Darn those skinheaded MMA thugs! Everyone knows that REAL martial arts are about NOT fighting!
9. Will Your Child Be Exposed To The Brutal and Dangerous Martial Arts Fad Known As “MMA”?
It stands for “Mixed Martial Arts” and you may have seen it on Pay Per View shows like
“The Ultimate Fighting Championships”. What is it? It’s a “no holds barred” mix of
different styles, most often Jujitsu and Kickboxing, where very few rules apply, where
blood flows freely and bones are often broken. Winning is by knocking out one’s
opponent, choking them into unconsciousness , or having them “tap out” in pain, kind of
like saying “uncle.”
The true martial arts values and traditions are no where to be found (and are often
ridiculed as “B.S.” by the MMA schools) and you can only imagine the type of individual
who is attracted to this sort of training (picture a cross between the characters of professional wrestling and a skin-head biker gang member.) Not exactly the kind of
example you want your impressionable child to emulate, is it?
Now to be fair, most schools that have an MMA program have enough sense to keep it
separate from their children’s program, but the influence and attitude spills over and
permeates the culture of the school, and reflects where the instructor’s priorities and
values really are. It’s unavoidable.
Whatever you do, DO NOT enroll your child in a school that teaches MMA!