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Bully Prevention

Providing support to empower kids to take a stand against bullying and gain confidence, empathy, and discipline.

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The reality of bullying in schools

Bullying is an epidemic problem that affects millions of students across the nation. The statistics paint a stark reality of the prevalence of bullying in our schools:

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of students in grades 4-8 report having been harassed or bullied
of students in grades 6-12 experience bullying
of students in grades 9-12 experience bullying
of students dropout of school due to being repeatedly bullied
of students say bullying is primary motivator of school shootings
of students who are bullied do not report it

Harnessing the power of martial arts to combat bullying

No child should have to endure bullying, which is why Hanshi Dave Kovar founded Martial Artists Against Bullying (MAAB) with the goal of using martial arts to put an end to this epidemic. Through martial arts training, children build confidence and become less likely to be targeted for bullying in the first place.

Research indicates that bullying peaks in 5th, 6th and 7th grades. To address this issue, MAAB has developed an entire curriculum of anti-bullying drills and role-playing exercises, small group discussions and empathy training to help children of all ages overcome the negative effects of bullying. Through these strategies, we hope to minimize the prevalence of predatory behavior in younger age ranges. With this program, we aim to bring an end to bullying and make our communities safer for all.

To schedule a Bully Prevention Workshop, or if you have questions on how to deal with Bullying, please fill out the form below and we will be happy to contact you or call 1-800-645-3676.

Cameron Park
Elk Grove - Laguna
Elk Grove - Waterman
Fair Oaks
Sacramento - Natomas
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