Providing self-defense training and skills in uncertain times
WHO WE ARE
In 1984, Peter Honigmann started his journey into martial arts with Kenpo Karate under Grandmaster John McSweeney, one of the pioneers in reality-based self-defense. John served in multiple branches of the military, was one of Ed Parker’s first black belts, introduced Kenpo Karate to Ireland, worked as a bodyguard, and started a martial arts studio in Elmhurst, Illinois (which is still teaching Kenpo). Peter was drawn to John’s powerful style of teaching, focused on making self-defense simple and effective. Peter trained in Kenpo for about 12 years under John, John’s student Tom Saviano, and Mr. Saviano’s student Steve Rigitano.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Sales and Training to Law Enforcement, Security and EMS
- Private Self-Defense Classes for Civilians and Law Enforcement
- Group Trainings and Seminars
- Self-Defense Presentations Tailored for Your Organization
- Presentations Focused on Teaching Self-Defense Law
BDC IS DIFFERENT
Best Defense Concepts takes the simplest and most effective defensive techniques from multiple arts, and then focuses on providing training that is tailored to the student’s skills and abilities. We pride ourselves on our ability to train any student to be able to defend against the most common attacks, teaching the information in a way that most people can learn quickly, without having to study a martial art for years.
See what they are saying in the media about BDC, and what BDC is doing to help support law enforcement and our students wherever they live and work.
Crime In The News You Need to Protect Yourself
Vice President Kamala Harris visited the scene of the Highland Park, Illinois, mass shooting on Tuesday evening, expressing in remarks to reporters her support for the community and urging the country to “stand together and speak out” about why gun violence has to stop./p>
A man has been charged in a knife attack on a CTA Red Line train on the city’s South Side, the Chicago Police Department said.David Spearman, 26, allegedly stabbed a 21-year-old on a train in Englewood Thursday night, Chicago police said.
A new study from University of Chicago researchers raises questions about what exactly has driven the recent surge in carjackings in the city. Chicago police officials have repeatedly laid the blame at the feet of the city’s young people, saying the violent car thefts are motivated by kids seeking joyrides or looking for a vehicle to use in other crimes.
6 people are in custody after attacking a man on the CTA Red Line near the North and Clybourn station, police say. The violent armed robbery ended with at least four people stabbed, including three of the six attackers.
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