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Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center in San Antonio, Texas WINS 2009 Nickelodeon's Parentsconnect Parents' Picks Award for Best Martial Arts Class”. Votes are in for Nickelodeon’s Second Annual Parents’ Pick Awards in 2009. ParentsConnect is an online resource for parents with children of all ages that offer unique features focused on the individual parents’ needs.

he awards identify winners in 52 major U.S. cities with categories ranging from “Best Museum for families; Best Toy Store; Best Playground/Park” and more. “The Parents’ Pick Awards are a quick way for parents to find the best local option for their children in a variety of activities and venues” said Dr. Larry M. Lockhart, Sr., owner of Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center. “Martial Arts Personal Development Center has provided family oriented Martial Arts Instruction and Self-Defense classes for children and adults alike for many years. We are truly honored to be recognized by our local communities in this awards program.”

All nominated businesses were chosen based on recommendations from’s local city editors that live and work in the cities they cover, along with recommendations from ParentsConnect users. Users’ votes from May 5 - July 15, 2009, determined the winners in each category. To view the businesses selected as Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Pick Award winners, visit or


PARENTSCONNECT BACKGROUND: Featuring the tagline "We're not perfect, we're parents," Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect is the online resource providing parenting advice and community, celebrating the reality of parenthood and making parents' lives easier. Geared towards parents with kids of all ages, from babies to teens, the site offers unique features like personalized profiles that help parents connect with each other; advice from top-tier parenting experts; a digital multi-media scrapbook; seasonal crafts, recipes and activities; a weekly meal-planner; a weekly newsletter focusing on the behavior and development of your child; and guest celebrity editorials. Each age-related section on the site provides users with daily content to help them through both large and small parenting challenges.

Dr. Larry Lockhart, Sr., owner of Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center, has improved countless children's lives by teaching them self-discipline and focus through Personal Development and Martial Arts, emphasizing the importance of education. Find out how your child can grow up to be a Leader in your community and have self-confidence as well as a respectful attitude at

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