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Wanting To Be a Super Hero But Feel Like a Zero – Lessons From BullyProof Vest

March 29, 2017

You feel invisible, helpless or lost in a crowd.  Sometimes you wonder if you will ever be respected, liked and appreciated for the person you are.

Being bullied or feeling left out just stinks.  But it’s OK because I’m going to share some simple steps with you that can change things.

First, recognize that no matter what you are feeling, this is just a temporary thing and it will pass.  It may not feel like it, but take it from me that it will.  The good news is that you don’t have to wait for the situation to change, you can do things right now to make it better.

Now you may be telling yourself, “I’ve tried and it doesn’t work!”.  Yes, you and millions of others have felt the same way.  I felt the same way so you’re not alone.  However, what you’ll find is that it can if you use the right strategies and get the right help.

Have you ever noticed that even Super Heroes sometimes need help or to be rescued?  Be smart and ask for help before it gets you down.  There is ALWAYS hope!

Second, you must know that you may feel alone but you have people who will listen, care and help you if you reach out to them in the right way.  When it comes to your safety and happiness, people will go to great lengths to help you.  Feeling alone or bullied can only exist if you keep feeling afraid or confused.  You are more than just your feelings and when you change things, so will your feelings.  Do you have a trusted teacher, friend, mentor, parent, Uncle, Aunt or coach that you can talk to?

You may be thinking, they don’t care or I don’t want to tell them.  I promise that if you reach out to the right people, and keep reaching out, you’ll get the help you need.  Just have five seconds of courage and things can begin to change.  You are worth it!  Do it now and don’t put it off.

Finally, know that you are worth it and you deserve to be happy!   The more powerful and confident you feel, the happier you will feel.  I recommend joining a good martial arts school or a sport, art or activity that has caring coaches and teachers.  When you are busy building yourself, you will change your mind, body and emotions.  It’s true and it really works!  I’m living proof and so are millions of others.

Hope Is a Powerful Ally!

Be Your Own Super Hero,

John Nottingham

BullyProof Vest Founder
The Bullying Specialist

For Bullying Help or Resources Go To:

BullyProof Vest  | The Arizona Bullying Prevention Initiative – Phoenix BullyProof Project | Bullying Prevention Initiative International

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The ABC’s Of Personal Safety From A Security And Self Defense Specialist

September 23, 2010


The ABC’s of Personal Security and Self Defense
Conflict Resolution – Using Brains Over Brawn

Self defense is something everyone knows that we should learn, yet few actually do. Rather than use a few self defense or fighting tips as an emotional pacifier, it is important to test and apply what you think you know. It is through this process that self defense competence is built. With self defense competence comes personal protection and security confidence. A good self defense instructor will ad to your peace of mind and help you use your innate survival signals and skills to bring to bear in protecting yourself and/or the ones you love.
When you learn to defend yourself you are less likely to have to because:

1. You tend to avoid potentially dangerous situations because you recognize them earlier
2. You are more likely to trust your intuition/gut feelings therefore act on them
3. Project more confidence which often removes you from the victim profile. Criminals like easy targets, not difficult ones.

HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR ABC’s OF SELF PROTECTION PERSONAL SECURITY

Alert to Avoid Potentially Dangerous Situations
– Knowledge and Awareness of dangerous situations and how criminals operate
– Trusting instincts and Acting on intuition
– Always observe safe habits and practices

Breathe
– Belly Breath with Backpressure on exhale helps manage stress, adrenaline and fear
– Be looking for opportunities, weapons, barriers, escape routes and targets
– Be prepared with training and a plan but be flexible

Communicate with Confidence and Commit
– Say directly what you mean and mean what you say
– Change the Context of any situation you feel might lead to a violent encounter
– Commit to your plan and execute with intensity

Distance
Whenever you increase distance, you increase time and options and usually deny the targets

Eyes on targets and Escape options
Eyes, neck, groin, knees, Everything’s a weapon, Escape

Recommended reading: “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker

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Escape to Gain Safety: Jeet Kune Do based self defense for women www.fighting.net/johnn
P.E.A.C.E.: A 5 Step Program of Self Defense
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The 5 Fingers of Self Defense: Self Defense Concepts
Street-Wise Street-Smarts: Street savvy self defense lecture
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Project SMART Kid Weekly Prize Drawing

