Anti bullying self defence with SDFEssex. Being bullied isn’t a sign of weakness, being a bully isn’t a sign of strength.
Anti bullying week 15th November to 19th November 2021
Bullying is wrong on ALL levels, years ago when I was growing up it used to be mainly physical and / or verbal.
Social media and texting have brought other elements.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is an imbalance of power to repeatedly and intentionally cause emotional or physical harm to another person or group of people.
Bullying generally takes one of the following forms:
- 1) Indirect like spreading rumours.
- 2) Physical e.g. kicking, punching or any form of violence.
- 3) Verbal bullying like tormenting, name-calling, teasing, threats or sarcasm.
- 4) Cyber e.g. Internet misuse, nasty or threatening emails, misuse of blogs, chat rooms, texts & calls.
No one should underestimate the impact that bullying can have on a person’s life.
Why do people become victims of Bullies?
Colour of hair, Weight, Race, Gender, Religion, Height, Appearance, Circumstances.
Effects of Bullying
Can lead to sadness, lack of self esteem, reduced confidence, mental illness and loss of friendships.
AntiBullying Tips and solutions
- Encourage and build confidence, It’s essential to talk and ensure the victim understands they are not alone.
- Often bullies are looking for reactions and ignoring them can be the best way to handle them.
- Self defence classes can help build up confidence, become more assertive, improve self esteem and make new friends.
Learning to defend yourself
Bullying can deeply affect everybody in the family.
- Importance of responding to bullying.
- No one deserves to be bullied.
Anti bullying self defence
Students attend SDF Essex self defence anti bullying training for a wide range of reasons, to help improve fitness, build confidence, tone up, and learn anti bullying skills. Learning self defence is a vital life skill. Venues across Essex include Brentwood, Great Baddow, Chelmsford and Mountnessing.
I work with students at our weekend self defence club, schools and youth groups, covering theory, personal safety and anti bullying tips.
The practical self defence training covers both standing, floor based activities and take downs. https://www.selfdefenceandfitness.com/beginners-self-defence/
Self defence testimonials
My daughter age 13 has been struggling with bullying for the last five years, unfortunately not just verbal but physical too. As a parent I felt that I needed to do as much as possible to protect her which of course included the police and regular counselling sessions.
As my daughter is becoming more independent I felt it was time that she had some self defence training. I called Richard who was straight away very concerned for my daughter and wanted to help in anyway he could. Even to the point of giving her one to one training if she felt uncomfortable in a group.
My daughter now goes every week as she thoroughly enjoys every minute of the training. She as well as myself and husband have learnt so much through her tuition from Rich. I can whole heartedly recommend Richard to anyone.
Richard is very professional, fun, enthusiastic, with massive amounts of knowledge and qualifications. My daughter has gained in self belief and confidence now going out with her friends again.
Thank you very much to Richard and his wonderful family for making her feel so welcome and for all your support.
..I enrolled my two boys ages 10 and 13 to join SDF Essex for several reasons. Firstly school bullying is rife in many schools and when such a situation would arise with my sons it was always a challenge for me to advise on the best approach to deal with these occurrences. Richard gave very clear advice on how to deal with and defuse
Thank you for reading; any questions please call.
Richard 07798 628207 firstname.lastname@example.org
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