British wrestling getting UFC sponsorship

Discussion in 'Wrestling' started by Dead_pool, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. PointyShinyBurn

    PointyShinyBurn Valued Member

    Not really true, lots of schools have professional football coaching, for example. They don't make a vast amount of money and they work in six places, but they exist.
  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I think if anything there is more than enough Judo coaches that could teach kids in schools, it's just that schools are unwilling.
  3. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Its worth taking note that boxing was once standard in PE and also judo is standard PE in japan.
  4. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    The benefits of attending a fee paying school ;)
  5. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    Not only. I went to a comp.
  6. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Not that I'm that old, but Boxing was talked about being reintroduced when I was still in school.
    However, that discussion was fizzled out eventually. It was standard British teaching but I think a lot of parents didn't like the idea of a 'violent' sport in school.

    But Hockey was alright. :p
  7. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    I don't think it is. The district of Tokyo I worked in had 10 junior high schools, none had judo.

    I think it's one of those martial arts myths.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2016
  8. bigreddog

    bigreddog Valued Member

    There is a facebook page dedicated to starting wrestling in UK schools - it is pretty much defunct now. Really need more wrestling classes in the UK - British Wrestling's find a club page show some big spaces with no classes
  9. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    All Japanese schools have to offer a budo sport as part of PE classes,
    Most have kendo clubs, most of the kids dislike anything martial

    Source - a mate living over there working in schools.
  10. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

  11. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Fair enough.

    Relatively new then (Despite the many possible benefits to be accrued from budō, several problems remained unsolved between the 2006 reform and its implementation in 2012).

    I was surprised how few of the kids did martial arts, then again I don't think the Japanese were any more into martial arts than Brits at the time. They did love their puroresu though. It was featured in the sports pages of the newspapers and the majority of people thought it was real. :rolleyes:
  12. Pointy

    Pointy Valued Member

    Good news for UK wrestling.

    (Madatory from 2012.)

    First I heard of that, thanks for the article. My experience was the same as Bozza Bostik's, not in PE, but there were judo / kendo school clubs.

    After the Allied occupation it was part of maditiory education for, I'd like to say, about 35 years. From what I gathered, it was not popular. Honestly the re-introducement won't do much for judo's / kendo's /etc's popularity and may just exacerbate the risks to the participants in these sports/arts. Although the latter applies more to judo than to kendo.
  13. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Which is why you did it as a PE block and he did it as a specialised class extra to PE.
  14. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    I don't think we had any judo or kendo clubs either, definitely not in the two schools I worked at. I remember one of the other guys was captain of his university wrestling team back in the states and was hoping to join some after school MA club (the guy really hated spending money), but it wasn't available, so he went to do some judo with the police at their dojo.

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