There are not many things we hate in this world. We find ourselves in the middle of many topics but one thing that truly gets our blood boiling is bullying. It is important to know that there is a fine line between violence and bullying. In This article we will breakdown how a bully gets stopped in their tracks when using techniques from Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a combat sport that can be used as a self-defense technique. BJJ is based on grappling, ground fighting, and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one’s opponent, gaining a dominant position, and using several techniques to force them into submission.
BJJ is not meant to be used as a scare tactic, just because you train does not mean you should go pick fights with people. It’s a fun way to learn to protect yourself and get comfortable with uncomfortable situations. We believe it is the duty of parents to help their kids learn skills so they can go off and stand on their own two feet.
Bully Prevention Month
October is Anti-Bullying month and we are standing up to do our part. Jiu Jitsu is an excellent sport that has allowed us to thrive in our daily lives. The whole reason we originally started was because a physical altercation happened and we froze up in the moment. We know what it feels like to feel helpless and wish that upon no one else. Jiu Jitsu has given us the confidence to stand up against mean people and hold our ground knowing that we could protect ourselves if a situation does arise.
Bullying will continue to be an issue within school settings. Schools are the one place where most parents have no control over the things that are happening to their children and with the world becoming more chaotic, this is very troublesome for many.
It is important to instill in our children the skills necessary to stand on their own two feet and be competent in many aspects of life. Putting your child in a martial art like jiu-jitsu is the greatest gift you could provide them at a young age.