Building Character, Not Aggression
Building Life Skills and
Discipline in Unbroken Spirits
Newport Judo Club
Newport Baptist Church Hall
26 Mason Street
Mob. 0408 541 015
Can A Child Learn Self Defense In A Modern Society?How can a child learn self defense in modern society that insist that Martial Arts should not be a child's first response? Sure this attitude is often misguided and fails to take into account a proper understanding of what Martial Arts is but how do you change that perception?
More than that the skills we teach take time to learn so what do you do with a child that has been bought to you by their parent because they are being bullied in the mean time.
I was confronted with this problem a number of years ago. A young mother had bought a child to me who was being severely bullied at school and they need something quick. But I realized that everything I was showing the child was going to take time for them to learn well enough for it to be effective.
Sure enough, the child's mother called me the next week and told me that despite her best efforts she had been unable to persuade him to come back. When I asked why she said that he was insistent that judo didn't work as he had gone to school and tried what he had been taught with no effect.
Giving up was not the answer of course and deciding that there was nothing he could do was totally illogical and unproductive.
I know that in my own life it took several months for my training to product a response in the bullies I was confronted with. Still I felt bad. A child had come to me for help. There had to be a better way.
What if there were things that you could teach a child in one lesson that would help to make the safer the moment they leave you class?
Well there is! In fact there are a lot of things.
I had to search and research for months. I had to refine my self defense for children over years. But you don't have to.
This easy-to-use comprehensive guide puts 23+ years of experience at your fingertips. In fact at the fingertips of parents and all adults who care about protecting children and teens from bullying, abuse, abduction, and other violence. The book prepares them to empower young people with skills and knowledge for developing positive relationships, increasing their confidence, and taking charge of their emotional and physical safety.
Kidpower is an organization that I have followed for years and they have had a big influence on all the things that I teach. I can without hesitation recommend this book and I can assure you that the things you will be able to pass on from it are both easy to learn and effective as well as being tried and true.
The guide is called The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People.