In regular, age specific classes, Hall's Taekwondo teaches children how to deal with Bullies. Strong messages are conveyed to stop conflict before it starts.
- What is a bully?
- Why does a bully become a bully?
- Standing in a bully’s shoes
- What choices do you have when dealing with a bully?
- How does becoming ‘empty’ fill you with power?
- How does refusing to fight give you great strength?
- How does accepting your fear give you courage?
- How to be a full moon on a dark night
- How to see only what’s there
- The Act that conquers fear
- Thinking on Your Feet
- Power comes from understanding yourself
- Use authority by telling others about the bully
- Take a stance
The “A.R.M.” approach
Three lines of self defence so that children understand that they must use their minds – the most powerful weapon they have – to determine which line of defence they will need to call upon in their particular situation.
We avoid conflict by understanding and being aware of it. When we recognize that a fight or conflict is brewing and we can SEE it about to start, we can attempt to do something to prevent it.
When a conflict has already begun – we have not been able to prevent or AVOID it – we can attempt to stop it by using non-violent verbal skills.
When we cannot AVOID a conflict, and we cannot do anything to RESOLVE IT, this is the time we may call upon our physical skills to humanely stop it.
"DID YOU KNOW"
- Learning to understand why people do the things they do helps stop conflict?
- When you stand in a bully’s shoes, and see through the bully’s eyes, you begin to understand the bully’s point of view and you become MENTALLY stronger?
- Your greatest confidence comes from thinking on your feet – using mental skills to take charge of a situation without fighting – without using physical defence skills?
- If one person can stop a fight before it starts, ALL fighting can end! Then no one loses, everyone wins, and the score is even.
- “Mind like Moon” means you are aware of an attack and can act immediately. It also means that you SEE violence – and you UNDERSTAND why someone would want to do harm, as a bully might.
- When your mind is still and unmuddled by old fears, it can achieve the ability to see, understand and act immediately to handle a problem.
- The more you are able to turn negative thinking into positive thinking, the more you’re able to strengthen your mind.
- When your mind is clear, caught up in your form and movement, you go beyond yourself – beyond fear, beyond aggression, beyond violence.