Bullying is an ever present occurrence in today’s society. Every time you turn on the news or go online you can hear about another kid who was bullied. Many times, these instances can be very brutal. Whether kids are physically hurting other kids, or driving them to suicide with unending verbal assaults, it is clear that bullying is a very big problem in America. Even at a minimum level this can be very stressful for kids. Martial Arts training offers realistic training to combat the negative effects of bullying. However, this idea of Bully proofing your child might conjure images of punches, kicks, jiu-jitsu holds and submissions. And yes, these techniques are very effective against physical encounters if a situation gets to that point. But what about Cyber Bullies, name calling, gossip and rumors spread by less violent but still harmful bullies? This is where martial arts really shines.
Bully Prevention with Martial Arts Confidence
Preventing kids from saying mean things to one another might be next to impossible. But arming children with the confidence they need to stand up for themselves…that is where martial arts leads like no other. Martial Arts training teaching children to feel confident in a group of their peers, to accept difficult situations and work to overcome them. Yes, the techniques they learn can prevent a bully from doing physical harm, but the positive change in attitude is the reason martial arts students are bullied less than most. Martial Arts students work together with their peers in a supportive environment. In many cases, the whole family is training so the bond between parent and child, as well as child and teammate creates a kid who is glowing with confidence but humble in demeanor.
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