Archive for September, 2011

School Survival Bully Buster -How To Stop Bullying- Free Training

September 30, 2011

AZ-Bullying Prevention USA Martial Arts Phoenix Arizona

School Survival Bully Busters Workshop
How To Stop Bullying
September 29, 2011 | Kids and Teens |

How to defeat the bully without fighting workshop. October is Bullying Prevention month. Each year more and more children fear going to school because of the school yard bully. USA Martial Arts Phoenix and Nottingham Sword and Shield Security have sponsored the Arizona Bullying Prevention Project to help Phoenix Kids learn peaceful ways of handling bullying…

Bully Proofing Arizona Children
Cyber Bullying | School Yard Bully
Bully Busters Bully Prevention Project
Bully Proofing Arizona

Is your child being bullied? Every year more and more children are dreading going back to school. Research shows as many as 96% of children will encounter bullying.

o 46% will drop their grade point average and get low grades due to bullying.
o Bullying can negatively damage self esteem
o Cyber-Bullying is on the rise and is preventable

Bullying Facts:
Research indicates that bullies choose their targets based on perceived vulnerability. Bullies first choice of who to pick on are usually those who are different or don’t fit in. It could be based on appearance, behavior or just because a child acts different, is quiet or withdrawn. Bullies often choose children who look week or have low self esteem.

Each year USA Martial Arts Phoenix offers our Phoenix Arizona community its Bully Prevention Workshop. I would like to invite you and your children to a free workshop at 4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 9 Phoenix Arizona 85032 (Tatum & Greenway).
Our How to Prevent Bullying workshops are absolutely free – no catch, sales pitch or uncomfortable twist. All we need is for you to email us at to reserve your spot. We will have two age appropriate workshops one for elementary age students and one for middle school and high school students.

The Workshops will be held througout October and are free to all who register.

The Elementary School Anti-Bullying Workshop will educate both the parent and children on the basics of dealing with a bully. For a child to attend the workshop a parent must also attend. A free 5 step guide on How To Handle a Bully will be provided compliments of our sponsors.

Our mission at USA Martial Arts and Self Defense is to ensure that every child has the right to feel safe and develop to their full potential. We are the Phoenix, Scottsdale, PV community’s leader in Bullying Prevention training. I’m the only instructor in Phoenix fully certified as a 6th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor, PI, Close Protection Specialist and owner of a Security Bodyguard training company. My background includes being an Eagle Scout and a USAR Airborne veteran. My staff and I have trained over 10,000 students in the last 26 years.

All the motivation that a child needs to succeed in school, sports, and any endeavor in life, comes from a child’s confidence and self-esteem. A bad bullying experience can rob a child of those very important traits that can have a lasting negative impact on the rest of their life. As parents we must provide our children with the tools they will need to succeed in school and life.

If your child is being bullied or if he/she is a bully this workshop is for you. Contact us today at to register your child for this workshop that could change their lives in a positive way.
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Discipline is Not Punishment

September 23, 2011

Martial Arts Discipline Reinforces Good Grades and Good Manners

The Martial Arts are legendary for the development of self-discipline, especially in children.

While most understand the methodology of martial arts instruction, some parents confuse the discipline in martial arts for punishment. However, it is not punishment at all, rather it is the secret to the key of developing self discipline and empathy.

There was a movement in the martial arts in recent years to eliminate push ups, board breaking and failing students on belt tests. Some instructors felt it was bad business. The consequence is that many martial arts schools today have earned the reputation as belt factories or McDojos. Unfortunately, some people have generalized that all traditional or classical martial arts schools are the same. This is not the case.

Many instructors chose to stay the course and risk the business to stay true to the disciplined style of teaching without watering down standards. It is this group that understands the profound impact that discipline and the tools such as push ups, board breaking and sparring have on their students.

Yes, these can be scary to the overly protective parent. However, the world we live in is not as nice as we hope. Even the parent with the best intentions and highest hopes cannot protect their child from every challenge, obstacle or risk. Life is risk. In my experience, rather than trying to change all 5+ billion people on the planet, it is better to work on preparing ourselves and our children to properly face those realities.

Martial Arts discipline is one method of preparing children for todays world, and perhaps more importantly tomorrows. I would encourage parents to seek out an instructor that encourages excellence in your child, has high expectations and holds them accountable. They should also use encouragement and lead by example. The instructors life should be evidence of this discipline from their physical conditioning, technical ability, attitude, social skills to achievements.

While there are no perfect people, therefore no perfect instructors, I would encourage you to keep looking for one that is perfect for your child, goals and aims. There are some truly great instructors out there if you take the time to look. Just keep in mind that their methods may seem tough at times but good communication and patience will usually help you see the profound benefit of discipline in a child’s life.