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Self defense should be taught in schools

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Started: 5/16/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Christian_Debater

Pro

First round is acceptance.
Second round is opening statements.
Third round is for refutals.
Fourth round is for refutals and closing statements.

I spontaneously thought of doing this debate even though I have enough debates already. Just thought it would be an interesting debate. Should they teach self defense in school?

Moreover, I am talking not high school specifically, I'm talking about in junior school. Say for a benchmark, grade 5 (so they're 10 years old). Moreover, it would be a mandatory class like Music or Gym.
jennyg

Con

Thank you for the opportunity to debate this topic.
Debate Round No. 1
Christian_Debater

Pro

Alright so this will be a fun debate. Due to my time restrictions, I'll just make a brief summarization of my position:

1) If people want guns to be banned, why not teach people martial arts / self defense? That way, people can still defend themselves.

2) Police are not reliable. In many places, the police don't even have to protect you.

3) People are less likely to bully others in school. They would be afraid to fight someone knowing they have the same skills as them.

I'll let Jennyg get more in depth in her arguments. I'm busy so I will be procrastinating this so to speak for a bit. My apologies. I have a bad habit of doing this.
jennyg

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
Christian_Debater

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jennyg

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Debate Round No. 3
Christian_Debater

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jennyg

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Christian_Debater

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jennyg

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Christian_Debater 3 years ago
Christian_Debater
Jennyg, I am closing my account. This is why:

Galatians 5:19-20;King James Version (KJV);19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,;20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

To anyone who votes on this debate, I hope they vote Con.

Sorry Jennyg. I totally forgot about those verses. God bless you though.
Posted by Christian_Debater 3 years ago
Christian_Debater
The one thing that got me thinking about this is that I know a lot of martial arts theory. Like not moves per say, but actually theory like stuff that should be written in books. There is degrees for music, etc. but howcome not for self defense? Just made me think of putting this here.
Posted by John95 3 years ago
John95
Yes, they should. It would make an excellent curriculum by itself.
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