Nathan Corbett
Bullying Survivor
Male | Gold Coast, Queensland   Australia
Training distracted him from bullies
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
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3/30/14 11:43 PM
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Nathan "Carnage" Corbett is an Australian Heavyweight kickboxer, fighting out of Urban Fight Gym, Gold Coast, Australia. He was the WMC Muaythai Cruiserweight World champion and K-1 Scandinavia 2007 tournament champion. As of April 2010, he is the number 1 ranked contender in the WBC Muay Thai super-cruiserweight division and is the current World Kickboxing Network (W.K.N.) Muay Thai Heavyweight World Champion.

Corbett was a kid who lacked confidence and was a target for bullies when he lobbed up at Benowa State High School 15 years ago. Now he just knocks bullies out.

The eight-time heavyweight Muay Thai world champion returned to his former school stomping ground recently, 15 years after he graduated, to inspire current students to stop schoolyard and cyber bullying.

It coincided with the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.

"I started martial arts in grade eight because I didn’t have any confidence, any self esteem and I felt bullied by other people,’’ he told an assembly full of Year 10 to 12 students.

"Bullying can be a cancer to your confidence. I’ve had 57 fights in the ring for 55 wins and 45 knockouts. I’ve knocked out a lot of bullies.’’

Corbett said taking up Muay Thai distracted him from the bullies and taught him discipline.

"Being tough is not somebody picking on people, tough is not somebody in the stereotypical world who looks big and has no respect for others,’’ he said.

"I thought maybe one day if I went to jail I could become really tough ... it was the stupidest idea I’ve ever had. When high school is over and you go into the real world, no one cares about being tough.”





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Corbett
http://www.kickboxermag.com.au/news/222-carnage-corbett-warns-of-bullying-cancer.html



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Posted By: Heyyahh | 3/31/14 1:35 PM
Lack of confidence is a magnet for bullies
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