Susan Best (sbest@NET-THING.NET)
Sat, 29 Aug 1998 10:12:06 -0500
The Guide to Safe Scouting prohibits involvement in the martial arts, other
than judo and aikido (Page 23, 1997 edition). Why this is so, I don't
know. As a former (haven't trained for two years) second degree black belt
in Tang So Do, I feel that martial arts can be a positive force. I suppose
there is just this negative image of fighting, without the recognition of
the discipline involved, and that it is generally based on self-defense.
Does anyone know why judo and aikido are allowed (I don't even know what
At 10:46 PM 8/27/98 -0400, Jerome J Phillips wrote:
>Our church sponsors a Karate outreach ministry that meets twice a week.
>There are know fees involved and most of teh members are teenagers. Why
>can't I get anyone in exploring interested in it? I think it would be a
>great way to promote scouting further in our community.
>Keep in mind we are self defense and no contact. The chief instructor is
>a pastor of a Lutheran church.
> Please help.
>YIC YIS WWW TANG SOO
>Jerome J. Phillips
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