Thousands of kids suffer from being bullied every day.
Bullying is intimidation or domination toward someone perceived as weaker, a way to establish superiority through coercion or force. What defines bullying is that this intimidation is repeated and sustained over a period of time.
Fear is a sensible reaction to bullying, both the fear of being hurt and the fear of retaliating when you have no skills.
So the best way to prevent becoming the target of a bully in the first place is to strengthen body and mind, so that you are projecting confidence. When we are not feeling confident, we don’t look people in the eye, we may slump with shoulders forward, we aren’t firm in shaking hands, we might hold back in a group.
The format of jiu jitsu classes reinforces self-confident behaviors.
Giving a child or young adult training in jiu jitsu is a profound answer to the problem of bullying because it provides the physical and mental training necessary to shut it down fast.
Jiu jitsu techniques begin from a ground position, which is the most common defensive position in an attack. The training provides the skills needed to stop an attacker through technical moves that are based on leverage, rather than strength.
The most effective counter-attack against a bully will hit on two levels, mind and body, equipping a young person with the physical skills to disable the attacker, while building up his confidence and self-respect.
This is why jiu-jitsu is such a powerful weapon against bullying.
Read our student’s testimony:
“Jiu-jitsu has helped me not to be scared of bullies and make me feel stronger. It has taught me how to get away if someone is holding me down”. (Austin Williams)
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