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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 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.

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.

What can we do to avert another bombing?

You will no longer go to a race to compete or cheer on your friends or family without worrying that an unattended backpack lying nearby might contain a bomb.

How would you handle this home invasion if you didn’t own a gun?

“Get the kids and hide,”

Good Samaritans: Coming to the aid of a victim is not without risk Part-2

How can we safely respond to a cry for help?

Victim’s screams bring Good Samaritan to her rescue

The assailant looked up to see Mr. Penska coming his way with shovel in hand, and took off running.

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.

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 […]