5 Dangerous Trends Kids Face Today

5 Dangerous Trends Kids Face Today


     Did you know Pennsylvania is ranked #4 out of all 50 States (behind #1 California, #2 New York, #3 Illinois) for bullying!  This is a major epidemic facing children in today’s world and there alarming statistics that we feel all parents should be aware of:

– 23% of elementary students are bullied 1-3 times per month!

– More than 50% of incidents go unreported!

– 14% of those incidents were severe in nature!

     Bullying can cause detrimental emotional reactions with children that can lead to serious repercussions such as:

– A feeling of loneliness and trouble making friends.

– Poor academic performance and substance abuse.

– Can cause a student to take action in very serious and dangerous ways such as taking a weapon to school for “payback” towards those inflicting the bullying.

     Our self-defense classes deal with bully prevention and teach personal defense skills that target the affects of bullying on an emotional and physical level. These skills include:

-Better Focus- Utilizing eye-contact to diffuse the situation.

-Improved Confidence- to assert authority.

-Effective personal defense skills- to handle bullying if it turns into an attack and defend situation.

     We find that Black Belt students are better equipped to to handle a bully confrontation by encouraging them to be happy, healthy, and confident! Martial arts instruction also focuses on influencing them to be life champions and to never let anyone hurt them inside or out!

Women’s Self-Defense

5 Reasons Every Girl Should Earn a Black Belt.

All to often martial arts is widely viewed as something only boys can do, but that is far from the truth!  More and more girls in today’s world are stepping out on the mat and gaining a multitude of different benefits they may not have realized they could have gained prior to their involvement in martial arts classes.  We feel there are strong reasons that all girls should be involved in martial arts and we want to share them with you!

These 5 Reasons Include:

1. Improved grades and performance in school and athletics.

2. Black Belts are physically and mentally strong.

3. Black Belts learn to set and achieve positive goals.

4. Black Belts respects themselves and others.

5. Better self-confidence and personal defense skills.

It is proven that girls in martial arts are more empowered, safer and more secure, and gain a positive self-image and confidence that helps them in their every day lives!  These reasons are just some of the many benefits girls can gain through our program!

Don’t be a victim to the dangerous trends facing girls today!  Start your journey towards a safer, more confident you now!




Check back soon!

Be sure to visit often to read about exciting news and insights from the American Judo-Hapkido Institute.