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PRO Martial Arts Colorado Table Of Contents Date 7/17/2013 6/6/2013

Publication Macaroni Kid CBS Denver

Title Bully Proof Your Kids For Back To School Denver Events Grand Opening (Aurora)

6/6/2013

ABC Denver

Grand Opening Community Calendar (Aurora)

5/30/2013

Denver Post-Aurora Hub

1/10/2013

FOX 31 - Denver

8/25/2012

CBS Denver

8/22/2012

Denver Post: Your Hub

6/26/2012

Englewood Herald: Business Scene

3/11/2012

NBC Denver: 9 News

12/16/2011 10/20/2011 10/20/2011 10/15/2011

Denver Business Journal Northglenn-Thornton Senteniel GR8 Newspapers denverpost.com

PRO Martial Arts helps Aurora kids "Kick" bullying Self Defense For Kids Martial Arts Event Teaches Kids How To Deal With Bullies Business Focus: Pro Martial Arts, Englewood Pro Martial Arts Grand Opening Event Experts say bullying starting as early as preschool Stop Bullying Stopping Bullies Stopping Bullies Pro Martial Arts Grand Opening


Back-to-School season can be a chaotic time for parents transitioning their children out of the lazy days of summer. Between buying school supplies and planning healthy lunches there are important things that can’t be left out of the backpack. At my PRO Martial Arts dojo, we prepare students to handle intimidating school situations – at any age. But bullying doesn’t start on the playground; it starts with parents teaching positive principles. Here are five tips to help you “bully-proof” your child’s back to school experience. 1. Boost your kid's self esteem. The No. 1 weapon a child has against bullies and predators is a strong self-image. Confidence comes from accomplishment, the kind gained from participating in extracurricular activities. While athletics and Karate are great, any activity where your child can experience victory works. Explore your child’s favorite hobby and provide positive reinforcement. 2. Hey Mom, what’s a bully? Children can be unaware that they are being bullied. There are three main types of bullying: psychological, physical and cyber. Parents need to help children understand how to identify the signs of each one. 3. Communication is key. Make your home a safe haven for communication. Children need to feel comfortable talking about what’s happening in their lives without fear of punishment. Start simply by asking about their day at school. Know who your child’s friends are. Make sure they have an adult at school they can talk to, someone they like and trust. The greater interest you take in your child’s life, the more comfortable he or she will feel about coming to you with problems. 4. Be dialed in as a parent. Bullying is no longer limited to the playground. Cell phones and computers have become channels for bullies to target victims. Use tools such as My Mobile Watch Dog and other parental controls to monitor children’s cell phone and computer activity. 5. Show no fear. If your child is being bullied, he or she needs your complete support. Facing a bully can be a hard and scary thing, so children need to know that you believe them and have their back. Confronting bullies is an opportunity for children to face their fears and learn to stand up for themselves. 6.Be aware of the signs. Some signs that your child may be a victim of bullying include: fear of going to school, negative self-talk, declining grades and a sudden change in opinion about a specific person.


Dan Daru takes us to Pro Martial Arts to show us some self defense classes for kids.


Martial Arts Event Teaches Kids How To Deal With Bullies August 25, 2012

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Students practiced their self defense skills at Pro Martial Arts in Englewood on Saturday. The children learned karate and kickboxing moves. They also heard some advice on how to deal with bullies. It was all part of the open house and “Books for Bishop” event. The books collected at the event will be donated to the elementary school. Martial arts is a great way to build confidence when dealing with bullies. “Today we’re teaching discipline, tae kwon do, tang soo do … teaching kids the value of martial arts,” the program director said. “We’ll also be teaching a bully prevention class … teaching kids what to look out for as far as bullying goes.” Other martial arts demonstrations included board breaking and nun chucks.


Business Focus: Pro Martial Arts, Englewood At Englewood’s Pro Martial Arts, a focus on “armoring” kids 08/22/2012


How did you get involved in this business? We have both worked in the corporate world for different companies, and after having three children, we decided we wanted to do something as a family. We looked for over a year at many different businesses and then finally found Pro Martial Arts. We found in Pro Martial Arts the opportunity to work with our family, make a difference in the community and make a living. What distinguishes you from other businesses in your category? What distinguishes us from our competition is our focus on child development and child safety. Our Armor Program is the core of our classes. This program teaches children how to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous world. There are serious safety threats that our children may face and we make sure that they have the armor needed to stand tall against bullying behavior and predator activity – both online and in their everyday lives. What do you like best about your line of work? We like that while at work we have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children, including our own. What is your business’ biggest challenge? Our biggest challenge is trying to get the children in the door and into the classes before they are a victim of a bully or a predator. Something people might be surprised to learn about you or your business: We have lived and worked on three different continents, and this gives us a unique and well-rounded insight into people. Every week we profile a local business both online and in the YourHub print edition. If there is a business you’d like to see profiled, e-mail khamm@denverpost.com.


PRO Martial Arts Florida Table Of Contents Date

Publication

8/1/2013

Franchise Wire

8/1/2013

Macaroni Kid

7/31/2013

Tampa Bay Times

7/18/2013 5/1/2013

Macaroni Kid Jax Chamber

4/23/2013

Franchise Wire

Title PRO Martial Arts Franchise Teams Up With Local Food Pantry Bully Proof Your Kids For Back-To-School PRO Martial Arts Brandon To Hold Grand Opening With Free Lessons PRO Martial Arts Of Jacksonville Pro Martial Arts PRO Martial Arts Launches Locally Owned Franchise In Jacksonville, FL


August 1, 2013 - Brandon, FL (July 31, 2013)-- PRO Martial Arts will open its newest location in Brandon, FL on Saturday, August 3 with a grand opening event focusing on giving back to the community. PRO Martial Arts teams up with Brandon Emergency Care Help Organization (Echo) to turn a grand opening in to a canned food drive to benefit local children. Proper nutrition is a key foundation for a child’s development. Returning to school hungry affects a child’s focus and ability to learn. Echo provides food to more than 5,000 children in Brandon ensuring that they have the proper nutrition to start school right. “I chose to partner with Echo because of their commitment to helping children,” Gary Wagner of PRO Martial Arts Brandon said. “At PRO Martial Arts we share that commitment. We emphasize the mantra that ‘I am my own superhero.’ All students in our dojo learn valuable mental, social and physical skills to defend themselves against physical and online bullies and predators.” The grand opening and food drive event will be held at PRO Martial Arts Brandon’s location, 119 W. Bloomingdale Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013. The event will feature free karate lessons. PRO Martial Arts will also give away one free month of karate lessons, pizza parties and back to school supplies including 5 backpacks. The patented Armor® program taught at all PRO Martial Arts locations delivers valuable character skills, anti-bullying techniques and predator prevention strategies that help students stay bully-proof as they return to school. With more than 30 dojos open across the country PRO Martial Arts focuses on Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do and Hapkido forms of karate, along with offering kick-boxing, yoga and zumba classes. The schools bring a proven brand of martial arts instruction and life skills teaching to area children, teens and adults. Founder Grandmaster Ed Samane designed the PRO Martial Arts curriculum as a nationally recognized brand built on the belief that karate should teach not only self-defense, but also character by helping to improve overall attitude, self-worth, fitness, assertiveness, and self-awareness. Samane began his martial arts training at the age of eleven in 1979 trained with Hapkido founder Supreme Grandmaster Ji han Jae, and since has placed in numerous Korean style championships. ### Website:www.promartialarts.com/Brandon Email: Brandon@promartialarts.com Phone: 813-685-4325 About PRO Martial Arts: The PRO Martial Arts System taught at every location is a cohesive blend of the best elements of traditional Korean martial arts. Incorporating elements of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, the system provides its students the opportunity to develop a potent blend of strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, while learning effective and proven self-defense techniques in a fun and energizing environment. At PRO Martial Arts, fitness and fun truly go hand-in-hand! But what truly sets PRO Martial Arts apart from the average martial arts school is the addition of our inspiring and motivational life skills training programs for students ages 4 to 17. These innovative, exciting, and proprietary programs are the difference between PRO Martial Arts and other schools. About Armor® Program: The Pro Martial Arts Armor® program teaches children how to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous world. By enrolling your child, you acknowledge the serious safety threats that your child may face and are making sure they have the armor needed to stand tall against bullying behavior and predator activity – both online and in their everyday lives. The Armor™ program is comprised of 12 weekly lessons on Bullying Prevention and 12 separate lessons on Predator Prevention – based on research from reputable sources specializing in child safety, child psychology, and crime prevention. Every lesson is standalone, ensuring students can enter the course at any time. Your child will gain an enhanced ability to assess, avoid, and, if necessary, defend him or herself from danger. We encourage you to continue the discussions at home, emphasizing daily communications, shared feelings, and building your child’s self-esteem.


