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Jamal Belica with Ariana Zoto in a New Video About Bullying

Jamal's song "Can't Lose: Bullyproof" does us all a service by reminding us of the victims and of our responsibilities to and for them.

Ariana Zoto and Jamal Belica
Ariana Zoto and Jamal Belica

(SALEM / BOSTON) - One is entitled to defend oneself. As long as there are bullies—and they will not disappear easily in a society in which the familial fabric has become so torn and loosened—learning a little self-defense can do no harm.

Older children should mentor the younger and watch out for the signs of bullying.

When children—the hope of the future—are driven to killing themselves because of the relentless unchecked cruelties of bullies, perhaps it is time to encourage mentoring to protect the vulnerable.

    Jamal's song "Can't Lose: Bullyproof" does us all a service by reminding us of the victims and of our responsibilities to and for them.

    —Jay R. Crook, Ph. D.

Ariana Zoto is an actress and model who has appeared in "What Maisie Knew," "Annie," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Transformer 3," "Mania Days," "Law and Order," "White Collar," "Blue Bloods," "NYC 2-2," "Louie Louie CK," "Smash," "Gossip Girl," and "Blacklist."

Ariana will also be joining Jamal on their new song about the dangers of GMOS!

Jamal Belica is a music producer and the founder of Aldin Entertainment Music Group as well as a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu jitsu. Jamal's music group is all about humanity and the human experience.

Jamal Belica with Ariana Zoto in Bullyproof
Video production by Jamal Belica with Ariana Zoto
Approved by Allyson Zoto & Gentiana Topalli
A.E.M.G. 2014

    Enrolling your child in a Martial Arts program can be the difference in giving your child the confidence to stand up to bullying. The confidence, self respect, and determination learned through the martial arts ensures that they will not be a victim. Ariana and Jamal are taking the lead and helping kids learn how to stand up against bullying. We should all follow their lead and join in the fight against bullying.
    —Muhsin "The Technician" Corbbrey

Muhsin "The Technician" Corbbrey

Muhsin Corbbrey is an American Mixed Martial Artist who earned his fight name "The Technician" by being regarded by many of his peers as the most technically skilled athlete in the sport. Muhsin believes that to be a true mixed martial artist you can't just dabble in all the arts. You must become proficient and capable of holding your own in each, whether it be boxing, BJJ or muay thai, not just MMA. Muhsin is well known for his action packed fight with Nick Diaz back in 2008 but also has an outstanding career in professional boxing. He is a black belt in Judo, a winner of multiple US Submission Grappling Championships, a gold medalist in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has an accomplished career in kickboxing.

Muhsin gives his thoughts on martial arts, philosophies and inspirations in life. Corbbrey is seen here training with Master Yod, the muay Thai coach who regularly travels to Canada to train Georges St Pierre (GSP).

It's All One Art | Mixed Martial Artist Muhsin "The Technician" Corbbrey
A film by Ryan Jones
Music: The Outer Banks - The Album Leaf
Emergency Trap - Mogwai

Muhsin Corbbrey currently fights out of *Champions Training Center* in Savannah, Georgia. Muhsin started to develop his craft at the early age of 8, when his father enrolled him in boxing and Tae Kwon Do classes at his local community center. While there are a lot of MMA fighters coming up, Muhsin is a veteran of the sport. He is now ready to make his mark on the 155 lb weight division internationally and is looking to take no prisoners on the way. With the support of Team Lloyd Irvin and Muay Thai legend Manu Ntoh, Corbbrey intends to have UFC gold wrapped around his waist in the immediate future. Muhsin's dedication and relentlessness pursuit of the title makes him a dynamic fighter in the ring. His style, his boldness and his willingness to be a role model; all combined indicates he is the future of MMA.

Bonnie, Jamal & Tim, Baltimore, 2012

Tim King and Jamal Belica in Baltimore, 2012. Tim and Bonnie King were honored for Tim's reports on war crimes in Sri Lanka against the Tamil people who were massacred in a genocide by the Sri Lankan government, one of the biggest bully nations on the face of this earth.

I am so impressed with the message delivered by Ariana Zoto and Jamal Belica!

Here we are in a world of endless violence where adult political leaders plunge us into dirty wars and then scream for more as our own forces are worn thin and sent home broken... and along comes a pair of fresh young minds and voices to remind us of who and what we are and why we are even here in the first place.

As I write this I am deeply embroiled in a story about a tiny little boy who was beaten to within an inch of his life - his injuries so terrible that he probably won't live and if he does, the doctors don't think he will ever walk, talk or see again.

The person charged with bullying this small little blond haired boy in the cruelest possible way, through a series of violent acts that left the boy with ruptured bowels, bruises and rug burns all over his entire body and massive head trauma, so terrible that part of the boy's skull had to be removed, is a police officer.

He deserved to live as a happy child, to be able to grow and learn and someday graduate from school and then someday, have a child of his own.

But a wicked bully took this opportunity away from him; a man so jaded that there was no hope for the boy, because the man charged with destroying him is a COP and they are all too often, the biggest bullies of them all.

