ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Students practiced their self defense skills at Pro Martial Arts in Englewood on Saturday.

The children learned karate and kickboxing moves. They also heard some advice on how to deal with bullies. It was all part of the open house and “Books for Bishop” event.

The books collected at the event will be donated to the elementary school.

Martial arts is a great way to build confidence when dealing with bullies.

“Today we’re teaching discipline, tae kwon do, tang soo do … teaching kids the value of martial arts,” the program director said. “We’ll also be teaching a bully prevention class … teaching kids what to look out for as far as bullying goes.”

Other martial arts demonstrations included board breaking and nun chucks.


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