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Bullying and Its effects

By Premier Martial Arts in Fort Wayne, IN

Bullying affects everyone- from the person being bullied, to the person doing the crime and to those who silently witness. This activity is associated with a number of negative outcomes. It has a marked impact on substance abuse, suicide and mental health. And that is why it is extremely important to ask children whether they are being bullied.

Victims of bullying

Children who suffer from bullying experience negative mental and physical issues. A kid subjected to this kind of torture have a greater chance of suffering from:


  • Anxiety and depression: There could be excessive feelings of loneliness and sadness. Changes in eating patterns and sleep cycles should be observed in such cases. There could also be a loss of interest when it comes to activities they previously enjoyed. Such issues could spillover into adulthood and that could get dangerous.
  • Bad health: Poor mental health directly impacts that physical health as well.
  • Lower academic accomplishments: this is evident in lower standardized test scores and GPA. Participation in school activities could also falter.


Only a few children who have been bullied have the capability to retaliate via violent measures. In most of the shooting cases which have occurred in schools, it is the child that has been bullied the most who has been the perpetrator. Over 80 percent of the shooters suffered from bullying.

Bullying and suicide


There is a misconception that children who suffer from bullying tend to commit suicide. This is wrong. Most of the bullied children do not harbor thoughts of suicide and desist from suicidal behaviors. Even if a child ends his or her life, bullying is usually not the sole reason. A number of issues have contributed to suicide risk. This includes depression, trauma history and problems at home. People of some cultures also have increased tendency to commit suicide. Support from peers and parents are intensely needed to stop such situations from getting out of hand. At Premier Martial Arts we help support our students who are experiencing bullying at school and teach ways for them to overcome these situations.


Kids who bully

Bullies are often the ones that engage in a number of risky behaviors, including violent activities. These disturbing traits can persist even when they grow up into adults. Bullies use a number of drugs and also indulge in alcohol both in adolescence and also as adults. They frequently engage in fights and vandalize property. They also leave the school education system and never get to complete higher education. Bullies are often found to have criminal convictions as adults which makes it even worse. They are also more often than not found to be abusive towards spouses or romantic partners and also tend to abuse their child, hence starting the cycle all over again.

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Premier Martial Arts has been in business for more than 20 years, and since our founding in 1998 we have helped thousands of students of all ages realize their full potential. Premier Martial Arts delivers a best-in-class martial arts experience that helps our students develop the personal skills that are necessary to build a successful life. Our mastery of teaching martial arts over the past two decades is evident in our structured and thorough curriculum, which is standardized across our 100+ locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Our curriculum focuses on character development far beyond the importance of self-defense. We teach our young students how to respect their elders, how to be accountable, how to focus and how to stay in shape in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We empower our adult students with the self-confidence to overcome anxieties and trauma, in an environment that fosters inclusion and social belonging.

Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne founded in 2015 by 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor Ron Kuhn. Master Kuhn had a distinguished management & engineering career working for such companies as Verizon, NIPSCO, Frontier Communications and Mediacom. In 2019 he made the decision to operate his Martial Arts School fulltime which has always been his lifelong dream. That one location has grown to three in the City of Fort Wayne.

Master Ron Kuhn is married to his wife Anita (retired Special Needs Teacher) of 27 years. They have three wonderful daughters, Jordan, Ally and Katie. Jordan is a nurse who lives in Indianapolis. Ally has a computer science and business background and works with her dad at Premier Martial Arts. Katie is Chemical Engineering graduate and works in the pharmaceutical industry in Indianapolis.


Premier Martial Arts of Fort Wayne operates three locations:

North – 10240 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Coldwater & DuPont)

East – 10154 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (Chapel Hill Area)

Southwest – 9906 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (Scott & Illinois Road)


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