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Poster for anti-bullying showing child being threatened by bully

1 in 5 kids get bullied during the school year

There’s a startling statistic out there from the CDC: In a nationwide survey 1 in 5 kids reported being bullied sometime during the 2015 school year. And that’s only the ones who reported being bullied! Can you imagine how many other kids out there starting school in Madison right now that will experience bullying and never speak up?

As a parent I confess I missed the boat on this one, big time. When I finally got around to talking to my daughter about bullying in school, I discovered that she had already been bullied, and it was her friends who were perpetrating it! I was stunned. How could I help my 8 year old stand up for herself, when her friends were messing with her?

As a former student of Taekwondo in my childhood, I immediately knew kids martial arts could help. But I wanted her to learn something more practical than 101 different kinds of kicks. Most fights end up on the ground and most martial arts don’t have much to say about what to do when you get there. Since it’s ground fighting, I thought we’d give Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a try.

Fast forward 1 year, she’s a gray belt, getting ready for her next belt test. Her jiu jitsu is really coming together and she’s thinking about competing. My daughter’s confidence is on a completely different level today, and I have jiu jitsu to thank for that.

Parents, I urge you not to wait too long like I did. We’re pleased to announce that Fight Prime is hosting a 100% FREE self-defense workshop for kids on Sat 9/22/17 @ 2PM-3:30. In this exciting class, your child will learn:

  • How to escape dangerous positions if they’re pinned down to the ground
  • How to defend chokes or if their hands are pinned
  • How to protect themselves and manage distance between themselves and an bully
  • How to control a larger bully with their weight and position while staying safe

The best part is, your child will never have to hurt (or worry about hurting) another schoolmate because our kids self defense workshop does not focus on punches and kicks. Instead, kids are taught age-appropriate techniques to pin, control and negotiate with a bully without the use of striking.

On top of this your child will gain:

  • INCREASED ATTENTION SPAN AND FOCUS
    Children will begin by keeping their eyes focus on the eyes of people speaking to them. They will begin paying more attention to their teachers and for longer periods of time, therefore hearing and learning more. Focus is like a muscle, the more you use it, the better and stronger it gets. With martial arts training at Fight Prime, we train children’s muscles and mind.
  • CONFIDENCE
    A confident child is a happy child. They no longer live in anxiety or fear. Confidence is the first step to get a child to succeed in all areas of life. Once confidence is developed, the instructors at our studio can now begin getting a child to perform at a level that was once un-thought of for them.
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  • SELF DISCIPLINE
    Getting a child to do what they are told can be challenging enough, and our program will develop respectful disciplined kids, but more important is getting a child to do what they are not told. Develop self-discipline is children where they have the knowledge to know what they should do, and they do it! This trait will be invaluable as they grow into successful teens and adults.
  • INCREASED FITNESS AND WEIGHT LOSS
    Strength, Conditioning, Flexibility and Weight Loss are all benefits that parents can expect to receive with martial arts training at Fight Prime. Every muscle group is strengthened and defined with the exercises, movements, technique, and training drills that are incorporated into our curriculum. A child’s endurance and stamina will peak as we increase their cardiovascular conditioning. All these physical benefits for their body will be felt in their daily life and activities, increasing their energy and confidence.

We are limited in the number of kids we can register for this free kids self defense workshop so don’t wait. We only have 14 8 Spots remaining! Click here to register for FREE.

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