The debate "Martial Arts should be compulsory in physical education curriculum" was started by
March 5, 2015, 1:06 pm.
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Bailz, I_Voyager, Kirito, Biotic, llthslvtr and 4 visitors agree.
LeaderOfDiscussion, PsychDave, Blindness, Mechanigenic, stantinou93 and 4 visitors disagree.
I see your points and agree, bullies should not be taught to kick and punch. I sugest Taekwondo it teaches curtesy, integrety, perserverance, self-control, and indomidable spirit. Your problem of students being unwilling to attend; in my dojang (yes in korea it is called a dojang not a dojo) (Taekwondo is korean) we have a punishment for those who disrespect the teacher, we give them push-ups. This technique works very well, even if they complain about the push-ups (which they will) we tell them that this is P.E. isn't it?
In order to do this we would need someone in each school sufficiently skilled in martial arts (because textbook knowledge really isn't good enough). Add to that the challenge of deciding which martial art. Judo, karate, aikido, or any of the many other styles would be good, but for a curriculum you would have to have the same style being taught in each school. Finally, when you are learning martial arts, you have to learn discipline. If you do not show discipline, you are generally asked not to attend the class. In a gym class, it is a totally different environment. Since kicking people out is difficult,if not impossible, the discipline would be much more lax and, as a result, people who are already bullies would be taught how to more effectively throw a punch, or a kick.