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“Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - A Proven and Effective Self-Defense System.”
It felt like we were sending him into a war zone with no protection.
One afternoon in our kitchen, Thomas described lying on the hall floor and being repeatedly kicked while other kids watched. He told us a boy named Omar knocked him down and started punching and kicking him in the face and body. A crowd of kids gathered and screamed at Omar, aggressively egging and cheering him on. Thomas said “I was afraid to fight back,”
We called his schools principal, who apologized but said he didn’t have video footage or any witnesses of the beating and no other kids came forward to corroborate Thomas' story. We were all angry with the school, and our frustrations began to seeped into our relationships. Should we threaten these kids, tell Thomas to fight back, go to the police? What should we do??? Every morning, it felt like we were sending him into a war zone with no protection.
In early March, a kid punched Thomas in the face in gym class. The teacher separated the kids and told them to go back to “playing.” Instead, the boy punched Thomas again. The school expelled the boy — who had a history of violence — from Thomas' class. The vice principal and counselor met with Thomas, developed safety plans and places for him during lunch, but the verbal and physical abuse continued. Two weeks later, two friends of the expelled boy cornered Thomas in a stairwell and attacked him.
You see Thomas is sensitive kid who is intelligent, handsome, and who has always been a head taller than his classmates, He was often timid around other kids. He constantly asked for advice on why he felt this way and how to feel. Sometimes he seemed to stick with kids who were mean, took advantage and bullied him, waiting for acceptance that would never come. The question was did Thomas accept and find comfort in the victim role. As parent this made me angry at him for being bullied and I wondered why he couldn’t or wouldn't just stand up for himself. I survived being bullied, I’d think; and then, I’d feel guilty. Even if only part of what he told me was true, it was an awful situation.
Bullying is a serious threat to our youth today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bullying affects 20% of high school students and cyberbullying affects 16% of high school students. Surveys compiled by the CDC also show that 33% of students ages 12-18 who reported bullying at school and 27% of students ages 12-18 who reported cyberbullying indicated that they were bullied at least once or twice a month.
Middle schools reported the highest rate of bullying (25%), at least once a week. Bullying can have negative short and long-term consequences for both the victim and the bully.
Kids who are bullied can experience negative physical, school, and mental health issues. Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience:
A very small number of bullied children might retaliate through extremely violent measures. In 12 of 15 school shooting cases in the 1990s, the shooters had a history of being bullied.
Short Term Effects of Bullying
• Social isolation
• Low self-esteem
• Symptoms of anxiety
Long Term Effects of Bullying
" Chronic depression
• Risk of suicidal thoughts
• Anxiety disorders
• Substance abuse
Relationship and Social Effects
• Spousal or child abuse
• Antisocial behavior
• Substance abuse
• Uneducated or employed
Violence comes despite the best possible avoidance measures, and when it does, there is often no opportunity to summon help. In those cases, your child is forced to face their attacker alone, using only their own resources and knowledge to survive. Fortunately, children who are properly trained and confident in their ability to protect themselves can do so quite effectively.
As martial arts instructors, we are often asked by parents about the best ways to help their children to deal with bullies. While there are many approaches to the problem, one of the best ways is to instill self-confidence in your children. And martial arts is just one way to instill self-confidence. Just having an air of confidence will immediately put bullies off going for your kid. Teaching them to walk with purpose and get them making eye contact can mean all the difference.
Most of the time, situations that arise with bullies are easily quashed as long as your child knows the right response. Sometimes that involves walking away, other times that involves standing up for themselves, but knowing what to do and when to do it is a real skill that your child need to know at an early age.
Martial Arts teaches confidence, character, discipline and promotes fitness. Bullies and the other bad boys at school love to prey on the timid and weak. If your child finds themselves in a situation where there is no other recourse than self-defense, it would be awesome if they have the skills to minimize or avoid injury altogether.
Martial arts aren’t equal. Some are practical for self-defense and street fighting. Others more on traditional skills and values. Some are oriented towards only fighting one opponent. Some have skills which will help you defend against multiple attackers.
Many traditional martial arts like Karate and Taekwondo have nice qualities but fail during a real-life application. These Martial Arts teach nice patterns or Katas of movements but do not address any kind of movement required when a child is pushed or held to the ground. This is where they must defend themselves.
A larger attacker has the luxury of using their body weight, strength and over size to dominate a smaller person. Knowing the right techniques, and having a comprehensive understating of how and when to employ them, Will give the smaller child the upper hand.
