Here at Mormando Martial Arts & Kickboxing we understand how important it is to keep children safe!
Did you know that each year there are about 3,000 to 5,000 non-family
abductions reported to police? Those are just the ones that are
reported. How scary is that?
Our children are our most treasured blessing, aren't they?
Parents, guardians, and adults who care for children face constant
challenges when trying to help keep children safer in today's fast-paced
world. For decades, children were taught to stay away from "strangers."
But this concept is difficult for children to grasp and often the
perpetrator is someone the child knows. It is far more beneficial to help
build a child's confidence and teach them exactly how to respond properly
to any potentially dangerous situations, than teaching them to look out
for a particular type of person.
Is your child safe from predators? We're PROUD to be KID SAFE EXPERTS
Let our SPECIALLY TRAINED, EXPERT
INSTRUCTORS will teach your family how to avoid and escape these
potentially family changing experiences.
WABC-TV Channel 7
CHILD PREDATOR IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY
Broadcast November 18-19, 2004
"Thousands of parents are understandably worried after six attempts in the past month, three just this week by a predator who is trying to lure kids into his car in the northern suburbs. As cops search for the man and a female accomplice, we sent Eyewitness News reporter Jeff Pegues to find out how parents can protect their children... "
At a Real Life Self Defense workshop at Mormando Martial Arts System, Paul Mormando gives tips on how children can avoid being caught in dangerous situations with strangers.
Mormando demonstrates "shock and escape" striking techniques, then students practice them full force against an 'assailant' wearing protective gear.
Mormando teaches Eyewitness News reporter Jeff Pegues some moves.
Pegues: "...through it all, parents throughout the region are faced with the prospect tonight of talking to their kids about things that kids can do to stay safe... the more these attempts occur here, the more parents talk about it with their children."
Parent: "We tell them it could happen at any time and that they just have to stay alert."
Pegues: "Stay alert? Some of the experts say, be prepared for the worst."
Mormando: "What we're trying to teach them is to SHOCK and ESCAPE. That's basically the formula."
Pegues: "Paul Mormando specializes in teaching kids and adults how to protect themselves against an abduction. He showed me a few tips that might help others."
Mormando: "A kick to the groin area, and a palm strike to the nose."
Pegues: "It's not about teaching kids to fight the attacker, he says. It's about giving children a tool for survival, as long as police across Westchester County search for child predators..."
Please take a minute and call us at 718-677-9704 to register in our next KID SAFE workshop - it might just be the smartest decision you ever make for your family. See you there!