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Event to teach kids to fend off bullies with Verbal Judo

Your Family Matters is a new free monthly series designed to strengthen families and communities. Children are always invited. The series is held at Merit Academy, located at 1440 W. Center in Springville.

On Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., Your Family Matters will present an evening with Allen Hughes, the “Bully Expert,” who will teach techniques and skills that will give your child the confidence and tools to recognize and de-escalate negative situations with bullies. The owner of Springville Self Defense and VP of Wonjin Hapkido, Master Hughes teaches Verbal Judo, a tactic used by more than 1 million police officers. Hughes believes real defense is not fancy kicks and flips, but true principles of self defense, must include verbal techniques.

Join us as we explore the power of confident communication on Feb. 27. For more information on Allen Hughes and self defense programs, call 801-489-6838.