Karate lessons for Wheatley pupils

The Oxford Times: INSCRUTABLE: Sensei David Brassington leads the karate class INSCRUTABLE: Sensei David Brassington leads the karate class

CLASSROOMS were turned into dojos as children were taught martial arts.

Wheatley Primary School pupils were preparing for a playground demonstration tomorrow with karate lessons from teaching assistant David Brassington.

Mr Brassington, a third dan black belt in Ryobu-Kai karate, said: “All the children worked hard to prepare for the demonstration. They’ve shown a lot of spirit and listened carefully.’’ The sessions were part of the school’s study of Japanese culture. Mr Brassington taught all the school’s 310 children the principles and values of karate.

Pupils will demonstarte their new-found skills at the school tomorrow at 9.30am.

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10:49am Mon 31 Mar 14

xenarthra says...

Perhaps they could also be taught the most effective way of bottling someone, in a future study of English culture?
Perhaps they could also be taught the most effective way of bottling someone, in a future study of English culture? xenarthra
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11:25am Mon 31 Mar 14

Myron Blatz says...

Hit thy neighbour? Sadly, martial art doesn't only teach defence, but attack. Whilst boxing and martial art is supposed to help control people's anger and enhance reaponsibility, it also has the opposite effect upon those who are incapable of controlling their emotions. It's a bit like those who argue for the right to carry guns for defensive purpose - which can also be used for attack.
Hit thy neighbour? Sadly, martial art doesn't only teach defence, but attack. Whilst boxing and martial art is supposed to help control people's anger and enhance reaponsibility, it also has the opposite effect upon those who are incapable of controlling their emotions. It's a bit like those who argue for the right to carry guns for defensive purpose - which can also be used for attack. Myron Blatz
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