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Ed Kress

6th Degree Black Belt

Over 30 years of training under Master Fred Degerberg in a wide variety of martial arts including:
Boxing, Muay Thai, Savate, Kali and Judo just to name a few.

Ed has been the recipient of a number of awards including: Blend Instructor of the Year, Specialty Class Instructor of the Year, Presidents Award and Visionary Award.

Ed began his Martial Arts career over 40 years ago when he started training in the original Martial Art of wrestling, winning several Conference Championships in High School and College, becoming a 2 time NCAA Div. III national qualifier. He has been coaching High School wrestling for over 10 years. Working with local law enforcement officials and directors of campus security, he has developed a Campus Personal Safety program designed to educate High School and College students how to stay safe on and off campus, during their College years and beyond.

Ed currently teaches advanced DAMA Blend classes as well as personal safety workshops at our LIncoln Square location





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