Santa Clarita Valley Martial Arts Center
Shin's Family Martial Arts Center
Santa Clarita Valley's #1 Martial Arts Studio

Safeguard Youth Self-Defense in Valencia

Martial Arts Center with Over 30 Years of Experience: (661) 338-2922

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.

Recent Reviews & Testimonials

  • Mrs. Michele Krantz Principal of Rancho Pico Junior High

    “There are no benches in martial arts. There is no right field in martial arts. Although not by design, the bench and the position of right field undermine the very thing that a sport should do for a child: raise self esteem. As a teacher I see first hand the role good self esteem plays in a student’s academic success. Self esteem can do more to determine how much a student can achieve then will raw intelligence, a good teacher or the latest in classroom technology. A quality martial arts training will raise a student’s self esteem. It is goal oriented (the coveted black belt), with small successes built in along the way (the other colored belts). No one sits on the bench. Students are involved the entire time. They learn team work as they hold bags for others to practice. They learn how to work with others as they spar. They learn how to win and how to lose, all the while keeping their self respect in tact. Not just any martial arts program can provide the above. It takes a special, talented and trained instructor to accomplish this. Master Shin is that instructor. He is the rare sort of teacher that can respond to young children, teenagers and adults equally. I have had Master Shin’s students sit in my own classroom. These students showed respect for their teachers, fellow classmates and themselves. They are driven to succeed, focused and possess self control. As a junior high teacher, I know these are rare qualities indeed for this age group. Master Shin provides quality instruction, a safe environment and serves as a positive role model. As a green belt in his adult class, I have seen first hand the kind of teacher Master Shin is. He is not only a role model for children, he is a role model for the teachers of your children, such as me.”

    Mrs. Michele Krantz

  • Why You Should Take Tae Kwon Do

    “INTRO Think: Many people are victims of bullies who beat them up. Do you want to be one of them? To prevent you from getting bullied, there is a thing called Tae Kwon Do. Discover this martial art, as we journey through kicks and punches to learn three good reasons for studying Tae Kwon Do: Self-Defense, Stature, and Discipline. REASON 1: Self-Defense To begin with, you should learn Tae Kwon Do because if somebody attacks you, you can defend yourself. Many kids are bullied each year, and some are even kidnapped, but you can prevent yourself from being one of them by learning this martial art. For example, most people who can hurt you, can easily be stopped by a kick between the legs. Besides, if your muscles are strong enough and you’re in top shape, you could defend yourself and even if the person manages to punch you, you might not get hurt so bad. Tae Kwon Do can defend and protect you REASON 2: Stature Secondly, you should learn Tae Kwon Do because when you get fit, you’ll look quite impressive delivering punches and kicks. Have you seen those marital art movies? When you become a black-belt, you could perform moves like those. Who knows? Once you get really good at Tae Kwon Do, you could get signed up to be in a movie, and, maybe you might be a star! In any case, Tae Kwon Do can make you look impressive Why You Should Take Tae Kwon Do REASON 3: Discipline Finally, you must take Tae Kwon Do to learn discipline. Yes, I said discipline. Tae Kwon Do isn’t just about the moves. It doesn’t matter how strong your kicks are, or how fast your punches are, if you are undisciplined, you won’t get your next belt. To have discipline, do your best, be respectful, say “Yes sir” to anything your Master says in class, bow to the flags when you come in/out of the Dojang, and remain quiet at all times, except when you are kicking. When you kick, yell “kiap!” Just doing those simple things will make you better liked by the instructors and admired by others. Discipline means that you train the body and mind to react automatically, and not to use force unless necessary. Tae Kwon Do is discipline COUNTER-ARGUMENT Many people say that if someone fights you, you should tell an adult. But what if the bullying doesn’t stop after you tell? What if someone starts punching and beating you? Are you just going to let he/she finish you off, and then later tell on them? Or, are you going to show your opponent what you think of the bullying? Tae Kwon Do is about self-defense CLOSING So, as you have learned, Tae Kwon Do isn’t just kicks. It’s discipline, respect, stature and self-defense. I believe that Tae Kwon Do promotes health, learning, protection and fun. Remember, Tae Kwon Do is: Defense and Offense, Stature, Discipline and Respect. So, why don’t you sign up for some Tae Kwon Do lessons today? KIAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Gustavo H.

  • Mom's happy heart

    “My daughter who is 13 and has Autism (high functioning) has been going to the after school care and participating in 4 classes per week. I had the pleasure of watching her earn her yellow belt and was so impressed with the staff and their high energy to keep the kids focused and excited. My daughter loves to come to Shins and would go every day of the week if she could. I am thankful that when school is out, they still offer camp so that she isn't disappointed that she can't go. I can't say enough about this facility and the fact that my daughter is included in everything and is treated the same as everyone else makes this mother's heart very happy!!!”

    Gail S

  • Santa Clarita’s Ultimate Training Center for Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts

    “Where can you go in Santa Clarita for National level training in Tae Kwon Do sparring? Shin’sFamily Martial Arts! Our four daughters were small, shy, sweet girls who needed to grow in confidence and physical ability (and a little self defense could come in handy down the road). So we enrolled them at Shin’s as early as 3 years of age. The instructors are fantastic and know how to challenge kids both physically and mentally. One of the great growing opportunities occurs in competition with winning and losing at tournaments. And fortunately at Shin’s, there is a lot more winning. Our oldest daughter after 4 years at Shin’s placed 1st at the Jr. Olympics. Our girls are still small, shy, and sweet; but now they are also agile, strong, capable of performing under pressure, and they can fight! Takeshi Nakazawa”

    Takeshi Nakazawa

  • Building better futures

    “Dear Master Shin, I want to thank you and all the instructors I’ve had at Shin’s for your time, patience, and support for the past nine years. You gave me encouragement when things got tough. You taught me staying power when I wanted to quit and you taught me to never give up. You have given me pride in what I have accomplished that can only be earned thru years of hard work and commitment. I could not have accomplished my goal of earning a black belt if you were not there for me each time. I started at Shin’s when I was four years old. I was awkward and I struggled with many of the basic skills. There were lots of times I wanted to quit but my parents wouldn't let me. I had a hard time when I couldn't do a round house kick or a flying side kick perfectly. It was then that I wanted to give up. You always told me, “Never give up!” You also told us to “love the pain.” Well, with your help and my parents help, I didn’t give up, but I don’t know if I love the pain, even to this day. You were always there to encourage me and let me know when I mastered a skill. I remember one time at the old building; I did a flying side kick perfectly and you made a really big deal about it, telling the whole class to look at me do it again. That made me so proud and happy. It was times like those that made me want to keep doing Taekwondo. Now I have my Black Belt; I can still hardly believe it. It is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life and one that I will always treasure. I know that in the future when difficulties come my way in whatever I’m doing, I can overcome them if I stay on my goals and never give up. Thanks for everything!”

    Cy George