Winchester, MA spearheads first High School MMA program in the US

Carol

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http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/special_reports/Mixed_Martial_Arts_in_High_School_051309

What we teach are proper safety techniques. When students have the various grappling styles or striking styles, the instructors here always emphasize safe techniques and we always use tap out. So, if they're going to just show a method they say, Okay and here's where you just tap, explains Dave Benedetto, faculty advisor to Winchesters MMA Club.

You won't find any steel cage octagons here or fighters boasting of their conquests -- instead it's all about focus and technique.

I hope this is the first of many.
 

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Interesting post. I wish they'd come up with something like this ten years ago when I was in high school, I'd have been first to volunteer.

I think if this experiment is successful this would be a nice wave of the future and re-introduce physical fitness back into the high school cirriculum (an essential thing for the video game generation).
 

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Andy, it looks like MA has one reason to live there.













For now.
 

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