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Crystal Lochmiller Davis reviewed Anointed Martial Arts
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My son and his family go there. Awesome training, loving instructors who push you in a sage and caring way. Praise the Lord for such a great team!

Jennifer Eileen reviewed Anointed Martial Arts
5
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Our family is very thankful to be a part of the Anointed family. We have so much to learn and my kiddos are having a blast learning these essential life skills.

Shawnda Winthrop reviewed Anointed Martial Arts
5
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This place is AWESOME! I hate working out but not now! Awesome ladies in the MMA class. Fun, informative and Gary is an amazing instructor!

Betsy Jenkins reviewed Anointed Martial Arts
5
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We've been part of the Anointed Martial Arts family for about 2 1/2 years. We have three kids training at Anointed. I can say without a doubt it is one of the best things we have done for our kids. They have grown tremendously in responsibility, self discipline, confidence and respect for themselves and others. The discipleship they receive at class in the word of God and subsequent character development has been very impactful. We have a couple kids with special needs and the instructors not only accommodate their needs but help them to reach goals they never dreamed possible. We truly feel like family here and have made lifelong friends at Anointed.

In a word, Anointed Martial Arts is an exceptional karate studio that has helped our kids shine.

Kerrie Krol Merritt reviewed Anointed Martial Arts
5
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We joined Anointed Martial Arts when we purchased a Groupon. That was the best purchase we could have made. Our son started in the Wee Warriors class and has moved up. The instructors Mr Rodgers and Mr Ball are so good with the kids. They have the perfect balance of support, encouragement, toughness, accountability and fun. For instance, the first time my son was in the older kid class he was scared. Mr Ball pulled him in as his helper until he warmed up. Mr Rodgers has done the same thing when my son began taking the all ages class on Saturdays. They keep it fun but dedicated to the sport. I love that they pray before and after class as well as when a student gets corrected they always relate it back to how Jesus would want you to be. This is a studio that feels like a family. They really get to know you. I highly recommend Anointed Martial Arts.

Lauren Martin reviewed Anointed Martial Arts
5
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I love this place. We are new to the area and have been wanting to put our son into Martial arts for quite some time. I stumbled upon this particular place on Groupon and couldn't resist the deal so I jumped on it. I love watching the instructors work with the kids and provide high moral and a teach a great level of discipline while having fun and teaching the art. I will continue to bring my son here so long as we live here. Even after the Groupon deal is long over with. A Christian based program adds another win to the whole experience! Thank you guys for who you are, what you do, and how you interact with my child.

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The Shopper’s Self Defense Guide

Holiday shopping can be a thrill. In a good way and even in a bad way. Adding a little self

defense mentality can go a long way.

Self Awareness

You have society on your side. Potential criminals (for the most part) won’t just obnoxiously run

up to you in front of a crowd and take your things.

These criminals are looking for an opportune situation. As long as you are aware of your

surroundings, you can prevent yourself from ever falling into one of these situations.

Your own body is a part of your surroundings. It would be a foolish decision to count cash in

public. This is something you should be aware of, and instead count your cash privately.

The ultimate holiday shopping self defense tip is to simply be aware. Be aware of where a

potential pick pocket is, and what a potential pick pocket is looking for.

The Pick Pocket

Pickpockets thrive on holiday shopping. There are crowds of people, loaded with cash and

jewelry who know nothing about practical self defense.

Get inside the mind of the pick pocket. They are looking for crowds. Pay attention when in a

crowd. Don’t forget where all your belongings are.

Avoid dark areas. Keep your wallet in your front pockets. Don’t let your bag or purse hang

behind you. Everything valuable should be positioned up front where your eyes and hands can

follow them at all time.

Wear simple, comfortable, and non-flowing clothing. The biggest aspect of holiday shopping self

defense is being prepared. Pay attention and stay safe.

Dealing With Your Car

Another holiday shopping hotspot for thieves is your vehicle.

Pay attention to where you parked. Don’t park in a dark corner. Park where it’s bright. Even if

this means you have to park further away, putting yourself in a favorable position is the

centerpiece of holiday shopping self defense.

Pay attention when you finish shopping. The walk back to you car is the most dangerous. The

criminals know that you are finished with all of your holiday gifts and exhausted. Have your keys

ready in hand, and don’t waste any time.

Pay attention to your surroundings, get to your car, and get out. If you are worried about your

situation, then don’t be scared to ask a security guard to escort you.

 

I hope these tips help you to have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.

Master Gary Kruger