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    I have been reading these forums for over a month and I've found them to be quite informative. Some of the info has helped me to find a place for my boys to learn MA.
    After all the research and actually visiting several dojos in my area, I placed my kids in a TKD class.
    Needless to say... there are alot of losers out there in the MA business. I chose this particular TKD instructer because of what I observed - physically demanding sessions, pride in his student's accomplishments, and upfront honest answers to my questions.
    MY QUESTION: What else should I have taken into consideration? What have other people experienced when dealing with Kids in MA?

    Thanks

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    Thats really about it man. If the TKD school has the things you mentioned then keep your kids there. SOME of the things included in TKD are not very realistic for an actual fight but it doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out which ones. Most people enroll in that type of school and truly don't know that using a spinning hook kick for real is only possible for less than 1% of the population less than 1% of the time. They see the TKD black belts use them when they spar and take the instrictors word that it can be done. Most parents that take the time to research the arts will know what techniques are realistic and what ones aren't by using a little common sense. If the classes are physically demanding then they will create and athletic and physically strong student. That type of person would be able to fight WITHOUT training.

    I taught kids for a while and one of the most advantageous practices for kids is to strike kicking shields and focus mitts. It lets them hit actual targets and develops speed, timing, distance, accuracy and power.

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    Reverse punch Kiaii!!!

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    Thanks PeeDee, I'll be buying some kicking shields sometime in the near future. There's a Judo club in the area that'll have 3 new members sometime next summer. I like the idea of testing your skills in competition. It's not NHB, but for kids is good enough.

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    Judo is excellent for kids. Its kind of like a schoolyard scuffle(grabbing and pulling clothes and some wrestling).

    "The only "ancient" art that's worth a damn is Wrestling.
    Pretty much everything else that is called "ancient" is just masturbation without touching your genitals." -Phrost
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    Reverse punch Kiaii!!!

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    First of all I want to commend you for taking the time to look for a good school for you kid. PD is right in that a lot of parents just don't care that much and look only at the price, then drop their kids off like it was a day care.

    As a father of 2 I did the same things that you did before placing them in the school that I was going to already. Why? Because I wanted the best kids class available for them. After I examined everything, I still ended up putting them in my instructor's school. (Now I teach the class....Poor kids). ha.ha.ha.ha. Anyway the only other thing I could think of is to ask the other parents their opinoins and see if there has been any change to their kids after they have been in the class. Again...good work.

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    Hi Fastlearner,

    Where in San Diego do you live? I have a bunch of kids, my son trains BJJ (my girls sporadicly) at Fabio Santos' academy under Alex Brandao. If you want more info you can email me at jlang6@san.rr.com. By the way, where is the Judo school you are going to?
    Clang

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    I think BJJ may be better for your kids. When you so judo and are younger than 14, in competition you can not use chokes or arm bars. So really it is just throwing people and pinning them. Fun, but if it were my kids, I would go with BJJ at least untill they are older than 14.
    And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.

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    Sport judo practice has been proven to make kids more agressive(which may or may not be a bad thing)

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    I believe agreessiveness is a great thing, as long as it is chaneled.
    And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.

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    brandeissansoo,

    I was curious where you got the facts for your statement. I was wondering why sport JJ would make children more aggressive and the other martial arts wouldnt. I would appreciate your input on this.
    Clang

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