FC Youth News
Anti-Bullying EducationJuly 4, 2017
Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behaviour 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 rumours, 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 nut shell, I want to teach your kids how to deal with a ‘bad guy’ without becoming a ‘bad guy’ themselves. I want them to find power and confidence in what it means to be good. If you’re 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.