier darkness.

This drowsiness can also affect our perception of what is going on around us. You might not be as aware of potentially dangerous people lurking nearby in places that were highly visible the previous week, but now make a good hiding place due to the early darkness.

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.

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.

3 Things you can do to attract a robber.

What is the best way to attract the attention of robbers when going to or from work or school in the city? It’s really very simple, just follow these 3 simple rules. 1. Walk down the sidewalk, stand on L platforms or at bus-stops and focus all your attention on your smartphone or tablet. 2. […]

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 […]

Black Friday: 10 tips to keep thieves at bay

Over 140 million people will be shopping for bargains this Black Friday. Sprinkled in among those millions of bargain hunters will be thousands of criminals looking to pick up a few gifts at your expense. These criminals will come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. They will consist of thieves, strong-arm robbers, pickpockets, and purse-snatchers […]

What are the real dangers trick-or-treaters face on Halloween?

What is so dangerous about Halloween?