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Learning Martial Arts for Bully Prevention

By Premier Martial Arts in Fort Wayne, IN

Bullying is one of the major issues that can cause problems to a child. It can have negative effects on your kid’s health that will include depression, anxiety, stress, anger, sadness, and a lot of other everyday problems that a lot of parents do not notice at first. Moreover, when a child is bullied, he loses interests in his studies and social life too. That will cause the basic human growth to stop.


Hence, as a parent, it’s your responsibility to teach your children what they can do to protect themselves if they are being bullied. One of the best ways a kid can protect himself against bullying is by learning the arts of self defense. As we all know, Martial Arts is one of the biggest self-defense methods that we can use.

There are lots of reasons why children would learn Martial Arts and it’s not just their method of self defense but their lifestyle too. So, let’s talk about how learning Martial Arts can help to avoid bullying.


How can Martial Arts stop bullying?

First thing’s first, a bully targets weak or at least “weak-looking” children. But how do they even find that a certain kid is weak just by looking? Well, they can tell by the social interaction, way of walking, and overall behavior to track whether the child is strong or not. Hence, teaching the basic habits are important for bullying prevention, and that’s why a lot of Martial Arts programs train the kids physically and mentally.

Interaction Style/Posture


At the end of the day, it all comes down to your demeanor or the way you interact with people around you. When a kid is shy or he acts scared, he’s bound to get attacked. However, it can be avoided as Martial Arts is about discipline and standing posture. When you stand straight, it gives you a confidence that is almost unshatterable.

Martial Arts helps children in keeping their shoulders back, chest out, eyes looking forward, and most of all, high head. Compared to the children who are looking down, moving in a cowardly manner, it gets attached to their identity.

Impenetrable Communication Skills/Self Confidence

Aside from the confidence stance, Martial Arts teaches something valuable that will last a lifetime. It’s self confidence and communication skills. In a lot of movies and dojos, you’ll see kids following their master’s voice and answering them verbally. A lot of students use the “Kihap” method to exert verbal energy and land a punch or kick at the same time. When a child goes to this type of training, he can not only protect himself but he can be verbally dominant to the bully.

And once the verbal confidence is shown, the bully thinks twice before attacking an innocent child.


Attacking and moving away

The student of Martial Arts knows how to break boards. But most importantly, he knows how to fight. We don’t mean violence by this. However, sometimes, bullying can go to extreme cases and that’s where all the physical training comes into play. Learning how to overcome challenges while remaining calm mentally can give a lot of benefits.

While bullies mostly torture mentally, and once your kid learns the art of staying calm, he just walks away. Hence, in most cases, violence isn’t needed to solve the bullying problem.

The Harmless Training Process

We know that a lot of parents are concerned about the training process and what if their children get hurt in the process of learning these self defense techniques? That’s where a Martial Arts dojo comes in.

Learning Martial Arts step-by-step is super-important. When we take things on a mat, it eliminates the risk factor of getting hurt. But Martial Arts is more about training your mind and body, and it should only be used when necessary!


This bad culture of bullying must be stopped. It is your responsibility as a parent/guardian to prepare your children for self defense. Therefore, Martial Arts is the ultimate cure to eliminate bullying by enabling your kids to learn the art of self defense and master self control.


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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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