Martial Arts/Olweus Bullying Prevention

Holy Sepulcher School and Makowski's ATA Martial Arts Academy have collaborated to present a high-energy, exciting, and fun physical education program for safe schools and safe communities.  The program reinforces the values and beliefs for developing a safe, secure and loving atmosphere that reflects Christian values.  The goals of the program are to:

  • Achieve better peer relations
  • Prevent the development of bullying
  • Instill personal excellence through respect, courtesy, honor, integrity, and self-control

At the core of the classroom training is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) which is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today.  Backed by more than thirty-five years of research and successful implementation in many different countries, the Olweus program has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying throughout a school setting.  It provides marked reduction of general antisocial behavior and clear improvements in the classroom social climate through positive atitudes toward other students, school and schoolwork.

The bully prevention safety specialists at Makowski's Martial Arts Academy teach students self-respect, develop confidence, positively reinforce each student's abilities and recognize achievement of personal best in their own unique talents and abilities.  The program provides a framework for student excellence in attitude, ability, and behavior with the purpose of improving peer relations and making the school a safe and positive place for students to learn and develop.

The program presents individual responsibilities, as well as the importance for teh commitment and care of friends and community through:

  • Friends helping one another
  • Treating others as you want to be treated
  • Respecting other people's belongings and beliefs

In addition to bully prevention safety specialists, the instructor(s) from Makowski's ATA Martial Arts Academy are professional fitness trainers, highly ranked black belt certified instructors with ATA International, Human Factors Training Safety Training specialists with certifications for programs that are applicable to training for education, police, healthcare, and business professionals, as well as martial arts and self-defense training for all ages and levels of physical ability.

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