This term, CCC launched our inaugural program with AMAYDA. We have 20 students enrolled in this resilience building, self-regulating martial arts program and it was launched by Queensland’s own, Jeff Horn – the boxing champion with a passion for anti-bullying. Jeff’s attendance at parade on May 5th was very well received with the entire student body, Years 6-10 chanting the strategies of Avoid, Assess and Apply. Our students really enjoyed the sense of empowerment but also were fully understanding the responsibility and respect that accompanies all or our actions. Below is a snapshot from the AMAYDA website and here is the direct link and there are photos from the program.

AMAYDA has formed an alliance with your school to build confidence in their students and prepare them for secondary school. We do this by engaging students through role playing a range of potentially difficult situations and providing practical solutions. They will learn the best real-world self-defence skills taken from a wide range of martial arts and boxing. The bottom line is that the AMAYDA Program will help your child to survive when you can’t be there. It’s about giving both you and your child peace of mind.

We also combine the physical training with core values taught in martial arts:
• to have RESPECT for yourself and others;
• to have the COURAGE to do the right thing, even when you’re scared and to make the right decisions when subjected to peer pressure;
• to have the INTEGRITY to do what you say you’re going to do; and
• to build RESILIENCE, by strengthening their self-image, enabling students to recover quickly when faced with adversity.

All of these values combined are what we call – AMAYDA EXCELLENCE.
Our programs are carefully reviewed by our Program Mentor and world class trainer Glenn Rushton, martial arts veteran and Kung Fu master, Sifu Frank Mechler and Australia’s greatest boxer, former school teacher and National Ambassador Against Bullying in Schools, Jeff ‘The Hornet’ Horn.
Welcome to all parents interested in preparing their children for the next step in schooling. The step up to secondary school is a big one for any child and can be a very daunting and sometimes, even the most confident student can struggle with this transition.

With the lives of parents getting busier and busier it sometimes hard to know for sure if your child is emotionally ready for the big changes ahead.
Here are some things to consider…
• 1- Is your child going to be responsible for getting themselves to and from school by public transport or other?
• 2- Are you confident that your child would know what to do if confronted with a physically or emotionally stressful situation?
• 3- Do you believe that your child would make the right decision when confronted with peer group pressure?