This latest volume, which is scheduled for release in October, will include contributions from Burt and ten other experts in various industries that address the growing problem of bullying.
“As a martial artist and instructor one of my goals is to empower kids against bullying by giving them tools that can help them stop the fight before it starts,” says Burt. “Let’s face it. Bullying is never going to go away. It has been around ever since the strong decided to overpower the weak.”
He continues, “And it has progressed from the days of the old school yard brawl. Kids today are bullied at the bus stop, on the bus, in school, on the playground, online, on their cell phones and sometimes even by adults in positions of authority. So, the question is not ‘how do we prevent bullying?’ The question is ‘how do we keep our kids SAFE at school?’ When a child suffers from the effects of bullying there is a part of them that believes the bully. We must build in them the confidence to know that their value is not dependent on the actions of others but on how they feel about themselves. That is the message I hope to send in contributing my part to this project.”
BULLYPROOF: Unleash the Hero Inside Your Kid, is a project started by Alex Changho, a martial arts professional and business coach.
“There are many programs out that are meant to help parents and kids deal with bullying,” says Changho. “But so many of them are designed to ‘keep the peace’ or ‘reduce conflict at schools’ instead of actually addressing the real problem. The problem is not bullying in itself. The problem is the negative effects that bullying has on kids. The solution is to bullyproof the individual, by empowering more people, and helping them feel great about themselves. When inevitably the bullying happens, it will be ineffective.”
Burt’s involvement in the BULLYPROOF project will bring an effective, working solution to the families of Independence. Along with the release of the book, Burt will bring free workshops, resources, and training to the community.
For more information about Tom Burt and AKKA Karate USA, visit http://www.independencemartialarts.com
Company Name: Revolution Media Publishing
Contact Person: Alex Changho
Country: United States