Janet Goliger is a 2nd degree black belt in Okinawan Shorin-ryu Shido-kan Karate, a 2nd degree black belt in Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate - Kobayashi style, and a member of The North American Beikoku Shido-kan Karate-do Association. Janet also holds a green belt in Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu. She has been training in martial arts since 1993. Janet has been teaching karate classes to children and adults since 1997, in addition to self-defense workshops for youth, teenagers, women and seniors.
Presently, Janet is employed as a Physical Education Teacher/Specialist with Glendale Unified School District in Glendale, California, where she has worked since September 1991. During the 1996-1997 school year, Janet created and instructed an "Anatomy and Movement" course designed specifically for elementary students, grades 4-6, and taught as part of the GATE program in her district. Janet has also participated as a Mentor Teacher for the At Risk Program from October 1995 through June 1996. Additionally, Janet currently teaches the C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense program as part of her physical education curriculum, and has also taught it as a GATE program and an after school program within her district. Janet conducts one-day in-service training for elementary, middle school and high school physical education teachers to incorporate the C.L.A.S.S. program within their current curriculum. In June 2003, Janet was voted "Teacher Of The Year" at La Crescenta Elementary School, G.U.S.D. Janet was voted to receive the "Masonic Award" by her fellow teachers at Lincoln elementary school, which was presented to her on May 5, 2009 for "outstanding and meritorious service to Public Schools and Public Education" by the Glendale Masons at the Glendale Unified School District board meeting. On August 11,2012, Janet was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame for her work with children through the C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense program.
Janet has been teaching Physical Education since 1978. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education, and a Master of Science degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology. She was also employed by the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles for 6 1/2 years as Senior Physical Education Director, and was known for creating a new range of fitness programs for children, adults, and seniors. Janet was honored by the Pacific Region Physical Education Society with the Regional Achievement Award (1983) and Regional Award of Excellence (1985). She is also a past-president of the Los Angeles Physical Education Cabinet.
Janet is a published author of 2 journal articles in the Association of Professional Directors' Journal of Health and Physical Education. Her complete "C.L.A.S.S. Teacher's Manual" and Instructional Video for the C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense program have gained popularity with elementary and middle school teachers. Janet has written a new book designed for parents to protect their children from danger, which has won the 2007 IRWIN BOOK AWARD for Best Community Service Campaign. Check out Janet's award-winning book, "I Need to be SAFE: I'm Worth It." 144 pages and 32 step-by-step techniques to teach children and parents how to be safe in any threatening situation while learning in a non-threatening environment. Janet launched her new Middle School and High School Curriculum for teenagers in March, 2008. "ARE THEY SAFE? - C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense Curriculum for Grades 7-12" follows the same format of the original C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense program. This new curriculum is age specific for teenagers dealing with Peer Pressure, Harassment, Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying, environmental dangers and physical techniques to escape any attacker. Janet is a member of AAHPERD, CAHPERD, NASPE, NAGWS and Book Publicists of Southern California.
Janet is the creator and owner of the C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense program and has written all the instructional and information materials used by the program.
Janet's goals are to educate children in a total wellness program which they can implement throughout their lives, teach children and women how to keep themselves safe in a somewhat unsafe society, and to continue training in martial arts.
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