Posts Tagged ‘Bullying Help’

FREE BULLYING PREVENTION BOOTCAMP FOR PHOENIX AZ

January 18, 2012


BULLYING PREVENTION BOOTCAMP!
FREE BULLYING PREVENTION SEMINAR FOR PHOENIX CHILDREN
EDUCATION | HEALTH AND WELLNESS | CHILDREN SAFETY
Saturday, January 21, 2011, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Phoenix, AZ USA Martial Arts in Phoenix has announced plans for a free community Bullying Prevention Seminar called BULLYING PREVENTION BOOTCAMP scheduled for 12:30 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2011. The workshop is part of USA Martial Arts Arizona-wide initiative to help educate children, teachers, and parents in preventing Bullying Behavior. With a unique partnership with Bodyguard, law enforcement and other specialists the team is joining forces against Bullying by teaching free Bullying Prevention seminars in Arizona.

As part of our campaign to prevent bullying, USA Martial Arts and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security has partnered with an international group who specialize in Bullying Prevention, the International Bullying Prevention Initiative.

According to Phoenix Instructor Master John Nottingham, education with training is the key to effective Bullying Prevention. Studies indicate that one in three children are affected by bullying and the impact far reaching. Consequences of bullying can include anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, physical ailments and lower academic achievement. Through age appropriate instruction, direct training and workshops such as this one, Nottingham hopes to have a significant impact on reducing the extent of bullying and victimization.

Attendance at the Bullying Prevention Seminar is limited. To register contact USA Martial Arts at email info@usa-martialarts.com before January 19th

Workshop Location
USA MARTIAL ARTS & KICKBOXING PHOENIX AZ
4731 East Greenway Suite 9
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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FREE – Kid Safety – Bully Prevention Seminar Sat. January 21st – 12:30 to 1:15pm

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Bully Proofing Arizona Kids

March 13, 2011


Bully Proofing Arizona Kids

Is it a wise choice to teach your kid how to stand up to bullying? Would your child know what to do if a bullying kid targets them and won’t stop?

Some Phoenix Arizona parents are turning to a new kind of program called Bully Proof Kids by a Bodyguard trainer.

An innovative program named “Bully Proof Kids” trains kids how to effectively stop bullying using a 5 step conflict resolution approach “the 3 shields- bully proof vest”. It’s not your typical course of just talking, walking or throwing a martial arts kick.

The course, teaches 5 steps on How To Handle a Bully and begins with the 4 D’s: Detect, Deter, Diffuse, then, as the last resort, and only when attacked, Defend yourself from harm with appropriate force. The course teaches children that “nobody has the right to hurt them.”

The techniques are force appropriate, enabling children to defend and escape to safety. We don’t teach them to wait until rescue because it might not come. We do not teach them to be a punching bag so they won’t get suspended from school. There are times when self defense is required. The key is teaching children when those times are.

Physically subdueing a bully is the absolute last resort.

The program’s objective is to provide children the social skills, self-confidence and the physical options for self-defense. The instruction, and the advice is age appropriate.

“Children learn how to respond, rather than react to various types of bullying behaviors including social bullying, emotional bullying, cyber bullying as well as physical bullying.”, states The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative founder John Nottingham, a security self defense specialist and bodyguard trainer.

Schools Have Criticized These Methods

“Some school officials with so called, “zero tolerance” policies may object to our approach. But none of those have actually seen what we do. We train teachers and understand their concern about liability but our primary focus is on the safety of children. Other schools praise our efforts. We believe a suspended child is better than an abused one. The difference is simply one of education. Our approach was developed by teams of expert protectors from the fields of psychology, sociology, security and self defense. Denial is not an effective self defense strategy.”

Nottingham, a 6th Degree Black Belt Master and owner of USA Martial Arts Phoenix says that there are some really bad ideas out there right now and he and his team see it as their responsibility to educate parents and teachers before they inadvertently harm more children. This bully prevention training offers a different option, an unconventional approach with a track record of helping thousands of children successfully deal with bullying and protect themselves.

