Posts Tagged ‘bullying resources’

Children Learn Verbal Judo, New Self-Defense Helps Resolve Conflicts Peacefully

November 13, 2011


A new organization developed by bodyguards, martial arts Masters, teachers and child safety experts is training children to resolve conflicts without fighting.

On the heels of recent media reports of bullying, cyber bullying related teen suicide, and abuse, some parents are taking steps to prepare their children for the dangers they face in school and life.

How to cross a street, the 911 emergency/fire safety system, how to swim, parents are now adding sexual abuse prevention, self-defense from depression, obesity, diabetes and BULLYING. They are doing this through USA Martial Arts Phoenix Arizona.

BULLYING FACTS:
o Bullying is the most common form of violence in American society according to the National Association of School Psychologists.
o Bullying affects 15 to 30 percent of students as either bullying child or the targets of bullying
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.

While you may think that your child’s school is taking bullying seriously, the statistics show that over 85% or higher of bullying incidences go unreported. Many more incidences of bullying take place before, after or while children are not in school.

Despite these laudable efforts to curb bullying, they do not always deflect and defend bullying attacks. That is precisely where bodyguard and law enforcement trainer John Nottingham comes in.

Nottingham, an Army Airborne Veteran who served in a Special Forces unit and trained elite soldiers in hand to hand combat, has gone on to teach law enforcement and bodyguards. He has used his knowledge of advanced threat assessment, verbal judo and non-confrontation approach to develop a specialized BULLY PREVENTION TRAINING & SELF DEFENSE organization called The Bullying Prevention Initiative International with a local chapter here in Phoenix.

I started the program having successfully taught bullying prevention for over 25 years. I was glad to see the Olweus system being taught in many schools here in Arizona but concerned for the lack of training on force appropriate physical intervention skills.

BULLYING STATISTIC
OVER 85% OF BULLYING GOES UNREPORTED

I want parents and teachers to have options to teach their children or students. We cover the full spectrum and teach different skills than other programs offer. I didn’t agree with the approaches that infringe on free speech or that do not adequately address violence, off campus bullying and other safety concerns. Our programs draw on protective tactics used by professional protectors – bodyguards.

Starting with The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative, Nottingham trained his staff and students at his USA Martial Arts school in Phoenix and conducted public speaking engagements, school assemblies and teacher training. His programs have caught on and requests came in to share his unique bully busting methodologies. Nottingham then created the Bullying Prevention Initiative International to support those interested in the bullying prevention mission.

One of his more popular programs is called “Bully Proof Vest” prepares children of varying ages to deal with bullying as well as other safety issues they might face such as abductions and abuse.

His courses emphasize avoidance, de-escalation and deterrence tactics that help children develop social assertiveness and confidence. The skills range from verbal tactics to force appropriate physical self-defense techniques to escape to safety and mitigate abuse.

Nottingham’s “Bully Proof Vest” self-defense and escape school course gives children confidence to resolve self-defense and safety issues both in and out of the classroom (where most of the bullying and abuse take place, out of the view of teachers).

Bullying is one of the most difficult issues that students, parents and educators might encounter in or out of school. However, with our strategies, we can make a difference. The Bullying Prevention Initiative International strives to offer the most practical and effective bullying prevention program available.

Learn more about bullying, how to prevent or resolve it, and more about the Bullying Prevention Initiative International organization or the Arizona chapter Arizona Bullying Prevention Initiative.

Protect your children with bullying prevention skills and strategies by contacting USA Martial Arts Phoenix and a certified bully prevention specialist to inquire about upcoming seminars based on the Bullying Prevention Initiative International programs.

info@usa-martialarts.com
602-896-8721

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Phoenix Martial Arts School Teaches Children Free Bullying Prevention

March 25, 2011


Take your kid to this Phoenix Martial Arts school and they will teach them how to deal with bullying for free.

USA Martial Arts Phoenix just completed a month of complementary Bullying Prevention training for Phoenix Children at their Phoenix Martial Arts school. USA Martial Arts Phoenix along with Nottingham Sword & Shield Security are partners in the Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative Bullying Prevention Program. Their mission is to provide unconventional Bullying Prevention advice, training and resources and teach children how to deal with bullying peacefully in an effective way.

They provided complimentary training to any children in the Phoenix community this past month. However, their commitment does not end there. They are now offering free bullying prevention lessons to any Phoenix child. They will teach their highly effective 5 step approach which includes techniques to:
o Detect bullying behavior early
o Deter being selected for bullying behavior
o Diffuse potential bullying situations
o De-escalate bullying behavior
o Defend bullying abuse and attacks

USA Martial Arts teaches a brand of bullying prevention that has been proven with thousands of students over the past 25 years. It is a research based method that, unlike other programs, does not leave out the last resort of defending yourself from physical abuse. The Arizona Bullying Prevention Program BULLY PROOF VEST program gives children the tools to cover and evacuate, just like a bodyguard. This BULLY PROGRAM also encourages by standers to be courageous and heroic. Children are taught that if they see bullying to step up and speak out, tell and get involved. Children learn when to tell, who to tell and what happens when that fails.

Founder John Nottingham claims that he believes this program is unique in that it is the only researched based bullying prevention program that is designed by professional protectors. At the core of the program is protecting life from abuse.

To get your child BULLY and VICTIM PROOFED and earn his or her BULLY PROOF VEST, parents can contact Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts School in Phoenix. You will need to set an appointment in advance or bring them to his Confidence Building Kids Summer Camp. You can learn more at the USA-MartialArts.com website or the Arizona Bullying Prevention blog.

Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
ARIZONA PHOENIX BULLYING PREVENTION PROJECT
USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9-10
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone 602.896.8721
email info@usa-martialarts.com
Arizona Bullying Prevention blog
USA Martial Arts Website
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The Bullying Dilema for Children in Arizona’s Schools

March 10, 2011

Children Feeling Trapped In The Rules

o Dad says hit him and teach the bully a lesson

o Mom says just walk away from bullies

o Teacher says tell on the bully

o School says zero tolerance for fighting means you get suspended

So it’s no wonder why children are telling me that they are confused. The unintended consequence? They get abused to avoid the other consequences of getting in trouble with Mom, the school, the teacher or disappointing Dad for looking weak. They would rather take the torment than deal with the shame or pain of the alternatives.

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.

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The Children’s Bullying Prevention Project

“How To Defeat a Bully Without Fighting”
“Bully Proof Your Child”
We Teach Children How To Turn a Bully Into a Buddy!

Bullying Prevention Partners in Education
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
Scottsdale Bodyguard
USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Kids Love Martial Arts Phoenix
Phoenix Martial Arts
Phoenix Kickboxing
Scottsdale Kickboxing