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Street Smart Kids

We all want our children to be safe, and grow up to be happy, healthy, independent and confident.  School educates your children on reading and writing, you instil family values at home, but when do they learn to be Streetsmart?  BTC’s Streetsmart Kids workshops are a fun and easy way for your children to learn the valuable skills that will keep them safe as they navigate life, whether that be waiting for a pickup after school, going to bathrooms in shopping centres, getting lost, being home alone, hanging out with friends, and much more.

BTC Streetsmart Kids Workshops are primarily about building confidence and protective behaviours, in other words, things your children can do every day, without living in fear, to help avoid having a problem in the first place.  Whilst they will learn some simple and effective self-defence skills, this is not the focus, however BTC does of course offer ongoing children’s self-defence and martial arts classes throughout the year.

BTC’s Streetsmart Kids Workshops are taught regularly throughout the year and teach children:

  • How to recognise potential threats
  • Street safe strategies
  • Home safe strategies
  • School safe strategies
  • Prevention & awareness
  • The “street smart” ABC’s
  • Simple & effective self-defence techniques

Part of developing Streetsmart Kids, is to also make sure that we’re not giving the children mixed messages, and that you as a parent are reinforcing safe behaviours with them.  As part of our workshops:

  • The 16 common lures used by predators
  • Recognising the signs of distress
  • How to nurture a “street smart” attitude
  • Prevention & awareness
  • Common mistakes kids make which put them at risk
  • Techniques to practice with your kids

BTC’s Streetsmart Kids Workshops are generally offered at our full time martial arts studio which are purpose built matted and air conditioned facilities, however are available to deliver workshops offsite.

Call us on P 3107 1929 to find out more about our next Streetsmart Kids Workshop for your child.

 

Bully Defence

One in every four children in Australian schools are affected by bullying according to the Federal Government.  Many believe that every child will be affected by bullying at some point during their schooling.  Bullying can be a very unfortunate and unnecessary part of school life, and one which many parents feel powerless or ineffective in resolving.  The good news is there is something you can do to help.

BTC has been conducting Bully Defence Workshops and one on one training with children to great effect for a number of years.  To be clear, the main change we’re looking for is not to teach children to be aggressive or fighters, but to change them on the inside, so that they react differently on the outside, and therefore resolve the problem before it starts.

BTC’s Bully Defence Workshops are taught regularly throughout the year and teach children:

  • How bullies pick their victim
  • How to handle bullies
  • How to build self-esteem and confidence
  • Situational awareness
  • Protective behaviours
  • How to protect themselves against bullies, physically and mentally
  • Fun, easy & non aggressive self-defence

The Bully Defence Workshops cater for children from four years old through to teenagers, and are designed to work in tandem with school programs to ensure children aren’t being given mixed messages.

In addition to workshops, BTC also offers individual sessions in Bully Defence for children. Many parents who have tried other things which didn’t get real change and real results for their children have found these to be highly effective.  We teach the children strategies based on their individual circumstance, then follow up each week to make any adjustments as necessary to get a positive change for the child.

Call us on P 3107 1929 to find out more about our next Streetsmart Kids Workshop for your child.

 

Self Defense for Women and Personal Safety Training

BTC offers Personal Safety training and seminars to many organisations and sections of the community including women, men, children, the elderly, those physically or mentally handicapped or disabled, as well as people from ESL backgrounds. Our personal safety courses include materials and training as below.

Whilst courses can be customised to suit specific groups and outcomes, a typical course is outlined below.

Course Objectives:
This course seeks to empower and teach participants the proactive habits of personal safety for all aspects of their life whether that be at school, work, home, shops, public transport, the city, street or park. Finally, it seeks as a last resort to arm participants with the skills to physically defend themselves.

Course Aim:
For course participants to acquire the knowledge and ability to avoid, prevent and defend in a confident, effective, and responsible way.

Course Content:

Mental

  • Principles of awareness – situational analysis, environmental analysis.
  • Victim selection – body language, indications of attack, assault prevention.
  • Non violent responses – negotiate, escape and evade.
  • Positive methods to reduce your vulnerability to violence , aggression or abuse
  • The statistics of assault, attacker insights and case studies
  • Self-defence and the law

Emotional

  • Using fear as a source of positive energy
  • Building self-esteem and confidence
  • Stress management
  • Fear elimination and proactive and empowering skills to manage it

Physical

  • Practical, easy, and effective self-defence techniques not based on superior strength
  • Target areas
  • The weapons of your body
  • Defensive positioning – defensive distancing to protect our personal space.
  • Surprise and other defence assets
  • Reaction time
  • Scenario based defences: sitting, on the ground, in a car, on public transport, in crowds.
  • Multiple attacker defence
  • Weapon defence

Our friendly professional trainers can tailor programs to suit your needs to ensure a fun and informative experience. To find out more about our programs or to organise a seminar or workshop phone 3177 4550 or email tryaclass@mybtc.com.au

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