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My Kids Were bullied…Help?

Good afternoon!

I’m writing you this post  today because next month (october) is Bully Awareness month.

So I want to talk about what to do in a situation where:

– Your kids are getting emotionally bullied (with words, put downs ect)

– Your kids are getting physically bullied (punched, kicked, pushed ect)

One of the ways we teach kids about bullies in class is that if someone is willing to say mean things about you, it’s probably because they either are having a bad day, or they feel like they lack something for themselves in their lives. When kids understand empathy and how important it is to try to see what another person is feeling, it creates a society of understanding and less violence.

On the other hand though, when people PHYSICALLY try to hurt your child, I’m going to not really sugar coat this matter.

You NEED to put them in martial arts. 

You NEED a professional to teach them how to fight back. 

Youtube videos, or trying to figure it out yourself isn’t just going to cut it. It’s like learning how to speak a language fluently using google translate. It will take you to a few things, but not the overall picture.

Self defense is something that has to be sharpened like a sword again and again.

And even if your kids were never bullied, wouldn’t  you like the insurance to know that they could  fight back, if it happened?? 

Often times, we get adults who come into class who say they did karate or another martial art style when they were younger, and even after 20 years of not doing it, they realize that some of their techniques still stick.

Some parents (let me know if this is you) are concerned that they have to make a large commitment when putting their kids into classes.

However, if you want to put in your kids for just a year, or maybe just 6 months even just to give them a foundation for self defense, that is 100% okay with me.

If you’d like to meet in person, I do have spots available this week for intro lessons. (I have wednesday-saturday available as I write this email)

So the best way to get started is by clicking this link here and filling out the form

Let me know if you have any questions!

– Taylor Kelley

Owner/Head Instructor Functional Taekwondo DFW