Bullying In NEPA
Bullying has become a prevalent problem in our community. Studies indicate that 1 out of every 4 kids will be bullied and that 160,000 kids miss school every day in fear of bullying and according to one study Pennsylvania is one of the five worst states with regards to bullying incidents! Victims of bullying want to stand up for themselves themselves, but most are too afraid for their personal safety and well being to do so. If we remove the fear of physical harm by teaching your child to properly defend themselves then they are more likely to make a stand for themselves and speak out against bullying!
We teach control, not violence
Other martial arts systems teach violence against violence. They teach a child to react with punches, kicks, knees, and elbows. The BullyShield self defense program first teaches children how to verbally defuse a bullying situation so as to stop it before violence occurs. However, if attacked, your child will employ Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques that are defensive, use no strikes, and non-violently neutralize a bully. The confidence provided by the BullyShield program teaches children the Gracie Way of “fire with water.”
What can you expect for your child to learn?
- Stand Up Self Defense
- Ground Self Defense
- Discipline and Focus
- The Importance of FUN
- And so much more!
Our BullyShield classes promote learning through fun! Every class is taught with energy, enthusiasm and excitement to keep the kids engaged and wanting to learn more. Every child learns in a safe, non- violent, and fun-filled atmosphere without the pressure of expectation.
KID-JITSU (5-7 years old)
“Keeping It Playful”
Young children do not want to learn, they want to play! We have secretly developed a number of games that teach basic self defense techniques without the children even realizing it! Through playing martial arts games, our students are “tricked” into learning and properly executing the foundations of Gracie Jiu Jitsu! Instructor enthusiasm and excitement is key to our Kid Jitsu program. Once our students master the techniques of Kid Jitsu or turn 8 years old they may join our Kids Jiu-Jitsu class.
JUNIOR JIU-JITSU (8-12 years old)
“Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for kids!”
Jiu Jitsu literally translates to “the gentle art”. In the junior program, we focus on instructing our non-violent, self-defense Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Beginners Program techniques with a focus on using their skills to “neutralize and negotiate” with the bullies. Verbal assertiveness strategies are a major portion of this curriculum. A child needs absolutely no experience to start, and we guarantee a noticeable increase in your child’s confidence, skill, and demeanor within a few short weeks! Once our students master the techniques of junior jiu-jitsu or they turn 13 years old they may join our adult curriculum. Their journey in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is sure to become a life-long habit!
What are you waiting for? Take the first step towards achieving your goals by getting started on your 14 day free trial: Call (570) 963 9739 or complete the form below and a consultant will help you get started you child started today.[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]