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    I'm teaching SS to a small club, and I started aikido about 6 months ago. The aikido instruction is good, but doesn't really jive well with my "Predator training" from san soo. I understand why they do what they do, but I don't agree with their methods. In addition, I've already done everything in aikido in san soo. In other words, now instead of punching kicking, locking, and throwing, I just lock and throw.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    this I wish I had that advantage. But the past is the past and I missed my chance to take up martial arts when I was little.

    "A California man has been taken to court for stalking Anna Nicole Smith. The man has been charged with invasion of privacy, illegal trespassing, and having really bad taste."-Conan


    Edited by - Omen Stone on March 09 2003 20:12:33

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    "We never had games in my after school class."
    awwwww....

    "I understand why they do what they do"
    i understand aikido is a bit more "peaceful"
    wouldn't jive well with my personal style and agression either

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    anyways, back on topic

    my center teaches wushu
    maybe 70% of those students are kids, i think
    but can kids really handle something so serious as fighting?

    i think teaching them felxibility confidence, some basic moves are alright then they need to mature into adults later, i think brown belt is the highest a student can get there (i take WC not acrobatics) and the high level students are all teens....

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    I think they (at least some) can, if the teacher can explain the gravity of fighting, and that using what they know can result _____

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    My school's philosophy is that middle/jr/high school wrestling is an appropriate martial art for kids. After they turn 18, then they're ready for submissions, striking and vale tudo. Maybe some schools have better luck with kids, but it seems like more trouble than it's worth to me. Of course, I waited until I was 30 before I learned anything besides wrestling, so go figure.

    "Go cry about it Vargas. Aren't you late for your shift at McDonald's?"
    "I had once talked to Billy Conn, the boxer, about professionals versus amateurs - specifically street fighters. One had always heard rumors of champions being taken out by back-alley fighters. Conn was scornful. "Aw, it's like hitting a girl," he said. "They're nothing."


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