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Safety in Schools – 2024

What’s School Safety In 2024 Like?

2023 was worse than 2022 in many areas…

School Shootings were up (and it’s continued to be on an upward trend)… You can see the safety graphic here:School Shootings Safety Graph 2023









Which continues a 417% increase in the number of school shootings between 2017 and 2022.

There are also many other indicators regarding school crime and violence you can read about in this report from the National Center for Education Statistics. (Read Here)

What can we do to improve safety?

That’s why programs such as KarateBuilt Martial Arts are so important. When kids individually develop discipline, confidence, and safety awareness they not only keep themselves safer but create a better environment around them. One of the ways this is proven is in my bullying prevention research (read here) where we found getting your Black Belt and Beyond reduced bullying more than any school-based bullying prevention program.

This isn’t to say that we don’t have individual, social, mental health, governmental, educational, and political solutions for safety that we can all be working towards. It’s just that we can also individually control what we can – and here we can provide our support.

I invite all parents, caregivers, and people who work with kids to become familiar with the ways school safety is threatened and this is a big step towards children being safer.






Ch. Master Greg Moody, Ph.D. and KarateBuilt Martial Arts have been selected the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for EIGHT YEARS IN A ROW!

KarateBuilt L.L.C. was founded in 1995 by Dr. Greg Moody, an 8th degree Black Belt and Chief Master Instructor, KarateBuilt Martial Arts and Karate for Kids offers lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

KarateBuilt Martial Arts Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape), or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week at 866-311-1032 for one of our nationwide locations. You can also visit our website at

About Dr. Greg Moody:  Dr. Moody is an eighth-degree black belt and chief master instructor.  He has a Ph.D. in Special Education from Arizona State University (along with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – he actually is a rocket scientist). He has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years and has owned eight martial arts schools in Arizona and California. Chief Master Moody is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training, around the world. See more at

Dr. Moody is also a licensed psychotherapist and maintains a practice at Integrated Mental Health Associates ( where he specializes in couples therapy and men’s issues.

The KarateBuilt Martial Arts Headquarters at KarateBuilt LLC is in Cave Creek, Arizona at 29850 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 105, Cave Creek AZ 85331. You can locate the Chief Instructor, Master Laura Sanborn there directly at ‭(480) 575-8171‬. KarateBuilt Martial Arts serves Cave Creek, Carefree, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley Arizona as well as Grand Rapids, MI.

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