Karate West hosts stranger-danger safety workshop

July 24, 2012

By Staff

Karate West will host a stranger-danger youth safety workshop from noon to 1 p.m. July 27.

The event is open to the public for children 6 and older at 3310 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Unit F.

There will be a lead instructor who will teach the children techniques to help in dangerous situation.

“We have had several situations over the years that kids have used these techniques and have stayed out of harm’s way,” said Randy Holeman, of Karate West.

Holeman has taught the workshop previously throughout the Issaquah School District.

“Our mission is to get the information out there to kids,” he said.

The last time Karate West held the workshop, there were more than 300 attendees. Holeman said any family that wants to learn tools to train children how to behave in a stranger situation is welcome. Parents are encouraged to sit in so information can be reiterated at home.

The instruction includes activities that anyone can do to protect themselves. No martial arts background is required.

“The thing is, it’s too bad we have to worry about things like this but the fact is there are situations like these out there,” Holeman said.

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