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2013-02-28 10:30:03 AM
Meh, as long as it's supervised, I don't see any problem.

It's not like they're locking them in a cage and making them fight to the death for money. 'Cause, I'd totally drain my back account betting on that.
 
2013-02-28 10:37:32 AM
In a good school this is no problem.  Kids learn discipline and self control.
 
2013-02-28 11:04:43 AM
Kids should start with judo, ju jitsu, aikido, then work on the hitting other people stuff.
I don't have any other problem with this.
 
2013-02-28 11:05:04 AM

PacManDreaming: It's not like they're locking them in a cage and making them fight to the death for money. 'Cause, I'd totally drain my back account betting on that.


I second this notion
 
2013-02-28 11:06:03 AM

Latest fitness craze for Florida five year olds: cage fighting


How hard could it be? Boards Cages don't hit back.


except possibly Nicolas
 
2013-02-28 11:07:15 AM
Meh.  Let the Florida loin-spawn Darwinize themselves.
 
2013-02-28 11:11:02 AM
It's all fun and games until some kid dies from a kick to the head.
 
2013-02-28 11:11:53 AM
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Set 'lil douchebags on the right path early on.
 
2013-02-28 11:12:04 AM

PacManDreaming: Meh, as long as it's supervised, I don't see any problem.

It's not like they're locking them in a cage and making them fight to the death for money. 'Cause, I'd totally drain my back account betting on that.


You're skipping over the head injury part. Yeah, it looks like it's a great idea until you look at the stats tying concusive brain injury to things like Parkinsons (Muhammed Ali) or changes in personality and aggression. In Canada, we've just started to realize that maybe allowing kids to knock the sh*t out of each other on the ice during hockey isn't a good idea. I'm not saying we have to wrap the kids in bubble wrap but only an idiot thinks it's ok for kids to suffer permanent brain injury.
 
2013-02-28 11:13:35 AM
FTFA:"We thought he might have had a bullying problem because he's small for his size," says Keith Ori, a local father who's talking about his 8-year-old son, Ayrton

Yeah, it'll be his size for sure.
 
2013-02-28 11:16:31 AM

because he's small for his size


How does that work? Is he a mini-TARDIS or something?


obvious joke goes here
 
2013-02-28 11:18:20 AM
The guy in the video sounds like he's being responsible about how he trains, but for every place like that, there's a dozen places run by thugs.
 
2013-02-28 11:25:54 AM
My brother and I (32 and 34) have both independently taken up kickboxing in the last couple years (him sanshou, me muay Thai).  Just this last Tuesday night we were having a great sparring session and between rounds I remarked at how much better our childhoods would have been if we had done this earlier.  He said that his boys (2 and 6) are gonna learn.  I told him my daughter (1) will too.

Between you, me, and God, my daughter's gonna wipe the floor with his kids.

We're not exactly meat heads.  He's a consultant for a software company and I'm a patent lawyer.

vudukungfu: Kids should start with judo, ju jitsu, aikido, then work on the hitting other people stuff.
I don't have any other problem with this.


And I agree with this whole heartedly, even though I don't think children are doing too much damage with their hits.
 
2013-02-28 11:36:35 AM

PacManDreaming: It's not like they're locking them in a cage and making them fight to the death for money. 'Cause, I'd totally drain my back account betting on that.


We could get that shiat on Pay per View!!
 
2013-02-28 11:43:41 AM
Two kids enter, one kid leave!
 
2013-02-28 11:49:24 AM

that was my nickname in highschool: My brother and I (32 and 34) have both independently taken up kickboxing in the last couple years (him sanshou, me muay Thai).  Just this last Tuesday night we were having a great sparring session and between rounds I remarked at how much better our childhoods would have been if we had done this earlier.  He said that his boys (2 and 6) are gonna learn.  I told him my daughter (1) will too.

Between you, me, and God, my daughter's gonna wipe the floor with his kids.

We're not exactly meat heads.  He's a consultant for a software company and I'm a patent lawyer.

vudukungfu: Kids should start with judo, ju jitsu, aikido, then work on the hitting other people stuff.
I don't have any other problem with this.

And I agree with this whole heartedly, even though I don't think children are doing too much damage with their hits.


You're a smart guy.  Before you let your kids in the ring, go and talk your family doctor about concussion and it's long term effects. Then get back to us.
 
2013-02-28 11:55:05 AM

indarwinsshadow: You're a smart guy. Before you let your kids in the ring, go and talk your family doctor about concussion and it's long term effects. Then get back to us.


Given the short rounds and lack of knockouts (most wins are submission) MMA is getter for you than boxing and football. True it's not the chess club, but it's not the blood sport most people try to make it out as.
 