Back-to-School season can be a chaotic time for parents transitioning their children out of the lazy days of summer. Between buying school supplies and planning healthy lunches there are important things that can’t be left out of the backpack. At my PRO Martial Arts dojo, we prepare students to handle intimidating school situations – at any age. But bullying doesn’t start on the playground; it starts with parents teaching positive principles. Here are five tips to help you “bully-proof” your child’s back to school experience. 1. Boost your kid's self esteem. The No. 1 weapon a child has against bullies and predators is a strong self-image. Confidence comes from accomplishment, the kind gained from participating in extracurricular activities. While athletics and Karate are great, any activity where your child can experience victory works. Explore your child’s favorite hobby and provide positive reinforcement. 2. Hey Mom, what’s a bully? Children can be unaware that they are being bullied. There are three main types of bullying: psychological, physical and cyber. Parents need to help children understand how to identify the signs of each one. 3. Communication is key. Make your home a safe haven for communication. Children need to feel comfortable talking about what’s happening in their lives without fear of punishment. Start simply by asking about their day at school. Know who your child’s friends are. Make sure they have an adult at school they can talk to, someone they like and trust. The greater interest you take in your child’s life, the more comfortable he or she will feel about coming to you with problems. 4. Be dialed in as a parent. Bullying is no longer limited to the playground. Cell phones and computers have become channels for bullies to target victims. Use tools such as My Mobile Watch Dog and other parental controls to monitor children’s cell phone and computer activity. 5. Show no fear. If your child is being bullied, he or she needs your complete support. Facing a bully can be a hard and scary thing, so children need to know that you believe them and have their back. Confronting bullies is an opportunity for children to face their fears and learn to stand up for themselves. 6.Be aware of the signs. Some signs that your child may be a victim of bullying include: fear of going to school, negative self-talk, declining grades and a sudden change in opinion about a specific person.


BRANDON Martial arts school to have grand opening PRO Martial Arts Brandon, 119 W Bloomingdale Ave., is holding a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for kids, parents and others interested in karate. The event will include free karate lessons and demonstrations, self defense demonstrations, free food and opportunities to win prizes, including one month of free lessons, pizza parties and an iPod. PRO Martial Arts also offers the Armor bullying and predator prevention program to teach children how to recognize and safely avoid becoming a victim of bullying, avoid cyber-bullying and ask a trusted adult for help. For information on kids and adult classes and the Armor program, visit promartialarts.com/Brandon or call (813) 685-4325. Times staff


7/18/2013

Bully Proof Your Kids for Back-to-School By Bill Peacock, PRO Martial Arts Jacksonville Back-to-School season can be a chaotic time for parents transitioning out of the lazy days of summer. Between buying school supplies and planning healthy lunches there are important things that can’t be left out of the backpack. At my PRO Martial Arts dojo, we prepare students to handle intimidating school situations – at any age. But bullying doesn’t start on the playground; it starts with parents teaching positive principles. Here are six tips to help you “bully-proof” your child’s back to school experience. 1. Boost your kid's self esteem. The No. 1 weapon a child has against bullies and predators is a strong self-image. Confidence comes from accomplishment, the kind gained from participating in extracurricular activities. While athletics and Karate are great, any activity where your child can experience victory works. Explore your child’s favorite hobby and provide positive reinforcement. 2. Hey Mom, what’s a bully? Children can be unaware that they are being bullied. There are three main types of bullying: psychological, physical and cyber. Parents need to help children understand how to identify the signs of each one. 3. Communication is key. Make your home a safe haven for communication. Children need to feel comfortable talking about what’s happening in their lives without fear of punishment. Start simply by asking about their day at school. Know who your child’s friends are. Make sure they have an adult at school they can talk to, someone they like and trust. The greater interest you take in your child’s life, the more comfortable he or she will feel about coming to you with problems. 4. Be dialed in as a parent. Bullying is no longer limited to the playground. Cell phones and computers have become channels for bullies to target victims. Use tools such as My Mobile Watch Dog and other parental controls to monitor children’s cell phone and computer activity. 5. Show no fear. If your child is being bullied, he or she needs your complete support. Facing a bully can be a hard and scary thing, so children need to know that you believe them and have their back. Confronting bullies is an opportunity for children to face their fears and learn to stand up for themselves. 6. Be aware of the signs. Some signs that your child may be a victim of bullying include: fear of going to school, negative self-talk, declining grades and a sudden change in opinion about a specific person.


April 23, 2013 - Jacksonville, FL (April 22, 2013)-- PRO Martial Arts franchise will open its newest location in Jacksonville, FL on April 27 with a grand opening event featuring free martial arts classes for children of all ages, Armor™ anti-bullying seminar, predator prevention information, karate demos, board breaking and more. PRO Martial Arts offers fitness, martial arts and self-defense classes for children and adults. The PRO Martial Arts Armor™ program delivers valuable character skills, anti-bullying techniques and predator prevention strategies. Local owners, Bill and Kim Peacock, are passionate about bringing a business to the community that will enrich the lives of all. “We decided to open a Pro Martial Arts franchise because we wanted to own a business that would have a positive impact in the community.,” the Peacock’s said. “We also love the focus PMA puts on child safety through the Armor program. We are excited to open the doors for business and look forward to watching the progress of all the students.” With 24 dojos open across the country PRO Martial Arts focuses on Tae Kwon Do, Tae Soo Do and Hapkido forms of karate, along with offering kick-boxing classes. The schools bring a proven brand of martial arts instruction and life skills teaching to area children, teens and adults. Founder Grandmaster Ed Samane designed the PRO Martial Arts curriculum as a nationally recognized brand built on the belief that karate should teach not only self-defense, but also character by helping to improve overall attitude, self-worth, fitness, assertiveness, and self-awareness. Samane began his martial arts training at the age of eleven in 1979 trained with Hapkido founder Supreme Grandmaster Ji han Jae, and since has placed in numerous Korean style championships. ### Website:www.promartialarts.com/jacksonville Email: jacksonville@promartialarts.com Phone: 904-363-2950 About PRO Martial Arts: The PRO Martial Arts System taught at every location is a cohesive blend of the best elements of traditional Korean martial arts. Incorporating elements of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, the system provides its students the opportunity to develop a potent blend of strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, while learning effective and proven self-defense techniques in a fun and energizing environment. At PRO Martial Arts, fitness and fun truly go hand-in-hand! But what truly sets PRO Martial Arts apart from the average martial arts school is the addition of our inspiring and motivational life skills training programs for students ages 4 to 17. These innovative, exciting, and proprietary programs are the difference between PRO Martial Arts and other schools. About Armor™ Program: The Pro Martial Arts Armor™ program teaches children how to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous world. By enrolling your child, you acknowledge the serious safety threats that your child may face and are making sure they have the armor needed to stand tall against bullying behavior and predator activity – both online and in their everyday lives. The Armor™ program is comprised of 12 weekly lessons on Bullying Prevention and 12 separate lessons on Predator Prevention – based on research from reputable sources specializing in child safety, child psychology, and crime prevention. Every lesson is standalone, ensuring students can enter the course at any time. Your child will gain an enhanced ability to assess, avoid, and, if necessary, defend him or herself from danger. We encourage you to continue the discussions at home, emphasizing daily communications, shared feelings, and building your child’s self-esteem.


PRO Martial Arts Georgia Table Of Contents Date

Publication

5/3/2013

WSBTV

9/16/2012

East Cobber

Title Cobb Student Learns To Overcome Bullying Local Business To Open With Intentions Of Helping Kids Beat Bullies This School Year


5/3/2013


Local Business to Open with Intentions of Helping Kids Beat Bullies this School Year September 16, 2012

PRO Martial Arts East Cobb is hoping help local kids “kickâ€? bullying with their ARMOR bullying and Predator Prevention Program. Just in time for Back to School, help your kids gear up for the new school year and fend off bullies through extracurricular activity. Kids, parents and anyone who has an interest in Karate are invited to a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, September 21 at 2 pm and to the Grand Opening on Saturday, September 22nd from 9 am-3pm. Bullying and predatory behavior are both national epidemics that have left millions of U.S. parents seeking a solution. A renowned martial arts Grandmaster is providing answers by incorporating a comprehensive new bullying and predator prevention program into the world-class martial arts training at his national chain of martial arts franchises. The Armor™ Program is being launched this summer at all PRO Martial Arts franchise locations across the country. The program gives PRO Martial Arts franchises a mix of the physical discipline of martial arts and the mental, social and psychological tools that allow children to defend themselves from the devastating effects of physical, verbal and online bullying and predatory behavior.


