Every month in the United States, three million children miss school due to fear of bullies. In the Gracie Barra kids program, our goal is to help your child build stronger confidence so they can overcome bullies without violence. Due to the non-violent nature of the techniques, effective techniques to deal with bullying for children between the ages of 4 and 14.
We will teach your child to use verbal assertiveness to deter bullies and several non-violent self-defense techniques to stay safe if physically assaulted. Importantly, we don’t teach how to punch or kick, since this often does more harm than good. Instead, we use leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence. Numerous school districts have embraced the defensive nature of the Gracie Barra kids techniques as a reasonable, nonviolent response to bullying and some even host Gracie Barra Anti-Bully classes on campus! The bottom line is: we will prepare your child to defend themselves against bullies without turning them into one.