We decided to send our daughter to Activ8 self defence as she was being physically and mentally bullied at school. Before she started, it took her 6 months to tell someone she was being bullied. She was only 6 years old.
Self-defence over the last few years has not only given her confidence, it has also helped to realise that other children cannot hurt her without consequences. If she has a problem now, she speaks out about it and no longer bottle things up. She also knows she does not have to put up with bullies.
The self defence classes are fun and the children and parents are warmly welcomed. The students are always polite and well behaved and enjoy what the instructors teach them.
My son has grown in confidence, especially with having Cerebral Palsy; it has given him somewhere safe to go after school. He loves the fact that he is not judged and is treated the same as any other child on the class, and that he does the same moves as the other children, which are just adapted to suit his limited mobility.