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Local Martial Artists Dim The Lights And Lend Support For Earth Hour

On April 22nd, 2010, Johnson's TaeKwonDo & Leadership Academy hosted a glow-in-the-dark escrima seminar for the World Wildlife Federation. All proceeds went to the charity as part of Jessica Stober's Leadership Project. Our martial arts students had a blast at the seminar in Cary. The event was also part of Johnson's TaeKwonDo & Leadership Academy's participation in Earth Hour where for 1 hour, ctizens, communities, businesses, national, and world landmarks cut off the lights each year as they demonstrate awareness for the world's limited resources and the importance of limiting our excess use of energy. Johnson's TaeKwonDo & Leadership Academy TO DIM THE LIGHTS AND LEND SUPPORT FOR EARTH HOUR AT 8:30 PM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 22 Joins the growing list of supporting businesses that are committing to take a stand by turning the lights out on pollution and creating a cleaner, safer and more secure future! Cary, North Carolina - Johnson's TaeKwonDo & Leadership Academy, a martial arts school in cary announced today that they will turn off all non-essential lighting at their Cary location for Earth Hour, and encourage their employees to do the same. Earth Hour, which takes place Thursday, April 22nd at 8:30 p.m. local time, is an event in which millions of Americans will turn out their lights for one hour in support of action on climate change and toward creating a cleaner, safer and more secure future. 2010 marks the third year of the event, which attracted more than 80 million participants in the U.S. last year, and nearly a billion people around the world, as lights dimmed on such global icons as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sydney's Opera House, the Great Pyramids of Gaza and New York's Empire State Building. Johnson's TaeKwonDo & Leadership of Cary is committed to teaching its students skills far beyond the kick, the punch and the throw. The chief instructors- Bryson and Melissa Johnson teach their students the skills needed in order to manifest the martial arts philosophy into their daily lives. Johnson's hosts weekly Leadership Hour courses on Friday nights where young students are given the opportunity to lead others in community service projects that match their interests. The Johnsons believe that this is the best way to teach leadership to all karate students. Have them do something that engages others in a worthwhile project. Bryson Johnson said of his program, "It is our ultimate goal to teach and inspire our students to take their martial arts skills that they learn on the mat and to apply them in the world." That is Johnson's TaeKwonDo & Leadership Academy's mantra, "Out of the dojang, and into the world!" Notable U.S. landmarks such as Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, St. Louis' Gateway Arch, Sea World in Orlando, the strip in Las Vegas, New York's Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral, California's Santa Monica Pier and the Space Needle in Seattle are among the hundreds of sites that will turn off non-essential lighting for the hour, in what is expected to be the largest-ever call to action on climate change.

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