Akshay wants compulsory martial arts in schools

Akshay Kumar, who was recently awarded a Katana for his martial arts abilities, has reportedly written a petition to MS Gill, the sports minister for making karate a compulsory subject for schoolchildren in India.

Akshay Kumar honoured with a Katana and a sixth degree Black Belt in Kuyukai Gojuryu Karate in Novotel on 12th Oct 2009 (10)
Akshay Kumar honoured with a Katana and a sixth degree Black Belt in Kuyukai Gojuryu Karate in Novotel on 12th Oct 2009 (10)

Akshay believes that teaching any form of martial art at an early age instills self-confidence in children. His son, Aarav learns karate outside school. Akshay feels the schools in India should take a leaf out of the book of schools in Japan, China, and Korea where martial arts are taught on a large scale.

He thinks it helps children to lead a disciplined life as well as be able to defend themselves.

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