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Students 'pay it forward' to martial arts instructor for changing lives
CANTONMENT, Fla. (WEAR) —
Michael Jones runs Escambia Martial Arts in Cantonment. He is passionate about how it can change lives.
"I do it mainly because of those children out there," he explained.
He said it takes about a month to see a big difference in children, whether it's getting them to behave or bringing them out of their shell. But it's his biggest desire to teach everyone how to protect themselves if they are ever in danger.
"True martial arts knows how to defend," he said. "I want these guys or my older students that is 71 years old to know to be able to protect themselves."
He works with people that can't afford it and spends one on one time with children that are struggling. That's why not just one, but two people nominated him for Pay It Forward.
WEAR along with Hill Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram surprised him with $500 and brought this tough guy to tears.
That money will help him buy new equipment that will teach more people how to protect themselves.