Best Defense Concepts

Protect yourself on the streets and in the courts









Upcoming Seminars



14 Chairs
2141 W. 21st Street, Chicago Illinois




The techniques that will keep you safe from any attack, and what
legal means of force you can and can't use to keep yourself out
of the court room.





Yourself from any attacker, with your fists, a flashlight, or even a magazine.



The attack with minimal or no injuries


Why Self Defense?


Taking a self-defense class has many benefits – the most important is learning the skills and concepts to defend yourself should the need arise.  However, in addition there are other benefits as well, such as: improving balance, coordination, and self-confidence.  The fact is that knowing you have the ability to defend yourself and your family will give you more confidence to deal with stressful and difficult situations.



Why Best Defense Concepts


Once you’ve decided to learn self-defense, the question becomes why should I choose Best Defense Concepts?

Peter Honigmann, the founder and head instructor, began his training under Grand Master John McSweeney, who obtained his black belt in Kenpo Karate under world-renowned martial artist Ed Parker. It was Master McSweeney who took what he learned under Ed Parker and created a simplified self-defense system focused on powerful strikes. In turn, Peter took what he learned in Kenpo, and combined that with concepts and techniques he learned from Krav Maga, Escrima, and Hapkido, to create a new system that is designed to work for anyone, regardless of size, age or sex.


Peter, a practicing attorney, has been training in martial arts and self-defense for 30 years. As an attorney Peter believes that it is his duty to not only provide his students with the best self-defense techniques possible, but also that he teach his students the basic law of self-defense and the potential legal ramifications. Peter is a strong believer in using the least amount of force necessary to stop a fight. In fact, his best advice for winning a fight – don’t get in one.