When Ben discovers that he won't have to smash boards or throw people across the room, he decides that his Kajukenbo lessons might not be so bad. But even with his new self-defense skills, Ben doesn't believe he can stand up to Boyd until the day the bully kicks Ben's dog. Not only does Ben overcome his fears, he discovers a new kind of strength, one that was inside him all along.
This is a workbook for bullies and victims ages eight to fourteen. With sample dialogue and exercises, it teaches children to respect themselves and introduces them to a variety of threatening situations and how to resolve them nonviolently.
The first, called "The Fox Borrows the Tiger's Awe" is a fable about a Fox who does some quick thinking in order to escape the jaws of the tiger. The second story, "A Fight of No Fight" is about a boy who overcomes his brothers temper by perseverance. The third, "A Rich Man in Jail" shows a man who is trapped by his wealth, and learns a lesson about greed. The fourth "The Trick of Gold" is about a boy who learns about the real depth of knowledge.
The first called "The Mask of the King" is a tale about a king who removes the long-worn mask upon his face only to discover that his subjects can now see the 'real him'. The second story "A Blessing in Disguise" is the story of a wise man who knows not to become too excited by strokes of fortune or misfortune. The third "The Poison of Love" is a story about hatred being overcome by love. The fourth story "A Thief and the Bell" is about a wise judge using a clever trick to discover who the thief really is.