Martial Arts Class
Updated: Wednesday, February 5 2014, 07:25 PM EST
Kids at one mountain school are learning martial arts and they're taking home some core values along with some kick-butt moves.
Students at Enka Middle School are replacing gym class with a session from Sun Soo Martial Arts Academy.
Not only are they learning how to kick and punch but tae kwon do is teaching them about respect, integrity, and self-control.
Kids are excited about the new experience and say its better than regular gym class.
Instructor Michael Dickinson will be at the school through the end of week.
He says middle school is the perfect age to be teaching this since kids are in an important time of development and are trying to find their identity.