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Martial arts gaining popularity

| Updated: October 24, 2017 11:59:13

Martial arts gaining popularity

MARTIAL art is becoming increasingly popular in our country, thanks to international movie stars like Bruce Lee, Jacky Chan and also our Bangladeshi stars like Rubel, Jahangir Alam, Illias Korba and many others who played a big role in making martial arts popular among the youth.

I think martial art should be a part of school curriculum for boys and girls so that they can defend themselves in times of danger and also help them to maintain a sound health.

Lot of martial arts school are operating in the city and many more are coming up. Many parents also prefer to get their children admitted to those schools so that they become physically and mentally fitter and sharper.
Martial arts helps foster self discipline, boosts confidence, sharpens reflexes and instils a sense of self respect. I personally feel that it is more important for girls to learn martial arts so that they can protect themselves against sexual harassment that has become rampant in our society.

In addition, nowadays there are not enough open space for our children so that they can play different games and elderly citizens can stretch themselves.
Roksana Sultana
Uttara, Dhaka

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