This latest volume, which is scheduled for release in October, will include contributions from Wegmann and ten other experts in various industries that address the growing problem of bullying.
“I was bullied as a kid,” explains Wegmann, the owner of Vision Martial Arts. “And it wasn’t fun. I dreaded going to school every day, and I learned the hard way what it was like to deal with bullying. But I overcame it, and I learned about how to be confident. Now I have the chance to share this with children today, and let them know there there really is hope.”
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.”
Wegmann’s involvement in the BULLYPROOF project will bring an effective, working solution to the families of the Triangle area of central North Carolina. Along with the release of the book, Vision Martial Arts will hold free workshops, resources, and training for the community.
For more information about Michael Wegmann and Vision Martial Arts, visit www.vmanc.com.