Intro to Gracie Bullyproof - Free Seminar for Kids at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Monterey invites children ages 5-13 to join us on Saturday, September 28 for a free 1-hour Gracie Bullyproof Seminar. Please wear comfortable active attire and remove all jewelry and watches. Space is limited - please register online here.
Every month in the United States, 3 million children miss school due to fear of bullies. In the Gracie Bullyproof program, our goal is to instill in your child unshakable confidence so they can overcome bullies without violence.
We will teach your child to use verbal assertiveness to deter bullies and several non-violent self-defense techniques to stay safe if physically assaulted. Importantly, we don’t teach how to punch or kick, since this often does more harm than good. Instead, we use leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence.
The teaching methodology used in the Gracie Bullyproof program is unlike anything else in the jiu-jitsu community. Not only are all the entry-level techniques presented in the form of “jiu-jitsu” games so that kids are highly enthused about learning them, but we use “push teaching” rather than “pull teaching.” When a child makes a mistake, we don’t focus on the error, instead, we emphasize the correctly executed aspects of the move. Through this carefully layered positive reinforcement, we help the kids reach their full potential without jeopardizing their love for the art.