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“Baby’s First Choke-Out:” Little Girl Goes Viral For Her Self-Defense Moves Against School Bully
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“Baby’s First Choke-Out:” Little Girl Goes Viral For Her Self-Defense Moves Against School Bully

Every parent tries to prepare their children for life as much as possible but in the end, they have to deal with it on their own.

Recently, Margaux Dawn’s daughter Luna was assaulted at school. It really affected her. The mom saw the little girl’s confidence shrink, so Margaux decided she needs to fight back and signed her up for Jiu-Jitsu. And it worked. The next time a bully tried to harass her, Luna gave him what he deserved. A good ass whooping.

Incredibly proud, Margaux turned to Facebook to share what had happened. Her post quickly went viral, generating over 88K reactions and 75K shares with people saying just how much Luna inspired them.

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The voicemail that Margaux received from Luna’s school

Image credits: Margaux Dawn

Image credits: Margaux Dawn

Margaux said she wouldn’t consider her daugher’s school especially dangerous at all. “It’s the same as thousands of other public schools out there. Teachers all over are seeing an increase in violent students, so this isn’t an issue that is unique to our school system,” she told Bored Panda. “In all aspects of life, it is important to be able to defend yourself; whether it’s on the playground as a child or walking to your car at night as an adult. This isn’t about retaliation or ‘winning’ against someone — it’s about keeping yourself safe.”

Image credits: Margaux Dawn

“Out of all of the available martial arts programs for children, we picked Jiu-Jitsu because of the emphasis on using your opponent’s body weight against them,” Margaux explained. “As a woman, an attacker is almost always going to be physically larger than you. So it’s necessary to be able to defend yourself even if you don’t have the upper hand in strength or size.”

Image credits: Margaux Dawn

Luna loves Jiu-Jitsu and asks her mom every single day when her next lesson is. “We’ll definitely continue training for the foreseeable future. She talks excitedly about being a black belt eventually.”

Image credits: Margaux Dawn

“It’s heartbreaking how many women have stories similar to Luna’s,” Margaux added. “I received thousands of messages from all over the world; people reaching out to share their common experiences. My goal is to give my daughter the tools that I wish I could have had growing up. I’m just hoping the next generation can be better equipped to handle these situations than we were.”

People were incredibly inspired by the brave girl

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Ruth Mayfly
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2 years ago

I just hope that first boy got appropriate help. I don't like to imagine what has happened to cause him to act that way, but that was not the behaviour of a well child.

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
2 years ago

This is lovely for Luna but my first thoughts were 'what on earth is making that child act like that??'. I too hope he gets help.

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Phil Boswell
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2 years ago

I'm impressed that the school assigned blame properly and didn't try to castigate the little girl for "violent behaviour". At least zero tolerance wasn't being applied inappropriately here!

Seabeast
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2 years ago

This!!! One of my husband's granddaughters was constantly bullied by a boy at school when she was about 7 or 8. She did everything she was supposed to do - told a teacher, told him to stop, nothing was done. Finally one day she punched him when he wouldn't stop pinching and hitting her and SHE was the one that got in trouble. When her mother pointed out the provocation, the school principal said "Nonsense, there's no bullying in this school. We have zero tolerance for bullying her." Which of course means "We pretend it isn't happening and look the other way."

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Jaelyn
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2 years ago

I am incredibly concerned for that first boy because that is sexual behavior that he probably learned first hand as a victim. The second boy was a garden variety a**hole but the first one needs help

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Ruth Mayfly
Community Member
2 years ago

I just hope that first boy got appropriate help. I don't like to imagine what has happened to cause him to act that way, but that was not the behaviour of a well child.

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
2 years ago

This is lovely for Luna but my first thoughts were 'what on earth is making that child act like that??'. I too hope he gets help.

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Phil Boswell
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm impressed that the school assigned blame properly and didn't try to castigate the little girl for "violent behaviour". At least zero tolerance wasn't being applied inappropriately here!

Seabeast
Community Member
2 years ago

This!!! One of my husband's granddaughters was constantly bullied by a boy at school when she was about 7 or 8. She did everything she was supposed to do - told a teacher, told him to stop, nothing was done. Finally one day she punched him when he wouldn't stop pinching and hitting her and SHE was the one that got in trouble. When her mother pointed out the provocation, the school principal said "Nonsense, there's no bullying in this school. We have zero tolerance for bullying her." Which of course means "We pretend it isn't happening and look the other way."

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Jaelyn
Community Member
2 years ago

I am incredibly concerned for that first boy because that is sexual behavior that he probably learned first hand as a victim. The second boy was a garden variety a**hole but the first one needs help

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