Posted On:9/22/2010 3:17pm
Originally Posted by soldiermedic25
but have you ever seen kids that age play hockey, soccer or football? Its a mess.
I tell people to only let their kids play flag at that age. A couple years ago one league had injuries damn near every week. They raised the age limit that kids could start. I am actually glad I didn't let my son play at that age.
Originally Posted by doofaloofa
Posted On:9/22/2010 3:57pm
Style: Bits and pieces
Those point contact gloves and headgear have little or no padding they are **** for protection, so yawn and scoff all you want but if a boxing coach let kids that young spar like that with such shitty gear they'd be struck off.
Posted On:9/22/2010 4:00pm
They aren't boxing with a "boxing coach."
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Posted On:9/22/2010 4:08pm
last night while running my 10 yr. old's soccer practice two unpadded kids got blasted in the face with an ungloved ball, two other kids took unprotected shots from me to their back and chest and another kid, wearing only shinguards, got tackled and dropped by me while scrimmaging.
Really for the amount of force and power those kids are generating, their crappy foam dipped gear is fine for the short amount of sparring they did for a belt grading.
Posted On:9/22/2010 5:37pm
Style: No longer training
Snake - repeat, 'children are not targets'.
Let's face it, Kaju people are bone deep crazy (I mean this in a good way). The sparring looked fine. Nice work.
"I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge
Posted On:9/26/2010 6:22am
Style: Tao Ga
I agree, the sparring looked fine.
However, that could have been any striking ma on the planet.
Kajukenbo is a technique based, self-defense style. Who can
tell from that?
As with a lot of stylized ma, these days, when the pads go on
the technique goes out the window. Those stressors that make
your technique disappear in sparring will be much worse in a real
(contest or street) fight situation.
But, at least they get some experience at hitting, and being hit.
That in itself is beneficial in this 'learning' environment.
Hey, Gramps, good find!
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