Everyone has the right to feel safe...

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Kyoshi Dave Kovar takes on Bullying.


Bullying continues to be a major issue despite the fact that awareness of the problem is at an all-time high. Kyoshi Dave Kovar founded Martial Artists Against Bullying (MAAB) because no other industry is in a better position to do something about bullying than the martial arts industry.

The mere act of training in martial arts and having children develop a higher level of confidence decreases their chances of being bullied in the first place.

Research shows that bullying peaks in the 5th, 6th and 7th grades. Our goal is to minimize the effects of predatory behavior in lower elementary and middle school-aged children.

Kyoshi Dave Kovar has developed an entire curriculum of anti-bullying drills and role playing exercises, small group discussions and empathy training in an effort to educate, inform, and help eradicate bullying. This program is designed to help children of all ages overcome the negative impact of bullying.

Our Bully Prevention curriculum teaches Kids:

  • What is Bullying, and why do people do it.
  • What to do if you’re being Bullied.
  • What to do when you see others being Bullied.
  • Buddying, Not Bullying.