How To Stop A Bully
Self Defense Classes for Parents & Children
Help your child discover their inner super-powers by developing proven personal safety skills. Our parent and child self-defense classes are designed to teach practical self-defense skills to enable anyone to defend themselves no matter whether on your feet, in a confined space, or even if on the ground.
We ensure that our martial arts courses are run in a supportive, safe, and fun environment without the fear of injury. All our classes are “no contact”, and our 7000 square-foot studio ensures that students train and maintain social distancing guidelines.
GAIN CONFIDENCE AND AWARENESS
SELF DEFENSE CLASSES
MAY 1, 8, 15 & 29
4 Weeks – Includes Parent & Child
Sat. 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Early Bird before the 1st of each month $347 for 2 After the 1st $469
Bully Proofing Children
At least 1 in 3 adolescent students in Canada have reported being bullied recently. Among 38% of males and 30% of females reported having experienced occasional or frequent or occasional bullying during their school years. 47% of Canadian parents report having a child victim of bullying and 40% of Canadian workers experience bullying on a weekly basis.
These stats make us aware that bullying is a reality for everyone and bully proofing our children is very, very important.
Children are bullied mentally, emotionally and physically so our approach includes all 3.
Parent involvement is crucial because children who are experiencing Bullying can easily get frozen at the thought of dealing with not only the bully but their teacher, principle and their parents when they get home. Their fear is magnified because they fear getting into trouble for standing up for themselves wherever that may lead. Children are usually very confused as to what is acceptable and not acceptable and everyone from their school, teacher, principle and even mom and dad all could have a different opinion. Bullies also feed on the knowing that their school mates are being told “not to hit back” or really do anything even if they are being physically threatened.
Bullying in Schools
Bullying can happen in any school setting, starting from kindergarten up until University. In kindergarten and primary school, examples of bullying might include children laughing at slower classmates, shoving smaller kids out of the food line or pushing less strong kids off of the playground equipment at recess. Physical acts of violence in lower grades often start small, with simple acts of unkindness, but might eventually progress towards punching, biting, kicking, and other acts of violence. Teachers can help control physical bullying in grade school, by making sure kids are watched at all times and not allowing any act of violence go without punishment.
At higher grades, victims of physical acts of bullying can end up in the hospital or, in the worst cases, dead. In some metropolitan high schools violence has attained astoundingly high levels, with students being beaten, knifed or shot regularly. Parents who think their teen might be a target for high school violence should take action to help protect them from it. Parents can talk about options with school officials to see what could be done; and many parents might choose to take their teenagers out of dangerous high school settings rather than risk them being hurt, maimed or killed as a consequence of bullying and physical violence.
Build Confidence and Recognize Threatening Situations
Research has shown that children and parents who successfully defend themselves can quickly recognize threatening situations and enforce their boundaries, if necessary, by physical means. In this four-week self-defense course, you learn to recognize the ploys that assailants use to manipulate women and how you can thwart them. The course is designed to give you time between classes to practice your self-defense moves and become more comfortable with them.
Parents, we will teach you & your child how to:
- Release yourself from basic grabs and fight back when necessary.
- Use your body language and voice to take command of a confrontation with impact.
- Assess your risks, and address them.
- Identify the signs to help you de-escalate, defuse, or evade any situation before a physical assault ever happens.
- Understand the connections between awareness, threats, and your immediate environment.
We teach more than just self-defense skills
Not only do our self-defense classes help you hone your physical and mental skills, but they also give you a fantastic workout to help you stay in great shape. Plus, our real-world-based training methods will leave you feeling more confident and self-aware at each stage of your training. You and your child can get fit, stay fit, become more self-confident and self-aware, and learn how to defend yourselves in any situation.
Self Care, Self Respect, Self Image
Studies have shown that people who know how to defend themselves don’t have to because of how they carry themselves more confidently, and confidence alone is a deterrent to bullies. When you combine Self-Discipline + Self-Defense, you get… Self-Confidence. At Great Way Martial Arts, you’ll enjoy an invigorating experience in a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive atmosphere that will test your mental and physical boundaries. At the same time, you gain those oh-so-important self-defense skills.
Kung Fu translates to “hard work, well-done”. We teach our students that “hard work + self-discipline = success”. We define a champion as someone who never gives up. We push our students to challenge the voice inside them that says, “I can’t do that” or “I’m not smart enough, fast enough, or strong enough”. We stand by this affirmation: “I can, I must, I will!”
Harness the power of martial arts for confidence, fitness, and robust-self protection skills. You’ll feel empowered, confident, and full of the desire to take your self-defense skills to new heights. Sometimes all it takes is to replace a boring routine with something more engaging that awakens your inner Amazon. Our classes will help you harness the power of martial arts for incredible fitness, holistic wellness, patience and control, and of course, learning to KICK A$$.