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Women’s Self Defense Seminar this Saturday

Martial Arts Family Fitness to teach women 13 and older how to protect themselves.


SANTA BARBARA, Calif., February 2, 2011 – Martial Arts Family Fitness (MAFF), a family-owned and operated school dedicated to improving lives through martial arts, announced today that Master Dave Wheaton will teach a self defense class for women on Saturday, February 5. The two hour class will take place at the Santa Barbara school’s facility at 122 E Gutierrez Street from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

This class is designed to give women some very basic but effective skills when threatened,” said Dave Wheaton, founder and owner of Martial Arts Family Fitness. “Good self defense skills begin with an awareness of our surroundings and utilizing some basic tools we all have, such as our eyes, ears, mouth and hands. Unfortunately a threat can easily escalate to the physical, and some basic preparation is certainly beneficial. Seminar participants will be taught how to avoid being grabbed, how to escape from threatening situations, and how to take control when needed.”

“Students attending the seminar will be learning from a true master in the art of Hapkido,” added Melodee Meyer, co-owner of Martial Arts Family Fitness. “Master Dave has studied martial arts for over 40 years. His years of experience, coupled with his involvement of the martial arts, will bring some great insight to the students. This is a great opportunity for mothers and daughters to learn together and is open to women 13 and up.”

“During the seminar we will discuss and examine potential scenarios where a woman may be attacked,” added Mr. Wheaton. “The seminar will have a real hands-on approach. Students will learn practical techniques that are effective and easy to execute. The seminar will take place in a safe and supportive environment, and students will learn how to stay safe, avoid being a victim and become more empowered.”

The cost to attend the seminar is $30. If two people enroll together there is a $5 discount per person. For more information or to register please call 805.963.6233.

About Martial Arts Family Fitness

Martial Arts Family Fitness is an award winning school that opened its doors in Santa Barbara in 2002. The Chief Instructor, Master Dave Wheaton has trained in martial arts for over 40 years, and is the founder of Hapkido International, an organization that teaches his unique martial arts curriculum of Dynamic Circle Hapkido to many schools across the United States. Martial Arts Family Fitness teaches martial arts and fitness classes to adults and children, specializing in children’s life skills, youth leadership and family fitness. For information on Martial Arts Family Fitness visit www.kickboxers.com or call 805.963.6233.



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