PRO Martial Arts was founded by internationally certified Grandmaster Instructor Ed Samane, who holds a seventh degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and an eighth degree black belt in Sin Moo Hapkido. Franchises are located in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana and Colorado. The Armor™ Program was developed as a result of eight months of consultation with national experts in psychology, law enforcement, medicine, education and martial arts. The curriculum focuses on increasing a child’s awareness of bullying, teaching practical tactics to avoid becoming a bullying victim and educating participants on how to defend themselves against predators. “The Armor™ Program is all about empowerment. It is about empowering children to be their own best advocate,” said Grandmaster Samane. The theme of the program is “I Am My Own Superhero™,” a message of self-confidence and self-esteem that teaches children to stand tall and stand up for themselves. Twelve weekly bullying prevention lessons are followed by 12 predator prevention lessons. The program has been designed so that students can enter the program at any point and pick up on the learning, regardless of the stage the class might be in the curriculum at that time. The program targets a growing national concern over bullying in schools, online predators, sexual predators and other abusive behavior toward children. One in 4 students is either a bully or a victim of a bully. Each day 160,000 students don’t show up for school out of fear of being bullied, and 56 percent of students have witnessed a bullying crime take place at school. PRO Martial Arts founder Ed Samane, a victim of bullying at a young age, himself, realized that although bullying was grabbing national headlines and television coverage, little was being done to solve the problem. The solutions to bullying — increased self-esteem, confidence and discipline — coincide perfectly with world-class martial arts training. So the Armor™ Program formalized much of the character training already existing in the PRO Martial Arts program, and added the skills and techniques gleaned from national experts on the subject. The result is a practical, skills-based program specifically designed to be easily understood by children of all ages. “This sets PRO Martial Arts apart from every other martial arts program out there,” said Samane. “There is no martial arts program or curriculum that comes close to this program.” PRO Martial Arts franchises across the country will also be offering a free adults-only bullying and predator prevention seminar to teach them practical skills to pass along to their children. Pro Martial Arts is located at 4880 Lower Roswell Rd, Suite-610 next to East Cobb Library.


PRO Martial Arts Indiana Table Of Contents Date

Publication

11/13/2012

Current In Fishers

Title PRO Martial Arts To Hold Grand Opening Saturday


PRO Martial Arts To Hold Grand Opening Saturday Posted by Dan Domsic 11/13/2012 A new martial arts studio is holding its grand opening this weekend. The Fishers branch of PRO Martial Arts offers a system that combines aspects of Korean martial arts, Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, according to a press release. In addition, the business teaches a course called the Armor Bullying and Predator Prevention program. Students will participate in 12 weekly sessions focused on bullying prevention, as well as another 12 on predator prevention. The program is aimed at kids and parents. The Fishers branch of PRO Martial Arts wants the public to come visit the location on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new business plans to have food, drinks, karate demonstrations, boardbreaking and more throughout the day. Guests at the grand opening have the chance to register to win six months of lessons for free. An iPod Touch will also be available as a prize. PRO Martial Arts is located 8962 E. 96th Street. For more information, visit ProMartialArts.com/Fishers or call 913-9139.


PRO Martial Arts Michigan Table Of Contents Date

Publication

Title Non-Harmful Ways To Defend Against Bullying

7/15/2013

My 20 TV

6/25/2013

Observer & Eccentric

Martial Arts Hosts Karate, Character Camps

4/10/2013

Plymouth-Canton Patch

Grand Opening Of PRO Martial Arts - Canton

4/10/2013

Metroparent

4/9/2013

Franchise Wire

4/1/2013

MI Central Events

3/24/2012

NoviPatch

3/22/2012

Lake Orion TV

3/22/2012

Observer & Eccentric

3/19/2012 11/4/2011 11/3/2011 11/3/2011

The Oakland Press Orion Neighborhood TV Orion Neighborhood TV Orion Neighborhood TV

11/2/2011

Sherman Publications Inc.

Grand Opening Of PRO Martial Arts At The Canton Landing Shopping Center PRO Martial Arts Launches Third Michigan Franchise Grand Opening Of PRO Martial Arts Canton New Martial Arts in Now Aims to Build Character Grand Opening New martial arts business focuses on whole person Pro Martial Arts opens in Novi PMA Grand Opening PMA Youtube Video; Part 2 PMA Youtube Video; Part 1 New Martial Arts Studio Seeks To Cut Out Bullies, Improve Lifestyles


School’s out for summer and one local business has the cure for the summertime blues. PRO Martial Arts is hosting a series of martial arts-focused summer camps. Organizers said the camps are a “great way for kids to stay active while learning how to defend themselves without harming their peers” with martial arts techniques. Officials said the camps will place an emphasis on activities that build character along with the standard fun camp staples like movies and arts and crafts. PRO Martial Arts founder Grand Master Ed Samane said he was bullied as a child so he believes in the importance of self esteem and the positive impact interaction with peers can have. “Whether trying out karate for the first time or building on their existing skill set, our camps are a great opportunity for children to interact with their peers in a setting that encourages respect, discipline and fun,” Samane said. “We want them to head back to school with great memories, new skills and friends.”. PRO Martial Arts offers three camp options varying in duration and activities. In the Kidz Camp, campers spend three hours a day learning basic martial arts techniques, playing games, and learning to work together as a team. The Character Camp is an all day camp where participants will learn about character education, along with martial arts activities, movies and games. This camp also gives campers a unique cultural experience by teaching them Korean characters. The Advanced Camp is designed for existing PRO martial arts students who are looking to focus on their karate advancement. Campers will get an additional 14 hours of martial arts training that could allow them to move up a belt level faster. Students in the advanced camp will also work with a local charity in their area to learn about discipline, respect and giving back. Prices vary by dojo and camp. Discounts are available for families with several children, and those who refer a friend. Contact your local dojo for more information. PRO Martial Arts’ Canton location is at 44948 Ford Road. For details, call 734-459-4000.


4/10/2013


PRO Martial Arts Launches third Michigan Franchise April 9, 2013 - Canton, MI (April 8, 2013)-- PRO Martial Arts franchise will open its newest location in Canton, Michigan on April 13. The grand opening event features free martial arts classes for children of all ages, Armor™ anti-bullying seminar, predator prevention information, karate demos, board breaking and more. PRO Martial Arts offers fitness, martial arts and self-defense classes for children and adults. The company’s signature PRO Martial Arts Armor™ program delivers valuable character skills, anti-bullying techniques and predator prevention strategies. Brien Bell, owner of the Canton location, is passionate about making a difference in the community. After spending 23 years in the corporate world, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to begin a new, more personal venture,” Bell said. “Through the discipline of martial arts, and our Armor™ program, PRO Martial Arts enables kids to realize the best in themselves, I'm most excited to contribute to shaping tomorrow's leaders,” he added. With more than 25 dojos across the country PRO Martial Arts focuses on Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do and Hapkido forms of martial arts, along with kick-boxing classes. The schools bring a proven brand of martial arts instruction and life skills teaching to area children, teens and adults. Founder Grandmaster Ed Samane designed the PRO Martial Arts curriculum as a nationally recognized brand founded on the belief that karate should teach not only self-defense, but also build character by helping to improve overall attitude, self-worth, fitness, assertiveness, and self-awareness. Samane began his martial arts training at the age of eleven. He has trained with Hapkido founder Supreme Grandmaster Ji han Jae, and since has placed in numerous Korean style championships. ### Website: http://www.promartialarts.com/Canton Email: canton@promartialarts.com Phone: 734-459-4000 About PRO Martial Arts: The PRO Martial Arts System taught at every location is a cohesive blend of the best elements of traditional Korean martial arts. Incorporating elements of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, the system provides its students the opportunity to develop a potent blend of strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, while learning effective and proven self-defense techniques in a fun and energizing environment. At PRO Martial Arts, fitness and fun truly go hand-in-hand! But what truly sets PRO Martial Arts apart from the average martial arts school is the addition of our inspiring and motivational life skills training programs for students ages 4 to 17. These innovative, exciting, and proprietary programs are the difference between PRO Martial Arts and other schools. About Armor™ Program: The Pro Martial Arts Armor™ program teaches children how to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous world. By enrolling your child, you acknowledge the serious safety threats that your child may face and are making sure they have the armor needed to stand tall against bullying behavior and predator activity – both online and in their everyday lives. The Armor™ program is comprised of 12 weekly lessons on Bullying Prevention and 12 separate lessons on Predator Prevention – based on research from reputable sources specializing in child safety, child psychology, and crime prevention. Every lesson is stand-alone, ensuring students can enter the course at any time. Your child will gain an enhanced ability to assess, avoid, and, if necessary, defend him or herself from danger. We encourage you to continue the discussions at home, emphasizing daily communications, shared feelings, and building your child’s self-esteem.


