9-12 years old
Bullying is an epidemic in the United States. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year where 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of it and approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day to avoid being bullied. In the Young Lions program we’ll continue to focus on building your child’s confidence and assertiveness to deal with bullies in a way. We teach our young lions to defuse confrontations with words and never to initiate physical aggression, differently from traditional martial arts that rely on striking (violent punches, kicks, knees, and elbows blows) to stop the attacker. In case of a physical attack, the lions will be equipped with If techniques to non-violently neutralize the threat and gain control.