Chicago School Nominated for 2006 School of the Year Award

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Chicago's own Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts is one of four finalists worldwide to be nominated by Black Belt Magazine for the "2006 School of the Year" award.

Chicago's own Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts is one of four finalists worldwide to be nominated by Black Belt Magazine for the "2006 School of the Year" award. The winner will be announced at Black Belt Magazine's First Annual Industry Awards Dinner on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit http://www.DegerbergAcademyOfMartialArts.com for more information.

"This is quite an honor," said the school's founder Fred Degerberg. "The nominees come from a worldwide pool, so we're very excited." Chicagoan Fred Degerberg is a mainstay in the world of martial arts. He has over 50 years experience as an instructor and trainer in various martial arts such as Karate, Boxing, Kali, Ninjitsu, Tae Kwon Do and many more.

He is president of Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts & Fitness, Inc., one of the largest (13,000 square feet), most versatile, well-equipped Martial Arts schools in the world. His innovative school was the first and only martial arts school to offer training in fighting systems from all over the world - students can learn boxing, jun fan, tai chi, muay thai and Degerberg's own Blend mixed martial art and more. Chicagoans have been learning martial arts for over 25 years at Degerberg Academy's Lincoln Square location at 4717 N. Lincoln Avenue. They now have a second location at 3596 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

Black Belt Magazine is the top magazine serving martial artists worldwide, highlighting topics of particular interest to martial artists, including training, nutrition, equipment and more.

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