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We love how well Mr. Hein and his staff work with children! Our very shy, unconfident daughter has found some confidence and the patience and kindness of the staff has never made her feel inferior or like a failure but has made her more determined to get better at what she is doing!

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Love this place! They are so great with Children and just Awesome ALL AROUND! The whole Family Joined! :)

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My son and I started there a few months ago after years at another local school. Master Hein and the others at the school have made us feel very welcome! The classes have good pacing and the time goes by fast. We're learning new material and nothing stagnates it's "good stuff"!

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The best workout for MIND and BODY! Mr. Hein is great with the kids and really builds their confidence. Both of my sons train there and he took really good kids and made them really GREAT kids. I train here as well and can honestly say I am in the best condition of my life, both physically and mentally! Highly recommend Moo Do Karate!!!

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The adult classes are fun and supportive. I've watched many classes over the years, but this was the place that pulled me in. Its a great place for a new student.

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We love Warrior Way Martial Arts! Our 8 year old loves going to karate and the focus, discipline, confidence and respect he is learning is something I think every parent wants for their child. Mr. Hein and his instructors have a wonderful way of teaching kids great life skills and self defense while having fun. For an adult, it's an awesome workout and its empowering to learn how to defend yourself. If you are thinking of checking it out, don't wait, just do it....you won't be sorry!

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This is a wonderful school and an amazing group of people. My boys are very happy to be a part of the Warrior Way family. Classes are fun, well organized and challenging at an appropriate level. Master Hein is a great instructor. He emphasizes the importance of training hard but also the importance of being a strong community leader. He leads by example and is a great role model for both kids and adults.

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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.