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Martial Arts Training and its Effectiveness in Countering Bullying

Bullying is everywhere. Bullying is timeless. Bullies will seek out something in any victim to pick at. With the internet giving many the veil of anonymity bullying is now no longer limited by geographical bounderies. There are, however, ways to combat bullies. At Seung-Ni Martial Arts Academy of Traverse City, these ways are taught to students of all ages.

When a parent hears of their child getting bullied there is always the fear of things get physical. Seung-Ni students learn a variety of techniques ranging from Taekwondo to Brazilian Jui-Jitsu to protect themselves and others. All students are also taught to use their self defense by this rule: Use only the necessary amount of force to end a conflict, nothing more. These techniques and this rule are taught to students of all ages ranging from Little Dragons (5-6), our Child (7-12) and Teen TKD classes, to the Adult classes.

Bullying is not limited to physical aggression. Anyone who's been bullied knows that bullies find something about you to pick on. Whether it be skin or hair color, height or weight, or maybe even personality or hobby choices, bullies will target it to make their victims feel bad. If it's a classmate at school or a co-worker or some random person on social media, people will look for ways to bring you down. What's important is ignoring them and only letting the opinions of those who truly matter affect you.

If you or someone you know is interested in martial arts training feel free to call Seung-Ni Traverse City at (231) 932-4300 or visit us at

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