Down with bullies, let us rise to the challenge and take the bullies and throw them away, let's trash those who pick on the weak, that is the entire existence of anyway, we are always there for the broken, the battered, the forgotten and the women and children. Most of all the children.

Tim King, Ken O'Keefe and Bonnie King

Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.

Lisa Spaulding

Real champions are those brave and unadulterated souls that take a stand and show the true and pure greatness of humanity by way of example. I find it quite an admirable and an inspirational experience witnessing the real meaning of hope materialize before me in these two extraordinary and beautiful human beings. It takes a healthy and sound but ever willing mind, body, and soul that has been nurtured with empathy to bring about real social change.

Societies have shown less interest over time in the development of empathy. This deficiency in normal human behavior has caused many of problems in the modern world. Children as well as adults should be able to recognize that most people who hurt others have been hurt themselves. To understand the negative behavior of others, children who have learned empathy at home have a much greater advantage in defusing a bully situation than one who has not been so nurtured.

It would be wise and even noble if parents provided the proper education and discipline that is necessary for their children to be able to protect and defend themselves. In my humble opinion, Martial Arts would be beneficial, yes. But a more sound human being can be produced with the self-understanding of empathy; and that is even better! Having empathy does not only serve oneself, but it can also help heal the world. Learn more about how empathy can help stop bullying and help heal the world. Read: Stop Bullying With Empathy

    —Lisa Spaulding


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Maggie O January 10, 2014 5:00 pm (Pacific time)

Hi! These two must be the cutest kids in the world! Bless your souls. Great video, great cause!

$kylar ...... January 10, 2014 2:35 pm (Pacific time)

Impressed.... What's next for these kids? $ky is the limit!!!!! Thanks lil cuties, such a positive message in such a cruel world . Love!!!!

Kathy W January 10, 2014 2:32 pm (Pacific time)

Wow, thinking about all the bullying I experienced as a kid ... This touches a nerve. In Tears that these sweet souls created something so powerful! Hugs to them! Thanks Ariana and Jamal, thanks

BigBoi2 January 10, 2014 5:08 am (Pacific time)

Yo, this hook is tight! All I can say is continue and grow and hope to see more interaction with both kids together in the next jam. Grow from this experience, you kids is on FIRE!!!!!!What!!!!! Peace

Sammy C January 9, 2014 3:06 pm (Pacific time)

Wanted to say thank you to these kids for sending out such a powerful message about bullying. It takes guts these days to stand up for your beliefs. Kudos to those two incredible kids....your futures look very bright!

Carol from CT January 9, 2014 10:28 am (Pacific time)

Hi great video about bullying and great job to Mariana And Jamal for being wise beyond your years and being sensitivity to the children of today'ssociety. Hope someone is taking notes on these two beautiful souls! Please continue working together .great dynamics

Robert Brian January 9, 2014 10:23 am (Pacific time)

This video is so powerful.schools should be using it in schools to teach.Jamal , you are extremely talented and Ariana, you are a very pretty young lady. I support this video 100%. Way to go!

Bullies Forever January 8, 2014 1:22 pm (Pacific time)

It's not what the bullies do to individuals, it's how the individual deals with the bully. Character development is simply something that seems to miss bullies, many are racists, most racial bullying is administered by whites.   My God, deal with adversity and grow up a little.

jessica colon January 8, 2014 1:16 pm (Pacific time)

Great job to Jamal and Ariana , adorable kids .....too much talent....why isnt this all over the news?? This I feel deserves some very public play. Very talented and in todays society with bullying at a high, this could be just the link for kids to "get it".

Randi C. January 8, 2014 10:17 am (Pacific time)

What a GREAT and CUTE video!! Good job Ariana and Jamal!! It is SO nice to see a video that is delivering a positive message to the kids. Keep it up and I would love to see more!

Jose Dejesus January 8, 2014 8:09 am (Pacific time)

That was great Jamal and Ariana!!!

AMY MILLER January 8, 2014 6:43 am (Pacific time)


T. Thomas January 7, 2014 8:40 pm (Pacific time)

Where do I sign up? I am tired of all these damn bullies everywhere. In all shapes and forms very dark creatures. Just tell me where to sign up. Thank you for sharing this It really makes me feel good to see people rising up and raise their voice. Let the future lead us I say…Go Go Go Ariana and Jamal We Salute You! Semper Fi!

Anonymous January 7, 2014 7:28 pm (Pacific time)

Fantastic video and overall point, young minds are engaged, great work!

Gentiana T. January 7, 2014 7:26 pm (Pacific time)

Tim and Bonnie King, I can't wait until we see each other again. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful piece. Music, video, and "our" children opening the new year with such a powerful message. Really, great work everyone! P.S. Hugs 2 Bonnie King & Lisa Spaulding :)

Same to you dear friend!

Allyson Zoto January 7, 2014 6:48 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you Bonnie King and Lisa Spaulding for shining light on such an important issue. Your support and kind words mean so much.
I'm truly humbled.

   Thank you Allyson!

Bill Annett January 7, 2014 4:46 pm (Pacific time)

A great piece, Bonnie. Brings to light a sub-culture that is endemic in our society and that we've all experienced from our earliest childhood.. We, all of us, are too son old and too late smart.

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