"I feel a certificate in martial arts is more important than a certificate in physics or mathematics," said Akshay. (Agencies)
"I am in talks with the government to have martial arts as a compulsory subject for boys and girls. I look forward to the day when every student would learn martial arts for at least three years. It is my dream," he added.
"I do what I believe in. I believe in martial arts hence I promote it," Akshay, who learned martial arts in Bangkok, said.
"I want to put my money in it. For me, martial arts is not about earning money. It has taught me a lot. I have my own tournament. I invite students from all over the world. I even send them to Japan. I want kids to be taught martial arts in school," he said.
He practices what he preaches and teaches his son Aarav martial arts.
"Yes, my son is a brown belt. He has just won a gold medal in judo at the national championship. I am a proud father. I am happy he is doing this," said the actor.
"I feel a certificate in martial arts is more important than a certificate in physics or mathematics," said Akshay.