Martial Arts Academy Offers Free Bully Buster Classes
The free seminar is for families in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Boon Brown, instructor and founder of the Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy, is offering a free Bully Buster seminar for all Manatee and Sarasota County students.
Ancient Ways and Master Brown are dedicated to the cause of eliminating bullying in schools as well as Cyber-Bullying.
“Often kids don’t think they have any option but to run away from the bully, and by all means, we encourage avoidance of violence,” says Brown. “Our program shows them other options they have to outwit, outsmart and out maneuver the bully. It also gives them a better chance of protecting themselves if a situation comes to blows.
"The best thing it does though, it strengthens the child’s self esteem by giving them tools to deal with the bully other than to just run away," he added. Empowering the child helps to build their confidence so they can walk away, not in fear, but with the knowledge that they handled the situation the right way.”
Bullying is a hot topic right now. From the incidents that turn fatal, to the release of the controversial documentary “Bully,” everyone wants to find the best solution to the problem. It happens in schools, on playgrounds, in relationships, on the internet, via texting and even in the work place.
“The best tools we can give people, to deal with bullying in any fashion is a strong sense of self, a high level of confidence in their ability to be safe and a supportive environment in which to grow," Brown said. "Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy does all of these things.”
The Bully Buster Class that Brown is offering at Ancient Ways is offered Free of charge for anyone, adults or children. The class will be offered on 3 different Saturdays, August 11, 18 and 25. Each class will begin at 1 p.m. and lasts about an hour. The class will fill up so call to reserve your spot. Space is limited.