September 21, 2010

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Super Good!
You’ve got it made.
Super!
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That’s good.
You are working hard today!
You are very good at that.
That’s coming along nicely.
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I am happy to see you working like that.
Exactly right.
I’m proud of the way you worked today.
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You just about got it.
That is the best you’ve ever done.
I could not have done it better myself!
That’s it! Do it again just like that!
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Spectacular!
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Keep working on it…you are improving.
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You are learning fast.
EXTRAORDINARY!
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You are a joy to work with.
Come on now…one more time just like that.
You are making my job fun.
That is the right way to do it.
You are getting better everyday.
You did it that time.
You are on the right track now.
Nice going!
You have not missed a thing.
WOW!
That’s the way.
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TERRIFIC!
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That is the way to do it!
SENSATIONAL!
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EXCELLENT!
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PERFECT!
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WONDERFUL!
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FINE JOB!
Nice going.
You are really going to town.
OUTSTANDING!
FANTASTIC!
TREMENDOUS!
That’s how to handle that!
Now that is what I call a fine job.
That’s great.
Right on!
You are really showing improvement.
You are doing beautifully.
SUPERB!
Good remembering!
You have that down pat!
You certainly did well today.
Keep it up.
Congratulations – You did it!
You did a lot of work today.
Well, look at you go!
I am very proud of you.
MARVELOUS!
I like that!
Way to go!
Now you have the hang of it.
You are doing fine.
Good decision making!
Great job of thinking it through!
You are learning a lot.
Oh my! That is one of the best I have ever seen.
That is the kind of work that makes me happy.
It is a pleasure to work with you today.
I have never seen anyone do it like that before.
Today is the best work you have EVER done.
I can only say one word for your improvement: Excellent!
Practice is paying off…. You are doing much better.
You have come so far in a short period of time.
Let me shake your hand!
Job well done!
I knew with practice you could do it from the beginning.
Be proud of yourself…you do it!
I could see the success in your eyes!
The longest journey starts with the first step… and you just took it!
You are making me so PROUD!
Remember: It is one thing to SAY IT and another to MEAN IT! Sincerity it a must if you want the statement to have value and meaning. Now, use the above phrases to make a positive difference in your life and others.

*Source EFC, Kovars

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Martial Arts for Children’s Confidence Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona

September 13, 2010

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USA Martial Arts Blog & School Information

June 6, 2010

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Got a Bully? We Can Help

May 7, 2010

Watch Bully Help Video
Got a Bully? We Can Help

Does another kid kick, hit, pinch, punch, trip or threaten you? If so, you may have a bully.

Does someone tease you, call you names, leave you out, or spread rumors about you? You may have a bully. But you can stand up to bullies if you know what to do.

* Try to talk it out. Say, “Why are you being mean to me?”
* Get away and stay away from the bully.
* Speak up. Say, “Stop picking on me!” and do it with confidence and eye contact.
* Make a joke. If you say something funny, even about yourself, the bully might laugh and forget to pick on you.
* Stick with your friends.
* Ask an adult for help.

Do you know someone who has a bully? Well, you can help. Did you know that most of the time when a kid steps in bullying stops? Here are some things you can do.

– If you see someone being picked on, be a friend and walk away from the bully together.
– If you have a friend who bullies, take a stand and tell your friend to stop.
– If you know someone that gets picked on, ask the kid to play with you.
– Get your friends to come with you when you help someone being bullied.

If someone is hurting a kid, tell an adult.

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Friendship beats bullies every time!

USA Martial Arts is hosting Bully Prevention Workshops once again help combat the ever-changing problem faced by our children. Come join us for this FREE presentation. Email info@usa-martialarts.com or call 602-896-8721 for more info and to sign up. You must be pre-registered to attend. We look forward to seeing all of you there. Bring a friend!

* Source: http://www.mcgruff.org/Advice/bullies.php with modifications from John Nottingham

NOTE: Bully Guard Bully Proofing course also offered at our Karate Confidence Summer Camp. Public speaking, school assemblies, home school groups, teacher training, consultation and training are available.

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