For more information, Nottingham and his team can be contacted at info@usa-martialarts.com 602-896-8721

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The AZ Bullying Prevention Project
“Victim and Bully Proofing Arizona’s Kids!”
4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

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ScottsdaleBodyguard.com

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“How to Effectively Bully and Victim Proof Your Child”

March 13, 2011


How To Protect Yourself From Bullying – Unconventional Bullying Advice
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/

Former Soldier and Martial Arts Instructor Shares His 5 Step Program That Will Catapult Your Child’s Confidence, Instill an “I-Can” Attitude & Provide Them the Practical Tools to Protect Themselves from Bullies

Dear Arizona Parent:

Did You Know:

• Bullying is the #1 cause of school children’s absenteeism in the U.S.A.
• Bullying has been linked to higher rates of teen depression and suicide.
• Rigby (2002), who is a respected researcher on the topic of bullying, nationally and internationally, states:
• “Bullying involves a desire to hurt + hurtful action + a power imbalance + (typically) repetition + an unjust use of power + evident enjoyment by the aggressor and generally a sense of being oppressed on the part of the victim.” (p 51)
• Every day, 160,000 students skip school because they fear being bullied, according to the PACER Center, a parent training and information center for families of children. According to the National Association of School Psychologists,
• 1 in 7 schoolchildren is a bully or victim
• Bullying affects 5 million school children in U.S.

You may be thinking to yourself, “Do I know the techniques, tools and strategies to help my child confront today’s bullying dangers?
Don’t worry – there IS a solution – but before I get to it, let me tell you a story about a boy who was the target of a bully and how it changed his life forever…

SKINNY, UN-ATHLETIC ASTHMATIC
KID TORMENTED BY A BULLY

• His father told him to punch the bully right in the nose to “teach him a lesson”.
• His mother told him to just walk away.
• His teachers never knew about it because the bullying took place out of their sight, and often off school grounds, on the way to or from school.

He didn’t want to tell on the bullying kid because he would feel weak, like a sissy, only inviting more trouble.

He was afraid of getting in trouble for fighting, calling attention to his problem. But far more than that was the pain of keeping the secret. The secret was that he was scared, frustrated and felt trapped. That anger turned inward turned into feeling depressed as the bullying kept up over time.

But that all changed. He found a way:
• To stand tall, walk proud and keep his dignity
• Stand up to the bully
• To defeat a bully without fighting

In fact, he earned the respect of the bully and his classmates
Most importantly, he felt better about himself
Plus he used the lesson many more times in the future

BY STANDING UP TO THE BULLYING, HE WON SELF-RESPECT AND HIS NEW POWER HELPED HIM HELP OTHERS

Yes, as you probably guessed, that boy was me. Today I use those experiences to relate to other kids facing bullying in their lives. You see, I’ve helped thousands of children find their inner strength, their voice and successfully learn how to deal with bullying, conflicts and the most dangerous situations.

My name is John Nottingham and I am a 6th Degree Black Belt in the Martial Arts. I’ve trained in China, Korea and all over the world with some of the best of the best. I was in the Army Airborne and taught some of the roughest, toughest heroes in the world hand-to-hand, hand-to-weapon military combatives while serving in a Special Forces reserve unit.

Today I own a Executive Bodyguard Security and Training Company, and an award winning Martial Arts school. Over the past twenty five plus years, I have helped thousands of people from all walks of life discover their inner strength and stand up for themselves in every aspect of their lives.

From children who were getting tormented school to women feeling trapped in unhealthy relationships; from employees being mistreated by their bosses to Police and Security who have to use their skills daily on the streets. Not standing up for yourself from bullying can be just like a toxin that attacks your self concept and destroys dreams, hope and goals from the inside out.

THERE IS HOPE! I CAN HELP

I’ve developed a 5 step program to help you:
1. Build your child’s self esteem
2. Learn to handle unfair aggression
3. Flip the balance of power
4. Learn what to say and do and when to do it
5. Know how to spot a “bullying set up” well in advance so you can avoid it

VICTIM AND BULLY PROOFING

This unique method is not one of those ineffective “Ivory Tower” programs you’ll see from educational institutions. The schools that have had us there see the results because it works. Our Bullying Prevention Program isn’t theory or idealistic wishes. We give you hard-hitting tools, some of them the same strategies we teach to bodyguards who protect VIPs and celebrities! We’ll we think you are a VIP and are worth protecting.

To cut through the bullying dilema The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative – AZ Children’s Bully Prevention Project is working with Nottingham Sword and Shield Security and USA Martial Arts Phoenix to offer a series of bullying solutions – Victim-Bully Proof Workshops. Free Bully Prevention “5 Step How to Handle a Bully Without Fighting” training is being sponsored FREE to all Arizona Children.

