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Dragon Within for Anti-Bullying.

So I want to touch base on some of the youtube videos and such that are going viral. What is with these kids and teenagers beating each other till they end up killing one another? Now I wont go into parenting choices, because frankly, everyone does it differently.

It is said from the mouths of kids that bullying is mean. It makes them feel mad, and want to seek revenge. Are our school system doing enough to stop these bullies in their tracks? And what makes these children lash out and bully in first place? Is it anger? Is it jealousy? This is where self control and discipline comes in.

Children need an outlet. They need a place to release all their energy and frustration. At the same time they need structure and discipline. Dragon Within Martial Arts provides the discipline and structure these kids need in their life. They will be in a group with other peers and will have to show respect to each individual and their instructor. They will follow a strong set of rules. Martial arts will teach awareness and help with prevention of that anger that is instilled in so many troubled kids. It will help develop confidence that so many children and young adults lack in their lives. One of the main reasons for bullying is due to the lack of confidence in ones self.

If Dragon Within martial arts is adopted for a longer length of time, the student will learn to attain proficiency. Some people make martial arts a life long pursuit. This will create a stronger mind to body connection and develop self respect and awareness. The student will learn to focus and open up their mind and body to gain some spiritual connection. Now of course this is different to each person and not everyone will get the same result out of it. But the important part is that everyone learns the respect and discipline.

Isn’t that what we need? Respect for each other and ourselves? I mean isn’t the main reason why we bully is for our own self gain? In a dojo, the expectations of each student are so great, they don’t have time to bully one another. At the same time, it is like a family setting. Everyone supports each other and helps each other. Giving a more relaxed atmosphere and friendly environment.

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Bullying occurs when there is a power imbalance between the bully and the victim.  The Imbalance can occur from a physical standpoint or a social standpoint–meaning the bully feels he/she has power over the victim.

Power can appear in different forms: Verbal teasing/ Name calling,  written or cyber taunting, or physical strength.

Bullying, in a lot of cases, can be prevented by living a lifestyle of presenting yourself with confidence, being assertive, always being kind and having a positive attitude.

Over the course of this month, we will discuss a variety of techniques and strategies that can be used to balance the power; without having to use strength or force to physically defend yourself against a bully.

We use Martial Arts as a tool to improve confidence within our students; to assert themselves before (or during) a bullying situation.  The strategies we teach will decrease the possibility of your child of becoming a victim and increase the likelihood your child will become an up-stander by standing up for those being bullied–instead of a bystander.

You can help support our discussions by speaking with your children about bullying.  Discuss the importance that confidence, assertiveness, kindness, and a positive attitude and how it plays a key role in preventing bullying before it starts.  We also encourage you to come up with a positive family plan of action so your children will know just want you expect them to do when faced with a bully.

We are proud to help you and your children learn more to stop Bullying. Thank you for being a part of our STOP BULLYING Month!

This month, our weekly mat chats focus on our awareness about bullying.  We will discuss what a bully is and how to handle bullying before, and after it occurs.

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