Poway Samurai Martial Arts Offers One Week Free Classes to "Knock Out" Hunger
Poway Samurai Martial Arts has teamed up with KOHunger.com, a national coalition of martial arts schools who are committed to help end hunger in their own communities. Local area residents of Poway are being encouraged to make donations with an offer of a free week of martial arts classes for any person who donates dry or canned goods to the dojo during the food drive.
“We offer training in unarmed and sword martial arts of the Samurai and Ninja, as well as Qi Gong classes for health and wellness. Our classical training includes traditional virtues that can help strengthen all areas of a person’s life and the philosophies of service to others,” says Tony Whetstine, Owner and Instructor.
The school is doing this as part of the national martial arts school food drive organized by KOHunger.com. “We saw what KO Hunger was doing, and we wanted to be a part of it,” says school owner Tony Whetstine. “We encourage our students to be involved in volunteering in the local community, as well as in supporting local charities. With the economy the way it is right now, we’re more than happy to lend a hand to those in need.”
Michael Massie is the founder of KOHunger.com. “I started the site in order to assist and encourage schools in helping out those in need in their own communities. Our goal is to have 100 schools nationwide hosting in local food drives to benefit food banks in their own cities.”
When asked why he got involved, Tony Whetstine didn’t miss a beat in responding. “Teaching kids to help others – that’s what it’s all about,” replied Tony. “If we can teach kids now to be involved in their communities, imagine what they’ll be doing in 10 or 20 years.” Both adults and kids are encouraged to donate and spread the word.
For more information or to make a donation of dry and canned food items, you can call #858-486-0059 or stop by Poway Samurai Martial Arts at 13160 Poway Road (in the Library Plaza) anytime between the hours of 11am – 5pm Monday through Friday.
For more information contact:
13160 Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064