Free Stranger Danger safety classes for kids

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(KTVI)- The increase in “Stranger Danger” cases and possible attempted child abductions in our area has one martial arts instructor worried. Master Instructor Sifu Rhonda, a 4th degree black belt, wants to help kids by teaching recognition and avoidance of strangers and what they can do to get away in a bad situation.

Rhonda is offering every child ages 7-18 free classes for the month of May 2 at Rhonda's Kung Fu. Classes are every Sunday 4pm-6pm at C.O.D.A. Martial Arts. The address is 11025 Gravois Industrial Court Suite B, Sappington, MO. You can contact them at 636-212-0224.

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  • Amy B. Jordan

    This is SO badly needed, thank you for letting the community know. Maybe Fox2 can air a mini segment for those who can’t make it to the classes? Every little bit helps :)

  • Noel casey

    This was done in troy , mo last week , we couldn’t get get you guys to cover this story! We were trying to bring these classes to more elementary schools but couldn’t get any one to get the word out…. I copied and pasted the article from lincoln county journal. We have been posting this story on your page for a month now . I know parents have been writing to you to. Please mention this story so those of us in troy , mo have a way to get our kids help too. The last seminar helped 200 students!
    Kids vs. Kidnappers
    Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:04 am

    On Thursday, March 20, Main Street Elementary held a self-defense class for the school in honor of Hailey Owens. The idea started when Houston Hilger, a kindergartner at Main Street Elementary, spoke with Mr. Steen, owner of Steen’s ATA Black Belt Academy in Troy, and his Assistance Principal, Mr. Clark, about how he wanted to keep his friends safe. Hilger took Hailey Owens’ story and brought a great self-defense class to his school to help his classmates understand that they can fight back against kidnappers. Approximately 200 students were present for the after school demonstration. There have been several close calls in Missouri, just in the last month and children can never be too prepared. Pictured above, Mr. Steen and Houston Hilger show a classmate the proper way to “hammer down” your attacker. For more pictures and a video of this event visit http://www.Lincoln and watch the video of the week.

    • Noel casey

      Oh and these seminars are for any child who wants to join from k -5th. Grade and is being taught by Mr.Steen certified instructor and 5th degree black belt. Thank you and please mention this so we can get it at the other schools. If any one want some tips for their kids has a 12 min of video from this seminar that you could watch and get tips to show your kids .

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