Tae Kwon Do teaches Life Skills to STOP BULLYING
Posted: November 22, 2017
For children who are bullied, school becomes a very scary place where they feel intimidated and vulnerable. Millions of children worldwide experience this on a daily basis, leaving their parents feeling helpless because they are unable to protect their child. They become depressed and extremely anxious.
So what can we do? Enrolling your child in a Tae Kwon Do program. Tae Kwon Do not only teaches a child how to defend themselves the presence of a bully, but how to avoid confrontational situations that might lead to bullying as well. Through Tae Kwon Do, your child will also learn important life skills that they can use and incorporate everyday for the rest of their lives.
Today, Master Parks shares 7 Ways Martial Arts Guarantees Your Children Will Be Bully-Proof:
1) More Confidence
With each Tae Kwon Do class comes a new goal to achieve in the form of techniques and specific drills. Fulfilling these goals reassures each student that he is capable of achieving anything he puts his mind to. There’s no doubt that this helps build confidence in a child.
A bully will always target a child who appears weak and unsure. The self-confidence a child receives from Tae Kwon Do will help him feel more secure which makes him less vulnerable to bullying.
2) More Discipline
In every class, a Tae Kwon Do instructor reinforces the importance of discipline. Tasks as simple as standing in line and waiting for your turn to attending class consistently teaches discipline. This provides a child a firm structure of what’s right and wrong.
The child who practices martial arts knows their limits. Each child knows what actions can trigger a bully and therefore avoids those at all costs. They understand that when faced with a bully, he or she must manage their own behavior to prevent the situation from worsening.
3) More Respect
From the time your child steps on the mats, they are taught how to show respect to his instructors and peers. Simple body language like a bow, a fist bump, or even a high-five shows mutual respect and admiration. This teaches your child how to treat others, regardless of whether they are friends or not.
When a child shows respect for others, he also shows how much he respects himself. This also means he is less likely to be bullied. He understands that respect is a basic human right and that no one deserves to be mistreated.
4) Verbal and Physical Skills to defend themselves
When your child practices Tae Kwon Do, they will learn how to defend themselves without the use of physical aggression. Throughout their Tae Kwon Do journey, the instructor will emphasize the importance of using Tae Kwon Do for self-defense only, not as a means to attack.
Your child will will also learn how to take responsibility for his or her actions and choose the high road each time he faces conflict. Because of this, the likelihood of your child being a bully also decreases significantly.
5) More Sociable
When your child trains martial arts, they’ll forge lifelong friendships with like-minded peers. Being on the same journey will undoubtedly bring children closer together, as well as expose them to a multitude of personalities. This will make your child well-rounded and sociable, as well as more empathetic towards others.
The more sociable your child is, the less likely they will be bullied. Your child will have a newfound willingness to get along with others will definitely make it easier to make more friends and surround himself with other positive, happy children.
6) Become Goal Setters
Studies show that children who aren’t sporty or are poor performers in school are often bullied. Most of the time, this is caused by a lack of self-confidence, especially in their academic performance.
One of the most amazing lessons your child will learn from martial arts is goal setting. Because of the belt grading system, he will constantly work towards achieving the next belt. This teaches him that achieving a goal takes hard work and a whole lot of effort. There’s no doubt that this will translate to success in the classroom and make him less prone to bullying as well.
7) We want our children to be HAPPY
Tae Kwon Do isn’t all about learning techniques and drilling, it’s also about having fun! Children who practice Tae Kwon Do always look forward to their next class because they can’t wait to be with their teammates and high-five their favorite instructors. It’s time for them to be happy and do what they love!
Oftentimes, bullies target children who are easily upset or unhappy. This is because they easily react to the bully, reinforcing him to keep on going. The positivity that radiates from children who practice martial arts will certainly ward off any bully. If a child seems unperturbed despite being bullied, it is likely that the bully will just walk away.
If you feel like your child is a target for bullying, do not hesitate to take action and enroll them in a our Tae Kwon Do class. Not only will you make them bully-proof, you are also arming them with lessons and values that go beyond the mats. Sign your child up and prevent them from becoming a victim of bullying for the rest of his life!
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