Matthew Ludwick – Bullying

When I was in grade school, I was bullied a lot. Sometimes it was for me being short, sometimes it was for my glasses, but most of the time it was due to my race, and most of the time it was from Caucasians. I’ve been called names, pushed, not allowed to do things, and even urinated on, that’s right urinated on. I feared certain students, I feared certain classes, I feared certain hallways to walk down.

I made a promise to myself when I was in high school to learn Martial Arts so I can defend myself, and as soon as I could afford it, I did. I have been a bouncer for 8 years of my life, and while I still get the adrenaline running through me every time I face a physical interaction, I no longer fear it, sometimes I’m excited for it. I’m excited to prove my worth, to prove to your expectations of me are wrong, for you to understand your size means nothing to me, and yelling or muscles isn’t going to get you out of this situation.

Parents, enroll your kids in a Certified Gracie Bullyproof school. It will be the best decision you every made.


Matthew Ludwick