Unfortunately, children are often never taught how to defend themselves, either verbally or physically. Yet children will sometimes hear that they need to 'stand up' for themselves, without any practical knowledge of how to do so.
Martial Arts classes can help.
Children should always be taught how to handle bullies in a verbal manner first and foremost, and with the help and support of school administrators and parents. A non-violent resolution is always the best outcome and goal of any bullying scenario.
However, it is useful for children to know self defense should a situation ever develop where a physical confrontation cannot be avoided. Martial arts classes will teach children various techniques for blocking, breaking an attacker's grasp, and other methods to protect themselves from injury.
Some questions to ask when evaluating a martial arts program:
Why Kwon's Taekwondo?
Choosing the right martial arts school is important. The attitude of the school and quality of the instructors make a big difference:
One of the greatest benefits your child will also gain by learning martial arts at Kwon's Tae Kwon Do is a higher level of self-confidence. Just having more confidence helps children avoid being bully victims most of the time. Plus, being more confident is a trait that will help your child excel in all areas of life.
Empowering the Mind, Spirit, and Body
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Kwon's Tae Kwon Do (Taekwondo)
Unfortunately, in today's world bullying is very common among all ages. Children frequently do not tell anyone they are being bullied. They fear retaliation, embarrassment, or being blamed. It is important that parents (and school personnel) make sure kids feel safe in order for them to be able to perform to the best of their abilities.
Victims of bullying typically do not retaliate.
Children targeted by bullies are usually intelligent, sensitive, creative, and have a low propensity to violence.
Bullied children often possess a well-developed sense of moral values, and a clear understanding of the need to resolve the conflict verbally. Kids that are bullied will, rightly so, try to use dialogue rather than a physical response.