This latest volume, which is scheduled for release in October, will include contributions from Leal and other experts in various industries that address the growing problem of bullying.
“During my 30+ years practicing and teaching martial arts, I have seen hundreds of kids coming to learn martial arts out of the need to defend themselves from bullies, mostly at school,” says Leal. “I personally experience this as a parent with my own kids being targeted by older and bigger kids. I have spent over 10 years researching and learning how to help kids to stand up for themselves with confidence and stop bullying once and for all. Gracie Jiujitsu offers a very unique approach by attacking the root of the problem and allowing kids to have a life free of fear.”
BULLYPROOF: Unleash the Hero Inside Your Kid, is a project started by Alex Changho, a martial arts professional and business coach.
“There are many programs out that are meant to help parents and kids deal with bullying,” says Changho. “But so many of them are designed to ‘keep the peace’ or ‘reduce conflict at schools’ instead of actually addressing the real problem. The problem is not bullying in itself. The problem is the negative effects that bullying has on kids. The solution is to bullyproof the individual, by empowering more people, and helping them feel great about themselves. When inevitably the bullying happens, it will be ineffective.”
Leal’s involvement in the BULLYPROOF project will bring an effective, working solution to the families of Huntington Beach. Along with the release of the book, Leal will hold free workshops, resources, and training for the community.
For more information about Carlos Leal, and Black Belt Center USA, visit www.blackbeltcenterusa.com.