Martial Arts

Martial Arts has become a strong feature in our PE lessons. Children throughout the whole of Key Stage 2 have been taught different forms of Martial Art and continue to be taught now. Martial Arts and Combat Skills have been taught by specialist instructors from external agencies as part of their physical education indoor work. The children are being encouraged to show a great deal of respect for themselves and others, show greater understanding of how to use/control their bodies in basic holds and increase their levels of self-discipline. So far the children have been taught Judo, Muay Thai and Taekwondo.

   

“I like our Judo sessions. It makes me feel stronger and happy. We have been learning how to hold people down and how to turn over to get people off of you. My friends are good at working with me and they listen well. We have to bow to our Sensei as a sign of respect and we also bow to our partners. I really enjoy the lessons and I would like to go into a tournament when I am older.”