Bullying Stops with MMA Self-defense Training in Kenosha, Waukegan
It is estimated 1 out of 4 school-aged children are victims of bullying, 155,000 kids miss school each day in fear of being bullied, 1 out of 5 students admit to bullying, and 282,000 kids are physically attacked in secondary schools each month. In many cases bullying takes the form of an aggressive child seeking out victims in much the same way an attacker on the street would. They are looking for someone who lacks confidence whom they feel would make an easy target. Many times the victims of bullying are fearful for their own safety because they are not confident about how to deal with the situation. This lack of confidence is a key signal to bullies and makes them believe their victims are ill-equipped to deal with the situation.
At the Academy, we instill confidence in our students that discourages bullies from picking on them. Many martial arts schools promote striking attacks for self-defense. Whle we do teach those skills, we promote the gentle arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling to bring submissions instead of strikes and kicks. We use leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence. It can help prevent potential issues caused by a child striking another child at school. At the same time, we teach the world’s most powerful combination of styles so all the tools are at the student’s disposal if necessary, whether it be tomorrow or in 30 years from now. These defensive techniques help build confidence by teaching students that they are able to control a situation while maintaining self-control and self-discipline.
Confidence, deflecting and, if necessary, physical self-defense: Your body just does it. Repeating something over and over is a way of training your body to react on instinct, while your mind has time to catch up, access the situation and react and do whatever is right for that particular moment. Having this muscle memory is like buying yourself time to think. Keeping yourself from being placed in harm’s way or being able to think and act, to find resolve, when you’re in the middle of a situation. We are always motivated to help you learn how to defend yourself.