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Roll Against Bullying... Be A Jiu Jitsu Hero

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Hi Everyone,

This GOFUNDME is being set up to raise money to start a community-wide Anti-Bullying Awareness campaign on the Gold Coast, AU. 

I am currently one of several BJJ Anti-Bullying members from the Point of Balance Sports Centre; and to be quite honest, the demand for our Anti-Bullying Kids Programme has expanded greatly over the last year to the point where our gym must relocate to a larger facility in order to continue providing these Anti-Bullying services on this scale. 

So we've decided to become a Not-For-Profit that will focus on offering Anti-Bulling Awareness Seminars to the Community; as well as, focus on building up our community's kids with confidence and equipping them with self-defence skills that will help them stand up for themselves and help put a STOP to BULLYING.  Donate Now to Help Break the Cycle.

Any size donation is welcome... Be an Anti-Bully Hero & Donate Today...

I'll get right to the point, every month in Australia, hundreds of thousands of children miss school due to fear of bullies and being injured or hurt by them.

Studies suggest that bullying is the leading cause of low self-esteem in children, and according to some surveys, less than 15% of kids actually report acts of bullying.

Studies also suggest that bullying is one of many facets rooted in the cause behind adult male domestic violence and aggressive behaviours.

Children’s inability to stand up to a bully is rooted in profound fear for their personal safety. Ironically, the victims of bullying know that they must confront the bully and would like nothing more than to stand up to them; however, many kids simply can’t follow through for fear of the physical harm.  

And, therein lies the challenge – how do you empower the victim of bullying with the confidence to face the tormentor, look them in the eye, and break the bully-victim cycle?

The answer is profoundly simple – teach the victims to defend themselves against physical attack, and the cycle is broken.

The main goal of this Anti-Bullying project is to raise funds to expand our teams reach and ability to empower more children on the Gold Coast with unshakable confidence so they can overcome bullies without harmful violence.

Due to the non-violent nature of the BJJ techniques, large networks such as CNN, ABC, NBC and even Oprah have endorsed similar programs in the USA; declaring that BJJ techniques are effective countermeasures to bullying for children between the ages of 5 and 13.

This project aims to teach children to use verbal assertiveness to deter bullies and several non-violent self-defence techniques to stay safe if physically assaulted.

Importantly, this project will not teach how to strike (punch or kick), since these tactics often do more harm than good. Instead, the project will focus on principal BJJ techniques to apply leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence.

Numerous school districts in the USA have embraced the defensive nature of BJJ techniques as a reasonable, nonviolent response to bullying and many schools now offer BJJ classes on campus!

The bottom line is:  This Anti-Bullying Project aims to prepare the child to defend themselves against bullies without turning the bullied into a bully.

Thanks in Advance for your donations and support of our Anti-Bullying Project here on the Gold Coast, AU.

Organiser and beneficiary

Priscilla Johnson
Labrador QLD
James Mays-McIver

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