Martial Arts Against Bullying

Done with bullying

Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King's College London.

Their study tracked 7,771 children born in 1958 from the age of seven until 50. Those bullied frequently as children were at an increased risk of depression and anxiety, and more likely to report a lower quality of life at 50. Anti-bullying groups said people needed long-term support after being bullied.

A previous study, from Warwick University, tracked more than 1,400 people between the ages of nine and 26 and found that bullying had long-term negative consequences for health, job prospects and relationships.

This study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, suggests that the impact of bullying could be longer-lasting - into middle age.

Although the risk of poor health, and social and economic consequences 40 years after exposure to bullying was small - about 1.5 times the norm - the study said it was similar to that faced by children in care. (  report April 2013

Martial arts against bullying is an initiative supported by martial arts clubs worldwide - 'done with bullying' is their programme. Developed over a number of years it encompasses interactive lessons on why bullies bully, prevention and basic physical strategies that individuals can employ to help them overcome the bully.

The MAAB program is designed to help children of all ages overcome the negative impact of bullying. It teaches participants:

The programme can be run in schools but it may run counter to some existing school policies concerning bullying, besides which most of these internal policies rarely take into account existing UK legislation regarding  the use of physical force and reasonable restraint.

This programme is FREE and can be tailored to suit children and young adults of all ages.

Please contact us for more details