Arrow Martial Arts and Fitness

Attention Springfield Township: How to handle a bully with our Bully Prevention Program

Posted: January 27, 2017

I want to talk about the options we have when we are dealing with a bully.  A lot of times when we teach this, during our new martial arts student orientation, we find that children are giving incorrect advice when dealing with a bully.  Allow me to share with you the three options your child has when dealing with a bully.  The first two are ones that most children, possibly even yours, have been told to do.  The third is what we teach them to do.

1.  Ignore the bully:  By ignore the bully most children are told not to acknowledge the bully at all.  The problem with this is that it is the bullies choice when and if they want to stop!  What if they don't get bored and keep bullying?  After all they won't find an easier target than than the person that does nothing.  What we teach instead is to use two power phrases that steal the bullies power.  

2. Walk away: The problem here is that you have to surrender you life to the bully.  It starts by not playing on the section of the playground you want to or not sitting at the table you want to at lunch.  Then it turns into not wanting to play on your sports team because the bully may be a teammate.  Eventually, children don't want to go to school at all.  This gives the bully to much power over us.

3. Deal with the bully and end it:  We teach our students to confront and deal with the bully.  There are many methods to this that we teach in a 12 week program.  We teach them to three weapons they can use against bullies and power phrases to use.  Another key factor is a personal safety program.  Children and adults who have self-defense confidence are far more likely to verbally stand up to a bully.  Here is a link to the 3 ways to beat bullying: http://arrowmartialartsandfitness.com/blog/3-ways-to-beat-bullying

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