What: How to Handle a Bully Without Fighting
When: 5-6pm Wednesdays during the month of March
Where: at USA Martial Arts Phoenix Tatum/Greenway Albertsons center
How much: Fully sponsored by Nottingham Sword & Shield Security, ScottsdaleBodyguard.com, KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com and USA Martial Arts Phoenix
How: Contact info@usa-martialarts.com or call (602) 896-8721 to register. Limited space available.

BULLY PROOF VEST by John Nottingham, USA Martial Arts, The Arizona Bullying Prevention Project.

The only bullying prevention program designed by protection professionals.

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative | AZ Bully Prevention Project http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/
4731 e. Greenway road suite 9 phoenix, arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721
USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
ScottsdaleBodyguard.com

Arizona Bodyguard Security Company Helps Launch Bullying Prevention Programs

March 12, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
John Nottingham
(602) 896-8721

Arizona Security Company Bodyguards help launch a Bully Prevention Initiative and Bully Proof training for Arizona children.

What
The Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative and Bullying Prevention Project is Phoenix based group who provide education, training and resources to parents, teachers and children of Arizona. Bully Proof Training Arizona teaches methods on how to stop a bully, school bullies and how to reduce bullying behavior.

Grade School Bullying | Middle School Bullying | High School Bullying

The Bully Solutions Project is a private initiative sponsored by a collaborative effort from USA Martial Arts Phoenix and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards

Who
John Nottingham, owner and Director of Training Operations of Nottingham Sword & Shield Security of Scottsdale is using his bodyguard training skills and resources to educate teachers, parents and children how to effectively handle bullies. More than just a local Karate Dojo do-gooder, Nottingham has a background in the Army Special Forces Intelligence community and whose knowlege have been shared with law enforcement, military and companies throughout the world. He also owns USA Martial Arts Phoenix, a family oriented Martial Arts and Self Defense school in the North Phoenix, PV area.

Why

FACTS
o 160,000 children cut school every day in the United States to avoid a bully. –National Education Association.
o A majority of the school shootings have been linked to cases of excessive bullying – U.S. Secret Service.
o Studies have shown that adults who were bullied as children have a much higher level of depression and lower self-esteem than those who were not.
o Misinformation about bullying is growing

The Arizona Bully Initiative and Bully Proofing Project’s mission is to address the issues of bullying and prepare Arizona children for life.

The program was initiated in 1992 in Nottingham’s chain of martial arts schools but only recently was it formed into a State-wide program and put online.

Where
The Bully Intervention Project is headquartered in Phoenix Arizona.
The Arizona Bully Intervention Project – Bully Prevention Training
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/2011/02/arizona-bully-proof-project-training.html
How To Get Involved or Support These Efforts

BECOME A PARTNER IN EDUCATION
Arizona Bullying Prevention Awareness education is supported by its partners, organizations with a focus on bullying prevention, child and youth education issues. Partners actively promote the event on their social media channels, enewsletters, and printed materials. The AZ Bully Proof Prevention Initiative gratefully acknowledges their generous support in raising awareness of bullying prevention.

Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative Blog

How To Handle A Bully – Arizona Bullying Prevention Project

March 12, 2011


Dear Parents, Teachers and fellow Arizonan’s:

Hello, my name is John Nottingham, founder of The Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative – AZ Children’s Bully Prevention Project and author of Making Bully & Victim Proof Kids & owner of Nottingham Sword & Shield Security, ScottsdaleBodyguard.com and USA Martial Arts Phoenix – thank you for checking out my blog.

My mission in life is to help individuals like you cut through the BULL, myths and misinformation about self defense and personal safety, to ignite their individual power, increase fitness and joy in their personal and professional lives.

I believe I am uniquely qualified to help advise you in your journey because of being trained by some of the best of the best and my lifetime of unique work. Not to mention that I have BTDTGTT – Been There, Done That and Got The T-shirt!

For the past 25 years, I have personally helped thousands of men, women and children overcome challenges like bullying, obesity, insecurity, fear, hyperactivity, anger issues, lack of self confidence, slipping grades, and more.

