Petition Include martial arts in the national P.E curriculum.

In spite of being the fastest growing sport on the planet, martial arts is not currently taught in the P.E curriculum. By including it, we believe students could benefit by gaining, practical self-defence tools, improved physical and mental wellbeing as well as attaining greater confidence.

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Martial arts (mixed martial arts) fastest growing sport in the world:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/neil-van-ginsburg/mma-ufc_b_5001231.html

List of approved clinical studies which have used martial arts as an intervention for, reducing anti-social behaviour and drug abuse, improving physical health and wellbeing, as well as helping participants with spectrum disorders increase their focus and confidence:

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=martial+arts&Search=Search

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