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June 7, 2011
Celebrate dads, give to dads in need at free martial arts class

Looking for an alternative to a sedate Father's Day dinner this year? Head to Robinson's Taekwondo, where families can bond over breaking boards and give back to the community during a free martial arts clinic.

The martial arts school is holding a one-hour family class at 7 p.m. June 24 and cost is free if you donate a gently used business suit or accessories for out-of-work dads.

Black belt instructors will share "bully busting tactics" and help kids and dads learn how to break boards during the clinic, a Robinson's news release states.

The clinic will be held at all of the Robinson's Taekwondo locations in the Sacramento region, said Rick Reed, a spokesman for the martial arts school.

The school is hoping to repeat a successful business suit drive held in 2009, he said.

Suits will be donated to the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' clothing program, SETA Hillsdale Career Center and the Sacramento Job Corps.

Families who donate a suit but can't make the clinic will receive a five-day VIP pass.

For a Robinson's Taekwondo location nearest you, click here or call (916) 481-6815.

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