TEEN GANG AWARENESS SEMINAR
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2005
10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Denton MLK Center
Madre 13, Red Dragons, Decepticons, Latin Kings . . . The names of youth gangs elicit strong, sometimes exciting images: baggy clothing, colors, tattoos, hand gestures, graffiti, guns. Although once confined to urban landscapes, these images and the gangs that create them are migrating. Gang-related incidents, from graffiti to drive-by shootings, are being reported across the country in urban, and now suburban and rural areas. Gang violence doesn't just affect gang members, as bad as that might be. It affects whole communities: families of gang members, innocent bystanders, people who are afraid to go out where gangs fight each other.
As gangs move into new areas, they also move into locations that were traditionally considered "neutral zones," such as schools and malls. It is estimated that more than 650,00 teenagers are involved in gangs. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has determined that initiatives aimed at educating young teenagers about gangs are the best forms of prevention.
Come join us for an intensive 3 hour interactive Teen Gang Awareness Seminar. Designed for anyone who wants to learn about the current gang situation in North Central Texas.
Speaker: Alvin D. Mack Jr, is a Certified Gang Investigator by the TX Attorney General. He has over 25 years experience in law enforcement and has worked with youths for over 33 years through the martial arts.
UMAATC Students & Families - $25.00Call 940-320-7773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Non UMAATC Students & Familes (up to 4 people) - $30.00
Click here for a printable flyer (Flyer available in Spanish also)
Little Elm's Fall Festival - Sept 22 - 25, 2005
UMAATC will have a dunking booth and information table at the Little Elm Fall Festival. This will be your last chance this year to come on out and Dunk Sifu Mack! Come show your support! Click this link to find out more about "What's Happening" at the Festival Little Elm Fall Festival Schedule.
The Festival will be held at the Little Elm park. Click here for a map from Denton
2005 National Martial Arts Day with Guest Speaker Kenpo Karate 6th Degree Black Professor Graham Lelliot
Professor Graham Lelliott began his Karate training in 1974 on the Island of Jersey. This is the largest of a small group of Islands in the English Channel, collectively known as the Channel Islands and the place where Graham was born in 1948.
He is one of only three Europeans who were physically tested and promoted by Senior Grand Master Edmund Parker from 1st to 4th Degree in Europe, these promotions were 1st Black 1980, 2nd Black 1982, 3rd Black 1985, 4th Black 1989. He was promoted to the status of First generation Black Belt when Mr. Parker signed his 4th Degree certificate as his instructor.
Professor Lelliott will be presenting a hands on workshop. Participants need to wear a uniform or training clothes. Family & Guest are invited to observe.
Location: Denton MLK Center 1300 Wilson St, Denton TX 76201
Dates & Time:
Session 1 Saturday Oct 15, 05 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Kick-A-Thon Saturday Oct 15, 05 Noon - 1:00 PM Session 2 Saturday Oct 15, 05 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM UMAATC Students ONLY Session 3* Sunday Oct 16, 05 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Costs UMAATC Non UMAATC Students Guests
Late Registration $100.00 $125.00 $35.00
At the Door $150.00 $175.00 $50.00
September 20 - TX Governor Proclaims 10/16/04
National Martial Arts Day in the State of TX
Proclamation sent to UMAATC from Gov. Perry
Tx Gov. Rick Perry
(Picture courtesy of http://www.governor.state.tx.us)
Proclamation sent to UMAATC from Mayor Moncrief and Ft. Worth City Council.
Ft. Worth Mayor
(Photo courtesy of http://www.fortworthgov.org/citycouncil/Mayor.htm)
October 5 -
- Denton City Council Meeting - 6:30 pm.
|215 E. McKinney|
|Denton, TX 76201|
- Mayor euline Brock presented Sifu Mack with the City of Denton's Martial Arts Day Proclamation.
National Martial Arts Day Proclamation - City of Denton 10/16/04
City of Denton Mayor Euline Brock reading Proclamation.
Mayor Brock presenting Proclamation to Sifu Mack 10/05/04