4/1/2013

Location: Wayne County Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Grand Opening of PRO Martial Arts Canton PRO Martial Arts Canton helping local kids "kick" bullying with their ArmorT bullying and Predator Prevention Program Who: Kids and parents along with anyone who has an interest in Karate What: Grand Opening Celebration featuring:     

Free food Free Karate lessons and demonstrations Board breaking Meet Rocky the Rhino Register to win a month of free lessons and an iPod touch

When: April 13, 2013 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: 44948 Ford Road Canton Landing Shopping Center, Canton MI 48187 Onsite Contact: K'waun Conquest, 734-516-2840 About PRO Martial Arts: The PRO Martial Arts System taught at every location is a cohesive blend of the best elements of traditional Korean martial arts. Incorporating elements of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, the system provides its students the opportunity to develop a potent blend of strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, while learning effective and proven self-defense techniques in a fun and energizing environment. At PRO Martial Arts, fitness and fun truly go hand-in-hand! But what truly sets PRO Martial Arts apart from the average martial arts school is the addition of our inspiring and motivational life skills training programs for students ages 4 to 17. These innovative, exciting, and proprietary programs are the difference between PRO Martial Arts and other schools. About ArmorT Program: The Pro Martial Arts ArmorT program teaches children how to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous world. By enrolling your child, you acknowledge the serious safety threats that your child may face and are making sure they have the armor needed to stand tall against bullying behavior and predator activity - both online and in their everyday lives. The ArmorT program is comprised of 12 weekly lessons on Bullying Prevention and 12 separate lessons on Predator Prevention based on research from reputable sources specializing in child safety, child psychology, and crime prevention. Every lesson is stand-alone, ensuring students can enter the course at any time. Your child will gain an enhanced ability to assess, avoid, and, if necessary, defend him or herself from danger. We encourage you to continue the discussions at home, emphasizing daily communications, shared feelings, and building your child's self-esteem.


3/22/2012


PRO Martial Arts Minnesota Table Of Contents Date

Publication

7/1/2013

Minnetonka Patch

4/15/2013

Minnetonka Patch

4/15/2013

CBS Minnesota

Title Minnetonka PRO Martial Arts Franchise Offers Armor, National Bullying & Predator Prevention Program Grand Opening PRO Martial Arts Minnetonka Grand Opening Of Pro Martial Arts


Bullying and predatory behavior are both national epidemics that have left millions of U.S. parents seeking a solution. A renowned martial arts Grandmaster is providing answers by incorporating a comprehensive bullying and predator prevention program into the world-class martial arts training at his national chain of martial arts franchises. The Armor™ Program is offered at all PRO Martial Arts franchise locations across the country, including the recently opened location in Minnetonka. The program gives PRO Martial Arts franchises a mix of the physical discipline of martial arts and the mental, social and psychological tools that allow children to defend themselves from the devastating effects of physical, verbal and online bullying and predatory behavior. PRO Martial Arts was founded by internationally certified Grandmaster Instructor Ed Samane, who holds a seventh degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and an eighth degree black belt in Sin Moo Hapkido. The Armor™ Program was developed as a result of eight months of consultation with national experts in psychology, law enforcement, medicine, education and martial arts. The curriculum focuses on increasing a child’s awareness of bullying, teaching practical tactics to avoid becoming a bullying victim and educating participants on how to defend themselves against predators. “The Armor™ Program is all about empowerment,” Grandmaster Samane said. “It is about empowering children to be their own best advocate.” The theme of the program is “I Am My Own Superhero™,” a message of self-confidence and self-esteem that teaches children to stand tall and stand up for themselves. Twelve weekly bullying prevention lessons are followed by 12 predator prevention lessons. The program has been designed so that students can enter the program at any point and pick up on the learning, regardless of the stage the class might be in the curriculum at that time. The program targets a growing national concern over bullying in schools, online predators, sexual predators and other abusive behavior toward children. One in 4 students is either a bully or a victim of a bully. Each day 160,000 students don’t show up for school out of fear of being bullied, and 56 percent of students have witnessed a bullying crime take place at school. PRO Martial Arts founder Ed Samane, a victim of bullying at a young age, himself, realized that although bullying was grabbing national headlines and television coverage, little was being done to solve the problem. The solutions to bullying — increased self-esteem, confidence and discipline — coincide


perfectly with world-class martial arts training. So the Armor™ Program formalized much of the character training already existing in the PRO Martial Arts program, and added the skills and techniques gleaned from national experts on the subject. The result is a practical, skills-based program specifically designed to be easily understood by children of all ages. “This sets PRO Martial Arts apart from every other martial arts program out there,” said Samane. “There is no martial arts program or curriculum that comes close to this program.” PRO Martial Arts Minnetonka is located at 14705 Excelsior Blvd. For more information about the Armor™ program call (952) 405-9126. For more information on PRO Martial Arts’ Armor™ Program visit: ProMartialArts.com/armor.


PRO Martial Arts North Carolina

Date 7/3/2013 4/29/2013

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Publication Macaroni Kid WNCN

Title Bully Proof Your Kids For Back To School PRO Martial Arts Grand Opening


7/3/2013

Back-to-School season can be a chaotic time for parents transitioning out of the lazy days of summer. Between buying school supplies and planning healthy lunches there are important things that can’t be left out of the backpack. At my PRO Martial Arts dojo, we prepare students to handle intimidating school situations – at any age. But bullying doesn’t start on the playground; it starts with parents teaching positive principles. Here are five tips to help you “bully-proof” your child’s back to school experience. 1. Boost your kid's self esteem. The No. 1 weapon a child has against bullies and predators is a strong self-image. Confidence comes from accomplishment, the kind gained from participating in extracurricular activities. While athletics and Karate are great, any activity where your child can experience victory works. Explore your child’s favorite hobby and provide positive reinforcement. 2. Hey Mom, what’s a bully? Children can be unaware that they are being bullied. There are three main types of bullying: psychological, physical and cyber. Parents need to help children understand how to identify the signs of each one. 3. Communication is key. Make your home a safe haven for communication. Children need to feel comfortable talking about what’s happening in their lives without fear of punishment. Start simply by asking about their day at school. Know who your child’s friends are. Make sure they have an adult at school they can talk to, someone they like and trust. The greater interest you take in your child’s life, the more comfortable he or she will feel about coming to you with problems. 4. Be dialed in as a parent. Bullying is no longer limited to the playground. Cell phones and computers have become channels for bullies to target victims. Use tools such as My Mobile Watch Dog and other parental controls to monitor children’s cell phone and computer activity. 5. Show no fear. If your child is being bullied, he or she needs your complete support. Facing a bully can be a hard and scary thing, so children need to know that you believe them and have their back. Confronting bullies is an opportunity for children to face their fears and learn to stand up for themselves. 6. Check in after class: Some signs that your child may be a victim of bullying include: fear of going to school, negative self-talk, declining grades and a sudden change in opinion about a specific person. This article was provided PRO Martial Arts and compensation was received. To learn more about PRO Martial Arts, visit http://www.promartialarts.com/apex/


4/29/2013


PRO Martial Arts Ohio

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Publication

8/3/2013

Loveland Magazine

3/22/2013

Cincinnati.com

2/26/2013

ABC 9

Title

Welcome To PRO Martial Arts Of Loveland New Business Teaching Empowerment, Safety Pro Martial Arts Kenwood To Hold Grand Opening March 2


MADEIRA — A new martial arts studio on Montgomery Road is focusing its efforts in a different way. After opening its doors March 2, PRO Martial Arts seeks to teach children to combat the dangers of bullying and predators through education and character building. “Our program focuses 90 percent on education and 10 percent on martial arts,” said Damien Hannah, program director and chief instructor at PMA. “We are changing the way children are taught by focusing more on education to build better leaders through teaching respect and manners.” The PMA staff encourages positive self image and confidence in the face of bullying, while teaching what to look for in predators. “Smaller kids know what to look for in a bully,” Hannah said. “But they usually associate a predator with animals, so we get down to their level and explaining what kind of behavior to look out for and how to defend themselves against predators.” Hannah, Kara Forcellini, Danielle Hase and Amadou Dia teach everything from traditional martial arts to adult fitness classes, but their mission is to make the community a better place. “We want to be a face in the community,” Forcellini said. “We are currently trying to get into Madeira Schools and are working with Pleasant Ridge Montessori to teach children.” Forcellini, who has a background in teaching, also said the group is reaching out to community leadership to organize self-defense training and a girls’ night out event. Additionally, PMA will be participating in Relay for Life and Autism Awareness Month in April. “Martial arts help kids with autism by improving their motor skills and cognitive awareness,” Forcellini said. Another focus of the PMA curriculum is on character development through respect and discipline. “Our program also seeks to change things at home,” Hannah said. “We find something to better the kids from the inside out.” Children in the courses take home a jobs list and character development sheet. In order to test for a higher belt, students have to complete 30 tasks outside their normal chores – things their parents don’t ask for, they do it on their own, Hannah said. “We want the kids to do good at home and school to prepare them to be better citizens in the community,” Hannah said. PMA is at 8118 Montgomery Road. Want to know more about Madeira government and community? Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter: http://@jhoffman_cp.


