10, 2012, MIDDLEBURG, FL. - Four Clay County Schools received more
than $1,500 raised through Middleburg Martial Arts community
outreach program. Master Jan Lappin, fourth-degree black belt and
head of Middleburg Martial Arts, taught a three-part community outreach
program at Middleburg High, Middleburg Elementary, Coopergate Elementary
and Lake Asbury Elementary.
More than 100 students participated in the series which included
programs focused on respect and discipline, stranger danger and
basic self defense. The funds raised from student enrollment fees
were donated back to the school by Lappin. As with all students
at Middleburg Martial Arts, the students who participated in the
community outreach program learned the importance of confidence,
discipline and respect in addition to self-defense techniques.
program teaches more than kicking and punching, said Lappin.
We teach self confidence, discipline and respect, among other
important life skills.
community outreach program helps bring awareness to the importance
of being a high-performing student. More than 80 percent of the
students at her studio maintain A or A/B honor-roll status, have
above average confidence when compared to their peers and spend
more hours volunteering in the community.
addition to her martial arts training, Lappin holds a degree in
psychology which allows her to approach martial arts training from
a slightly different perspective than other martial arts trainers.
She understands the importance of improving student confidence and
building a better community. Her program tackles tough topics such
as bullying, stranger danger and womens self defense.
Crime is a fact, Lappin says. I want my students
to be prepared to protect themselves, but I also want my students
to channel their energy into more productive goals, such as bettering
themselves and building a better community.
statistics show that students in martial arts programs, learn to
become more involved. They learn to raise their hands and ask questions,
they learn how to focus their energy but most of all, they learn
to set goals such as striving for their next belt level.
curriculum offered by Middleburg Martial Arts includes goal setting,
character building, organization, and other important life skills.
Middleburg Martial Arts, we are proud to produce leaders in life
as well as in the martial arts, Lappin said.
Middleburg Martial Arts
Martial Arts offers instruction and training in Tang Soo Do as well
as Mixed Martial Arts, Quik Fit, Ki Gong, and tumbling classes,
and after school and summer camp programs. Headed by Master Jan
Lappin (Sah-Dan, fourth-degree black belt) and a staff of expert
instructors. Middleburg Martial Arts is a member of the World Tang
Soo Do Association, and is certified through them. Middleburg Martial
Arts is committed to a whole person approach so the
leadership and personal development skills they teach improve the
students and their community. Middleburg Martial Arts produces leaders
in life as well as in martial arts.
For more information or to arrange an interview with Master Lappin,
please contact Tonya Ringgold, Ringgold Consulting at 904-813-6471
or TonyaRinggold@yahoo.com or Dot Blanchett, Program Director, Middleburg
Martial Arts at 904-291-1335 or by email at email@example.com