A bully-proofing program opens in Arnprior in September with an instructor who is one of a handful in the country certified by Gracie Academy.
SPRINGFIELD – As the son of an instructor, Roman Rodriguez has studied martial arts for many years. “I don’t teach how to fight, I teach kids how to defend themselves,” said Roman’s father, Ricardo, the founder of a martial arts training program, Holyoke Kenpo and Fitness.
A handful of Southeast Texas youth got a lesson in how to handle a bully this weekend. 10th Planet, a Jiu-Jitsu training facility in Beaumont made the class part of a “Parents Night Out” Saturday. The instructor says his method is simple: talk, tell, tackle.