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.

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By admin 17 Jul, 2017

Allowing your children to spend the summer holidays indoors watching hours of videos instead of playing and exercising outdoors could be setting them up for long-term health problems, according to researchers.

They’ve found children’s fitness levels drop over the course of the summer holidays , so they often return to school in September overweight and with significantly lower cardiorespiratory fitness. This could have a severe long-term health impact for them, raising the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a study by scientists at the UK Active health charity and the University of Essex has found.

Study leader Dr Steven Mann , of UK Active and Coventry University, said: “Being inactive as a child sets a dangerous precedent on a number of levels.

“As well as being linked to impaired physical development, shorter attention span and lower grades, an inactive childhood means that person faces a much higher risk of deadly diseases such as heart disease, cancer and type-II diabetes in later lif e.”

The study tracked the fitness and weight of more than 400 children aged nine and 10 in 13 primary schools across north-west England over a 13-month period. Researchers found fitness increased and body mass index (BMI) fell throughout the school year, from September of 2014 until July 2015. But those improvements were all but wiped out during the summer holidays. By the time they returned to school in the autumn of 2015, they were more likely to be unfit and overweight.

Experts are worried that obesity is becoming normalised in Britain with 20% of children starting primary school at age four already overweight and 33% overweight by the time they start secondary school at age 11.

What’s more, children in Britain are among the least active in the world . Government advice says children should do at least an hour of moderate intensity physical activity per day, but just 15% of girls and 22% of boys aged 11 to 15 in England manage this. Only one in three are doing any organised sport outside of school.

Dr Mann said , "Movement has been stripped out of modern living, meaning Generation Inactive are driven to school and fed a staple diet of sofa play and screen time while being starved of outdoor activities.”

Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England , has urged families to change their behaviour to incorporate exercise. He said exercise has been shown to cut 3% of strokes, prevent 30% cases of dementia, 30 % of osteoporosis, radically reduce breast cancers and bowel cancers, prevent depression, reduce stress, and eliminate type 2 diabetes.

He said - “If you could pack exercise into a magic pill, it would be a pharmaceutical blockbuster,” .

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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

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