United States Mixed Martial Arts’ of Bellingham is committed to empowering families with information regarding child safety and protection. Their recent Child Safety Open House attracted over 175 attendees and served to kick-off a series of free self-defense classes for the community.
$500 in proceeds were raised from the sale of signed memorabilia from champion Mixed Martial Arts fighters were donated to Random Smile Project of Bellingham, a non-profit that provides temporary assistance to families and individuals going through tough circumstances.
Parents and guardians of approximately 100 children were pleased to have the opportunity to have their children fingerprinted for safety and identification at the Child Safety Open House. Along with the fingerprinting, Franklin Police DARE officers were on site to talk with kids and the Sutton and Bellingham Police offered K-9 demonstrations. Attendees also enjoyed Mixed Martial Arts self-defense demonstrations and Free Chair Massages.
“We had a terrific turnout and hope to turn this into an annual event,” noted Tom Hafers, owner of USMMA.
The first in the series of free self defense classes is a Rape Prevention & Self Defense class for teens and adults which will be held on April 18th at USMMA’s training facility located at 316 Hartford Avenue.
For more information about the free self-defense classes, visit the website at www.usmma.org or contact 508-966-5006.
USMMA focuses on elevating the physical and spiritual well being of students through Mixed Martial Arts and Yoga. Classes offered include Strength & Conditioning; Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Thai Boxing; Cardio Thai Boxing; Wrestling; Cardio and Open Mat; Kids Mixed Martial Arts; Pilates; Power Yoga and Deep Flow Yoga.
USMMA’s state of the art, 4,000 square foot training facility is complete with a 2,000 square foot padded MMA training floor equipped with heavy bags and conditioning equipment, a 1,500 square foot yoga studio, locker rooms, showers and a juice bar. USMMA is located at 316 Hartford Avenue in Bellingham. For more information, call 508-966-5006 or visit their website at www.usmma.org.
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About Random Smile Project
Random Smile, a grass-roots community non-profit organization located in Bellingham, Mass., offers temporary assistance to families and individuals going through tough circumstances. They also recognize the community’s “Unsung Heroes” and strive to get kids involved and engaged in helping their community and neighbors through community service. For more information, visit randomsmile.org or contact (508) 728-7850.