Building confidence, defying bullies

House of Tinkerbell Kick Boxing and MMA Academy’s JP Kruger, along with fellow trainers Tumisang Madiba and Marcel Els run bully-proof classes at the academy on Nigel Road twice a week.

The classes aim to give children the confident they need to avoid being bullied.

Warm up.

Warm up.

Warming up.

Warming up.

Warm up.

Warm up.

JP Kruger demonstrates an exercise with Declan Clarke.

JP Kruger demonstrates an exercise with Declan Clarke.

Shannon Morison shows the boys how kicks are done.

Shannon Morison shows the boys how kicks are done.

Alissa Gameiro practices kicking.

Alissa Gameiro practices kicking.

Emmett van der Sandt tries his punches.

Emmett van der Sandt tries his punches.

Tumisang Madiba puts the students through their paces. Ducking is Justin Morison.

Tumisang Madiba puts the students through their paces. Ducking is Justin Morison.

Ethan Lagesen and Justin Morison.

Ethan Lagesen and Justin Morison.

Bjorn Hart van Deventer and Tyron Ekermans.

Bjorn Hart van Deventer and Tyron Ekermans.

Ethan Lagesen and Justin Morison.

Ethan Lagesen and Justin Morison.

Shannon Morison (left) and Abigail Hart van Deventer practise their grappling.

Shannon Morison (left) and Abigail Hart van Deventer practise their grappling.

Shannon Morison (left) and Abigail Hart van Deventer practise their grappling.

Shannon Morison (left) and Abigail Hart van Deventer practise their grappling.

JP Kruger advises Alissa Gameiro (left) and Erin Ekermans on how to improve their technique.

JP Kruger advises Alissa Gameiro (left) and Erin Ekermans on how to improve their technique.

Bjorn Hart van Deventer (left) and Tyron Ekermans wrestling.

Bjorn Hart van Deventer (left) and Tyron Ekermans wrestling.

Emmett van der Sandt wrestles with JP Kruger.

Emmett van der Sandt wrestles with JP Kruger.

Marcel Els puts Emmett van der Sandt through his paces.

Marcel Els puts Emmett van der Sandt through his paces.

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Abigail Hart van Deventer in striking pose.

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