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Bully Self-Defense

or Verbal Judo

  Classes are held every Saturday and run from 10:15-10:45

Classes are opened to all currently enrolled students for FREE


What is Verbal Judo?

  • Verbal Judo is a program designed for law enforcement officers to help deal with verbal abuse
  • It was founded by Doctor, Police Officer, and Professor: George J. Thompson Ph.D
  • Verbal Judo has been taught in over 700,000 Police Departments in the Country since 1981
  • It has been modified for children by George J. Thompson and is now a part of our Karate School curriculum

What Verbal Judo Bully Self-Defense Teaches:

  • Peace Before Punches
  • Effective Communications
  • Using Confidence, Tone of Voice, and Body Language to Control Bully Situations
  • The Power of Words and Knowing What Words to Use
  • Redirecting Negative Behavior to Prevent Verbal Attacks from Escalating
  • Deflecting Negative Conversations and Turning Them into Positive Ones
  • How to Diffuse Potentially Dangerous Situations
  • When it is Okay to Use Physical Self-Defense
The Importance of Anti-Bullying Education:
  • Bullying is an ongoing problem in both U.S. Schools and the World. It is NOT going away!
  • All Children are at risk for Bullying. Even children in Elementary School!
  • Bullying is not done just at school, Cyber Bullying is on the rise!
  • Children who are bullied can have issues that follow them to adulthood such as Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Lack of Confidence/Assertiveness, Low Self-Esteem, Problems Controlling Anger, Eating Disorders, and even Self-Induced Isolation.
  • Children who are bullied are at higher risk for Suicide.
  • Children who are bullied are more likely to Abuse Alcohol and other Drugs in later life.
  • Children who witness bulling are more likely to smoke, drink, or abuse drugs. They are also at higher risk for mental Illness.
  • Bullying is an epidemic that can only be stopped by education and prevention!
At Risk Children:
  • Remember any child can be bullied!
  • Children perceived as different from their peers such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, or being new to a school
  • Are perceived as weak or defenseless
  • Are depressed, anxious, or have low self-esteem
  • Are less popular, shy, and have trouble making friends
  • Do not get along well with others, seen as annoying or provoking

Signs a Child is being Bullied:

  • Unexplained injuries or reluctance to show injuries
  • Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry
  • Frequent headaches/stomach aches and/or faking illnesses
  • Changes in eating habits, like binging or skipping meals at school or at home
  • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares
  • Declining grades
  • Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social activities
  • Feelings of helplessness or decreased self-esteem
  • Self-destructive behaviors such as running away, harming themselves or talking of suicide
  • All Children are different and some may display no symptoms at all
  • Be involved in your child's school and with their teachers so you can prevent bullying even if there are no signs
  Helpful Links on Bullying:

For more information about Texas Karate Do and Bully Prevention please call: 972-258-8333.


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