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Should Self Defense Classes be electives in schools?

  1. SueShepard profile image57
    SueShepardposted 7 years ago

    Should Self Defense Classes be electives in schools?

    With the world becoming more and more violent, do you think it is a good idea for parents to have the option to sign their kids up for a self defense class if the school provided such a course? What negatives and positives do you see with a program like this?

  2. NathanielZhu profile image72
    NathanielZhuposted 7 years ago

    Yeah! That would be sooo coool.
    The problem is - students will want to practice on each other.
    I do it all the time with my friends.
    After school, we would go behind the school and practice.

  3. andersonblack profile image57
    andersonblackposted 7 years ago

    I think it is a good idea, so yes.

    I was an active in Martial Arts for almost twenty years and I have seen the various reactions and confrontations along the way. In my opinion, in spite of all the challenges along the way, I think a program such as this is a good idea.

    The world, sadly, can be a dangerous place, better to be prepared.

    As I have told my students.... it is SELF (for you solely) DEFENSE (is reactive and NOT proactive, it is for defense and not attack)

  4. n.pady profile image55
    n.padyposted 6 years ago

    good morning Sue,
    i think it would be a good idea for kids to be enrolled in self-defense classes. if it is offered in the school premises, its the best place to learn.
    positives what i can see are very simple - children learn to identify  the possible threats(bullying etc) which one can come across, not only in a school, but also outside.