'Martial Arts - More than just Kicks and Punches'
‘SENSEI MY MENTOR’
STRUCTURED MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING AS A SEND & BESD INTERVENTION TOOL
The rational of Sensei My Mentor (SMM) is thus: To use the principles, philosophy, ethos, the fundamental instruction and practice of structured martial arts as an intervention tool to address the challenges faced by the cohort of students with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and those with Behavioural Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) with the view to empowering, strengthening and/or uplifting them towards improving their quality of life.
At the end of this programme the participants will be in a better position to control their behaviour, their responses to emotionally challenging situations, experience higher as well as a sustained level of focus & concentration, and have the self assurance to feel comfortable in social settings.
The objective of the Sensei My Mentor programme is to use the Structured Karate Khion (The Basic) practice to attend to the following points:
1. Self Awareness & Self Identification
2. Self Esteem & Self Confidence
3. Self Checking & Self Control