The MMA Show Live KO’s Bullying
Birmingham, UK – April 2, 2012 - KO Bullying has joined forces with The MMA Show Live, becoming their Official Children’s Charity Partner. The partnership is designed to raise awareness for the campaign amongst the UK’s MMA fan base. The MMA Show Live is being held May 12 - 13 at The NEC in Birmingham.
Supported by UK charity Kidscape, KO Bullying is an inspirational campaign with one aim, to put a stop to bullying by promoting respect, understanding and self-confidence. The sad facts are that 1 in 12 children in the UK will be bullied so badly this year that it impacts their education, whilst 14 youth suicides a year are directly linked to bullying.
By working with both the bullies and their victims, KO Bullying aims to teach and promote the principles of mixed martial arts, which are based on respect for oneself and others. Already fighters such as Ross Pearson, Dean Amasinger and Brad Pickett have pledged their support to the campaign. All of who will be helping to raise awareness for the campaign at The MMA Show Live.
Matt Walton, president for KO Bullying, said: "Martial Arts when taught correctly is great for teaching confidence and respect to replace fear, anger and low self esteem. It is a void that can’t always be filled by teachers or parents and one that unfortunately leads to bullying and aggressive behavior. By teaching MMA we can promote discipline, respect and confidence to create young people with a greater awareness of themselves and others.”
“I’m delighted that The MMA Show Live is supporting the campaign. Our goal now is to raise awareness and funds so we can begin to roll out pilot workshops across the country. I’ve no doubt that MMA can have a positive impact on society, in particular our younger generations.”
KO Bullying will be hosting several training sessions at The MMA Show Live for children attending with their families. The sessions will be coordinated by the likes of Brad Pickett, Ross Pearson and Dean Amasinger, who are ambassadors for the campaign.
The MMA Show Live will also be hosting a very special prize draw on the final day of the expo where one lucky winner will walk away with a plethora of limited edition and signed merchandise donated by the exhibitors and fighters attending the show.
Liam Fisher, the organizer of The MMA Show Live said “We are very excited to be working with KO Bullying to help raise awareness and money for such a great campaign. It is a personal goal of mine to show the general public of the UK that MMA can be a very positive part of people’s lives. The MMA community should do things to raise the profile of this great sport. I am deeply passionate about this campaign in particular. I truly believe that MMA is the perfect sport to help build confidence and teach discipline to children.”
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For more info on KO Bullying go to www.getspiked.co.ukAbout KO Bullying:The Aim:
Promote the building of confidence through participation in action sports. The Background:
Low levels of confidence and self-esteem are at the heart of bullying. KO Bullying is dedicated to helping people of all ages to build confidence. Easy understandable steps is the key milestone in helping develop confidence, self respect and respect for others. Having a higher level of self-respect and self-esteem not only allows people to excel and feel positive, but also allows them to recognize their behavior and attitude towards others. About The MMA Show Live:
The MMA Show Live is a bi-yearly interactive fan experience dedicated to mixed martial arts from around the World. Populating a second hall at the NEC in Birmingham alongside The Martial Arts Show Live, The MMA Show Live consists of five training areas where some of the biggest names in the business will host special group training sessions, a huge stage & screen for Q&A sessions, an autograph zone where fans can meet their favorite fighters and exhibition stands where some of the biggest brands in MMA will be selling merchandise and much, much more.