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Marine Corps martial arts taught to DEFY youths
Gunnery Sgt. Christian A. Suber, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructor, United States Central Command, teaches proper self defense techniques to students in the Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) program. Suber gave the children a period of instruction of different ways to defend themselves against bullies and aggressors while at the Drug and Testing facility June 15.
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Marine Corps martial arts taught to DEFY youths

Posted 6/25/2010   Updated 6/25/2010 Email story   Print story


by Sgt. Rick Nelson
U.S. Central Command Combat Correspondent

6/25/2010 - MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Students from the Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) group came aboard MacDill Air Force Base June 15, where they were taught self defense moves from the head Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructor at United States Central Command, Gunnery Sgt. Christian A. Suber.

"I volunteered to teach the kids a little self defense because I love teaching, I like kids and it's always good to know how to protect yourself, because you never know when you'll be in a situation that requires it," said Suber, a 1st degree black-belt instructor in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

Suber added, knowing that the moves they were taught could protect them from a possible "bully beat down" or prevent them from getting abducted by a stranger made it worthwhile.

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