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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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Having children in Martial Arts programs helps them in many less obvious ways. They are learning social mores and goal setting, in some cases before they even step into elementary school. Here at Dragon Within Martial Arts we believe one of the that the most central aspects of martial arts is Self-Discipline. Children engage in both mind and body during class. They learn listening, self esteem, and teamwork skills. Helping them to develop in these areas, has a direct effect on their confidence, fitness, and they are able to navigate though other parts of their world.  Their behavior in school improves, their concentration, respect and ability to cooperate improves, making for a happier, healthier academic experience. 

The best part is, ITS FUN! They are learning and growing all the while absolutely engaged and enjoying themselves. Some of the topics that we tackle throughout the year include, Handling Bully situations, Respecting others, having a positive attitude and being assertive

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Knowing self-defense empowers your child with powerful techniques, strategies and confidence for life-long success!

Dragon Within Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:
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I came across this video today on from ABC News, and it made me so sick to my stomach to think that there are these types of people in the world. Thankfully, this story had a happy ending. This little girl (just 7 years old) was at Walmart, with her mother. She left her alone for a few minutes and a man tried to kidnap her. This girl fought back and the guy let her go. It is so important to give your kids the “fight back” mentality and to educate all children on how to get away if something like this ever happens to one of them (let’s hope they never have to use it).

leave your child unattended in a store. With that said, I know you can’t always be at your child’s side. You have to let them do things alone…eventually. If this video scares you about your child then you should act. Learn what your children know about strangers. Test them. Above all, the best way to fully equip your child with the skills and knowledge to be able to get away and get help if they ever come across a person trying to harm them would be to sign them up for martial arts training.

At Dragon Within Martial Arts, we center our curriculum not on just traditional martial arts like karate, or Judo (etc) or for martial arts competitions but more to educate your children on how to protect themselves if they ever came across a bully, or even worse, a person who wants to hurt them. The instructors will show them what to do in an emergency situation from how to identify a “stranger danger” and what they should do if they came across one to knowing their phone number if they ever got lost or were in a bad situation. Also, the self-defense system we teach, is very realistic an practical so if they had to fight back, they could get away and find help.


Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA , provides the most realistic and practical fitness & self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:
Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA