Rationale of Self-defense Education in American Schools
The purpose of this article is to examine the critical roles and benefits of self-defense and self-defense education for students in American middle and high schools. The article will analyze crime trends and the self-defense education status in America, and discuss rationale of self-defense and self-defense education from both the theoretical and practical perspectives. This article tried to provide a comprehensive view on theories and practice of self-defense education for American school students. Self-defense instructors can consider the ideas presented herein to persuade their school administrators to initiate or strengthen their self-defense education programs, convince parents of the need, and obtain their support and cooperation. Ideas we presented can also be useful in motivating students to learn self-defense while helping instructors develop a comprehensive understanding of self-defense education.