Research: Is Martial Arts an Answer to Bullying?

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A research study has been conducted by Macquarie University in Australia related to participating in martial arts as a means to deal with bullying. A 10 week program was conducted by lead researcher Dr. Brian Moore using 5 schools including a total of 283 students in the study. The program consisted of each child being taught theory and moving from a white belt to a yellow belt throughout the study. The results were compared with a control group. The results were “overwhelmingly positive” showing that children practicing martial arts are better equipped to deal with aggressive behavior. The study showed that training in the martial arts improved students’ resilience and

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