Church’s ATA Martial Arts to hold free child safety event

Church’s ATA Martial Arts in Carmel Valley will hold a free community Child Safety Open House scheduled for Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. The Open House is part of ATA Martial Arts’ Worldwide initiative to help minimize the risk of child safety through education. With active membership exceeding 350,000 worldwide and 1,200 schools in the U.S. and abroad, ATA is positively positioned to reach children and adults with the message of safety and abduction prevention. As part of the safety campaign, ATA has partnered with AMBER to increase AMBER Alert notification via e-mail and personal communication devices. Once an AMBER Alert is issued, AMBER uses state-of-the-art technology to notify its subscribers of a missing child in a specific area.

According to local ATA instructors Sr. Master Ken Church and Ray Reynaga, education is the key to child safety.

“Children of all age, gender and race are vulnerable to child victimization. Through age -appropriate instruction, awareness of warning signs and ID activities such as fingerprinting, collectively ATA schools around the world hope to have a significant impact on reducing the risk of child safety, abduction and victimization,” says Master Ken Church and Ray Reynaga.

Church’s ATA Martial Arts is located in Carmel Valley’s Piazza Carmel shopping center at 3810 Valley Center Dr., Suite 904, San Diego, 92130;; 858-720-8531.