Stomp the Bullying

 

“Stomp the Bullying” is a 3 month community service program offered through the Guardian Angels created by Sean P. Kelley and Michael Miller.

The Guardian Angels have been around since February 1979 when founder Curtis Sliwa, living in the Bronx, decided it was time to clean up his city. The Guardian Angels began with thirteen people and they have grown immensely over the past thirty years now with over 125 chapters throughout the world.  Aside from constantly patrolling the streets, the Guardian Angels provide education for everyday citizens to take responsibility for their environment. The Guardian Angels have been educating schools and social groups about safety, bullying, and more, and have been patrolling the streets making citizens arrests to decrease crime and get gangs and drugs off the streets.

Bullying is a major epidemic in our society and although many people want it stopped, a lot of them are not taking an active approach to do so. That is where the Guardian Angels come in. “Stomp the Bullying” is a concept Sean Kelley came up with and he presented it to Michael Miller. Miller created a manual and was the first to run the program, which graduated 12 students ages 7 and up. Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo is the East Coast Headquarters for the program and Miller is in charge of teaching other Guardian Angels how to implement the program through their schools.

The program is free to any child ages 7 and up. When a child completes the program he/she will become a Junior Angel and will be involved in community service projects under the direction of Miller. The program teaches the value of community service, how to be a good citizen, leadership training, self-defense, and bully education as well as bully prevention and how to deal with bullying behavior. It includes an in-depth manual that covers everything taught in the program including: how not to be a bully, what bullying really entails, the warning signs of both a bully and someone being bullied, the risk factors, how not to be a target of a bully, common myths about bullying, statistics, the three T-Steps to verbal harassment, the rules of engagement in dealing with bullies and what you can do as citizens to “Stomp the Bullying.”  Aside from that, self-defense movements, strategies and tactics are also taught in the program, as well as awareness skills, verbal Judo, and physical restraint moves to control and negotiate.  Students in this program will learn to have a logical and practical mindset.

If you or someone you know has been or is currently being bullied, contact Michael Miller (michael.miller@millersdojo.com) or Sean Kelley at Kenpo5@aol.com.  Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo is known as a Guardian Angels “Martial Arts Safe Place” and Mr. Miller will help any person who is being bullied as a service to his community.  If you know anyone who could benefit from this refer him/her to us. 

Our Mission Statement:

The Reality

Bullying is a major epidemic in our society. All forms of bullying, such as verbal, non verbal or emotional, physical, and cyber-bullying happen every day in the United States and it causes serious lasting harm to victims leading to severe depression, violence and/or suicide. According to statistics, 19,000 bullied children attempt to commit suicide over the course of one year; on a monthly average 282,000 students are physically attacked by a bully each month; and on a daily average 160,000 children miss school because they fear being bullied. In a recent survey it showed that over 100,000 children carried guns to school as a result of being bullied.

The Dream

That all children will learn the appropriate lessons in life and will have healthy self-confidence and self-esteem, proper values, and a driven purpose motivated by a passion to become all they are capable of becoming. If this dream becomes a reality there would be no need for a child to bully another child.

The Objective

To bring a realistic and active approach to dealing with bullying behavior appropriately by educating about all aspects of bullying through a martial arts standpoint, and to get celebrities, martial arts instructors, teachers, parents, and anybody else willing to join our team to take a stand and become active in stomping the bullying.

The Purpose

To get children and adults to understand the full effects of bullying and why “bully’s” bully; to teach children how to come together and stand up against bullies – strength in numbers; to instill confidence and emotional defenses to protect victims against verbal bullying; and to empower victims with self-defense techniques and principles to protect against physical bullying.

The Plan

To conduct lectures, workshops, and seminars about bullying at schools, martial arts studios, or for any social groups such as girl scouts, boy scouts, youth groups, etc.; to get martial arts schools involved with the Guardian Angels and our concept of “Stomp the Bullying” and get the program implemented within those martial arts studios; and to petition congress to pass strict laws making bullying a criminal offense.

Michael Miller and Sean Kelley are available for lectures and/or seminars for local schools, or community groups.

Contact Miller at 814-368-3725 or by E-mail at michael.miller@millersdojo.com

Become a protector, instead of a predator!

It’s time to step up and “Stomp the Bullying.”