- Northern Illinois to get $8.3 million for state construction projects
- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
Stopping ‘Karate Kid’ from becoming ‘Bully’ Kid
From press release
The first round of Karate Kid movies, which became hits in the 1980s, showed both the positive and negative sides of martial arts training. Furthermore, the movie motivated kids to start using the moves they saw on the big screen out on the playground. Many times, this resulted in the “misuse” of martial arts moves, and gave many bullies more tools to help do their dirty work.
As the new and updated version of the movie is released this month (June 11), a child may see a rise in playground or school bullying. This is why it is so important to make sure children realize not just how to use martial arts correctly in life, but when. Equipping children with anti “Bully Kid” tools may be the best thing parents can do for their child this summer.
Elite Defense Systems Martial Arts Center (EDS) has been teaching self-defense for more than 15 years. They are only one of 12 fully-certified organizations in the whole Midwest that teach Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do (JKD). This art is rooted in the main style while the Karate Kid used.
EDS will be offering a free “Anti-Bullying” class for children 4-12 years of age throughout this summer, where they will be focusing on discipline, focus and dealing with bullies correctly. There are a variety of days and times to choose from. For more information, please call the EDS “Anti-Bullying” hotline at toll free 1-877-337-1877 for dates, times and locations in your area.
From the June 23-29, 2010 issue