16 Dec

Yet Another High School Uses Martial Arts To Empower It’s Students

Charles O. Dickerson High School in Trumansburg New York is the latest school to incorporate martial arts into it’s curriculum and it’s paying off with students who have higher esteem and enjoy their physical education much more than they ever have before. The style taught is Seido which is a more crass and basic form of karate involving punching, kicking and blocking and although it is more simplistic than a form like BJJ it is doing wonders for the students.
 
So far, the popularity of the program has soared among students and the results of the program are quite noticeable as well “The students work to develop a strong spirit and a strong mind, resilienceā€ said head instructor Robin McColley. The students also get encouraged to practice their technique together as they help each other study for exams and complete various assigned projects. The children get the choice to take the program as an elective rather than the more traditional physical education programs but still must take at least a year of regular gym class. However, this does mean they can train martial arts as their physical education for three out of their four years in high school.
 
While they take the program the kids are encouraged to train with an open mind and a belief in their selves. The program also uses the registration fees the participants are required to pay to fully pay for a trip to New York City to train at the official Seido headquarters towards the end of the year. As for now, there is no end in sight for this high school martial arts program.