(NewMediaWire) – October 09, 2022 – Burbank, CA – To bring awareness to “National Bullying Prevention Month,” the Martial Arts History Museum host a special event called “Karate Chop Bullying,” on October 15, 2022 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. It will feature several celebrities from Disney and Nickelodeon, with a special presentation from “Taebo King” Billy Blanks.
The event, put together by Eric the Trainer, will be part of a huge press conference that will feature the star of Disney’s “Ulta Violet” J.R. Villarreal, the star of “Henry Danger” Michael D. Cohen, action film star Cynthia Rothrock and instructor Tim Flynn of Kato Karate Online.
Bullying today is reaching an all-time high. With more young children utilizing social media, bullying has increased substantially. 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.
“People are being bullied for many reasons. Some are picked on because they can’t fight back. Others are picked on because of who they are or what they believe. Social media has made it even more difficult for young people. This is why I feel that learning how to protect oneself and learning a martial art will put a dent in this problem. When young people gain confidence to fight back or have that educational knowledge to push back, it will make a difference,” notes museum president Michael Matsuda who was bullied as a young child until he fought back using martial arts.
“Bullies tend to pick on those they can easily defeat, just like those horrible individuals that are throwing punching at elderly Asian people. They know they can’t fight back, so they attack them. 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 and how they overcame being bullied when they were young.
“Bullying isn’t just a young person’s problem; it happens in the workplace, it happens on the street, 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.