Personally, I was the target and bullying as a child. But Martial Arts changed all that and my grades improved, I earned Black Belt, started teaching, competed nationally, achieved Eagle Scout and became a leader in my church youth group. As an adult, I attended college eventually joining the U.S. Army Airborne and teaching hand to hand combat in a Special Forces Unit. Afterwards, I followed my heart and opened my own martial arts school with big dreams and no money.

I started the Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative – The AZ Bully Prevention Project to help bully proof and victim proof Arizona Children. My team and I provide resources and training to parents, teachers and children from our unique 5 step method of How To Handle a Bully Without Fighting.

This process has been refined over the last 25 years and has helped thousands of children deal with bullies in their school and lives. We use an empowerment model to encourage positive life, social and problem solving skills, tactical communication, anger management emphasizing peaceful resolutions to bullying.

“When victims stop being victims, bullies stop being bullies.” -Izzy Kalman, Bullies To Buddies founder

My method was developed by putting children’s safety first then school liability – NOT school liability first followed by child safety as with many other programs. It includes elements from Gavin de Becker (The Gift of Fear), Dr. Terrance Webster-Doyle (How to Defeat a Bully Without Fighting), Doc George Thompson (Verbal Judo) and my experience helping thousands of children successfully deal with bullying.

It is the first program of its kind to incorporate Bodyguard Security tactics with the ABC’s of conflict avoidance, anger management, and the wise Martial Arts philosophy PEACE process.

Furthermore, my program won’t leave a child a helpless victim if confronted with physical aggression. Our belief is that every child has a fundamental right for self defense and that they need to be equipped should the need for self defense arise. However, physical intervention skills are only employed as a last resort, and with our unique methods, those situations are less likely to get physically violent.

If you would like more information about bullying, bully prevention training, school assemblies, home school groups, presentations or our free community bully prevention workshops, please contact us at:

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The AZ Bully Prevention Project
“Bully & Victim Proofing Arizona Kids!”

I look forward to working with you,

Stay strong,

John D. Nottingham, 6th Dan, EPS
Founder
Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The AZ Bully Prevention Project

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Arizona Bully Prevention Teacher Launches Bullying Initiative

February 24, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Nottingham
(602) 896-8721

Arizona Martial Arts teacher launches Bully Prevention Initiative and Bully Proof training for Arizona children.
Listen NOW to our radio interview on Bully Busting or read Bullying Prevention Tips.

What
The Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative and Bullying Prevention Project is Phoenix based group who provide education, training and resources to parents, teachers and children of Arizona. Bully Proof Training Arizona teaches methods on how to stop a bully, school bullies and how to reduce bullying behavior.

Does Your Child Have a Bully Proof Vest?

Grade School Bullying | Middle School Bullying | High School Bullying

The Bully Solutions Project is a private initiative sponsored by a collaborative effort from USA Martial Arts Phoenix and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards

Who
John Nottingham, owner and Chief Instructor of USA Martial Arts Phoenix is using his skills and resources to educate teachers, parents and children how to effectively handle bullies. More than just a local Karate Dojo do-gooder, Nottingham has a background in the Army Special Forces Intelligence community and whose knowlege have been shared with law enforcement, military and companies throughout the world. He also owns Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards, a security and training company headquartered in Scottsdale.

Why

FACTS
o 160,000 children cut school every day in the United States to avoid a bully. –National Education Association.
o A majority of the school shootings have been linked to cases of excessive bullying – U.S. Secret Service.
o Studies have shown that adults who were bullied as children have a much higher level of depression and lower self-esteem than those who were not.

The Arizona Bully Initiative and Bully Proofing Project’s mission is to reduce violence and bullying and prepare Arizona children for life.

The program was initiated in 1992 in Nottingham’s chain of martial arts schools but only recently was it formed into a State-wide program and put online. His newest program is called The Bully Proof Vest Program and kids, parents and teachers love it.

Where
The Bully Intervention Project is headquartered in Phoenix Arizona.
The Arizona Bully Intervention Project – Bully Prevention Training
Does Your Child Have a Bully Proof Vest?
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/2011/02/arizona-bully-proof-project-training.html
How To Get Involved or Support These Efforts

BECOME A PARTNER IN EDUCATION
Arizona Bullying Prevention Awareness education is supported by its partners, organizations with a focus on bullying prevention, child and youth education issues. Partners actively promote the event on their social media channels, enewsletters, and printed materials. The AZ Bully Proof Prevention Initiative gratefully acknowledges their generous support in raising awareness of bullying prevention.

Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative Blog