Martial Arts Academies to Host Special South Florida Child Safety Event
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL -- ATA Deerfield Beach and Supreme ATA Martial Arts Pompano, two Florida-based Taekwondo academies, have announced plans for a community Child Safety Open House for Deerfield Beach on September 8, 2007 and Pompano Beach on September 29, 2007. The free open houses are part of ATA Martial Arts’ worldwide initiative to help minimize the risk of child abduction through education.
With active membership exceeding 350,000 worldwide and 1,200 schools in the U.S. and abroad, ATA is positioned to reach numerous children and adults with the message of abduction prevention.
As part of the safety campaign, ATA has partnered with AMBERAlert.com to increase AMBER Alert notifications via e-mail and personal communication devices. Once an AMBER Alert is issued, AMBERAlert.com uses state-of-the-art technology to notify its subscribers of a missing child in a specific area.
According to local ATA instructors, John Peek and Steve Shebar, education is the key to child safety.
“Children of all age, gender and race are vulnerable to child abduction,” said Peek, owner and head instructor of ATA Deerfield.
“Through age-appropriate instruction, awareness of warning signs and ID activities such as fingerprinting, ATA schools around the world hope to have a significant impact on reducing the risk of child abduction and victimization,” Shebar added.
The local Child Safety Open House event, held in conjunction with ATA’s Child Safety Month in September, presents an abduction education program called “Kidz in Power” and will include activities such as simple break away self-defense instruction, role playing with possible stranger-dangers, dealing with bullies and child ID cards and fingerprinting. There will also be guests from South Florida fire and police stations to share information regarding other types of safety concerns.
ATA Deerfield Beach and Supreme ATA Martial Arts offer a variety of programs focusing on safety, including ATA Tiny Tigers for children ages 4 to 6, Karate for Kids, and the newest program, ATA-Xtreme, which combines martial arts with gymnastics and dance moves.
For more information on these events, including academy locations, visit www.atakarate4all.com and www.supremeata.com or you can call 954-596-2700. To sign-up to receive AMBER Alerts, visit www.amberalert.com.
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- ATA Black Belt Academy of Deerfield
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