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The Fall has arrived with its cooler temperatures and shorter days. As the sun sets lower and shadows grow longer, Halloween is quickly approaching. Soon, the quiet suburban streets will be filled with a colorful mix of little ghosts, miniature witches, and tiny pokemons. The children will don their favorite costumes and set out to canvass their neighborhoods. They’ll go from door to door uttering the most familiar phrase, all in hopes of receiving a cache of sugary treasure.

But for moms and dads, the holiday fun is accompanied by a wide variety of safety concerns. Suspicious treats, strange characters, and general late night mayhem come to mind. However, the biggest Halloween danger of all is car accidents. Yes, that is correct, car accidents.

October historically rates as the #2 month for pedestrian deaths nationally. On Halloween, the pedestrian death rate for kids and teenagers is over twice the national average compared to other days1. To make matters worse, pedestrian deaths have risen 25% since 20102.

Pedestrian Deaths in the U.S. 

  • In 2015, 17% of pedestrian deaths in the U.S. occurred while walkers improperly crossed roads or intersections3.
  • 15% of deaths in children ages 5-9 occurred as a result of darting or running into the road.
  • Lack of visibility or dark clothing accounted for another 15%.

Many pedestrian traffic accidents are preventable. General awareness and using a few safety guidelines will go a long way in making sure that your child stays safe this season. Here are some suggestions for a safe night of trick or treating:

Safety in Numbers

  • Travel in groups. Groups are much more visible to motorists.
  • More people means more eyes able to identify unsafe situations.

Follow the Rules

  • Take the time to cross streets at intersections and other well lit areas.
  • Walk on sidewalks or other safe places.

Stay Visible

  • Dress your children in bright colors or wear reflective tape.
  • Carry a flashlight.

Stay Alert

  • Look both ways before crossing any street and be aware of cars that are making turns.
  • Don’t wear headphones. Your ears can alert you to what’s happening around you.
  • Smartphones can divert your attention and distract you. The recent rise in pedestrian traffic death since 2010 has been attributed to increased mobile phone usage4.

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. With a few precautions, parents can ensure that that their kids have fun and stay safe as well. Happy Halloween from your friends at White Dragon Martial Arts!

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Banquet 2017 White Dragon Martial Arts

White Dragon Schools cordially invites students, friends, and family to attend this unique dining experience celebrating the annual visit of our honored guest, Grandmaster Doc Fai Wong. Come enjoy an eight course gormet Chinese dinner and meet Master Nathan Fisher, Tai-Sifu Donald Tittle, the Sifus, and the instructors of White Dragon Martial Arts. 

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GM Doc Fai Wong White Dragon Marital Arts 2017

One of the unique things about training at White Dragon Martial Arts is that we sponsor yearly seminars with our Grandmaster, Doc Fai Wong. This means that students of all levels have the ability to work with one of the highest level Kung Fu and Tai Chi Masters in the world. Don't miss this opportunity which comes only once a year! See your instructor for more details.

Structure of Tai Chi (Saturday Only 9am)

Experience the Tai Chi difference as Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong teaches you key internal principles that will transform and strengthen every aspect of your martial arts training. Reserve your spot for this one-day seminar today!

Tai Chi Double Fan (Sat & Sun 10:30AM)

Take your training to the next level with this rare and beautiful form! Grandmaster will teach you the advanced movements of the Chinese double fighting fans, designed to dramatically improve coordination and ambidexterity!

Tiger Blocking Fist (Sat & Sun 1:30PM)

Fast moving, evasive footwork is the hallmark of Choy Li Fut’s Tiger Blocking Cross Pattern form. This key form is a testing requirement for your 3rd Degree Brown Sash. Learn this advanced form and accelerate your progress!

Snake Tongue Spear (Sat & Sun 3PM)

Wielded by the famous warlord Zhang Fei during the Three Kingdoms period, the Snake Tongue Spear is a treasure for any advanced kung fu student! Learn this rare form directly from Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong!

Joint Locking (Sunday Only 9AM)

Mastering the art of fighting in-close is required for all Kung Fu and Tai Chi systems. Learn the fundamentals of leverage, control, and joint locking directly from Grandmaster in this action packed one-day seminar!

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The 21st Annual Plum Blossom Championship is set for September 9, 2017 at the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco. See your instructor for more details!

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White Dragon Kung Fu Tai Chi Video Subscription

Learn directly from Master Nathan Fisher, Tai-Sifu Don Tittle, and the Sifu's of White Dragon Martial Arts! See your instructor for more details.

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White Dragon Martial Arts Summer Sale 2017

White Dragon's One Day Summer Sale is July 15, 2017. Save up to 40% on all training equipment and upgrade your membership to accelerate your progress to the Black Sash!

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How you do the little things, is how you do everything.

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White Dragon Martial Arts Kickboxing San Da

It is estimated that more than 5 million people in America participated in some form of martial arts training last year making it one of the most popular forms of recreational exercise. There are many benefits to training in martial arts such as improved strength, balance and coordination. Martial Arts training is also a great way to build confidence, discipline and an overall sense of well being.

However, what is not clear are the risks involved in regular practice. Although rates of injury in marital arts participation are significantly lower than in other sports like football or soccer, there still remains a chance of getting hurt.

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White Dragon Martial Arts Discipline

Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want the most.

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Tai Chi Repulse Monkey

Tai Chi Builds Strength & Endurance And Is A Cost Effective Form Of Exercise

Tai Chi Chuan is one of the oldest documented forms of martial arts, dating back over a thousand years to the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in ancient China. Originally designed as a fighting form that emphasized flexibility, balance, and explosive power, Tai Chi has evolved over the years into a gentle and slow moving exercise that can be practiced by people of all ages.

It is this reason we see a re-emergence of Tai Chi as a health practice in our modern times. Tai Chi has become more common with the aging baby boomers, but also is quickly gaining popularity with younger generations.

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