Bully-Proof Your Child with Martial Arts

kids martial arts in raleigh ncOver three million children miss school each month in the United States because of bullies. If you want to make sure your child does not fall victim to mean kids then you need to give them the tools they need to defend themselves. Kids martial arts in Raleigh NC is a great way to get positive results, quickly. Martial arts can give your child an unshakable level of confidence to overcome bullies without fighting.

Kids martial arts in Raleigh NC can teach your child how to deter bullies with several non-violent self-defense techniques that will keep them safe, even if they are physically assaulted. At Gracie Raleigh, we teach that we only engage in fighting as a last line of defense. However, with our juniors Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai programs, they will learn how to defend themselves if needed. Whether it be with verbal commands, leverage-based control holds, or kicks and punches, your child will be able to neutralize any threat. That being said, our goal is to prepare your child to defend themselves against bullies and not turn them into a bully as using violence is a last resort technique.

It all starts with confidence. Without it, your child will be a target. At Gracie Raleigh, we instill an unshakable level of confidence in your son or daughter while helping them build good character and positive values.

Why Confidence Matters

Not only will our programs prevent your child from being bullied, but we also work to make sure they do not become a bully as well. There have been studies that have shown that kids start bullying others because of low self-esteem problems. There are also studies that show that less than 15% of kids actually report getting bullied.

In other words, children bully and get bullied because of self-esteem problems. Children that get bullied typically have great fear for their personal safety, and this fear prevents them from standing up for themselves. Children that bully sometimes do so because they lack self confidence and they cope with their problems by trying to make others feel as bad as they do. As you can see, lacking in self confidence can really do a lot damage to your child in many ways. So how do we work on it?

Fighting Fire with Water & Fire

First, we want to teach your children positive values and how to respect one’s self and others, no matter who they are. Next, we want to show your son or daughter how to avoid any type of altercation if at all possible. This comes through learning how to develop an increased awareness about each situation they’re presented with. It is especially important to teach your child how to differentiate between harmless play and joking around and harmful harassment. This way they understand how to act in each circumstance.

Next we work on instilling confidence, because a confident child is not an easy target. Easy targets tolerate abuse and confident children do not. With an increased level of confidence, they will be able to overcome any type of harassment from their peers. Also, confident children do not feel the need to bully other kids. They respect others and help people instead.

Finally, if the need arises and your child must defend themselves against violence, they will be armed with all the necessary tools to neutralize threats.

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Kids Martial Arts in Raleigh NC | Gracie Raleigh

Our Junior Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Program was created so that your son or daughter will be armed with a strong set of values and solid personal character. Our world class instructors will teach them how to persevere through life’s tough goals. This program is specifically for girls and boys ages 6-12, and there is no contract required. We provide a safe and nurturing environment where your child will experience real team building, cooperation and respect. They’ll also learn other positive core values such as focus, discipline, persistence, and dedication. Please give us a call today to learn more.