Bullies have been around since the beginning of civilization, and they aren't going away anytime soon. The U.S. Government's website against bullying provides no sound solution for a child who is targeted by a persistent bully, and the string of highly publicized youth suicides is evidence that the schools cannot be entrusted with your child's safety.
Over the last 85 years, the Gracie family has successfully bully-proofed tens of thousands of children using time-tested strategies featured in the Gracie Bullyproof program. Due to its effectiveness, the Gracie Bullyproof program has already been featured on NBC, CNN, and Oprah.com as an effective counter-measure to bullying.
Based on our experience, there are only three solutions to bullying:
1) Bullyproof the Victims
A confident child is a bullyproof child. In the Gracie Bullyproof self-defense program, we will empower your child with unshakable confidence. They will learn the verbal strategies to stand up to bullies, and a series of non-violent self-defense techniques to keep them safe if they are physically attacked. This program is available at Gracie Bullyproof Certified Training Centers around the world and exclusively at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Louisville in Kentucky.
2) Bullyproof the Bullies
We believe that bullies are created, not born. Somewhere along the way, bullies learn that the only way to elevate their social status is to utilize any power advantage to harass others. Consequently, the only way to effectively bullyproof a bully is to reeducate them regarding the proper use of any power advantage.
3) Bullyproof the Schools
To end bullying in America, we must bullyproof the schools. The only way to bullyproof a school is to make intervention the social norm on campus. The challenge we face is that as long as the risk of intervention outweighs the reward for intervention, kids will not step in due to fear of retaliation. The Gracie Bullyproof School Transformation System is the only school-based anti-bullying program that effectively balances the power between victims and bullies and alters the peer pressure dynamic so that kids are intrinsically motivated to step in and lend a helping hand to any child in need.
So there you have it, the three solutions to bullying. Even though we have hundreds of certified instructors helping us make a difference, in order to bullyproof the world, we need your help. Whether you’re a parent who wants to empower your child from home, a community member who wants to show the bullies a better way, or a concerned citizen who wants to help us bullyproof a school in your hometown, you can make a HUGE difference in your community.
This program is available at Gracie Bullyproof Certified Training Centers around the world and exclusively in Kentucky at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Louisville.