being bullied

Richard "Mack" Machowicz is an ex-Navy SEAL, co-host of Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior and author of the book Unleash the Warrior Within. He's proficient in taekwondo and has studied muay Thai, kali, boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Paul Vunak's take on jeet kune do. However, this SEAL Team hand-to-hand combat instructor was, as a kid, clueless when it came to how to deal with bullies. "I had to deal with bullies all the time," Richard Machowicz explains. "I was a really small kid, a very light kid. There were bullies, but what I had to learn was how to take care of myself." In the years since, Richard Machowicz has studied a variety of martial arts and had an extensive military career, so his is a story of survival and self-reinvention -- but that's not always the case, as evidenced by headlines from across the country of kids committing suicide and regularly citing nonstop bullying as one of their primary reasons.

Keep Reading Show less