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

  • My son begged me to take Tae Kwon Do classes for two years…

    “until I finally relented, and I’m really glad that I did. From the very first day, he loved it, both the Tae Kwon Do training and the gymnastics. I was pleased that Shin’s offers trampoline and tumbling which allowed him to continue his gymnastics training while introducing Tae Kwon Do. I also loved both the flexibility of Shin’s schedule, which offers a multitude of class times, and the variety of classes offered. My son hasn’t gotten bored; twice last year, new classes were introduced that took him into new directions. The instruction at Shin’s is top notch. I’ve been very impressed with their teaching techniques; the instructors break down each kick or strike into its basic components so that it’s easy to understand. Students are given guidance on improving their technique and are challenged to take their skills to the next level. The instructors provide an atmosphere of positive encouragement while at the same time teaching discipline. They emphasize showing respect to each other, instructors, and parents. They include safety talks and instruction on how to handle bullies. The classes are well organized with warm-ups and conditioning at the beginning of each class, followed by a variety of drills. But, each class is unique so you don’t get bored in the same-old routine. Over the last 10 months, my daughter, husband and I have all joined up as well, so now it’s a family affair. We attend classes together a couple times a week, and go our own way on other days to classes that match our specific interests. Over dinner, we tell each other about new techniques we learned. Together, we are working towards our goals, and Shin’s has provided us with a new focus. Each of us is at a different level in training (different belt levels) and we keep each other motivated to progress to the next level. I like that I have the opportunity to participate in the kid’s activities, and also that we aren’t the only ones doing so. There are quite a number of families that participate, and we all encourage each other. Since we started taking classes at Shin’s, my husband and I have both lost weight and have more energy. I find that I’m much better at coming regularly to these classes than I ever was at going to the gym, partly because I’m going there anyway to take the kids to their classes. But also, the friendly atmosphere and support from classmates and the instructors keeps us motivated to stick with it. I feel fortunate to have found Shin’s, as it has provided our family a common experience that has brought us together and provided healthy and positive benefits to all of us. Nilsen Family”

    Nilson Family

  • 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

  • About 10 years ago, I walked through the doors of Shin’s with my 4 year old son.

    “I had no idea 10 years later we’d still be walking through those doors (although in a better location now). Shin’s has almost become our second home. There are so many reasons why we have stayed with Shin’s. Of course Tae Kwon Do is a beautiful and powerful discipline, but there are many reasons why we picked Shin’s in particular. First of all, it’s the staff. Master Shin teaches the students to be their best and he expects nothing less of his staff. The staff has been consistently firm yet caring in their approach. Not just anyone can teach Tae Kwon Do, but Shin’s staff can. When I watch a class I feel they really work hard to make sure the students have improved their skills before they leave. They are not afraid to stop the class and work on minor details. Secondly, it’s the flexibility. When we signed up, we were able to pick the program that worked best for our family. With 3 very active children, our schedule can get very busy. With Shin’s flexibility, we can still attend Shin’s while my children participate in other sports as well. I should also add that Tae Kwon Do can help condition your children to do even better with any other sports they may be doing. In fact, each of my children has gotten something different out of Shin’s. My oldest has actually used what was taught in Safeguard, to fend off a bully. My second child attends because he simply likes the idea of reaching black belt. My youngest likes that Shin’s helps her to perform better in her other sports. There are so many different reasons to take Martial Arts. Thirdly, Master Shin and his staff care. It amazes me that they know everyone’s name and what is going on in there lives. They aren’t just interested in teaching Tae Kwon Do, but they are also interested in their students. We absolutely love Shin’s. We wouldn’t still be attending 10 years later if we didn’t. We are lucky to have a school like this in Santa Clarita. The Nobles”

    The Nobles

  • Discipline, Courage, Determination… and Just Plain Hard Work.

    “Discipline, courage, determination, and just plain hard work. These are words that come to mind when I think about my experiences at Shin’s Black Belt Academy. Since my first day of class to the present, each time I enter the studio I know I am in for one tough workout that will challenge me and teach me the aforementioned words. The classes are well organized, taught with passion by Master Shin, and constantly changing to best suit his students. The environment of the classes are a direct result of Master Shin’s personality and ability to make his students feel like they are accomplishing something special, which they are. Master Shin’s pleasant demeanor and obvious enjoyment for his job, along with his excellent teaching techniques and verbal praises have made me more aware of how I can better myself as a teacher and basketball coach. Having also seen Master Shin work with children and teenagers I am convinced that he is truly a gifted teacher and a very good person.”

    Jerry Mike

  • My Path To Mixed Martial Arts

    “Master Shin has helped me in ways that prepared me for my future. Before I trained with Master Shin, I got picked on at school and couldn’t even do a push up. Now I have six fill contact fights and teach MMA (mixed martial arts) to children and adults. He has given me tools that will help me through out my life time. Thank you Master Shin! Dustin Arklin”

    Dustin Arklin