Tag Archives: self-protection

Free Kids Safety and Stranger Danger Class

Do you know what your child thinks about strangers? It’s something I ask my students about all the time. And I usually start with the question, “What does a stranger look like?” It’s sort of a trick question. Adults know that the “bad guys” look just like everyone else. But here’s what kids tell me…

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A quick way to reduce stress

Stress. Everyone has to deal with it at some point. Whether you’re facing stress because of school, work, or home – it’s important to deal with it. Stress is something that can seriously take its toll on your health. So, let’s go over a few tips for reducing and relieving stress. 1. Exercise Exercise can be intimidating.…

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Super easy tips for developing confidence

Yesterday, I presented a brief talk on personal safety to residents at a nearby retirement community. Afterwards, I spoke with the facility owner about confidence. And it got me thinking. Confidence is such an important quality to have. But so many people don’t have it! Not only can confidence reduce your risk of being bullied or…

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Strangers and What Your Kids Should Know

What is a stranger? The other day, a story came out from Texas of an 11 year old boy who helped foil an abduction. TJ Smith alerted a neighbor when he saw a 7 year old girl being abducted. They chased after the stranger and were able to detain him until police arrived. Coincidentally, Stranger…

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Back to School for Barrow County

Can you believe it is already “Back to School” time? Some kids are ready to get back to school but I’ve heard a number of people exclaim, “Where did the summer go?” Last week I didn’t blog because I was running Karate summer camp. Camp wore everyone out. The kids were exhausted and so was I. Even though the…

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Karate teaches empowerment

This week I came across a story from California about a girl who used martial arts to fend off a kidnapper. The kidnapper snuck into the girl’s house through a window and tried to abduct her. This 8 year old, however, was trained in martial arts. She put up such a fight that the abductor…

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Stranger Danger

June is National Safety Month. This week, the theme is “Watch out for Dangers.” In the martial arts, we focus protecting ourselves from physical danger. For kids, we tend to focus on bullies and strangers. Bully-Proofing While some people may think that Karate is about kicks and punches, it’s actually much more than that. By learning self-defense skills,…

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Health, Fitness, and Martial Arts

June is National Safety Month. Each week in June is dedicated to a different topic by the National Safety Council: Week 1: Stand Ready to Respond Week 2: Be Healthy Week 3: Watch out for Dangers Week 4: Share Roads Safely Since this is week 2, we are going to talk a bit about health. The…

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National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. With kids home from school, it’s a good time to check your home’s first aid kit. The National Safety Council lists suggestions for what to include: Gauze pads (at least 4 by 4 inches) Two large gauze pads (at least 8 by 10 inches) A box of adhesive bandages One gauze roller bandage…

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Fighting for Peace: Winder Self-Defense Class

Peace Place Fundraiser On Friday, October 23, we are hosting a self-defense class geared toward teens and adults. We want you to invite parents, friends, family members, co-workers — anyone interested in learning self-protection skills and information. The class will cost $10 and all the money we bring in will be donated to Peace Place, a…

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