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

  • Best after school program in Santa Clarita

    “My son Jacob has been going to the Shin’s after school program for a couple of years now. We LOVE Shins. They pick him up from school, he gets the majority of his homework done while he is there and gets to take class. My son was in other day care situations where they basically sat in a room or visited a playground. At Shins there is no sitting around, no being bored watching the clock for mom. The instructors are amazing. They truly care about our children. My son is completely comfortable at Shins… it is like his home away from home. He has progressed from Tae Kwon Do to the Master’s Club and the Pre-Team which has been absolutely amazing for his self esteem. It truly does take a village to raise a child and I am glad that Shins is part of my village. PS As a side note, I have even started taking class at Shins!”

    Jacobs Mother

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Shin's Family Martial Arts is the best!

    “I am so thankful to have found Shin's Family Martial Arts! I have been taking classes since 2007 and I have loved every second of it. All the instructors are great with kids and make the classes a lot of fun. I even had fun taking the tougher classes when I was training for my first degree black belt. The instructors are very motivating and enthusiastic every day too! I have learned so much at Shin's and I love sharing it all with my family. Every day when I come home I always tell my family about all of the new skills and tricks that I learned. Plus, Shin's is a great way to work out while having a great time.”

    Shayna Gruman

  • Tae Kwon Do Fun With Master Shin

    “Master Shin prepared our three sons in the areas of self discipline, respect for others and confidence to know they could deflect a problem situation. The best part of it all is Master Shin provided structure under the pretense of fun and excitement, from breaking wood and bricks, to roundhouse kicks, endless hours of techniques…all the while with smiles and loads of energy. The lessons our sons learned early on have now carried them thru their young adult lives. We adore Master Shin! Sincerely, Steve & Diane Arklin”

    Steve & Diane Arklin