Combat cyber and other bullying by building self-confidence
In a 2014 study conducted by The Associated Press NORC Center for Public Affairs, 49% of nearly 1,300 of young people between the ages of 14 and 24 admitted to having experienced digital abuse. Bullying is still a major problem affecting millions of kids and teenagers throughout the country. Finding ways to deal with abuse from peers is critical for students to be able to get through school.
In martial arts, everyone is treated equally regardless of size or gender. Because of this, students face a wide range of opponents. This array of opponents can help build self-confidence because you may be fighting someone that is bigger or stronger than yourself. Sparring with opponents, learning skills, and achieving goals all give students a sense of accomplishment and confidence.
One of the core values of martial arts is respect. This respect is not just for your Instructor but also for yourself, your fellow classmates, and everything around you. Learning to have respect for things, no matter what, can help develop control and balance as well. For teens, learning respect will help in all aspects of their lives, be it school, friends, or a new job. It helps people of all ages to establish a sense of dignity and well-being.