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#300683 - 05/28/08 03:56 PM Re: How young is to young? [Re: Supremor]
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here's something to ponder. i started when i was 4. nearly 12 years later i'm preparing for my 2nd dan test and i'm really grateful that i had the oppurtunity to start as young as i did.
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#300684 - 05/28/08 10:33 PM Re: How young is to young? [Re: TKD_X]
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I've noticed how those who start martial arts early as children have more control when sparring in tournaments, as opposed to the hormone-ridden, adrenaline pumped, pre-MMA fanatic out-of-control super junior divisions that I usually spar in.

That matter aside...I believe the ripe age for a child to start is when they understand responsibility.

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#300685 - 05/28/08 10:35 PM Re: How young is to young? [Re: tkd_high_green]
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It all depends on maturity and willingness to learn, not age. Students can be 1 and have the maturity and commitment of a 7 year old and vice versa. It all depends.

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#300686 - 05/28/08 10:44 PM Re: How young is to young? [Re: EvenRats]
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i think it is true that kids that young may not grasp the idea of forms and practical applications, but i must say that it is highly beneficial. you start hearing words like respect, discipline, courtesy, and perseverance before you know what they mean. however those words reflect on you. i look at my peers at school and i see people who drink, smoke, get bad grades, do drugs, etc. and i wonder, what if i hadn't started TKD way back when? would i be one of them? would i blow off homework assignments? skip class? would baseball or football do the same thing to me? would i make the honor roll EVERY semester? in my heart i feel the answer is no. when i started, i didn't fully understand what TKD was about, but after a while it just became a part of me and it reflects positively in all aspects of my life. in the end i think that 4 years old is not too young. it worked for me and i'm turning out more than OK.
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#300687 - 05/29/08 12:52 AM Re: How young is to young? [Re: TKD_X]
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Hello TKD-X:

With respect, well earned I have no doubt.... yet is also one of the meaningful serious arguments against you (generic) too. Consider the equasion 16 = 2nd degree. (Age + the number of the next rank to determine your potential age at that rank.)

16=2
19=3rd
23=4th
28=5th
34=6th
41=7th
49=8th
59=9th

69= top of the "pyramid" Can you see the basic problem some of us old guys/old timers might well have with that??? A double edged sword (sic. with some seriously honed edge)...

Jeff

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#300688 - 05/29/08 12:55 AM Re: How young is to young? [Re: Supremor]
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Hello Sire:

Understood, think its worth making regardless... tricky issues these but worth kicking around I hope.

Jeff

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#300689 - 05/29/08 12:58 AM Re: How young is to young? [Re: EvenRats]
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Hello Evenrats:

<<<I believe the ripe age for a child to start is when they understand responsibility.

[That makes em all PARENTS themselves...]

Jeff

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#300690 - 05/29/08 01:07 AM Re: How young is to young? [Re: TKD_X]
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Hello TKD-X:

Sounds like it...

Cannot tell you how many times kids who were with us, (and STILL are) keep coming back with the epiphany "... geeze I don't have a clue what I was #$*#_# doing when I was younger, but now that I'm older (sic. 20's) I "get it"..."

Deja-vu over and over and over...
Jeff

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#300691 - 05/29/08 05:34 AM Re: How young is to young? [Re: TKD_X]
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here's something to ponder. i started when i was 4. nearly 12 years later i'm preparing for my 2nd dan test and i'm really grateful that i had the oppurtunity to start as young as i did.




As I said in my post, there are reasons for and against young children doing martial arts, and I'm not sure where I stand on that issue. However, my concern is purely for mixing ages like this, i.e. adults training with young children. That situation is detrimental for everybody IMO.

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#300692 - 05/29/08 06:51 AM Re: How young is to young? [Re: Supremor]
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Loc: Falmouth, Maine USA
Quote:

Quote:


here's something to ponder. i started when i was 4. nearly 12 years later i'm preparing for my 2nd dan test and i'm really grateful that i had the oppurtunity to start as young as i did.




As I said in my post, there are reasons for and against young children doing martial arts, and I'm not sure where I stand on that issue. However, my concern is purely for mixing ages like this, i.e. adults training with young children. That situation is detrimental for everybody IMO.




There are good reasons to have all ages classes BUT none of those reasons are that anyone learns. Some truly young kids want mom or dad to do it with them. They start out in a mixed age class until the kid is confident enough for mom and dad to go do their own class (or stop) and to settle into the kids class themselves.

IE - it is to lower a barrier to entry.
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