Peer Pressure

I had a big family growing up. My mother was the youngest of 4 sisters. Her oldest sibling was 20 years her elder. I had cousins of all ages, some younger, but most decades older. Looking back, I realize that these cousins were my first exposure to positive peer pressure. They set expectations for me,…

Bully B.R.A.V.E. – The Bystander

A bystander is a witness, in this case, a witness to bullying, someone who sees another person getting physically, socially or verbally intimidated. A bystander is commonly seen as a fly on the wall, an observer helpless to step in. A bystander has just as big a role as the Bully and the Victim. They…

Bully B.R.A.V.E. – Awareness of Self

My name’s Carrie Percival. I’ve been an instructor at the academy of martial arts for over 20 years. I oversee our Brampton locations and run our Bully B.R.A.V.E. program (Bully Resistance Anti Violence Education). Through these blog posts I’ll be discussing bullying scenarios and what it takes to deal with them. Awareness of Self Sensei…

Special for Current AMA Parents

February is Family month, so this month we will have a special for all the parents that are still not training. For only $25 you can train for a full month and will receive a uniform. With Proceeds going to JDRF Hear from some currently training parents in the video and blogs below.