Anti-Bullying Seminar coming to Union

By Bobbie Poynter

Tiger’s Den Dojo is presenting a free seminar, “Done with Bullying,” at Union College.

The seminar is for both childhood and adult workplace bulling and is aimed at teaching practical strategies for identifying and dealing with bullying behavior. The program stresses how to “buddy” rather than “bully” others, using conflict resolution (or bully redirection) and verbal jiu-jitsu (using the right words to de-escalate the bully’s aggression.

“This course is a solution for the bullied, as well as the bully,” said Charles Terry, 10th degree black belt and owner/head instructor of Tiger’s Den Dojo. “Bullying is still a huge problem, and we believe that no other industry is better equipped to end bullying than martial arts.”

The seminar will cover the act of bullying from both perspectives.

The program’s goal is to build confidence is a person being bullied, so he does not remain a target. The seminar will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Union College Student Center, Conference Room ABC.

Tiger’s Den Martial Arts Dojo is a member of Martial Artists Against Bullying, an international organization devoted to ending bullying once and for all.

Tiger’s Den Dojo teaches Gracie Jiu-Jutsu, Bujinkan Ninjutsu and Arnis. It is located at 172 N. Rt. 11 in Heidrick. You can reach them at 277-0673 or by visiting www.tigersdendojo.com or visiting their Facebook page.