As a student who has done some education practicums where I have been in a classroom, I have often wondered how effective and beneficial teaching a self defense class for students would be. Although I take Muay Thai kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts classes I am no way capable of teaching students such things. Instead my idea is whether this would be good or not for students to learn and if so, what age would be the best for them to be able to learn such things.
I could see it being good in that it is always good for people to know ways of protecting themselves if an altercation occurs. However, there is also a possibility of students using it in an agressive manner (i.e. not as “self defense”). Also, I’m not talking self defense in an extreme manner like Krav Maga (see following YouTube video for a demonstration). Instead just common ways of assessing common problems and dealing with them in a manner which is safe. Maybe I’m being silly.