Step 4 -- Know when to flee

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Learn the art of flight to be Fit 4 the Street another day.

The fight or flight response is automatic. Once a threat is perceived the autonomic nervous system automatically puts the body on alert. Stress hormones are then released and the heart automatically beats harder and faster. Breathing becomes more rapid. The largest muscles of the body receive more oxygenated blood in anticipation of having to fight or escaping from the imminent danger.

Deciding when to flee is an important skill. If faced with a situation involving a weapon or multiple attackers, the best decision may be to flee if a definitive avenue of escape is available. Through various reaction and situational recognition drills, my program will train you to analyze a situation and chose the appropriate response.

When faced with a fight or flight situation, will you have the stamina to make that escape if it involves a long distance or obstacles?

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Bob's educational philosophy

Your goals of a better life are attainable. Whatever your personal needs might be in terms of fitness, self defense, or just an over all sense of being, it is all within your reach.
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Custom tailored self-defense seminars for individuals or groups including but not limited to:

  • General awareness
  • Criminal mind-set
  • Self defense for runners
  • Weapons defenses
  • Combat fitness
  • Women’s self defense
  • Family self defense
  • General tactics against vicious animals
  • Weight loss
  • Functional fitness
  • High intensity interval training

We also specialize in seminars on Defensive tactics against active shooters for individuals, businesses, and school faculties.


Bob Trotter's services are offered at two locations, Roger's Park or Krav Maga Illinois in Highland Park. Private and limited semi-private (2 people max) classes are offered at our Rogers Park location while training seminars as well as private classes are offered at the Highland Park location. Private and semi-private seminars can be arranged at the Roger's Park location on request. In-home private instruction is also available for a negotiated fee.

Ask about discounts for LEO, military, first responders, and school teachers.