SOURCE: John Thomas Financial

John Thomas Financial

December 06, 2011 12:34 ET

Fighting Chance Announces Multi-State College and Grade School Tour for Self-Defense Training

John Thomas Financial Sponsors Program, Provides Educational Financial Security Booklets

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - Since 1998, Rick Seid's unique Fighting Chance programs have offered life long, life saving solutions & lessons to teach kids, teens and parents how to recognize, avoid or defend against abduction, sexual or physical assaults from every level of an encounter or action. With the help of John Thomas Financial, a New York-based financial services firm, Fighting Chance will embark on a tour of colleges and grade schools to empower young adults and children to stay safe as well as financially secure.

New Yorkers in particular have been jarred this year by stories in which members of their own community have been put at-risk. A Westchester co-ed attending Indiana University has been missing since June, having vanished without a trace just paces from her off-campus apartment, while the family-friendly community of Park Slope Brooklyn continues to live in fear after a string of sexual assaults began to plague the neighborhood in March.

Seid, a veteran instructor of Israeli Krav Maga, has developed innovative life-saving lessons and applications that are easy-to-learn for all ages. Amongst all of his innovative strategies, Seid even presents a new and unique approach to what one should and could do if put in the trunk of a vehicle. The training seminars will include physical tactics as well as practical tips such as preparedness and awareness. Video clips and training can be viewed on Fighting Chance's YouTube page, which currently hosts 28 videos on various techniques for all age groups.

To help underwrite this tour, Fighting Chance home training DVDs and E-Books for Kids and Women package will be sold for home personal learning -- or they can be donated to schools and libraries. John Thomas Financial will include an educational booklet introducing children to vital concepts on financial security, available free of charge for all participating schools and with all DVD purchases. Portions of the proceeds of this package will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project and various charities feeding and aiding the poor.

When Rick Seid was introduced to John Thomas Financial CEO Thomas Belesis, the partnership seemed like a no-brainer. While Seid's program promotes security in the physical sense, Belesis built his company on the belief that every individual deserves success, prosperity and financial security. Fighting Chance and John Thomas Financial share the belief that every individual deserves personal security and empowerment in order to lead a safe, healthy and successful life.

About Fighting Chance
Fighting Chance is an empowering training system using techniques developed in the United States by instructor Rick Seid using the best practices from a variety of well-known Israeli self-defense programs. Since 1998, Fighting Chance has been providing training for children and adults, promoting self-defense in the event of a sexual or physical assault.

About John Thomas Financial
John Thomas Financial, a member of FINRA and SIPC, is an independent broker-dealer and investment banking firm headquartered in New York City's Wall Street district. Emphasizing a client-centric approach to managing all aspects of its business, John Thomas Financial and its affiliates offer a full complement of retail brokerage, private wealth management, and corporate advisory services tailored to the unique needs of its clients. For timely insights, news, and commentary on economics and financial markets, join the John Thomas Financial community on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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