More Kids Taking Martial Arts to Battle Bullies
Charlotte, NC - Seventh grader Nicholas Krug says, "I was like, I'm ready to go back to school." Nicholas Krug has been bullied at school before. But after taking classes in martial arts, the seventh grader is not afraid of bullies anymore. Krug says, "They know not to mess with me, don't mess with Nicholas. They know not to do that."
Brent Krug, Nicholas' Dad says, "He would come home, and kids had said things or acted a way, but this year, we see he's not concerned about it." Krug says his son isn't a fighter, but a confident kid who once was scared and timid. Krug says, "He's not worried about going back to school, or what the kids are going to say, where in the past we saw doom and gloom."
Michael Price owns Charlotte Martial Arts Academy. He says the most powerful tool he teaches isn't the punch or the kick. Michael Price says, "Its the ability to look someone in the eyes, the ability to shake someone's hand, the ability to ask for help if they need it."
Price has seen more kids come through his classes who have been bullied before. But now, aren't worried. Price says, "When he walks in the door, he's not that shy person anymore, he can talk in front of the class, and hes not concerned about bullies anymore."