Safeguard Youth Self-Defense in Valencia
Martial Arts Center with Over 30 Years of Experience
Almost 800,000 individuals are reported missing in the United States each
year. Of these, 85-90% are juveniles, equaling nearly 2,000 missing children
daily. Between 1997 and 2013, there was a 25% increase in crime reported
by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. In 1997, Santa Clarita
Valley was listed as one of the top ten safest cities in the country.
In 2013, Santa Clarita did not even rank on the top 25 list.
There are a large number of registered sex offenders in the Santa Clarita
Valley. However, this is not a fixed number. Sexual crimes are committed
every day and only a handful of these attackers are actually caught and
charged with the crimes they commit against children. This information
is available to any parent on the Megan Law website. The numbers are listed
by zip code, so you can find out how many registered sex offenders are
living in your neighborhood and in your community. This research gives
parents necessary information so that they can make informed decisions
about protecting their children. This is a call to action for parents
in any growing city, no matter how safe you think your community is. As
parents, we can no longer be complacent. We need to give our children
the tools to empower themselves. At Shin’s Family Martial Arts Center,
we will give your child the tools necessary to defend themselves in situations
that are applicable to scenarios in which children are abducted every day.
Enroll Your Child in Safeguard Today – Call (661) 338-2922
Safeguard, a program offered exclusively at Shin’s Family Martial
Arts Center, was developed specifically to address two important issues.
The first is the issue of child abduction. Throughout the curriculum,
the child is introduced to the most common lures and tricks used by child
predators and taught how to respond appropriately. This program incorporates
real-life scenarios where children learn to react instinctively to an
adult attacker. The instructors wear fight suits so that the child can
fight back effectively if they ever face a child predator. The lights
are extinguished to simulate attacks in the dark.
Besides various physical responses, Safeguard stresses the importance of
awareness, intuition, and instincts as the greatest weapons for personal
safety. By sharpening both instinctive and defensive skills, the goal
of our instructors is to make these defense tactics natural reflexes in
the shortest possible time when needed. Our goal is to give your child
the ability to function without “shutting-down” during the
stress, disturbance, and shock of a sudden and spontaneous violent encounter.
This program is necessary for both boys and girls.
The second issue Safeguard addresses is the ever growing problem of bullying
in the schools. From name calling to physical threats, bullying can ruin
a child’s self-esteem and can lead to serious harm. In Safeguard,
the child is taught how to “talk” to bullies when confrontation
arises, how to avoid bad situations that could make them vulnerable, and
if needed, how to protect themselves. Please remember, knowledge is not
power, applied knowledge is power. Self-defense training at Shin’s
Family Martial Arts Center is all-encompassing and geared towards preparing
your child for realistic situations. Traditional martial arts are pretty
in form but they are not practical. Accept no substitutions. Safeguard
kids are more confident, informed, and prepared to face dangerous situations.
Call our staff today at (661) 338-2922 to learn more.