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Video Message from Rener Gracie
Not too long ago, surveillance camera video footage from a middle school in Indiana surfaced on the Internet of a 13-year-old by, Austin McDaniel, getting beat mercilessly by a 15-year-old bully while at least a dozen bystanders did nothing to help. In this video message, Rener Gracie discusses How to Bullyproof a Nation.
Message from the Gracie Brothers     

Bullies have been around since the beginning of civilization, and they aren't going away anytime soon. The U.S. Government's website against bullying, provides no sound solution for a child who is targeted by a persistent bully, and the string of highly publicized youth suicides is evidence that the schools cannot be entrusted with your child's safety. 

Over the last 85 years, the Gracie family has successfully bully-proofed tens of thousands of children using time-tested strategies featured in the Gracie Bullyproof program. Due to its effectiveness, the Gracie Bullyproof program has already been featured on NBCCNN, and as an effective counter-measure to bullying.

Based on our experience, there are only three solutions to bullying:

1) Bullyproof the Victims
A confident child is a bullyproof child. In the Gracie Bullyproof self-defense program, we will empower your child with unshakable confidence. They will learn the verbal strategies to stand up to bullies, and a series of non-violent self-defense techniques to keep them safe if they are physically attacked. This program is available at Gracie Bullyproof Certified Training Centers around the world, and can also be completed from home using our patented DVD programs or through the interactive online learning system on this website…read more.

2) Bullyproof the Bullies
We believe that bullies are created, not born. Somewhere along the way, bullies learn that the only way to elevate their social status is to utilize any power advantage to harass others. Consequently, the only way to effectively bullyproof a bully is to reeducate them regarding the proper use of any power advantage…read more.

3) Bullyproof the Schools
To end bullying in America, we must bullyproof the schools. The only way to bullyproof a school is to make intervention the social norm on campus. The challenge we face is that as long as the risk of intervention outweighs the reward for intervention, kids will not step in due to fear of retaliation. The Gracie Bullyproof School Transformation System is the only school-based anti-bullying program that effectively balances the power between victims and bullies and alters the peer pressure dynamic so that kids are intrinsically motivated to step in and lend a helping hand to any child in need…read more.

So there you have it, the three solutions to bullying. Even though we have hundreds of certified instructors helping us make a difference, in order to bullyproof the world, we need your help. Whether you’re a parent who wants to empower your child from home, a community member who wants to show the bullies a better way, or a concerned citizen who wants to help us bullyproof a school in your hometown, you can make a HUGE difference in your community.  

Take your time to explore this site, and become familiar with all three anti-bullying initiatives, so that you can decide how to have the greatest impact in your community.  If you have any comments or feedback, click here to send us a message – we’d love to hear from you.

Thank you for helping us bullyproof the world, one child at a time.

