Friday, February 7, 2014

It's National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

Preventing Domestic Violence through Martial Arts
 written by: Master McCorry

A healthy and happy relationship is the dream of every girl.
Unfortunately, according to a project named Love is Respect undertaken by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, one out of every three teenage girls in the US are abused physically or mentally by their partners. Though women are not the sole victims of such dating violence, it is a very sad fact that women between 15 and 25 years are victimized more usually than others. Till a few years before, dating violence was something we came across only occasionally in newspapers. But this peril has taken roots so deeply in the society that we have started hearing about such horrific stories in our own neighborhoods, social circles and peer groups.
These pungent realities have caused the National Domestic Violence Hotline to undertake many preventive measures. The decision to consider February 2014 as the Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is one
among those efforts. The aim of the program is to spread awareness about the menace of dating violence among teenagers and to prevent it as much as possible. They suggest that you talk to teachers at your local high school, bring up dating violence at the next school board meeting, and have a conversation with the teens in your life about healthy relationships. For more information, visit their website at

Teen Dating Violence – A Threat
In most of the dating violence issues you come across, teen girls are
usually victimized. This is mostly because women, especially if they are
physically weaker than their partners, cannot often defend themselves when
the abuse happens. By the time one realizes that this relationship is not a
healthy one for them and takes the decision to walk out of it, the abuse
would have totally shattered them, physically and mentally. Mostly, such
violence leaves women devastated, often unable to step into a happy and
safe relationship in future. And sadly, men with such a violent side often
show their true colors in the earliest dates itself, and ruin the lives of
women who haven’t even started a proper relationship with them. 
Martial Arts – A KICK in the right direction to Prevent Domestic Violence! Other than knowing the early stages of an abusive relationship and ending it by reaching out and calling for help, the only practical preventive measure is to learn a proper self-defense option – something like a martial art. Being trained in a powerful martial art will help you to escape from such dangerous and horrible relationships before you get trapped. Martial arts like Karate, Kung Fu and Kickboxing will give you the courage to fight back. It will also give you the confidence to choose only what is best for you in the future. Many victims of violence have regained their spirits as well as their strength through learning martial arts. In that sense, martial art is a prevention as well as a cure. In other words, martial art is a life saver.

Self-Defense-Oriented Martial Arts at Bruce McCorry’s Academy
Empowering the victims of violence is a big step. Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy (Peabody, MA) had been in the forefront of that fight from the time it was constituted. Effective and defense-oriented martial arts classes at Bruce McCorry’s will define your life for you. It will change the way you see the world and it will change the way the world sees you. And the society will stop looking at you as a victim. 

Martial arts coaching at Bruce McCorry’s academy is all about confidence,resistance and self-assertion. This February, join the effort to prevent teen dating violence with Bruce McCorry’s!

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