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Ken Cosgrove reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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Affordable, great teachers. Been training almost 2 1/2 years. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Rick Martini reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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Sensei Jeff does a great job of mixing a traditional martial arts curriculum with modern day application.

Jill Hayward Henage reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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Karate has been so good for my 6 year old. It teaches him self control and focus, two things he needs desperately! Sensei Jeff is so patient and kind with all the kids, I am so very thankful for him!!!

Pete Laramee reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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Great organization. My son likes all his classmates and he is becoming more and more confident. I can't say enough good things about them!!!

Josy Dean reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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Excellent instructors and a great community of students!

Patrick Polvinale reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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Jeff and I have trained together in traditional Goju Ryu karate since we were kids. His karate training along with military experience, make him a well rounded instructor offering traditional martial arts and practical applications.

Joie Coppola Stapleton reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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I highly recommend this martial arts school. My son has only been a student here for a couple of months and his confidence is already improving. The instructors are great and very patient. This program is also much more affordable than others like it.

Deirdre Fusco reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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If you want to train like a super-saiyan, go here. I love the transformation of Improved self esteem, confidence and passion for life that I see in the students. Anshin Kai is meant to breathe life into your goals and help you excel in various ways. This dojo is like one big family and the camaraderie is warm and welcoming. Once you get started, you'll be hooked.

Kimberly Kolligs reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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I LOVE the fitness and fighting class! It gets me going in the morning even before the kids wake up. I get a kick butt workout. I get some me time. And I have learned a lot about fitness and self defense. The class is appropriate for all ability levels. I've gotten much stronger since I started about 2 months ago. Best workout class ever!

Amber Wheeler-Cornelius reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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My husband and I couldn't ask for a better place to take our son. He's a little shy when it comes to new things, but he warmed up really well to the experience and the staff. Sensei Jeff is very fun and patient with all the student, yet demands respect and attention when needed to get the job done. We are very excited to continue this journey with Anshin Kai Martial Arts for a very long time. Thanks!

Richard Tuneff reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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STRONG DOJO!! good karate is hard to find, but once you find a school like this..you will know your in the right place!

Tasha Worthington reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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We absolutely love place! My son has a great time and we love the respect he is learning. Sensai Jeff is great with the kids and families. We couldn't ask for better.

Mike Jones reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
5
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If you live in the Abingdon / Bellcamp area, this is the dojo to train at, an excellent source for Traditional and Authentic Okinawan Gojuryu Karate-do. A great atmosphere with knowledgeable and competent instructors.

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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Bullying


Bullying has become an epidemic in recent years. Yes, there have always been bullies, and yes, those bullies have always caused serious and lasting damage to their victims; however, bullying in the 21st century has changed – and not for the better.

According to Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, one in four students has reported that they were bullied during the school year and 14.8% of high school students in the United States have reported that they were bullied online.

The consequences of bullying can be devastating. Victims are more likely to experience a decrease in their academic performance, anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems.
Being that bullying is such a rampant problem in the United States, children need to be presented with methods that will teach them how to combat being the victim of the name calling, teasing, and harassment that are associated with bullying behavior.

How can kids avoid becoming the victim of a bully? Here are some tips that can be highly effective.
Be Confident

Typically, bullies tend to prey on those who appear to lack confidence and who are unsure of themselves. If a bully sees that someone is lacking confidence, he or she is more likely to target that individual and harass that person.

Being confident is one of the most effective ways to avoid being bullied. Kids need to have inner confidence, and they need to be able to project that confidence outward. Parents can help build their children’s confidence by building them up and supporting them. When children know that they are valued, they automatically have confidence. Kids can exude their inner confidence by standing tall, making eye contact, being friendly and taking pride in their appearance.

Gain the Support of Friends One or two great friends is worth more than 100 fair-weather friends. This is especially true if someone wants to avoid being bullied.

Kids should pick their friends wisely, and should gather their support. Remaining in contact with those friends – walking down the school halls with them, sitting with them on the bus, or eating with them in the cafeteria – will prevent a bully from targeting a child. Typically, bullies tend to take aim at children who are ‘loners.’ Support from friends is a highly powerful force against bullies.

Stand Up for Yourself
If a bully does start to attack, a child should not only know that it is OK to stand up for him- or herself, but that standing up must be done.

If a child encounters someone who is saying or doing hurtful things, that child should exert his or her inner confidence, stand tall, look the bully in the eye and tell him or her to stop it. Once the child tells the bully to stop, he or she should walk away and move on. Letting the bully see that he or she has impacted the victim will only make him or her feel successful, which will make him or her want to try again.

Kids have the power to stop bullies, and martial arts help them find that power. By following these tips, children can avoid being the victim of such cruel behavior and avoid the lasting consequences of bullying.