Your Friends,

Ryron and Rener Gracie

Get Started In this video tour, Rener Gracie introduces you to the Gracie Bullyproof curriculum, teaches you how to use this site, and shows you how to get started with several free videos!
   What would you like to do?
Learn From Home
Purchase Gracie Bullyproof online or on DVD, and begin teaching your child from home!
Ask the Gracies
Got a question? Submit it in the forum and a Gracie Academy instructor will be there to help.
Test Online
Every 80 classes, submit a Video Belt Test to see if your child is ready for an official belt promotion!
Find a School
If you live near a Gracie Bullyproof Certified Training Center, your child can try a class for free!
   The Curriculum
Courses Free Samples
Parent Preparation Price: $0.00
The Gracie Brothers teach you everything you need to know to ensure the success of the Gracie Bullyproof program and become the amazing instructor your child needs.
Gracie Games™ Price: $30.00
Handed down over 3 generations, these playful exercises will engage your child in the learning process while simultaneously introducing them to fundamental self-defense principles.
Rules of Engagement Price: $0.00
This course teaches your child a step-by-step plan for dealing with aggressive kids, as well as the rules regarding the use of their techniques, so that they do not abuse their power.
Jr. Combatives™ Price: $99.00
Once your child falls in love with the fun aspect of the art, you can take their confidence to the next level with these 33 non-violent, highly-effective self-defense techniques.
Gracie KidSAFE™ Price: $0.00
Empower your child against kidnappers and drugs with these six powerful mini courses: School Safety, Street Smarts, House Rules, Internet Danger, Emergency Escapes and Drug Defense.
Parent Preparation Introduction  
Meet the Gracie Brothers and learn what inspired them to create the Gracie Bullyproof program.
Gracie Games Introduction  
In this clip, you will be introduced to "The Bullyproof Bunch," the kids' belt promotion process and the general structure of the Gracie Games course.
Gracie Games: Crazy Horse Introduction  
(level 1 of Game 4)
There are 10 Gracie Games total, and in this clip, you will be introduced to one of the all-time favorites.
Gracie KidSAFE Introduction  
In this short introduction, the Gracie Brothers explain how although most people are good, some people are bad, and the only way to stay safe is to understand how they think and act.
Rules of Engagement Introduction  
In this introduction to the Rules of Engagement, Ryron and Rener explain how the zero-tolerance school policies have helped reduce physical violence but have done little to end the verbal harassment on the playgrounds.
   The Psychology of Bullying
Bullying – the act of physically, verbally, or psychologically intimidating another person – is commonplace among children, and fear is the source of the bully's power. Without inducing fear in a victim, bullies have no power advantage. They seek victims who lack self-confidence so they can exploit their weaknesses and break their spirit. The only reliable way to stop a bully is to confront them. Dr. Susan Lipkins, a child psychologist who specializes in bullying, tells us, "50 percent of the time, if you just say no to a bully, they'll stop, so we need to teach kids how to protect their space, how to be firm and how not to be a victim." However, that's easier said than done... read more.
Top 5 Reasons to Bullyproof Your Child from Home     
1.  Preparation for Bullies
Although school based anti-bullying initiatives may reduce the frequency and visibility of harassment, bullies will always exist in schools and other segments of society, therefore, the only guaranteed solution to bullying is for you to "bullyproof" your child with unshakable confidence needed to take a stand and neutralize the harassment.
2.  Resist Peer Pressure
In order to resist peer pressure, a child must have very high self-esteem. By teaching your child self-defense techniques and giving them a step-by-step plan for dealing with aggressive kids, you will dramatically boost their confidence, which will increase their ability to make the right choices in all areas of life.
3.  Discipline for Life
The Gracie Kid’s Belt System is designed to reward children for their hard work. By engaging in the Gracie Bullyproof learning process, your child will have the opportunity to earn a new stripe every 20 classes, and with each promotion the principles of hard work perseverance will be reinforced in your child. Eventually, your child will realize that discipline and dedication nothing is impossible.
4.  Exercise the Mind and Body
With child obesity rates at an all-time high, it has never been more important for children to stay active. Aside from teaching your child skills that will last a lifetime, Gracie Bullyproof provides your child with fun learning experience, as engaging as any video game, while exercising their whole body – not just there thumbs.
5.  Strengthen the Bond
Most parents do not get to spend as much time with their child as they would like. The Gracie Bullyproof program allows you to make the most out of your time with your children since it’s educational and fun, but most importantly, the close physical contact of the techniques will allow you to physically bond with your child in a way that cannot be achieved by throwing a Frisbee or playing basketball.
I love the Gracie Bullyproof program! I went over the Crazy Horse lessons with my daughter once, and since then she asks me every night to do Crazy Horse. It actually works! I look forward to going over this with her for years to come and then years from now my grandkids. Thanks guys for putting together a top notch system.
- Kevin Sims
Hi, my daughter and I have been doing Gracie BULLYPROOF for three weeks now and we are both having an AWESOME time together! Not only is she learning amazing self-defense skills but we are bonding so much more as Father & Daughter because of this, and I can't thank you enough for this. If you would like to follow her Journey in Gracie BULLYPROOF she has created her own little Blog with my help which i hope you all can follow and maybe it will help inspire you the adult or even wet the apetite of your child to learn Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, here is her Blog address: Many Thanks & Keep It Real!
- Ryan Ball
Received the Gracie BullyProof DVDs yesterday evening and I spent four hours stright watching them. I was so amazed at how much fun the kids were having. Thank you for putting together a very important training tool for our youngsters. You can see that they are excited, eager to learn and they are soaking in the info like a sponge. This will help me to make an even better bond with my Grandbabies.
- Steven Hartwright
I just wanted to say Gracie Bullyproof is incredible! My 7-year-old has learned two of the games and we spent hours playing them the other day. Ryron, Rener and the Gracie family have given me and my son such a gift, thank you so much!
- Ashley Cravens
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Ryron and Rener Gracie
Ryron and Rener Gracie are the eldest grandsons of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Their father is Rorion Gracie, one of the world’s foremost experts in self-defense. In 1993, Rorion created the Ultimate Fighting Championship to showcase the supremacy of the family’s self-defense system in a realistic “no holds barred” confrontation against all comers. Rorion’s younger brother, Royce, won 3 of the first 4 UFC tournaments proving that the leverage-based techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provided the most reliable way to defeat a larger, more athletic opponent. Ryron and Rener were born into this family tradition of testing the art against all challengers.
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