MMA Kid's fighting in MMA Events *vid*

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  1. Gomi Bear

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    wtf I would NEVER let my kid fight like that :eek5:

    Train yeah, but not compete like THAT. I mean, BJJ and going to wrestling meets is one thing, letting my 12yr old pound on another little kid with tiny ass gloves is quite the other :dunno:
     
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    i find this more disturbing than female MMA
     
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    some kid is gonna get KTFOed

    no one wants to see that :wtc:
     
  5. Gomi Bear

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    I DO I DO!
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    thats really weird
     
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    this is fucked up
     
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    I understand the pov of those who think this is fucked up, but at the same time, if you truly consider mma a sport...

    Kids box and wrestle, why not mma? If its really safer than boxing, whats the problem? If I was involved in mma competition as a kid I probably wouldn't have gotten in nearly as many schoolyard brawls...:dunno:
     
  9. They're about 12-13. That's not too young. Kids in thailand fight a lot younger
     
  10. Gomi Bear

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    Are there risks of like serious damage when they are younger?

    Since not everything is fully developed and stuff.
     
  11. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Kids bounce back a hell of alot quicker/easier then adults do.
     
  12. MADIZM

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    I concur
     
  13. It's pankration rules -- no strikes of any kind to the head. I got my body beaten up during sports a lot worse than that as a kid.
     
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    this is disturbing :o

    and I'm an avid MMA fan too.
     
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    Agreed, I think that would mess a kid up, sport or not.
     
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    I see your point, but kids in Thailand usually fight because they have to. Either way having kids fight like that at such early ages probably isn't the best thing for them.
     
  17. Kids don't have the mass and power to hit very hard. I think gaining some mental toughness as a kid would be a good thing :)
     
  18. They're not stupid and untrained. There are kids 6 and up in grappling tournaments and they know what they are doing.
     
  19. Maestro Nobones

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    in thinking about this and listening to the arguments I've swung to both sides, but I've decided that I don't think this is a bad thing. one of my schools has grappling tournaments for our kids classes :dunno:
     
  20. Skeletor

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    Hey those kids had pretty good MT... Kicks were solid, knees thrown well, and that one kid even clinched perfectly.... I'm quite impressed.


    As for the legitimacy of letting kids train and fight, I don't know... I boxed from 12-13 and we sparred and even competed with other kids in the class in the ring... But we wore head gear and had bigger gloves, and weren't really beating the shit out of each other like MMA. I personally never used my knowledge to hurt those that offended me or anything, and I never really got into fights as a teenager (only 19 now though)... I'm just not that type of person, whether the boxing and learning to fight had an effect on that I don't know. I think it's kind of sketchy, however it's smarter to be teaching them at 10-13 than it is at 15-18, because at the older age they'll be way stronger and more hormonal, and more likely to take it too far because they won't be as well versed int he philosophy and understanding that fighting is to protect and not to harm. If they learn this at the younger age and soak it in before hitting the aggressive stages of manhood then they may take something good from it rather than use it for bad things.


    All in all I have no objections, but in a way I'm glad that MMA schooling/fighting isn't popular amongst children.


    edit: and I agree that no shots to the head is a MUST.
     
  21. Mountain Dude

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    They're probably not too strong anyways, they can't really do anymore damage than in any other sport. :dunno:
     
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    doesnt seem too young to me, seems like the perfect age to start fighting
     
  23. Maestro Nobones

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    yeah I mean plenty of kids play contact sports at that age.
     

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