Archive for Youth Martial Arts

Bullying Statistics


Thirty percent (30%) of U.S. students in grades six through ten are involved in moderate or frequent bullying — as bullies, as victims, or as both — according to the results of the first national survey on this subject.

Bullying is increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide. Case studies of the shooting at Colombine High School and other U.S. schools have suggested that bullying was a factor in many of the incidents.


1 out of 4 kids is Bullied.  The American Justice Department says that this month 1 out of every 4 kids will be abused by another youth.

Surveys Show That  77%  of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically.

In a recent study, 77% of the students said they had been bullied. And 14% of those who were bullied said they experienced severe (bad) reactions to the abuse.

1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some “Bullying.”

8% of students miss 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies.

43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school.

100,000 students carry a gun to school.

28% of youths who carry weapons have witnessed violence at home.

A poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools.

282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.

More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school.

Playground statistics – Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention – 4%. Peer intervention – 11%. No intervention – 85%.


46% of males, and 26% of females reported they had been in physical fights.

Those in the lower grades reported being in twice as many fights as those in the higher grades. However, there is a lower rate of serious violent crimes in the elementary level than in the middle or high schools.

Teenagers say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings

— 87% said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.”

— 86% said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools.

Students recognize that being a victim of abuse at home or witnessing others being abused at home may cause violence in school.

— 61% said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home.

— 54% said witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school.

Students say their schools are not safe.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt Promotion Time Frames


We decided to put this online because students always want to know the general time frame in accomplishing their BJJ belts so when you get a chance please review this timeline. Also students want to know why certain belts have a red tab, or a white tab at the end of the belt. Now this information is available for you to review.

How can Martial Arts benefit you and your family?

How can Martial Arts benifit you and your family?

An article published in Adolescence in 1998 described how martial arts programs decrease violent behavior in children and teens.

A 2001 study published in the psychology journal Adolescence showed a vast improvement in good behavior among children who took martial arts classes for just 90 minutes a week.

Carleton University conducted a study published in psychology today stating that among other benefits; children in martial arts have lower levels of anxiety, greater sense of responsibility, and are less likely to take foolish risks.

A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology showed that children who participated in martial art training had better behavior and higher scores on a mental math test.

An article in the December 2002 issue of The International Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy recommended families take martial art classes because of the many positive effects martial arts training provides to family members.