Meeting bullies head on

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The staff at the Windsor Terrace branch of the Brooklyn Public Library really try to use additional resources in helping children in all areas of education.

Children from P.S. 154, 1625 11th Avenue, and P.S 230, 1 Albermarle Road, were treated to workshop activities designed to help them be aware of bullies, and what they can do to avoid them.

Alex Davydov from the Amerikick Karate Studios reminded children to use ABC’s on bullying. He discussed issues and scenarios on how to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Davydov also stressed that when children get picked on, they should tell the teacher or their parents. In addition he said “You must use martial arts only for Self Defense as a Last Resort”. He reminded everyone that the best self defense is to “Just Walk Away”.

Davydov taught the children self-defense strategies to defend themselves against a potential bully. They practiced the strategies within the group and had opportunities to demonstrate what they learned one-on-one.

The children had fun while learning how to protect themselves. Steven said “the workshop was good because he learned what to do if a bully picks on him”. Kim Grad librarian stated “Everyone enjoyed the demonstration on Bully proofing and eagerly await his next visit”.

After the workshop, participants thanked Davydov for his presentation and their new learning experience.

Amerikick Karate Studios has two locations and do these workshops for free for children in the community.

For additional information contact Amerikick at 718-768-8200 in Park Slope or 718-567-7860 in Sunset Park.

Updated 3:48 pm, October 19, 2011
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