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I have known Mr Lindamood for more than 20 years. He is an expert martial artist with unimpeachable integrity. His classes are motivating and just the right amount of physical challenge for every participant. A clear leader in the Roanoke area.

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I would highly recommend Lindamood’s Martial Arts Center. They have a great staff and are eager to teach and see the importance of every student!!! This is a top notch center!

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The owners are passionate about training and quality. They work hard to perfect their skills to give the highest quality of martial arts training in the area. They are constantly improving their school through broadening of their training. They also have a children's training program focused on dealing with children with attention and sensory issues. They love martial arts and it shows through their passion and commitment. I recommend them very highly.

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Family environment with qualified teachers, I'm Brazilian and when I'm in the region I make a point of visiting lindamood's martial arts... in my opinion the best BJJ

Ambiente familiar com professores qualificados, sou brasileiro e quando estou na região faço questão de visitar Lindamood’s Martial Arts... Na minha opinião o melhor BJJ da região.

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Classes that instill respect, confidence and disciple are 3 of the most amazing benefits of Lindamood’s Martial Arts Center. Aside of learning new skills each week, it is rewarding to see my son participate, execute and advance belts based on what he learns. I highly recommend this martial arts center!

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my son loves this place, and the teacher works very well with the kids.
my son loves it so much he is also doing brazilian jiu jitsu.

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Lindamood Martial Arts has some of the most professional staff and educated instructors around. The facilities offer a wide variety of equipment within a safe and clean environment. This is one of the best places to train.

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Sebastian loves going here! He is doing so well. He is also listening and behaving better. His teacher said he was the best behaved out all of the boys in his class at school!

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Both of my sons take classes here twice a week and in their words "it's awesome!!" Master Lindamood is more than patient with my 6 year old who is very easily distracted! He and my 14 year old are both having a great time learning their taekwondo movements while getting exercise and learning how to be respectful! It's a win win for everyone!

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Great with kids plus an awesome program!! Bobby is an all around great person!

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They are great with my daughter. She loves it! My wife and I love the flexibility of the schedule and my daughter is learning a ton!

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My son attends the Lindamood's Martial Arts Center for the past 5 months and thoroughly enjoys his classes. The instructors are very helpful, friendly and great with all students. My son's confidence has grown in this short period and we could not be happier. I recommend this facility to anyone interested in Martial Arts no matter how old or young.

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I’ve only been here since February, really enjoy Adult BJJ and TKD. The people here are welcoming, if are interested in trying either stop by.

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This is absolutely the best place in the area to come for martial arts! I highly recommend Lindamood’s.

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My 6 year old daughter has been going to Limdamood's for a year and loves it! As a parent, I am thrilled with the quality of instruction and flexibility of the schedule. All of the Lindamoods are kind and patient with the children, while keeping the kids unquestionably on task. I highly recommend Lindamoods without equivocation.

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I was in town looking for somewhere to train some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They were extremely welcoming with great instruction Is by far one of the best environments I’ve had the honor of training in.

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Bullying from the other side!

 

One of my last posts focused on why kids are targeted by bullies, and explained how studying martial arts can help make your child a less attractive target. Today, I want to look at bullying from the other side. Why do some kids bully their classmates?

The truth is that bullies have a lot in common with their victims. It’s rare for a child who’s truly self-confident to engage in bullying behavior. In fact, it’s their lack of self-confidence that makes kids into bullies.

Bullying is an effort to feel superior. When a child lacks confidence or has no sense of self-worth, they sometimes take it out on other kids. They worry that they’re not normal and they resort to aggression because they don’t know what else to do.

This is a complex issue, but I want to tell you a story to illustrate how martial arts instruction can help bullies change their behavior.

A mother came to me distraught because she’d had a phone call from her son’s school. He’d bullied another kid on the playground, and her child was suspended from school as a result. She didn’t understand why her son had done it, and she wanted to know if we could help.

After I talked to her about some of the core tenets of martial arts – things like respect and self-control, she signed her son up for a class. At first, we had some challenges with him in class. Bullies don’t change overnight, and it took a while for him to learn.

But, after just a couple of months of instruction, she came to see me again. She was in tears – but this time, they were tears of happiness. She’d just had a parent-teacher conference, and her son’s teacher spent their time together describing the remarkable changes she’d seen in his behavior since he started studying with us.

She said he was more focused in class. He was respectful of her and other students, and on the playground, he demonstrated self-control. He’d even stood up to another bully on behalf of a fellow student.

Every child is different, but I’ve seen stories like this many times. When kids learn to respect themselves and others, they no longer feel the need to bully. Instead, they grow in self-confidence and learn to trust themselves.

If your child has an issue with bullying, we can help. Click here to sign up for a trial membership today.

Until next time,

Bobby Lindamood

PS: In my next series of posts, I’m going to explain the core tenets of martial arts. We’ll start in the next email with courtesy – keep an eye out for it