Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Class Offers Kids Power of Defense.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Robin Frames For the Journal

*After-school program teaches elementary students martial arts

The class of youngsters many of them in kindergarten through only the second grade started the afternoon training session by doing cartwheels and tumbling.

They progressed to diving through two hoops and a simulated broken window and landing in a harmless roll and finally paired off to demonstrate how to disarm an attacker with a knife.

They are members of Robert Mattson's after-school program called Martial Arts for Education. He says his program is a nonprofit series of classes teaching Budo Taijutsu, in the system called Bujinkan. It incorporates both ninja-style training and samurai arts. …

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