2013-02-28 11:55:44 AM
better for you


not getter, what the f is getter?!
 
2013-02-28 12:00:43 PM
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Knows all about training to become a cage fighter.
 
2013-02-28 12:05:19 PM

indarwinsshadow: You're a smart guy.  Before you let your kids in the ring, go and talk your family doctor about concussion and it's long term effects.


Naturally that is a conversation we will have if they want to make the transition from sparring to fighting.  My instructor is a little punchy, but he had a decade+ career in a relatively large weight class.


The Stealth Hippopotamus: Given the short rounds and lack of knockouts (most wins are submission) MMA is getter for you than boxing and football. True it's not the chess club, but it's not the blood sport most people try to make it out as.


Yep.
 
2013-02-28 12:11:50 PM
Always bet on black.
 
2013-02-28 12:13:20 PM
Can I file down my kid's teeth into sharp points?  (They're baby teeth, so they'll eventually fall out anyway)
 
2013-02-28 12:17:24 PM

ramen_for_all: Always bet on black.


Relevant:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=AV1pjNqudf0# t =396s

(My bro trains at Uriah's gym)
 
2013-02-28 12:18:57 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: indarwinsshadow: You're a smart guy.  Before you let your kids in the ring, go and talk your family doctor about concussion and it's long term effects.

Naturally that is a conversation we will have if they want to make the transition from sparring to fighting.  My instructor is a little punchy, but he had a decade+ career in a relatively large weight class.


The Stealth Hippopotamus: Given the short rounds and lack of knockouts (most wins are submission) MMA is getter for you than boxing and football. True it's not the chess club, but it's not the blood sport most people try to make it out as.

Yep.


Read the article about Dementia pugilistica


I can't stop you or anyone else from doing what they think is right for their family, but, really think about the long term implication of what you're doing. If you're really a lawyer, then you're smart enough to read into what I'm saying.
 
2013-02-28 12:23:54 PM
Meh.

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/Our Gang did it
 
2013-02-28 12:35:29 PM

indarwinsshadow: Read the article about Dementia pugilistica

I can't stop you or anyone else from doing what they think is right for their family, but, really think about the long term implication of what you're doing. If you're really a lawyer, then you're smart enough to read into what I'm saying.



You're preaching to the choir, believe me.  But after 10+ years as a rock climber, you'll have to forgive me if I'm not exactly persuaded by the imaginary risk curve that exists in the minds of the uninitiated.  Just because an activity flirts more closely with risk in your imagination doesn't mean that it is in fact more risky.

I read the news and my daughter WILL learn some type of self defense.  Self-defense + recreation = sparring.  It's as simple as that.  Fighting is an entirely different matter, and will involve the same conversations and hard decisions as would hockey or football (growing up I dated a girl on the varsity hockey team for her school, and another good friend played on her school's varsity football squad).  But frankly I'm not too worried about that because odds are slim that she will wish to pursue that path.
 
2013-02-28 12:39:57 PM
Arrived for the Kip Dynamite reference, leaving satisfied.

/he's prolly busy chatting online with babes all day
 
2013-02-28 12:45:24 PM
I say boy, what do you have against cages, are you some sort of hamster activist?
 
2013-02-28 12:50:07 PM
Do people understand that sparring happens under a way more controlled environment than full blown fights, right?

Unless, of course, your teacher is called John Kreese

/Strike first, strike hard, no mercy!
 
2013-02-28 01:00:41 PM
Nothing breeds confidence and self-respect like teaching a kid to be a shiatty wrestler and a shiatty kickboxer at the exact same time!!
 
2013-02-28 01:03:22 PM

indarwinsshadow: that was my nickname in highschool: indarwinsshadow: You're a smart guy.  Before you let your kids in the ring, go and talk your family doctor about concussion and it's long term effects.

Naturally that is a conversation we will have if they want to make the transition from sparring to fighting.  My instructor is a little punchy, but he had a decade+ career in a relatively large weight class.


The Stealth Hippopotamus: Given the short rounds and lack of knockouts (most wins are submission) MMA is getter for you than boxing and football. True it's not the chess club, but it's not the blood sport most people try to make it out as.

Yep.

Read the article about Dementia pugilistica


I can't stop you or anyone else from doing what they think is right for their family, but, really think about the long term implication of what you're doing. If you're really a lawyer, then you're smart enough to read into what I'm saying.


licensed amateur boxing exists for a reason. Queensberry was no fool
 
2013-02-28 01:19:27 PM

indarwinsshadow: Read the article about Dementia pugilistica


I can't stop you or anyone else from doing what they think is right for their family, but, really think about the long term implication of what you're doing. If you're really a lawyer, then you're smart enough to read into what I'm saying.



