Sensei Ed Kress

Instructor, 7th Degree Black Belt

In 1982, Sensei Ed Kress began training under Grand Master Fred Degerberg in self-defense techniques derived from dozens of martial arts, including Boxing, Muay Thai, Catch-Wrestling, BJJ, Kenpo Karate, Jeet Kune Do,and Kali. Sensei Ed teaches advanced Degerberg Blend classes at Degerberg Martial Arts, where he holds the rank of 7th degree Black Belt. He is now teaching personal safety classes and workshops at Fonseca Martial Arts in Evanston. Sensei Ed developed the Act in Self Defense Program with the help of local law enforcement officers and directors of campus security. It focuses on teaching personal safety at school, work, home, and on the streets. He has trained thousands of adult men, women, and high school and college students to improve their personal and situational awareness and to physically defend themselves using a wide variety of Martial Arts techniques.