A program called “Bullyproof” teaches children how to how to avoid an attack using Jiu-Jitsu techniques - and it is taking America by storm.
The course, teaches the three T's: Talk your way out. Tell an adult. And, as the last resort, and only when attacked, Tackle the bully. If the bully attacks you physically, grab him in a bear hug and take him down to the ground, and safely pin him in a hold until rescue comes. The aim is to provide self-confidence and the physical skills for self-defense.
The classes follow a similar format - a warm-up, followed by the teaching of techniques - the basic fundamental moves which include learning how to break-fall, hip escape, the mount, and many more. All teaching is mixed with elements of fun and the teaching is re-enforced with games. The kids run around getting great excercise, they learn not only essential life skills that give them self confidence but also discipline & respect.
Different age groups are taught different non-violent control tactics designed to minimize injury to the bully if used during a real fight. The kids love the course and it really works!
We at the Renzo Gracie Academy are now offering the same program. Classes run every Monday & Wednesday 4.30pm - 5.30pm for kids 3-6 years & Tuesday & Thursday 4.30pm - 5.30pm for kids 7-12 years.
Check out the pictures from the tiny tigers - lucky enough to have been given a class from Penny Thomas - four times world champion - Africa's most decorated athlete!
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