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#281121 - 11/16/08 11:48 AM Re: Youth MMA competition [Re: SportsLady]
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Boys and MMA might be be okay under the right cercumstances girls and MMA --> I dont think so




Ouch, I didn't even watch the video because I saw this line. I believe kids need to be pushed sometimes, it's called parenting...you should know better what they need to grow up. But, within reason and in ways that fit your Child, not what you project onto them.

But the idea that MMA is OK for boys, and not OK for girls? Why not? (although I think MMA is a bit much for younger kids).

Girls should be able to chase any dream a boy can, if she chooses. I doubt many will go the MMA route, but they sure do love the Kick Boxing last time I checked!
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#281122 - 11/16/08 11:57 AM Re: Youth MMA competition [Re: SportsLady]
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A little sexist, no? Girls should do soccer or cheerleading? Come on. A. She looked like she was having fun. B. She was actually pretty good. I'm not going to comment on the pros or cons of kids doing MMA, but i will say this: just because someone is a female, doesn't mean that she should or should not do anything because it doesn't fit society's stereotypes for her.

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#281123 - 11/16/08 02:31 PM Re: Youth MMA competition [Re: TKD_X]
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If anything we should be pushing more female children into the martial arts. If I were a parent I would require it of my child whether or not they wanted to or not. I would want my child to have the skills to defend themselves from a bully or sexual predator. Womens self defense courses should be part of every public schools curriculum. It's passive attitudes like yours that stereotype women into being the "weaker sex" and making them easier targets for abuse.

Laura

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#281124 - 11/16/08 03:11 PM Re: Youth MMA competition [Re: tkd_high_green]
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Couldn't agree more tkd_high_green. Look at that kid and tell me she couldn't defend herself better than some barbie doll cheerleader.
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#281125 - 11/16/08 03:54 PM Re: Youth MMA competition [Re: Crash]
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MODS!!!!!! The link Ride only the label has put is a porn link.
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#281126 - 11/16/08 07:29 PM Re: Youth MMA competition [Re: trevek]
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UH OH
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#281127 - 11/17/08 03:27 AM Re: Youth MMA competition [Re: TKD_X]
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Yeah, I know... I had to check it a number of times to make sure I was seeing things correctly!

Looking at the date of the post, I think the address has probably been changed or spammed since it was originally posted. I don't think it was deliberately done by our label-riding buddy.
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#281128 - 12/11/08 04:10 PM Re: Youth MMA competition [Re: Crash]
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I can't say I agree with Youth MMA. I think kids need to understand more of the mental side of Martial Arts before they explore the physical side. I think it "misguides" them into believing that MA is all about fighting. When in reality it is about making yourself a better person internally and externally.

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#281129 - 01/01/09 04:47 PM Re: Youth MMA competition [Re: LivingR]
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I really can't believe some of the people who post on this topic. If you don't think kids should compete in contact sports then ok I get it, I don't agree with you but at least you're consistent. I would expect you to be even more opposed to tackle footbal, hockey..... check the injury stats

The amateur MMA that kids compete in in California does not allow strikes above the collarbone so from a striking perspective it's more conservative than many common TMA sparring/kumite matches & has reduced concussion risk for kids. The rest of the rules mirror NAGA which is well established and accepted.

I have three kids who love to compete in BJJ/Submission Grappling & Amateur MMA. I don't "push" them and never have, they are in incredible physical shape and none of them has ever started a fight. Anyone who thinks they aren't learning useful skills doesn't know what they are talking about. Check it out

8yr old boy beating a national level judo player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85vMsJtxk4w

9yr old girl after 6 mo's of training, she's much better now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY4np2VZ5Mo

12yr old boy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeIQgIbvx8A

Every match my kids engage in starts and ends with respect & a hug or pat on the back, win or lose.


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