The Kids Bully Defense Summer Course offered by Close Range Tactics and ICBJJ is the best way to prepare your kids 10 - 13 years old to be able to handle difficult situations involving Bullies and interpersonal violence.
Kids in middle school are most likely to experience Bullying and interpersonal violence more than any other youth age group. In a U.S. Department of Education survey more than 30% of 6th graders (~11 year olds) reported being the victim of bullying at least once during the school year. Students who are bullied at school are also more likely to be the victim of a crime at school (theft, assault, etc.) (source).
Interpersonal violence amongst school aged children begins to rapidly increase upon starting middle school, with upwards of 40% of children in this age group having at least one fight in a 12 month period. A Department of Justice report shows that at least 30% of that the social challenges children face often rapidly escalate to physical fights due to not having a more appropriate skill set for solving such problems.
It is critical to give children the skills to defend themselves from violence and bullying with not only a strong physical skill set but also a robust social and non-physical one. Which is exactly what our Kids Bully Defense Summer Course will do.
We have been teaching age appropriate and humane self-defense skills to kids and teens since 2008. Much longer than anyone else in the region. The curriculum is designed by Jason Clarke and is based on real world and common situations children of various ages may find themselves in regards to bullying and interpersonal violence. These strategies and tactics have been proven time and time again by our young students to be very effective for dealing with bullies and interpersonal situations with the potential for fighting.
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