This latest volume, which is scheduled for release October, will include contributions from Bank and ten other experts in various industries that address the growing problem of bullying.
“Children are learning to grow up in fear of everything in life,” explains Bank. “Childhood is supposed to be the happiest time in anyone’s life where they are carefree and can just live in the moment. At some point they will need the knowledge and tools to stand up for themselves. These skills will then transform them into being independent, self sufficient beings who will be successful in life. Bullying type behavior never stops, its seen in the workplace, in relationships, even in friendships. My focus for this book is what to do when the standard approaches do not work and how to change your mindset by changing your verbiage.”
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.”
Bank’s involvement in the BULLYPROOF project will bring an effective, working solution to the families of Columbia. Along with the release of the book, Bank will hold free workshops, resources, and training for the community.
For more information about Michael Bank and Capital Karate, visit www.CapitalKarate.com.