Julio Anta, owner of Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense, Judokickbox, Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai instructor, former law enforcement officer, retired US Marine Corps Sergeant announced today that Judokickbox schools throughout the world will be doing Free Community Service Art of Fighting without Fighting Back Anti-Bullying Workshops. These workshops are to educate both children and their parents.
October is National Bullying Awareness Month in the U.S.A. “Anta’s Art of Fighting Without Fighting Anti-Bullying” program is the official anti-bullying program of the World Judokickboxing Federation with members in 31 countries around the world. Judokickbox is the first Cuban Mixed Martial Art. There will be free workshops throughout America and the world in October. These workshops will help students understand the effects of bullying and provide instruction in self-defense techniques and avoidance strategies. All participants will take a pledge to “Be a Hero Not a Bystander” and sign a banner.
The first Art of Fighting Without Fighting Anti-Bullying workshop this year in Spanish will be at the Judokickbox Academy in Kendal on Friday, September 30, at 6PM by the creator Julio Anta. Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense in Doral will be doing a workshop on Monday, October 17, at 6PM. Other workshops throughout the world and the U.S. are being scheduled within the next few weeks.
Anta’s “Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bully” was honored by proclamations on August 25, 2012 from the Mayor of Doral J.C. Bermudez and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz.
“Children must have the ability to defend themselves by learning how to avoid confrontations and the martial arts techniques to fend off bullies when those confrontations become physical,” said Anta. “Anti-bullying instruction also contributes to children’s confidence and self-esteem because now they are prepared for what may happen as youths and adults.”
Anta stated that martial arts’ training is not only a solution for those children more likely to be victims of bullying, but also for those children who are bullies. He said children and youth who are bullied are typically anxious, insecure, and cautious and suffer from low self-esteem, rarely defending themselves. Bullied students often have problems concentrating in school.
“It may not surprise anyone that studies show that bullies are generally physically aggressive, hot-tempered, easily angered, and impulsive, with a low tolerance for frustration, continued Anta. “That is the kind of challenge my instructors and I relish, however, because our martial arts/Anti-Bullying training channels the bully’s aggressiveness and anger into healthful physical activity, discipline and a positive attitude.”
“I invite everyone in the community to join with us to stop bullying before it starts by participating in our programs or hosting an “Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullying” workshop.” said Anta.
For more information on “The Art of Fighting Without Fighting Anti-Bullying” workshops call 305 599-3649 or log on to artoffightingwithoutfighting.com.