Research suggests that almost 10% of school age children are the victims of a bully. Bullying is most common by the second grade and occurs throughout life. Bullying can be both physical and verbal, and can range from mild teasing to pushing and hitting. Bullying is even done quite often on the internet.
The team of instructors at ATA Park Karate is trying to make a difference by building strong leaders in the community through Martial Arts and Taekwondo. It concerns Vincent Raimondi that children are being victimized by their peers. Being a victim of a bully can lead to a child avoiding school and developing anxiety about attending class.
Here at ATA Park Karate we equip you with the tools necessary to succeed in every situation. We will teach your child to walk away (but while staying calm and not running), tell the bully to stop and leave him/her alone, or to use humor and come up with a good comeback when a bully teases him/her. Our Karate and Taekwondo programs also help develop your child’s self-esteem. It is important for a child to develop a high self-esteem and strong friendships to help further distance themselves from situations where they could be bullied. Teaching your child to make eye contact with others (especially the bully) and to talk with a strong voice may also help. Role playing situations where he/she is bullied may be helpful in teaching how to respond.
No one should ever become a Target or Victim in life. ATA Park Karate takes bullying serious and stands to protect the youth within the community. STAND UP & STAND PROUD!