Local martial artist to write for national e-zine

Online Staff Report

Rockford native and martial arts instructor Michael Benjamin will begin a monthly martial arts and self-defense column in February for the national e-zine www.PrepperCentralMag.com. PrepperCentralMag is a subscription Internet magazine for the world-renowned prepper/survivalist websitewww.PrepperCentral.com. For those interested, the magazine is offering a free, no-obligation, three-month introductory subscription that can be obtained at the magazine website cited above. Thereafter, yearly subscriptions will be available for $7.95.

Benjamin is the sole Illinois-affiliate instructor for Kelly S. Worden’s Natural Spirit International Combative Arts Association and is the only martial artist in the Midwest whose articles have appeared in the legendary magazines Inside Kung-FuBlack Belt and Blade. Later this year, two of Benjamin’s instructional videos are being released by Paladin Press of Boulder, Colo., on the subjects of knife fighting and Qinna (Chinese grappling).

Information about his classes and seminars can be gained by calling (815) 229-8607, or see his website at www.closequarterskempo.com.

Posted Feb. 5, 2014

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