Primary Prevention Programs

How Learning Lifeskills and Traditional Karate Can Stop Violence

1. Life skills Training.  Evidence shows that the lifeskills training can reduce involvement in violence, improve social skills, and improve educational and career achievement. Life skills refer to social, emotional, and behavioral competencies which help young people effectively deal with the challenges of everyday life and enabling them to reach their full potential.BULLY 2

Our Lifeskills Training addresses violence  and bullying tactics and identifies strategies for both the school and community. Realistic scenarios are used as a starting point for promoting discussion and personal learning experiences specific to the type of violence and bullying that may be occurring, whether it be verbal, social, psychological or physical. We give the opportunity for students to express ideas and feelings through role-play and brainstorms. Strategies to prevent violence include using a problem solving approach and building  decision making skills, critical thinking, coping with stress, coping with emotions, communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills. By the end of training youth should be able to:

  • Reduce prejudice and increase tolerance for diversity
  • Identify and implement peaceful solutions for resolving violence
  • Identify and avoid dangerous situations
  • Resist pressure from peers and adults to use violent behavior
  • Help prevent crime in their schools and  community

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2. Traditional karate. Enrolling children in traditional karate is one of the best actions parents can take to prevent youth violence. We help both the violent children and children who are victims. Because traditional karate help to reduce violent behavior and protect children from violence.

 

Over the past 30 years, Sensei Murat Bajrami has helped thousands of children increase their Discipline, Respect, and Confidence while teaching them karate.  He created karate as a practical and spiritual way for turning human energy into positive attitude, and to channel thoughts and actions away from violent behavior.  For Sensei Murat, karate is an art of peace and conducting relationships for gain without conflict.

 

Many surveys showed significant and relevant results in reducing violent behaviors by practicing traditional martial arts for juveniles at high risk for violence and delinquency. Furthermore, researchers found lower scores on hostility and aggression and higher scores on self-esteem and positive outlook for traditional karate students when compared to students of nontraditional martial arts or other sports (Delva-Tauiliili, 1995; Edelman, 1994; Smith, Twemlow, & Hoover, 1999).

 

Traditional karate have ancient Buddhist/Taoist origins and philosophy, as well as specific training methods and goals. This philosophy is deeply pacifistic (i.e., it abhors initiation of conflict and teaches non-violent self defense). The aim is to develop a centered, calm mind (“do” in Japanese) and respect for all living things. Inspired traditional karate teacher gives personal attention to every  student, and deliver training that emphasize nonaggression, self-respect and respect for others, peaceful philosophy, and moving meditation. The students develop strong concentration, meditative state, and master skills, during kata practice. The kata is a specific form of traditional karate composed of many movements (there are over 50 kata) executed continuously in every training for experiencing mastery.