Friday, August 01, 2008

Prison Kumite

I'm not quite sure what I think about teaching karate to prison inmates, something which is obviously being done in South Africa. What is your thought about this?

I'm not at all saying it's a bad or stupid thing - I just hope they know what they're doing. Under any circumstance it is at least a very interesting experiment...

Here in Norway a similar project was cut short not too long ago.

"We expect just over 80 inmates from the correctional centre facility to participate in the grading, said the deputy president of Karate South Africa. "It will be from white to brown belts."

"Karate is growing in leaps and bounds at many correctional centres facilities throughout the country, he added. "We appreciate the support from the authorities."

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