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Best Defense Concepts

Peter Honigmann, founder and head instructor, started his training in Kenpo Karate at the age of 15, under Grandmaster John McSweeney, one of Ed Parker's first black belts. John believed that self defense should be simple, fast and powerful, so he focused on teaching his students powerful key strikes to the most vulnerable targets on the body. Peter has followed John's example, and continued studying Kenpo for 12 years under John, John's student Tom Saviano, and Tom Saviano's student Steve Rigitano.

Peter then moved on to Krav Maga, Escrima and Hapkido, which he believes has helped him to create a well-rounded self-defense system that provides the student with a range of options against common unarmed street attacks and against clubs, guns and knives.

The focus of Best Defense Concepts is teaching students simple and effective strikes, techniques and concepts that will work for the individual, based on his or her strengths. Class is about learning to survive violent encounters, which means avoidance and de-escalation whenever possible, and then using violence only as a last option.

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American Tiger Karate Academy
780 S Arlington Heights Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
United States
Phone: 847-736-7358

Martial Art Styles

The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at Best Defense Concepts:

  • Arnis/Kali/Escrima/FMA
  • Hapkido
  • Kempo/Kenpo
  • Krav Maga
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
  • Self-Defense

Programs & Class Schedule

Group classes offered Wednesday evenings:

6 to 7 pm focus on striking, kicking, self-defense techniques again unarmed attacks

7 to 8 pm for defense against weapons, and learning how to fight with a stick and knife

In general students must be in high school, but an exception may be made after meeting with Peter.

Private lessons are available in the Lincolnshire/Buffalo Grove, IL area at the instructor's home gym.

No contracts. Students can pay by the class or by the month, with discounts offered for prepayment for multiple sessions.

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