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Jiu-Jitsu Changed The Life Of This Bullied Little Girl

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is best known for its life-changing aspects. People who are overweight, start eating healthy so that they can perform better on the mats. This hits two birds with one stone. You are getting yourself physically and mentally fit while getting better at something you love to do.

Bullying is a big problem all over the world. Kids will find ways to harass and pick on those weaker than them to assert dominance over those around them. There is no direct answer to solving the problem of bullying as it becomes rampant among schools. Though there are various programs and organizations that try to deal with this, it is still a widespread problem that is yet to be dealt with on a global scale.

13-year-old Charlee Funes is a recent victim of bullying at her school in Illinois. Pictures of Charlee’s scratched and battered face have circulated on social media. Thousands of netizens are reaching out to this bullied young girl. One of those netizens is Rener Gracie of the Gracie Jiu-jitsu program. Here is a video of Charlee’s journey on her way to becoming bullyproof:

The Gracie Jiu-jitsu program has taught many professional fighters, military personnel, and law enforcement agencies the best ways to subdue your opponent in live combat. But they are not limited to teaching just adults. Gracie Jiu-jitsu, Rener Gracie in particular, is known for the bullyproof program. This program teaches kids how to defend themselves in all sorts of situations. This also instills the confidence they need to live the rest of their school lives without the fear of getting bullied.

Ariston Palacios

Ariston is a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and instructor under Carpe Diem BJJ. He is also a Coach at two UFC Gyms in his home country. Discovering BJJ at the age of 18, his passion for the sport usually ends up with most of his time doing all things BJJ related from training, teaching and writing articles. On occasion, you can catch a glimpse of him at a local competition to test his mettle, but you will usually see him sharing his knowledge and passion of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to clients of all ages wherever a mat can be found.