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The Silver Rule: Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you.
Male and female first- and second-year middle school students will have to take classes in a traditional Japanese martial arts–such as judo, kendo, sumo, naginatajutsu (Japanese halberd fighting) and aikido–chosen by schools or local boards of education.
Currently, Japanese martial arts classes are optional in middle schools. In a ministerial sampling survey, nearly 60 percent of public middle schools offering martial arts classes had chosen judo.
Once the classes become mandatory, the ministry predicts that many other middle schools will choose judo and the number of classes will increase, as the sport does not require special protective gear or other equipment.
Under the ministry’s curriculum guidelines, the students are expected to be taught grappling and throwing techniques.
Now, certainly that kid needs to be feeling the negative emotional consequences of his actions, but you have to think that internet infamy is a little harsh.
Originally posted by Eidolon23
reply to post by loveguy
Say, Loveguy, you strike me as a pacifist, and the link you posted leads me to believe you are into jiujitsu? I haven't practiced it myself, but am given to understand that it is well-suited for women and children, as it focuses on techniques that minimize size/weight advantage.edit on 24-6-2012 by Eidolon23 because: oops, grappling.