The Martial Arts History Museum to host National Bullying Prevention Month Event
(NewMediaWire) - October 13, 2022 - Burbank, CA – The Saturday, Oct. 15, the Martial Arts History Museum is bringing awareness to “National Bullying Prevention Month” by hosting a special “Karate Chop Bullying” event to combat this growing problem.
The brainchild of fitness guru Eric the Trainer, the day will be filled with high-profile celebrities such as “Taebo King” Billy Blanks, “Henry Danger” star Michael D. Cohen, “Ultra Violet” star J.R. Villarreal plus action celebrities Cynthia Rothrock and Don “the dragon” Wilson, who will be sharing their experiences of being bullied and what they did to overcome it.
“Bullying is increasing substantially because of social media. Kids are being picked because of who they are or their race. It’s something we can stop if we all had the right tools, and through this event, we introduce those tools,” says museum president Michael Matsuda.
Tim Flynn, the founder of Kato Karate, believes that knowing martial arts is one of the keys to stopping this horrific behavior.
Bullying today has reached an all-time high. Bullying can result in youth violence, physical injury, social and emotional distress, substance abuse, academic difficulties, and in some cases, even death. These issues must be addressed; otherwise, they will continue to escalate.
“Bullies tend to pick on those they can easily defeat. Consider the amount of violence against elderly Asian people that is continuing to grow. If everyone knew martial arts, I think we would have a better world,” adds Matsuda.
This anti-bullying event will feature a special demonstration of Billy Blanks and his students and what they learned to combat bullying. Others will give testimony about their experiences of how they were bullied when they were young.
“Bullying isn’t just a young person’s problem; it happens in the workplace, it happens on the street, and as I mentioned about the Asian community being attacked. Even now, people are being physically attacked because they are politically active. We cannot solve everything in just one event, but we can bring awareness to a growing problem, and one of the major solutions to that problem is martial arts, and I cannot stress that enough. Be prepared just in case,” ends Matsuda.
The “Karate Chop Bullying” event will be hosted at the front of the Martial Arts History Museum with a special “red carpet” photo opportunity, special speakers, and a martial arts demonstration by a group of Billy Blanks students. It will begin at 1:30 pm, and it is a free event for the public.
The museum, which is located at 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, CA, will be open for free entrance during that time for visitors and the press to enjoy. The museum’s website is MAmuseum.com.