Chicago Martial Arts School Wins the Industry's Top Award

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Chicago's Own Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts voted #1 Martial Arts school worldwide Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts won the Best Overall School Award at Black Belt Magazine's First Annual Industry Awards Dinner on Thursday, July 6th, 2006 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. All nominees were elected by popular vote of martial arts industry professionals worldwide. Visit http://www.degerbergacademyofmartialarts.com/ for more information.

Chicago's Own Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts voted #1 Martial Arts school worldwide Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts won the Best Overall School Award at Black Belt Magazine's First Annual Industry Awards Dinner on Thursday, July 6th, 2006 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. All nominees were elected by popular vote of martial arts industry professionals worldwide. The award dinner coincided with the Martial Arts Super Show 2006 which is the martial arts industry's largest educational trade show and networking event held in Las Vegas on July 6th, 7th and 8th at the MGM Grand. Visit http://www.degerbergacademyofmartialarts.com for more information.

The Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, located on Chicago's north side in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, has been providing martial arts education and training since 1980. In 2005, a second location was opened at the corner of Addison and Milwaukee. Over the past 26 years, the founder, Fred Degerberg, and his staff have built a school that is unlike any school anywhere and has caught the attention of the martial arts community worldwide. The Degerberg Academy is acclaimed for the expertise and professionalism of its teaching staff, the extended curriculum and the quality of the 13,000 sq. ft. fitness

and training center which boasts of a complete weight room and 2 boxing rings.

America's first super school, Degerberg Academy teaches an integrated program of over 200 fighting arts combined in their unique Degerberg Blend. The best of the best have trained there, including Bruce Lee's protege Dan Inosanto and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace. Chuck Norris worked closely with the Degerberg Academy on the Kick Drugs Out of America program. Chicago's Degerberg Academy has recieved numberous awards over the years including the U.S. Martial Arts Association "Number One rated martial arts school in the U.S. A. for a record five years.

When told of their standings in the top category, Fred Degerberg said, "We are thrilled about this award because for us this is like the Academy Awards for martial arts schools. When my wife Katie and I started the school, our goal was to build the best martial arts school in the world; so this recognition means a lot to us."

For additional information, personal interviews or appearances with Fred Degerberg, please contact Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, (773) 728-5300. Visit http://www.degerbergacademyofmartialarts.com/ for more information about martial arts classes.

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