Brazilian Jujitsu is a powerful weapon against bullying. The skills and habits acquired in the class are carried over into life, making children strong and more powerful in everything they do.
The impact of bullying on the victim, their family, the witnesses and the bully themselves is far-reaching. Victims of bullying are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, feelings of sadness and isolation, health complaints, reduced academic achievement and a loss of interest in activities, sometimes continuing into adulthood.
The bully is engaging in this behaviour for a reason – usually to make themselves feel better about another aspect of their life. Without help this behaviour is likely to persist and even worsen, over time. The effect on the bully can include poor academic performance (exacerbated by school suspension), truancy, problems with social relationships and increased risk of substance abuse.
These skills can be carried over into all aspects of their lives.