Stop Bullying

  • By admin
  • 11 Aug, 2015

Is Your Child Being Bullied?

Every child is at risk of being bullied   no matter what their personality is like. It is estimated that over 10% of children in school are at some time the target of a bully. Because bullying can be directed to anyone, you should not assume that your child will never be a target.

Many times bullying issues will resolve themselves   or grade or school changes will separate the children involved in bullying. Sometimes, however, bullying will remain constant and will cause serious damage, both emotionally and physically, to the victim. Because bullying is such a serious issue, knowing the risk factors for being bullied is important in determining if your child is at an increased risk for being targeted by a bully.

Both boys and girls are most commonly bullied for being different, not fitting in, or lacking social skills. If your child has a handicap, has a hard time making friends, or fitting in with others, they have increased risk factors for being bullied. Children with differences such as small stature, physical defects, or cognitive difficulties are also at an increased risk factors for being bullied. Even if your child conforms to normal standards, they may have increased risk factors for being bullied if they are unpopular or are friends with other children who are bullied. Sometimes bullies even target children who are popular and confident because they are jealous so no child is safe from bullying.  

Another risk factor for being bullied is bullying others. Children who bully others often find themselves as a target of bullying after they have victimized others. If your child bullies others, they may become the target of retaliation and become the victims themselves even after they stop victimising others because the children they hurt want revenge. Warning signs of bullying behavior include general aggression, impulsiveness, the need to dominate, inability to cope with problems and the inability to empathize with others. If your child seems like the type that would bully others, they have increased risk factors for being bullied because victims often retaliate. Make sure your child understand that bullying is not acceptable and can have serious consequences for the rest of their lives.

If your child has risk factors for being bullied, you should monitor their behavior and look for warning signs of bullying. These signs include withdraw from friends and activities, sudden fear of going to school, unexpected complaints of illness such as stomach pains and headaches, constantly coming home with damaged or missing belongings, and unexplained depression.  

Usually bullying can be stopped   and long term damages avoided, but in severe cases, both parties can be affected for life. Be sure to teach your child what to do if they are faced with a bully and how to stop bullying behavior so that they will not suffer in the long term from bullying experiences. Don't assume that your child will never be bullied, sometimes bullying occurs with no warning signs or the victims refuse to talk about it.

Ju Jitsu Rugby Blog

By admin 18 May, 2016
Ju Jitsu offers many benefits for kids, ranging from effective Self Defence Skills which on their own can help boost confidence significantly. There's also the health benefits - Becoming fitter, stronger, more flexible, reducing stress and controlling weight.

The Junior Programs still incorporate Safety Awareness, Personal Values and Fun Fitness along with the Martial Arts Skills.

Learning Ju Jitsu is challenging which makes it very rewarding. The help on offer from Instructors and fellow students is very commendable, it makes for a very friendly, comfortable atmosphere which new students find very welcoming.

Young students (under 8) Can join our Kids Martial Arts Program which is very broad and fun based whilst teaching essential skills. The Junior Ju Jitsu program starts to reach more specific Ju Jitsu Skills - Strikes, Throws, Take-Downs and Hold-Downs.

To find out more about our Junior Ju Jitsu Program use the Contact button above or call 01788 220172


By admin 13 May, 2016
There are many different types of Martial Arts available in Rugby

  • BJJ
  • Boxing
  • Judo
  • Ju Jitsu
  • Karate
  • Krav maga
  • MMA
  • Taekwondo
  • Tai Chi
  • Tang Soo Do

Everyone is looking for something a little different and some people are not sure what they are looking for. So best option would be to go and take a Free Trial at the Clubs and see for yourself, most clubs will give you a Free Trial so be sure to take advantage of it. See what the classes are like, see how you fit in amongst the other students and see how you feel about the Instructor.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards

Sensei Malcolm Bale - Ju Jitsu Rugby

By admin 29 Apr, 2016
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