I was bullied quite a bit as well. I was always into martial arts just because they fascinated me from a young age but being bullied is what got me into it with real seriousness. I was a fat kid who got bullied (and was kind of an outcast all around) and it destroyed my sense of confidence and martial arts picked it back up. That video almost brings tears to my eyes.
Member of DaJoGen MMA school under Dave Hagen and Team Chaos fight team under Denver Mangiyatan and Chris Toquero, ran out of Zanshin Martial Arts in Salem Oregon: http://www.zanshinarts.org/Home.aspx