The practice of bullying in the educational context causes numerous consequences for everyone, whether the students themselves, parents, the school or the community.
But how to identify the types of bullying and what measures should be taken to deal with this form of school violence? And how can Jiu-Jitsu help?
The term bullying means to intimidate or be aggressive towards someone. The term, over time, also came to designate the act of systematically and intentionally assaulting, verbally or physically, a vulnerable individual or group.
There are several consequences of this practice, including the feeling of powerlessness in the face of aggressors, which can undermine different aspects of the construction of the personality and identity of those who suffer this violence. In addition, the individual who suffers aggression can have numerous negative impacts, such as: learning difficulties, concentration and insecurity.
There are different types of bullying. The most known are:
I – Psychological
II – Physical
III – Verbal
IV – Sexual
V – Virtual
Bullies are usually divided into two groups:
1- Those who suffer abuse in their homes and reproduce this behavior, channeling their anger at school;
2- Those who have personality disorders, because they feel satisfied in mistreating their victims, feeding on their despair and fear.
Self-defense skills are valuable for any stage of life, but they’re perhaps most essential, both physically and emotionally, for children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is a martial art that helps make your kid bully proof.
WHY IS BJJ GOOD FOR KIDS?
The idea is that taking an opponent to the ground significantly hinders any physical advantage bullies may have. It certainly helps to be strong in BJJ, but it helps far less than it would in any other martial arts because operating from the ground neutralizes much of your strength advantage. This is one BJJ’s defining principles: everything is about technique, not strength or power. In other words, Jiu-Jitsu is designed to give children the tools they need to defend themselves against bigger bullies.
“Jiu Jitsu is for the protection of the individual,” said Helio Gracie, one BJJ’s founder. “the older man, the weak, the child, the lady, the young woman – anyone who lacks the physical attributes to defend themselves.”
In BJJ, your child will learn how to de-escalate a potential confrontation. They’ll also learn how to submit a larger opponent without hurting them. This is a key skill: Not all bullying situations call for the bully to be harmed.