That was the point of my most. You are less likely to get brain trauma from MMA than most contact sports.

And it's a hell of a workout.
 
2013-02-28 01:24:45 PM
oh and MMA chicks are hot.


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2013-02-28 01:32:24 PM

willfullyobscure: Nothing breeds confidence and self-respect like teaching a kid to be a shiatty wrestler and a shiatty kickboxer at the exact same time!!



Everyone starts out shiatty.  Getting better over time breeds confidence.
 
2013-02-28 02:02:17 PM

willfullyobscure: Nothing breeds confidence and self-respect like teaching a kid to be a shiatty wrestler and a shiatty kickboxer at the exact same time!!


It's not so much how well trained you are, but how well you look doing it.
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2013-02-28 02:02:28 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: willfullyobscure: Nothing breeds confidence and self-respect like teaching a kid to be a shiatty wrestler and a shiatty kickboxer at the exact same time!!


Everyone starts out shiatty.  Getting better over time breeds confidence.


If you do MMA you're automatically a shiatty boxer and a shiatty wrestler. That's what makes it so tedious to watch. I'd rather watch caterpillars fark.
 
2013-02-28 02:04:11 PM
I can teach your kids a thing or two.

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2013-02-28 02:05:34 PM

meatsack_01: I can teach your kids a thing or two.

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Oh god, I can't be the only one who's tired of that guy.
 
2013-02-28 02:25:00 PM
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The Twin Rivers Police Officers Association says: "See? See? our T-shirts ain't that bad now, are they?"
 
2013-02-28 02:35:02 PM

willfullyobscure: If you do MMA you're automatically a shiatty boxer and a shiatty wrestler. That's what makes it so tedious to watch. I'd rather watch caterpillars fark.


Well that certainly explains why there are no BJJ black belts, and Olympic-level wrestlers and judoka, and kickboxing champions who do MMA.  Yup, nobody but half-trained losers around the ol' octagon.
 
2013-02-28 02:35:52 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: meatsack_01: I can teach your kids a thing or two.

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Oh god, I can't be the only one who's tired of that guy.


 You mean the guy who's character on TV plays a guy whose wife is a farking nag?

Whose character promotes abuse, dishonesty, and obesity?

With a farking laugh track.
 
2013-02-28 02:43:39 PM

vudukungfu: You mean the guy who's character on TV plays a guy whose wife is a farking nag?

Whose character promotes abuse, dishonesty, and obesity?

With a farking laugh track.



I only know him from shiatty movie trailers and I'm still utterly sick of him.
 
2013-02-28 03:11:49 PM
It's been a long day, so let's all just pretend I made a funny Ender's Game reference and leave it at that.
 
2013-03-01 02:55:08 AM
th03.deviantart.netFTFA: "It's self defense, it's not to be used in an aggressive manor."
/get it? Aggressive Manor? Like in the Croft series? "Manor Aggressive" No? I got nothing.
 
2013-03-01 01:42:34 PM

indarwinsshadow: that was my nickname in highschool: My brother and I (32 and 34) have both independently taken up kickboxing in the last couple years (him sanshou, me muay Thai).  Just this last Tuesday night we were having a great sparring session and between rounds I remarked at how much better our childhoods would have been if we had done this earlier.  He said that his boys (2 and 6) are gonna learn.  I told him my daughter (1) will too.

Between you, me, and God, my daughter's gonna wipe the floor with his kids.

We're not exactly meat heads.  He's a consultant for a software company and I'm a patent lawyer.

vudukungfu: Kids should start with judo, ju jitsu, aikido, then work on the hitting other people stuff.
I don't have any other problem with this.

And I agree with this whole heartedly, even though I don't think children are doing too much damage with their hits.

You're a smart guy.  Before you let your kids in the ring, go and talk your family doctor about concussion and it's long term effects. Then get back to us.


Hurr Derr Derp Derp any form of physical activity is bad because someone just might get hurt!  MMA is a blend of physical activity that has been around for a long long time. MMA is made up of basically three schools here are some examples:  Karate/Boxing (Striking), Wrestling/Judo (control grappling), Jujitsu (Submissions).   Out of all of these the only "odd man out" over the last 100 years in north America is submissions.  Kids running full speed head first at each other with a helmet on or kids running and jumping at each other over a hard wood floor has a much high probability than their weak little arms and mostly uncoordinated strikes doing severe damage such as a concussion or KO.

The only thing I can deduce from your comment is you are fat, weak, and have never played any kind of physical sport in your life.
 
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