PRO Martial Arts Pennsylvania Table Of Contents

Date 6/6/2013

Publication Ambler Patch

4/23/2013

Franchise Wire

2/27/2013

TRIB Live

1/19/2013

Franchise Wire

9/12/2012

The Reporter, North Wales

8/28/2012

Patch: Montgomeryville-Lansdale

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Patch: Montgomeryville-Lansdale The Mercury: Philadelphia

1/3/2012

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Title Food Drive Pennsylvania (no image) PRO Martial Arts Launches Franchise In Drexel Hill Things To Do Around Allegheny County PRO Martial Arts Launches 12th Franchise In Pennsylvania Pro Martial Arts Opening Saturday In Montgomery Township PRO Martial Arts Grand Opening: North Wales PRO Martial Arts- North Wales, PA Business news in brief Pro Martial Arts announces successful parents night out Parents Night Out Pro Martial Arts; Bully Proof CBS Philly Event Calendar: Bully-Proof Ambler Gazette Calendar: Bully-Proof Anti-Bullying Predator Prevention Seminar For Teens Parents Night Out


April 23, 2013 - Drexel Hill, PA (April 22, 2013)-- PRO Martial Arts franchise will open its newest location in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania on April 27. The grand opening event features free martial arts classes for children of all ages, Armor™ anti-bullying seminar, predator prevention information, karate demos, board breaking and more. PRO Martial Arts offers fitness, martial arts and self-defense classes for children and adults. The company’s signature PRO Martial Arts Armor™ program delivers valuable character skills, anti-bullying techniques and predator prevention strategies. Tamara Crump, owner of the Drexel Hill location, is passionate about making a difference in the community. “I chose to open a PMA franchise because of its commitment to character education and the use of martial arts to build confidence and protect children from bullying and other social dangers,” Crump said. “I was also impressed with the corporate culture, as it reflects the quality and care for people that it requires its franchisees to offer their clients. I am most anticipating the privilege of providing a service that I know will make a measurable difference in the lives of the adults and children in our community.” With more than 25 dojos across the country PRO Martial Arts focuses on Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do and Hapkido forms of martial arts, along with kick-boxing classes. The schools bring a proven brand of martial arts instruction and life skills teaching to area children, teens and adults. Founder Grandmaster Ed Samane designed the PRO Martial Arts curriculum as a nationally recognized brand founded on the belief that karate should teach not only self-defense, but also build character by helping to improve overall attitude, self-worth, fitness, assertiveness, and self-awareness. Samane began his martial arts training at the age of eleven. He has trained with Hapkido founder Supreme Grandmaster Ji han Jae, and since has placed in numerous Korean style championships. ### Website: http://www.promartialarts.com/DrexelHill Email: drexelhill@promartialarts.com Phone: 484-452-6067 About PRO Martial Arts: The PRO Martial Arts System taught at every location is a cohesive blend of the best elements of traditional Korean martial arts. Incorporating elements of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, the system provides its students the opportunity to develop a potent blend of strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, while learning effective and proven self-defense techniques in a fun and energizing environment. At PRO Martial Arts, fitness and fun truly go hand-in-hand! But what truly sets PRO Martial Arts apart from the average martial arts school is the addition of our inspiring and motivational life skills training programs for students ages 4 to 17. These innovative, exciting, and proprietary programs are the difference between PRO Martial Arts and other schools. About Armor™ Program: The Pro Martial Arts Armor™ program teaches children how to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous world. By enrolling your child, you acknowledge the serious safety threats that your child may face and are making sure they have the armor needed to stand tall against bullying behavior and predator activity – both online and in their everyday lives. The Armor™ program is comprised of 12 weekly lessons on Bullying Prevention and 12 separate lessons on Predator Prevention – based on research from reputable sources specializing in child safety, child psychology, and crime prevention. Every lesson is standalone, ensuring students can enter the course at any time. Your child will gain an enhanced ability to assess, avoid, and, if necessary, defend him or herself from danger. We encourage you to continue the discussions at home, emphasizing daily communications, shared feelings, and building your child’s self-esteem.


By Tribune-Review Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fish fries Ukrainian-American Citizens Club, 302 Mansfield Blvd. at Walnut Street, Carnegie: 4-7:30 p.m. March 1, 8, 15 and 22. Baked cod and baked potato added to menu. Park in lot across Mansfield. St. Ferdinand Church, Oldenski Hall, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry: 4-7 p.m. Fridays during Lent. Takeout available. Cost: $8.50; child dinner $6.60; sandwich $6.50; pizza $4.50. St. James Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickey: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays until March 29. Fish dinners include entrĂŠe, two sides and a drink. Prices: $7 to $11. Kids meal: $4. Takeout available. 412741-6650 ext. 406. saintjames-church.com. St. Valentine Church, 2710 Ohio St., Bethel Park: 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent. Fifteen menu items available, including drinks and desserts. Takeout available. 412-851-9176. St. Mary Catholic Church, 10 St. Mary's Lane, off Route 50, Cecil: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent, including Good Friday. For takeout, call 412-221-9771. Menu and directions at stmarycecil.org.


St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman St., McKeesport: Noon-6 p.m. Fridays through March 29. 412-664-0820. American Legion Post 474, West New Castle Street, Zelienople: 4-8 p.m. Fridays through March 29. Cost: $10 adults; $6 children. Ticket and 50/50 auctions. Hosted by Zelie Memorial Skate Park. For carry out, call 724-831-4570. Good Samaritan Parish, Jericho Hall, Eighth Street and Melrose Avenue, Ambridge: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays through March 29. Local delivery available, minimum $20, or call for pickup. 724266-6010. Good Friday pierogi sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29, takeout only. Mount St. Peter Parish, Marble Hall, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays through March 22. Local delivery available during lunch hour. To place order, call 724335-1458 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on fish fry days. St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 201 Church Road, Pine: 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through March 29, in the school cafeteria. Order online at stals-wexford.org or, after 2 p.m., call 724-759-8659 or 412-304-1254. Specify pickup time. Cost is $9 adults; $2 kids; a la carte pricing; and homemade dessert buffet for small donation. Ford Cliff Volunteer Fire Co., 609 Neal Ave., Ford Cliff: 4-6:30 p.m. Fridays in Lent. All-youcan-eat buffet. Cost: $9.50 adults; $4.50 children. Takeout and delivery to shut-ins. 724-7631591. Moon Township Volunteer Fire Co.: 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Fridays through March 29, Public Safety Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road. Takeout available. St. Alexis Church, 10090 Old Perry Highway, McCandless: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22. Cost: $9 adults; $6 children younger than 10; free for children younger than 3; sandwich $6; bowl of soup and roll $3. Takeout, 724-401-1379, after 3:30 p.m., or stalexis.org. Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, Beaver and Ferry streets, Leetsdale: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 29. Sponsored by Leetsdale Fire Department. Takeout or delivery available. 412716-4776. Activities Venture Outdoors Hiking Series — ventureoutdoors.org or 412.255.0564: • Rachel Carson Trail Quest: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, March 2-30. First hike from North Park to Dorseyville. Shuttle from hike end point to start. Cost: $30 members, $60 nonmembers, for all five hikes; $8 members, $12 nonmembers, for a single hike. • Laurel Highlands Trail Quest: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 6-May 25. Bus shuttle from Monroeville to each trailhead and back. Participants who sign up for the Quest must plan to use the bus. Cost: $125 members, $189 nonmembers, for all seven hikes; $20 members, $27 nonmembers for a single hike. Singles Dance: 8:30 p.m. March 1-12:30 a.m. March 2, Monroeville Double Tree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd. Snacks, prizes, variety disc jockey, cash bar, couples welcome. Admission: $8. 412751-5181 or www.djnickfunn.com. Cajun Dance: 8:30 p.m. March 2, BMNECC Hall, 449 W. Eighth Avenue, West Homestead. Cajun dance lesson at 7:30 p.m., live music with Grand Bon Rien. Wood dance floor. Cash bar. Admission: $8, includes dance lesson. 412-247-6604. Irish fest: 4-6 p.m. dinner, 7-10 p.m. live music, March 2, Sacred Heart Church, 154 Orchard Ave., Emsworth. Irish Mass following dinner, music by Carnival of Souls, live and ticket


