HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (12/26/12)—Regardless of situational circumstances, the safety of children is ethically paramount. It’s a concept parents and non-parents both agree on, and while the Hopkins County School District has recently made improvements in each of our area schools’ security, one local martial arts instructor is offering additional support to school employees in the form of free training.
Available to all employees of the Hopkins, Muhlenberg, and Webster County school districts at no cost, the aforementioned training, which is being offered by Myers Martial Arts of Madisonville, KY, came about in response to the recent shooting in Connecticut and as a way to strengthen our own communities’ school systems both internally and externally.
“I’m offering free training because, as far as I know, the school system does not offer their staff any form of what I consider to be effective training to better prepare themselves for extreme situations like personal attacks, student conflicts, shooters, etcetera,” says Myers Martial Arts founder and acclaimed martial arts instructor, Eric Myers. “I have the proper environment to help them, and it just seems like the right thing to do. They need it, and I can help, so why not?”
And while some may see this showing of “good will” as some kind of a ploy to market Myers Martial Arts, Eric makes it clear that this is not his intention.
“Some things in life aren’t about money,” explains Eric. “To me, it’s a way to empower someone who may need skills to save their own or others’ lives someday.”
For more information, you can also check out the official Myers Martial Arts Facebook page by clicking here.
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Written by Luke Short