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Another Year, Another Bully?

August 21, 2018

 

Hey FC Parents & Kids,

The summer seems to be flying by or melting away with this heat!

Never-the-less I am working on some new curriculum for the youth program in September and was thinking about doing a special Anti-Bullying Workshop of the Kids at FC. A bully’s behavior patterns and victims selection are usually determined in the first few weeks of school. I will show the kids how to detect the bullies but more importantly how not to become the target of a bully.

The workshop is open to FC students, their friends, and family members too. 

 

Anti-Bullying Education Workshop 

Saturday, September 15th at 1pm-2:30 pm Donation Based – Proceeds going to Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital)

Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Kids who bully use their power – such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity – to control or harm others. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally and purposely excluding someone from a group. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may experience serious, lasting problems.

FightClub approaches anti-bullying head-on by using principles of redirection and straightforward assertiveness. Students are taught to manage situations without the use of violence first, learning ways to assess threats, redirect verbal assaults and mobilize the audience, which is a critical factor in empowering the bully.

In a nutshell, I want to teach your kids how to deal with a ‘bad guy’ without becoming a ‘bad guys’ themselves. I want them to find power and confidence in what it means to be good.  If you facing these challenges with your kids please bring them by FightClub for a few classes and see what Systema Training at FC can do for them first hand.

Very Respectfully,

emmanuel manolakakis

Owner & Head Instructor

FightClub Martial Arts & Fitness Training Centre Inc.

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