Should the United States school system include the martial arts w. tourneys as a sport?
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I believe that the martial arts are a very honorable group of sports, one that teaches self respect, self control, and respect for the opponent. Bringing the martial arts into our schools would teach children to respect their fellow students in a way that football baseball, and others just cannot represent.
I await my opponent to be's acceptance and opening.
Bullies are a huge problem in the United States, by giving the bullies special training in the martial arts it only would increase the amount of physical violence in the school right? Wrong, in most martial arts schools, the main topic that they educate kids on is self control and respect for others. By putting bullies into a martial arts school run by the public schools they would learn to respect their fellow students and to control their own emotions.
What about the few that don't care about self respect and all that "jazz"? The few bullies that wouldn't respond to such learning wouldn't be a problem, the little guys could defend themselves and the big guys would stick up for them as they are all learning to respect each other.
While i cannot promise that injuries cannot happen, nor can i say that it isn't a problem, i can say, though, that in sports like tennis, baseball, and football, injury is a common thing and i do not think that argument is relevant as all sports have some risk.
I await my opponents responce.
I. I go to a Martial Arts school and I know that one of the principles is self-control. Lots of bullies would take martial arts as a way to look superior to other people.
II. If it was a school sport, not everybody would do Martial Arts, unless it was a requirement (I hope it wouldn't). If not everybody takes it then the little guys would get beat up by the bigger guys. You're probably thinking that if the little guys took Martial Arts then they could defend themselves, but the bully would probably know Martial Arts. It wasn't mandatory and the bullies wouldn't have to take it but Martial Arts is a sport that would appeal to the bullies because it's violent, and you hurt people.
III. You are right, I can not argue against this point.
Note: You did not respond to my religion arguement.
While what my opponent says is true about religion, the school would have an obligation to either ban that certain fighting style, or to go head first into it by calling it education on ancient beliefs tied to the martial art. Because of this i do not believe my opponent can argue against this as schools have taught many controversial classes with the cover up of a cultural diversity class.
My opponent cannot fight this so therefor my case is made
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