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Martial arts star helps trying community fight bullying

Published On: Feb 21 2014 10:33:43 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 21 2014 10:36:20 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

At the Eagle Heights community center, teens got a surprise lesson in combating bullying; by using martial arts.

"You hear about horrible stories of kids and teens being bullied and cyber bullied, and this is just one of those things that we're doing at the University [of Wisconsin] Police Department to try and get a handle on that," said UW police Officer Erik Pearce.

Pearce helped organize a night of martial arts with his neighbor Mike Moh, an instructor and martial arts actor who speaks out against bulling for the American Taekwondo Association.

His message was a simple one. Fighting: fighting bullying starts long before victims are forced to use their fists to fight back.

I"I've been doing martial arts for 20 years and I've never thrown a punch or kick to hurt someone," Moh said. "With the right attitude, with showing respect and just knowing how to act towards people, you really don't have to use your punches and kicks."

 

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