auctions, concession stand, movie room for younger children. Free admission. Cost for dinner: $10 adults; $5 students; free for children younger than 5. 412-853-9304. Feather their nests pre-school program: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. March 6, Mingo Creek County Park, Park Office, 12 miles east of Washington on Route 136. Children ages 3-5 will make nesting materials bags to attract birds. Supplies provided. Participants may choose to bring items such as dryer lint or pet fur. Adult must attend. Fee: $2 Registration required at 724-228-6867. Bricks 4 Kidz: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry. Kindergarten students build, learn and play with Lego-brand blocks. For children ages 5 and 6. Cost: $72 for Cranberry residents with resident discount cards; $78 nonresidents. Register at cranberrytownship.org/programs. Women's book club: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, St. Kilian Parish, 7067 Franklin Road, Cranberry. Anyone who enjoys books and conversation is invited. 724-625-1665. LifeSpan — Resources and Services for those 60 and older, West Allegheny Library Building, 8042 Steubenville Pike, Imperial. 412-276-5056: • Bingo: Noon-2 p.m. Mondays, Community Room. • Line Dance Classes: 9:15-10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, gymnasium. Cost: $3. Call to register. • Low-impact Aerobics: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, gymnasium. Free. Spaces available. Art, music, theater “Music of the Three B's” (Bach, Beethoven and Brahms): 8 p.m. March 2, Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Road, Franklin Park and 4 p.m. March 3, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road. Presented by Pittsburgh Concert Chorale. Tickets at the door: $22 adults; $8 students; free for children younger than 12. Discounts and subscriptions available. PCCsing.org or 412-635-7654. Open house and artist reception for annual student and instructor exhibition: 6-8 p.m. March 1, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad St., Sewickley. Instructors will provide demonstrations and hands-on activities. Free. www.sweetwaterartcenter.org or 412-741-4405. “A Chorus Line”: 7:30 p.m. March 5, Westminster College, Orr Auditorium, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington. Ticket prices start at $33, available at 724-946-7354. www.westminster.edu/celebrity. Lycoming College Tour Choir: 7 p.m. March 2, North Hills Community Baptist Church, 7801 Thompson Run Road, Ross. 412-366-2662. “Seussical Jr.”: 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 and 2 p.m. March 2, South Fayette Middle School Auditorium, 3700 Old Oakdale Road, McDonald. Cost: $7 adult; $3 student and senior citizen; free for children younger than 5 and South Fayette Senior Citizen Gold Card members. Tickets at 412-477-5568. Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road, Richland. 724-444-5326. Free movies: “The Greening of Whitney Brown” (PG): 2 p.m. March 5. “Life as a House” (R): 1 p.m. March 6. Pittsburgh Technical Institute Showcase — A Gallery of Art, Technology and Industry: Through April 30, The Mall at Robinson, 100 Robinson Center Drive, Entry C, lower level near Macy's. Displays graphic design, video, and web/interactive work of the recent graduating class of the institute's School of Design.


Highlands High School presents “Fame”: 7 p.m. March 8 and 9, 2 p.m. March 10, Highlands High School, 1500 Pacific Ave., Natrona Heights. Tickets: $8, reserved; $7, mezzanine; $6, balcony. 724-226-1000. Benefits Pleasant Hills Lions Club spaghetti dinner: 1-5:30 p.m. March 3, Pleasant Hills Borough Building Community Room, 410 E. Bruceton Road. Benefits club charities; club will deliver donations of nonperishable food items to food bank. Cost: $7 adults; $4 children 12 or younger. Take-out service available. Beatlemania Magic: 8 p.m. March 2, Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road, Richland. National touring Beatles tribute band. Pre-show dinner on-site at 6:30 in Mount Vernon Restaurant. Benefits St. Barnabas Free Care Fund. Tickets start at $22; dinner $23. 724-444-5326 or KeanTheatre.com. A taste of Italy spaghetti dinner: 4-8 p.m, final seating at 7:15, March 2, Mt. Lebanon High School cafeteria, 155 Cochran Road. Hosted by Mt. Lebanon Band Builders. Performance by the high school jazz band; 50/50 raffle; baskets to be raffled. Benefits the band's trip to perform at Walt Disney World. Takeout available. Cost: $9 adults; $5 children younger than 10. Mansfield Five and Four Townsmen: 7 p.m. March 2, at the SNPJ Lodge 6, 540 Third Ave., Bridgeville. Food, snacks and beverages available for purchase; basket auctions and raffles; doors open at 6 p.m. Presented by South Fayette Foundation for Excellence; benefits South Fayette School District. Tickets: $20. Call 724-693-9441. UPMC Children's Ball: 6-9 p.m. March 2, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave., North Shore. Dinner, backstage pass, dance music, sing-alongs and more. For children of all ages, parents, grandparents and friends. Benefits the UPMC Health for Life Summer Camp at Braddock. Tickets: $100 adults; $40 children. For tickets or sponsorship call Gina O'Malley at 412-802-8256. Lunch at the Library: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 2, Beaver Area Memorial Library, Meeting Room, 100 College Ave., Beaver. Homemade soups, breads and desserts served. Takeout available after 1 p.m. Benefits the library. 724-775-1132. Blanket drive for homeless: Wexford Chiropractic Centre, 130 Wexford Bayne Road, Wexford. New and used blankets accepted to benefit homeless ministries. 724-935-1610. Classes Smart Gardening Workshop: Register by Feb. 28 or walk in for 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9, Community College of Beaver County, One Campus Drive, Monaca. Presented by Penn State Master Gardeners of Beaver County. Topics and speakers include: • “Cool tools and other stuff for gardeners”: by Steve Piskor • “Shady spaces, exciting places!”: by Linda Kramer • “Treasures from our grandparents' gardens, Heirloom seeds”: by Emily Stevenson • “A garden in a nutshell, Container Gardening” by Gwen Lutz Cost: $45 preregistered; $55 walk-ins. Includes continental breakfast, beverages, lunch and prizes. Register on-line at http://agsci.psu.edu/smart-gardening. Information at 724-774-3003. Veteran Fitness Classes: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, VA Butler Healthcare Auditorium, Building 1, first floor, 325 New Castle Road, Butler. Focuses on ways veterans can live healthier lives and be physically active. prevention.va.gov/Be_Physically_Active.asp. Register at 724-285-2292.


Food safety certification courses: Sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department for food industry workers. Teaches importance of food safety and techniques designed to prevent food contamination and poisoning. 412-687-2243 or achd.net. • Certification: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 4 and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 11, West Penn Hospital, 4800 Friendship Ave., Wintergarden Conference Room, Bloomfield. Fee: $60, Allegheny County residents or food industry workers; $75 others. • One-day refresher classes: For workers whose certification has expired. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2 at Double Tree Hotel, 500 Mansfield Ave., Green Tree. Fee, includes exam: $55 for people living in the county or working in a food facility here; $70 others. Discounted culinary student fees of $40 for county residents and $55 for nonresidents are available for the certification course and refresher class. • Certification challenge exam: No instruction, 2-3 p.m. March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29, and June 5, at the health department's food safety division, 3901 Penn Ave. Bldg. 1, Lawrenceville. The one-hour exam, for those who already have had food safety training, is $40 for those who live in the county or work in a food facility here and $55 for others. Seniors get fit exercise class: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, West Mifflin Borough Building, 3000 Lebanon Church Road, first floor. Taught by Denice Normandy-Fonzi of Fonzi's Synergy Fitness; offered by CCAC through the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging's Cultural Enrichment Program. Designed for all levels of senior capabilities, seated or standing. Free to age 60 and older. To register, contact Jessica Gettig at 412-831-7111. Volunteers The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc.: Accepting nominations through March 31 for outstanding senior volunteers age 65 or older who volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Forms and contest rules at SalutetoSeniorService.com. Forms can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005. State winners will be selected by popular vote at SalutetoSeniorService.com. Online voting will take place from April 15-30. A panel of senior care experts will pick the national honoree. Call 412-646-1257 or 412-264-4700. Community service Free income tax assistance: 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. weekdays through April 15, The Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, Peters. Provided by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Walk-in only, no appointments. Health Care Red Cross Blood Drives: • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5: California University, 250 University Ave., California, Pa. • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5: Carnegie Mellon University, University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Bereavement support group: Beginning March 6, 6-7:30 p.m. for seven consecutive Wednesdays, Donor Hall, UPMC Passavant-McCandless, 9100 Babcock Blvd. Registration due by March 1. Open to anyone 18 or older. It is recommended that your loss occurred at least four months prior to the start of the program. All information will be kept confidential. Free. Register with Ed Lewis at 412-635-5899. “Ask the Orthopaedic Surgeon About Joint Pain Solutions”: 6 p.m. March 5, Allegheny Valley Hospital, Charles W. Young Conference Center, 1301 Carlisle St., Harrison. Hosted by hospital's


PriorityCare program. Presented by Dr. Michael Miller. For adults 55 and older. Free. Register at 724-226-7339. Libraries Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive. 412-885-2255, baldwinborolibrary.org: • Spring travel series: 7 p.m. March 5. Presentation on Tahiti. • Children's story times: 11:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays for toddlers ages 2 to 3, and 10-10:45 a.m. Fridays for preschoolers 3 and older. • AARP tax help: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through April 11. Free tax preparation assistance to low- and middle-income taxpayers. First-come, first-served basis. No appointments available. Brentwood Library, 3501 Brownsville Road. 412-882-5694, brentwoodpubliclibrary.org: • Card Club: 10 a.m. Mondays. • Crafters Circle: 6-8 p.m. Mondays. • Gaming: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Snacks provided. Bridgeville Public Library, 505 McMillen St. 412-221-3737, bridgevillelibrary.org: • Chess Club: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays. • Fourth Thursday Book Group: 6-8 p.m. • Computer Basics: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays or 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays. Four weekly classes. Call to register. • AARP tax assistance: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through April 12. For those with low or moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Free. Call for appointment. • Preschool Storytime: 1 p.m. Thursdays. Ages 4 and 5. • Pro Martial Arts Armor Predator Prevention Program: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Teaches children to stay safe. Call to register. • Scrappy Scrabblers: 1-3 p.m. Fridays. Enjoy an afternoon of Scrabble. New players welcome. • Babies and Books: 10 a.m. Fridays. Stories, songs and finger plays. Infants to age 2, followed by playtime. Clairton Public Library, 616 Miller Ave. 412-233-7966, clairtonlibrary.org: • Book clubs: 1 p.m. second Tuesday and 9 a.m. third Monday of each month. Coffee and refreshments provided. • Spring art show and sale: Plans are under way. Local artists invited to leave name and phone number at main desk. No entry fee. Castle Shannon Library, 3677 Myrtle Ave., Castle Shannon. 412-563-4552. castleshannonlibrary.org: • Book discussion group: 7 p.m. second Monday of each month. Discussing “The Fallen” by Kathleen George on March 11. • Teen Advisory Group: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Meets once a month to talk about the programs, books, music, and movies teens want to see. Sign up at the library, or 412-563-4552, or email reedyoungt@einetwork.net. Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel. 412-828-9520, ext. 215; coopersiegelcommunitylibrary.org: • Story times: 10:30 a.m. Fridays, infants up to 24 months; 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, toddlers 24 to 36 months; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, ages 3 to 5.


Coraopolis Memorial Library, 601 School St. 412-264-3502. coraopolislibrary.blogspot.com. Registration required by calling the library, in person or via email at coraopolis@einetwork.net: Early literacy kits for parents and caregivers of preschoolers now available. • Talk of the Town adult discussion group: 6:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month. Topics of interest and important to the community. • Mystery Book Club: 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursday of the month. • The Yarn Bunch — Knit and Crochet With Miss Marge: 10 a.m. Saturdays. Call ahead; supplies provided. Hampton Community Library, 3101 McCully Road, Allison Park. 412-684-1098, hamptoncommunitylibrary.org: • Snowflakes and Stories Winter Storytime: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays through March 20. For children ages 2 to 3. • Snowman and More Winter Storytime: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays through March 22. For children ages 3 to 6. • Books and Blocks: A Mommie and Me Lapsit: 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 21. For moms looking to make friends and build a foundation in literacy with their babies. Children up to 24 months old. Oakmont Carnegie Library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. 412-828-9532. oakmontlibrary.org: • Oakmont Fit Club: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Trainer Kevin Fulton conducts free weekly workout sessions. Penn Hills Library, 1037 Stotler Road. 412-795-3507. pennhillslibrary.org. • CPR (including infant CPR) and first aid for teens and adults: 6:30 p.m. March 5. Cost: $25. Call library to register. • Herb seed starting and transplanting: 7 p.m. March 7. Presented by Barb Kline. Cost: $5. Call library to register. • Total Body Toning: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Raylene Cooley. Sign up by calling 412-798-3388. • Yoga with George Bender: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Sign up by calling 412-793-2108. • Hercules Boot Camp: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Darille Allen. Sign up by calling 412-307-5404. • Tai Chi: 10 a.m. Fridays. Connie Ainsworth. Cost: $36 for six classes. Sign up by calling 412779-3600. • Zumba: 9 a.m. Saturdays. Gwen Tucker. Call 412-277-1677 to sign up. • Advanced Knitting Club: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. • Wednesday Afternoon Book Club: Third Wednesdays. Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road, Peters. 724-941-9430. ptlibrary.org: • Photography exhibit by Peters Township High School students: Through March 6, main lobby. Erin Boni, bonie@pt-sd.org. • Spa Science: 2-2:20 p.m. Feb. 28. Ages 2 to 5 with an adult. • S.A.T. Preparation Workshop: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sundays through March 3. Cost $175. Presented by the Educational Achievement Center. Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road. 412-655-2424, pleasanthillslibrary.org: • Preschool story time: Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 1/2 to 6, with or without a caregiver.


• Baby book nook: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver. • Tot time: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver. • Happy birthday Dr. Seuss: Noon-2 p.m. March 2. Celebrating Read Across America. Stories read by special guest readers from 2-3 p.m. To register, call 412-655-2424 or email danylod@einetwork.net. • Teen gaming tournament: 4 p.m. March 11. Wii set up with a variety of games. Bring a favorite game from home. Grades 6 to 12. • After school adventures – Green Fun: 4 p.m. March 13. Art and science activities. A $1 per child donation requested, collected at event. Kindergarten through fifth grade. To register, call 412-655-2424 or email danylod@einetwork.net. • After school adventures – Paper Flowers: 4 p.m. March 20. Use origami techniques to create a bouquet of flowers and animals. Kindergarten through fifth grade. To register, call 412-655-2424 or email danylod@einetwork.net. • Family egg hunt extravaganza: 2 p.m. March 24. Doors will open at 1:45. A $2 donation per child requested, collected at event. To register, call 412-655-2424 or email danylod@einetwork.net. •P.J. family story time – Very Hungry Caterpillars: 7 p.m. March 25. Explore caterpillars metamorphosis into butterflies. • Life-story writing group: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays. Help and encouragement for anyone writing or planning to write memoirs or family history. Scott Township Public Library, 301 Lindsay Road. 412-429-5380, scottlibrary.org: • “Scottie's Toddler Storytime:” 10 a.m. second and fourth Mondays. Ages 2 to 3 1/2. • “Scottie's Preschool Story Time”: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Children 3 to 6. • One-on-one computer training: 8-9 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $5. Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St. 412-741-6920, sewickleylibrary.org: • Wise Walks: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. Participants walk 1 to 2 miles and return to library for a healthy snack. South Fayette Township Library, 515 Millers Run Road. 412-257-8660, southfayettelibrary.org: • Chess Club: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays. Children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Registration required. • Mother Goose Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children up to age 3. Songs, finger plays, flannel board stories. • Tales 'n Tunes Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays. For ages 3 to 5 with caregivers. Songs with movements, stories, art activities. South Park Township Library, 2575 Brownsville Road, South Park. 412-833-5585. neiportd@einetwork.net: • Strange Encounters of Pennsylvania — An Afternoon with Stan Gordon: 1 p.m. March 16. Gordon will discuss and sign his books “Really Mysterious Pennsylvania” and “Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook.” He will bring a display of UFO and Bigfoot information. Registration by phone requested. • A Chocolate Lover's Tea: 7 p.m. March 8, Community Center. Bill Sarris of Sarris Chocolates will tell us about the chocolate business. Sample sweets of all sorts and teas. Bring your favorite tea cup. Cost: $10 registration by phone required.


• South Park Township Book Club: 7 p.m. March 21. Discussion of “Firefly Lane” by Kristin Hannah. • Knitting Group: 11 a.m. March 2. Meets one Saturday a month; for every skill level; instructor available. • Casual knitting group: 6 p.m. Mondays. Meetings International Women: 9:30 a.m. March 1, Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 2310 Haymaker Road, Monroeville. For all women in the community, whether foreign or American born. Program by Asian members who will wear and display their traditional dresses. Babysitting is available through the church. Reservations for babysitting are required and must be made 48 hours in advance by calling Faye Junker at 412-373-1181. Military Wives Club: 11:30 a.m. hospitality, noon luncheon, 1 p.m. program, second Wednesday of each month, September through May, 911th Air Force Reserve Base, Moon. From I-376, take Moon Business Exit 3, from I-376 Business, take Thorn Run Exit, follow signs. Dues: $10 per year. Contact Joan about reservations and questions, 412-279-8424. Religion World Day of Prayer, March 1, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” wdp-usa.org. • 11 a.m.: March 1, Christ Church, Fox Chapel (Anglican) — the former Fox Chapel Episcopal Church, 630 Squaw Run Road East. Ten local congregations representing six denominations will be participating. Featured speaker: the Rev. Dr. Henry L. (Laurie) Thompson, III, dean of the doctor of ministry program and professor of liturgy at Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge. • 1 p.m.: Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mount Alvernia, 146 Hawthorne Road, Shaler. Sponsored by Millvale Ministerium. • 1 p.m.: St. Jude the Apostle Church, 405 Westinghouse Ave., Wilmerding. Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2105 Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa. 724-9648886 or villaprograms.org: • Coffee and Contemplation Series — Deepening Our Lenten Journey: 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 5. Cost: $7 program; $12 program and lunch. Registration required. • Coffee and Contemplation Series — Choices of Simple Living: 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 6. Cost: $7 program; $12 program and lunch. Registration required. “Dead Man Walking” — The Journey Continues: 6:30 p.m. March 6, St. Charles Borromeo, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman, Ohio. Sister Helen Prejean will speak. Free. No registration required. Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park. 412-835-6621 christumc.net The Spiritual Life of Abraham Lincoln: 7 p.m. March 6. Led by the Rev. Duane Thompson. Prayer and Fasting: 7 p.m. Wednesdays in March. Lenten study based on “The Power of Prayer and Fasting” by Marilyn Hickey. Reservations and purchase of text are required. Books are available from Amazon. Kittanning Ministerial Association services on Wednesdays during Lent: • Noon: Grace Presbyterian Church, corner of Arch and North Jefferson streets, Kittanning. • 7 p.m.: First Baptist Church, corner of Arch and North McKean streets, Kittanning. Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays through March 18, St. Louise de Marillac Parish, 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. DVD study presented by the


Rev. Robert Barron. Cost: $15. Registration required at 724-249-3949 or jmacdona@aol.com or stlouisedemarrilac.org. Soup and Inspiration: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through March 19, Heritage Presbyterian Church, 2262 Rochester Road, Franklin Park. Soups at 6 provided by church members; inspiration at 7 is “With Jesus in the Upper Room.� Free child care available. Registration preferred at 412-3661338 or heritagepcusa@verizon.net.


