Free Anti-bullying Workshop in Doral

Is your child in fear of their first day of school or has your child been a victim of bullying at their school?

If you answer ‘yes’ to either question, I’ll help you prepare your child to meet any bullying challenges that may occur in the coming school year when Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense, 10721 NW 58 St. in Doral, conducts a free community service: the “Art of Fighting without Fighting” anti-bullying workshop.

All students and parents of students of elementary grades are encouraged and welcome to come to this free event on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. Middle school and high school students are invited to a second workshop, Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6:15 p.m., also at our studio.

Since 1998 when Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense was established, our goal has been to bully-proof children. In 2002 I became the first and am still the only fully-certified South Florida instructor of Dr. Terrance Webster Doyle’s “Bully Busters” program.

I’ve taught hundreds of anti-bullying workshops in schools and churches, for Boy Scout troops, clubs and community groups, and I’ve been interviewed in newspapers, magazines and TV shows as an anti-bullying expert.

Through law enforcement experience and as an instructor of Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, Kung Fu and Muay Thai kickboxing, I’ve developed “The Art of Fighting without Fighting” anti-bullying program, a complete verbal, confidence building and personal protection inspired by Bruce Lee’s philosophy.

All the motivation a child needs to succeed in school, sports, and any endeavor in life, comes from confidence and selfesteem. A bully tries to rob a child of those very important traits. That’s why, as parents, we must provide our children with the confidence they need to succeed in life. Do you know what both bullies and those being bullied have in common? The answer is low self esteem. Both bully and victim exhibit the result of having been mistreated or bullied by their parents, siblings, or older or bigger kids. Invariably, a bully displays weakness by looking for an easy target, i.e., any youngster who appears weaker than they are. To compensate for their weaknesses, they enjoy the power to hurt someone else. Our mission through the “Art of Fighting without Fighting” workshop is to ensure that all children have the right to feel safe and develop to their full potential. Bullying and teen violence has had a dramatic increase of recent years, causing unhealthy attitudes for many unfortunate children in their future adult life.

The good news: our workshop can help empower young people and change their lives permanently. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to help your own children resolve conflict peacefully and use combative methods only as a last resort.

Registration is limited for this free event, so call us today at 305-599-3649 to reserve your spot.

Julio Anta is the owner of Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense since 1998. You can contact him at 305-599-3649 or via the internet at www.AntaMartialArts.com

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