I wrote my previous post, on the potential value of martial arts training for ostracised Korean children, specifically as a contribution to the first Anti-Bullying Blogging Carnival, organized by Colin Wee from Joong Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do in Australia. For this carnival several martial art bloggers set out to contemplate the topic of bullying and contribute to the anti-bullying discussion.
Bullying is often dismissed as mere child's play. This is quite unfortunate as many children that are bullied suffer severely--physically and emotionally. It is particularly this latter type of scarring that often goes unseen, but which potentially leaves life long scars. It is for this reason that this topic deserves our contemplation, especially within the martial arts circles, for I believe that the martial arts have the potential to bring hope and healing to victims of bullying. Read more about the carnival by clicking on the logo above.
- Colin Wee -- Joong Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do: "There Was This Bully . . ."
- Dr. Bruce Clayton -- Shotokan's Secret: "Neatralizing Bullies"
- Vaughan Jackson & Theodore Kruckzek -- Okinawan Karate-Do Institute: "Starting on the Path" / "Teaching Kids"
- Charlie Wildish -- Bunkai Jutsu: "Are Traditional Martial Arts Any Use to Somebody Who Is Being Bullied?"
- Michele Apsokardu -- Just a Thought: "Karate Provides Options"
- Lori O'Connell -- Pacific Wave Jiu Jitsu: "Standing Up to Bullies"
- Scott Phillips -- Weakness with a Twist: "Teaching Without Teaching"
- Neil Hall -- London Chinatown TKD Wellbeing: "Bullying and Self-Esteem"
- Rick Matz -- Cook Ding's Kitchen: "Bully Medicine"