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    Subparr's Avatar
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    My friend's daughter rules.

    Completely unaware of what she was doing, my buddy's daughter had a hilarious near-submission. She's only 5 though... how young is too young to learn grappling?



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    Welcome to Bullshido, the best Martial Arts forum on the entire Internet, GishDeath. Seriously, you won't regret your choice to join us. We're a great bunch of folks, except for Hannibal. And Sirc. And TaiGip. And MMA Kid. And... well, you get the point.

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    It could have been kind of fun if she had made the guy in the picture tap out.

    We actually have a BJJ class for children twice a week, and it is for children aged 8-14 years old; http://www.combatsportsacademy.dk/kids.asp (video from the class).
    As you can see, they learn several different submissions, which indeed requires a very good instructor that can explain the dangers of the techniques. But I really don't see anything against a 5-year old learning BJJ, but I would prefer if the age limit was at least 8.

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    i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens! supporting member

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    they have to be old enough to follow basic instructions and understand the difference between safe and unsafe; usually, this means about age 3. of course, what they do at that age in any grappling curriculum is usually the same thing they'd be doing in a gymnastics class - tumbling. by 5, positional dominance is easily teachable, and 8 is a reasonable minimum for submissions (if that route is taken).

    i think wrestling > judo > bjj for young ones, though (partly for curriculum, partly for having good training partners).

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    It looks like she used the armbar as a setup to sink in the double finger bar. It's not legal in BJJ but the playground has no rules.
    Straight punches make you go blind. More damage is done to a criminals nervous system when they are struck. Strikes that make you stronger. All this and more systema douchebaggery:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eak-m2iwI7Q

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    The kids class at the Roger Gracie Academy seems pretty good, though not all that busy (at least on the days I've seen it). Felipe Souza is apparently one of the top BJJ instructors when it comes to children (though thats according to the RGA site :icon_wink) - certainly looks like he enjoys teaching them, which must be a tough job in terms of discipline.

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    I see a lot of potential there. The use of small joint manipulations to set up the larger joint lock.

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