Our Anti Bullying program is designed for kids up to the age of 12 and 13.
Adults should protect kids from serious harm but kids can learn how to avoid harm in their own and immediate surroundings.
We teach 5 simple steps to kids of what to do when they are being bullied.
From experience, a lot more kids are being bullied but never really talk about it. We have had numbers of 13/20 kids indicating some form of bullying. Anti bullying classes is an ideal opportunity for kids to speak up.
Anti Bullying Programs are often presented in our classes during holidays as a service to the community but can also be presented at schools on request.
Kids who are bullied can experience negative physical, social, emotional, academic, and mental health issues. Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience:
A very small number of bullied children might retaliate through extremely violent measures. In 12 of 15 school shooting cases in the 1990s, the shooters had a history of being bullied. Source
and these are the ways you can be bullied:
Karate has always been seen as a great way for kids to gain confidence. Anti Bullying programs are regularly run in these classes as a service to the community. Read more about our Beginner Karate Class here.
These reasons for your kid to do Karate from the experience of hundreds if not thousands of instructors, teachers, parents, and students.
One of the central tenets of all forms of martial arts is an absolute focus on self-discipline. Today’s kids are so accustomed to receiving instant gratification but kids with a martial arts background, however, are continually reminded of how essential self-discipline is.
Kids who don’t always thrive in highly social environments may find it easier to get to know people and make new friends when they’re in a room filled with peers who share a common interest. Partner-driven forms like grappling can also foster camaraderie, as they force kids to pair off and build their skills together.
Limiting screen time is a great idea when it comes to getting kids off the couch and encouraging them to be more active, but it only goes so far. Enrolling an inactive child in such a physically demanding pastime not only discourages the sedentary lifestyle they’re used to but also gives them an enjoyable activity that inspires her to keep moving.
Our form of martial arts is based around an accomplishment system of colored belts that signify the wearer’s degree of skill. When your child strives toward each new belt, he’s learning valuable lessons about setting and reaching his goals.
Confidence comes with achievement, so your child’s self-esteem level will get a boost with every new move he masters and every belt he earns. Kids who struggle with a low sense of self-worth usually become more confident as time progresses while they’re enrolled in a martial arts class.
Learning our martial arts style will require your child to show their instructor and others unflinching respect. Today’s kid culture doesn’t always include respect for authority, adults, or those in advanced positions. Your child will be learning lessons in respect along with new moves.
Thinking that martial arts instruction promotes violent behavior is justified if your only experience with the activity comes from television or movies. In fact, many defensive styles teach kids peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasize the importance of avoiding a physical altercation.
In order to master the skills students are being taught and advance through the belt ranks, your child will have to exercise superior listening skills. Kids who aren’t always adept when it comes to paying attention to what they’re told can benefit from the verbal instruction and one-on-one work in their class at Jion.
Whether he’s breaking boards to get a new belt or sparring in a practice setting to master a new maneuver, there are few things that your child does in his martial arts classes that will be done on his own. Working together to learn new things and accomplish goals is an important life lesson for kids to learn, and instruction in martial arts can help your child learn that lesson.
The benefits of martial arts training don’t end in the dojo. The boost in confidence increased fitness level and new cooperation skills will also help your child navigate the academic and social aspects of school, affect his behavior at home and have an all-around good influence on him as he develops into an adult.