H.E.R.O. = Helping Everyone Respect Others
H.E.R.O. Class is a 5-week course designed by professionals on becoming resilient. Students will train in self-defense using jiu-jitsu and situational techniques, talk about worries and struggles at school, and discuss topics ranging from the Golden Rule and self-confidence to relevant issues such as suicide, bullying, anxiety, and depression.
Most martial arts programs teach hitting and kicking: violence against the bully. With jiu-jitsu, you learn to defend yourself and others, focus on control without hurting and escaping dangerous situations.
In the H.E.R.O.s class, we also talk about the psychology of bullying. We show kids how to recognize and avoid “shark-infested” waters, and how to act when they find themselves being bullied or witnessing bullying.