Bully Proof Transformation with Brazilian Jiujitsu
This video was taken from Gracie Academy’s Bullyproof campaign which still quite timely if you ask me. Below is the synopsis on what happen to the 14-year old back then boy bullied by a bigger and older teen from his school.
Austin McDaniel is a 14-year old boy from Indiana who loves video games and electric guitar. He gets good grades, has loving parents, and is kind to others. On one fateful day in September 2012, he had his dignity ripped away by a heartless bully who viscously assaulted him at school in front of his peers. Austin was choked from behind and subsequently knocked unconscious by a barrage of punches to the face…all of which was caught on camera by the school’s security surveillance system.
Gracie Academy took time and effort to introduce and train Austin in Brazilian Jiujitsu to regain his confidence and be able to face his fears and be able to get back on track.
We encourage you to watch the video as bullying is becoming more and more abundant, not just in the United States, but all around the world even here in the Philippines.
Schools have been trying to prevent this by putting up stricter rules, but point of the matter is, sometimes you just have to face these demons yourself and be able to overcome them.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has helped and has been helping a lot of people (kids and adults) to face these kind of situations and it’s just the tip of the iceberg of the benefits Brazilian Jiujitsu has.
As Rener Gracie says – “Austin, even if he doesn’t train a day in his life again, he will be OK” and this is the kind of effect we want to impart to everyone.