It’s your friendly neighborhood
martial arts instructor here, from American Sport Karate Centers.
As you can imagine, our school
deals a LOT with bullies.
You could say we’re experts on the
Experts at teaching kids how to deal with bullies that is!
Well, this is the biggest bully
deterrent out there. Hint: It’s NOT
knowing how to punch or kick really
No, it’s something that’s a bit
harder to teach: confidence.
Bullies prey on the weak. They can
sense lack-of-confidence like a
hawk can spot a wounded animal.
And then they pounce.
But they back away from confidence.
Why? Well, they’re scared
themselves. Fear is all they know.
Pride? Self-respect? These are
foreign concepts to the bully.
Sadly, many of them have poor home
They’re victims themselves.
Confidence is a delicate thing to
teach a child though. However,
these things seem to help quite a
– Encouraging their passions.
– Positive, kind words and praise.
– Listening to your child (really
Self-defense skills help a lot,
too. When kids feel safe,
confidence is a natural
If nothing else, parents sleep
better knowing their kids can beat
up any bully who comes their way
If you’re interested in a program
that’ll teach your kids
self-defense, and positive life
skills like goal-setting &
Click here to try out our kids
martial arts classes:
askc-admin June 14th, 2017
Posted In: Anti-Bullying