January 19, 2013 - Trexlertown, PA (January 16, 2013)-- PRO Martial Arts franchise will open its newest location in Trexlertown, PA on January 26 with a grand opening event featuring ARMOR anti-bullying seminars, predator prevention information, karate demos, board breaking and more. PRO Martial Arts offers fitness, martial arts and self-defense classes for children and adults. The Pro Martial Arts ARMOR program delivers valuable character skills, anti-bullying techniques and predator prevention strategies. Mike Ruiz, owner of the Trexlertown dojo is looking forward to opening and implementing the PRO Martial Arts philosophy. “At PRO Martial Arts we focus on three important concepts: character development, fitness and personal safety. Our character education program is designed to help students make good choices, set and obtain goals, and become self-disciplined,” Ruiz said. “We teach personal safety through the ARMOR program which helps raise students’ awareness about these issues, and provides them with the proper tools to respond to these unfortunate and potentially dangerous situations,” he added. With 22 dojos open across the country PRO Martial Arts focuses on Tae Kwon Do, Tae Soo Do and Hapkido forms of karate, along with offering kick-boxing classes. The schools bring a proven brand of martial arts instruction and life skills teaching to area children, teens and adults. Founder Grandmaster Ed Samane designed the Pro Martial Arts curriculum as a nationally recognized brand built on the belief that karate should teach not only self-defense, but also character by helping to improve overall attitude, self-worth, fitness, assertiveness, and self-awareness. Samane began his martial arts training at the age of eleven in 1979 trained with Hapkido founder Supreme Grandmaster Ji han Jae, and since has placed in numerous Korean style championships. ### Website: http://promartialarts.com/trexlertown/ Email: trexlertown@promartialarts.com Phone: 610-841-9939


Charles “Chip” Beaverson has some numbers that parents could find troubling to hear at the beginning of the school year. Citing various sources, Beaverson said one in four K-12 students are either a bully or the victim of a bully; and one in four girls and one in four boys become victims of sexual predators. “You hear statistics that kids 9, 10, 11 years old are taking their own lives because they can’t take it anymore,” the Delaware County resident said.


For the sake of safety and peace of mind, Beaverson is opening a Pro Martial Arts franchise in the Montgomery Commons Shopping Center off Welsh Road, with grand opening festivities set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The ARMOR bullying and predator prevention program featured at the Montgomery Township dojo. “We stress the need for self control in how you react to these situations,” said Beaverson. “Every parent knows building character is one of the responsibilities of good parenting, and we’re just a vehicle for that,” he said. “Parents are free to make (an) appointment or stop by.” What sets Pro Martial Arts apart, according to Beaverson, is the dojo’s Life Skills Training program that promotes leadership skills, self discipline and pride in individuality. “Number one is character education. Number two is health and fitness, and number three is personal safety,” he said. Pro Martial Arts’ curriculum includes martial arts techniques drawn from the Korean arts of tang soo do, tae kwon do and hapkido, plus a women’s kickboxing program. Beaverson described tae kwon do as focused on foot movement, tang soo do as focused on hand movement, and hapkido as a discipline that harnesses the power of your opponent. The grand opening will include free food, board breaking, the Pro Martial Arts mascot Rocky the Rhino, Pro Martial’s CEO and black belt Grand Master Ed Samane and a drawing to win six months of free lessons and an iPod Touch. Also, ask about the back-to-school promotion that includes two free lessons and a free uniform. In recently joining the PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce, Beaverson said that he’s understood the importance of being the member of a chamber since the time he ran a management consulting business and was a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Call (215) 412-0322 or visit www.promartialarts.com/northwales. Follow Brian Bingaman on Twitter @brianbingaman. For breaking news SMS alerts from The Reporter, text LANNEWS to 22700 from your mobile phone. Msg & Data Rates May Apply. Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel.


PRO Martial Arts South Carolina Table Of Contents

Date

Publication

10/8/2012

GSA Business

8/23/2012 8/23/2012

Fox Carolina Metromix Greenville

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Martial Arts Business Opens On Augusta Street

Martial Arts Classes Help Kids With Bullying Pro Martial Arts Grand Opening


Martial Arts Classes Help Kids With Bullying Aug 23, 2012

GREENVILLE , SC (FOX Carolina) A new martial arts program is teaching bullying and predator prevention to kids in Greenville. The Pro Martial Arts Armor program offers classes geared towards teaching kids about fitness and life skills, including bullying and predator prevention. Doug and his wife Laura Stout decided almost a year ago to open a facility like this in Greenville after the recent spike in bullying. "My wife and I wanted to do something where we can give back to the community. We also wanted to work with kids and help them develop self confidence in themselves," Doug Stout said. They told FOX Carolina the goal is to help kids identify a bully or even a predator and most importantly how to protect themselves. More information about Pro Martial Arts' classes or their grand opening this Saturday is available on their website.


PRO Martial Arts Texas

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Date 4/17/2013

Publication Community Impact

4/3/2013

KEYE TV

4/1/2013

Community Impact

3/28/2013

Franchise Wire

Title Now Open: PRO Martial Arts

Comings And Goings: Week Of April 3, 2013 Now Open PRO Martial Arts Launches First Texas Franchise Wire


PRO Martial Arts Launches first Texas Franchise March 28, 2013 - Cedar Park, TX (March 28, 2013)-- PRO Martial Arts franchise will open its newest location in Cedar Park, Texas on April 6. The grand opening event features free martial arts classes for children of all ages, Armor™ anti-bullying seminar, predator prevention information, karate demos, board breaking and more. PRO Martial Arts offers fitness, martial arts and self-defense classes for children and adults. The company’s signature PRO Martial Arts Armor™ program delivers valuable character skills, anti-bullying techniques and predator prevention strategies. Kyle and Nancy Lewallen, owners of the Cedar Park location, are both passionate about making a difference in their community. “We chose to partner with PRO Martial Arts because of the potential impact we can have on children, their parents, and the community,” the Lewallens said. “We truly see potential in the Armor™ curriculum. And after spending the majority of our professional careers behind desks, we really feel like we’ve found something we can do to make a difference in the world around us,” they added. With 24 dojos across the country PRO Martial Arts focuses on Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do and Hapkido forms of karate, along with kick-boxing classes. The schools bring a proven brand of martial arts instruction and life skills teaching to area children, teens and adults. Founder Grandmaster Ed Samane designed the PRO Martial Arts curriculum as a nationally recognized brand founded on the belief that karate should teach not only selfdefense, but also build character by helping to improve overall attitude, self-worth, fitness, assertiveness, and self-awareness. Samane began his martial arts training at the age of eleven. He has trained with Hapkido founder Supreme Grandmaster Ji han Jae, and since has placed in numerous Korean style championships. ### Website: http://www.promartialarts.com/CedarPark Email: cedarpark@promartialarts.com Phone: 512259-2270 About PRO Martial Arts: The PRO Martial Arts System taught at every location is a cohesive blend of the best elements of traditional Korean martial arts. Incorporating elements of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, the system provides its students the opportunity to develop a potent blend of strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, while learning effective and proven self-defense techniques in a fun and energizing environment. At PRO Martial Arts, fitness and fun truly go hand-in-hand! But what truly sets PRO Martial Arts apart from the average martial arts school is the addition of our inspiring and motivational life skills training programs for students ages 4 to 17. These innovative, exciting, and proprietary programs are the difference between PRO Martial Arts and other schools. About Armor™ Program: The Pro Martial Arts Armor™ program teaches children how to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous world. By enrolling your child, you acknowledge the serious safety threats that your child may face and are making sure they have the armor needed to stand tall against bullying behavior and predator activity – both online and in their everyday lives. The Armor™ program is comprised of 12 weekly lessons on Bullying Prevention and 12 separate lessons on Predator Prevention – based on research from reputable sources specializing in child safety, child psychology, and crime prevention. Every lesson is standalone, ensuring students can enter the course at any time. Your child will gain an enhanced ability to assess, avoid, and, if necessary, defend him or herself from danger. We encourage you to continue the discussions at home, emphasizing daily communications, shared feelings, and building your child’s self-esteem.

2013 PRO Martial Arts Franchise Media Placements  

2013 PRO Martial Arts Franchise Media Placements

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