Learning to strike a person as means of self defense requires, power, dexterity and a lot of luck. It's believed that striking a male assailant in the groin will immediately incapacitate them, rendering the victim an opportunity to escape or prevail. This has proven to be false on several occasion. In fact striking may provoke a severely violent response from the attacker. Therefore, one must rely in measures that causes immediate pain compliance or renders the attacker incapacitated. No one wins a fight when they are sleep and that's our goal.
There are a ton of people who believe in non-violence. The world is full of good advice for law-abiding pacifist parents. The absolute best way to win a fight is to avoid it. But, sometimes best efforts fail and your child finds himself cornered in the bathroom being turned into a punching bag by a bully.
At Team Randori Martial Arts, we specialize in teaching women an EFFECTIVE & PROVEN method of Self-Defense. That method is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is actually a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are centered round the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless.
To control and overcome greater size, strength and aggression with lesser size and strength is the keynote of Brazilain Jiu Jitsu. This is done by utilizing superior leverage, grip and position upon your opponent. Students of the sport gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body.
Having this knowledge will enable your child to subdue and control an opponent with whatever level of severity they chooses. However, the path to gain this knowledge is physically and mentally demanding. They will benefit from greatly increased physical fitness, problem-solving ability, self-knowledge of you body and mind and the many social benefits of learning in a large group and having fun together.
That’s a question we get all the time from concerned parents. Our answer is simple. What sets the martial arts we teach here at Team Randori particularly our program designed for kids, is that it teaches a variety of “life skills” and focuses a lot on “character building” not just the flashy punches and kicks you might see from other academies.
Plus all of the physical skills and attributes your child will develop while training with us will continually improve because our system is continuous, not “seasonal” like most sports. Our system is about instilling a Growth Mindset in kids (and adults,) while giving them other traits that help make kids better people overall – on and off the mats. We believe in developing “Champions In Life.” Take a look at what your child will get when becoming a part of our team.
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Based Upon Popular Demand of our Premier Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program. We have decided to bring back our “Little Dragons” Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes.
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THESE CLASSES ARE ONLY BEING OFFERED IN OUR ANNAPOLIS TRAINING FACILITY ONLY.
This class is developed for children between the ages of 3 to 6 years old. To develop problem solving skills, self confident and self-disciple.
This program is our Premier Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program. We teach these classes to kids over the ages of 6 to 15 years of age. Your child will learn the techniques as to be able to amount successful defense when involved in a physical altercation.
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We are proud to say that our Martial Arts school has become a pillar of learning and growth for Kids, Youth and Teenagers. At Team Randori Martial Arts, our goal is to be the best that we can be for your child. How do we do this? We are constantly evolving our knowledge base, techniques and skill-set. We ARE teachers…but we will ALWAYS be students of the Martial Arts. The effort we place on the success of your child is second to none. We work hard and offer the best in positive reinforcement and personal attention for your child. Make no mistake, We give it everything we’ve got… We give 110%… All day…Everyday. Your child will have the tools to succeed in Martial Arts… and in Life.
The goal of our kids program is to give each student a strong base in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense. In doing so we help each student cultivate their Confidence, Creativity, Patience, Respect, and develop a Strong Work Ethic!
Each class has been carefully designed to teach each student the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense techniques, all the while developing their physical prowess dexterity and coordination.
Everyone says it, “…Self-Discipline, Self-Control, Self-Confidence…” and so on. But the question you have to ask yourself is this: How are you going to give that to a child? Here is our answer… We do not “Give” any of these things to our students. We do however, give them the opportunity to find these benefits for themselves.
We take this responsibility very seriously and will be by your child’s side…Every step of the way. At Team Randori Martial Arts, we are experts in bringing the right qualities out of our students. We achieve this through superior martial arts instruction, positive reinforcement, goal setting, personal attention and individualized achievement within a fun, yet, highly structured and disciplined environment.
The only place that self-confidence can come from…is from within. This is what real self-confidence is all about. Self-Confidence can’t be talked into your child, it can’t be tricked into them by putting a colored belt around their waist…it has to be…and at Team Randori Martial Arts…it will be found by your child…from within.
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P.S.: At Team Randori we pride ourselves on the quality of the training we provide. Therefore, we try to limit the size of the our classes and member population of our academy. We can only effectively teach a limited number of students. We believe in the small instructor to student ratio. Therefore we are limited in the number of students we are able to accept into our academy. So take advantage of this membership now, because it may not be available in the future.
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