Second martial arts class on offer

KIDS on the Coffs Coast are now better armed to deal with ever-present ‘stranger danger’, thanks to the successful program of one local business.

Yesterday, Diamond Martial Arts’ free ‘stranger danger’ workshop went off without a hitch and at full capacity.

In fact, the class was such a resounding success the team at Diamond Martial Arts have decided to put on another later this month.

“We have had a fantastic response, and the workshop was fully booked,” Master Instructor Phillip Monoghan said.

“We have scheduled another workshop for Friday, July 16, for those that could not get in to the first time slot.”

Mr Monoghan said they felt it was important they did their part to give children the skills they need to stay safe, especially after recent reports of predators in the area.

“This is an ever-present danger and since we’ve had great feedback from parents saying what a great idea it is – we thought we should do something.”

He said arming children with the knowledge they need to avoid dangerous situations is the biggest gift they could give.

“We’ll be providing them with the basics of stranger danger – not to take lollies from strangers, never to get in a car with someone they don’t know, things like that.

“But we will also give them a couple of physical moves they can use if they are grabbed by somebody.”

The next workshop will be held on Friday, July 16, and is open to any child aged 5 and over.

For more information or to book phone on 6651 4646.

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