Thread: Too young to fight?
12/09/2008 2:35pm, #11
Personally, I believe if the event is sanctioned by the state, has proper safety equipment and precautions taken, has experienced coaches and referees working, as well as a good atmosphere, then it should all be fine.
Although, I do recall a video that was posted a year, or so, ago that show cased a revolting event with children. The kids fought with 8 oz. gloves as their only protection, a dumbass referee who allowed one of the kids to go through an entire round of having his ass handed to him (the child wasn't showing any clear signs of good defense), a drunken audience screaming for blood, etc. Pretty much the whole thing made me physically ill.
12/09/2008 7:57pm, #12
The all or nothing insanityOriginally Posted by Zillaky
Why do things like this have to be an all or nothing opinion - what in the hell happened to moderation these days? What is wrong with saying this is a good thing if kept in the proper perspective and done in moderation allowing for studies, friends, rest ect. . .
Based solely upon the video I would say this is a good thing myself - I mean don't boys still get into scuffles in the school yard , learn to ride bikes play on monkey bars, play king of the scrap pile, play foot ball in vacant lots and alley ways don't children still ride sleds down hills and have snow ball fights, play rough games ????? Last I heard children do all sorts of things that might cause brain damage because life is a risk for all interested in living instead of simply existing
I see structure and appropriate supervision as a definite plus - I do not see parents place as deciding how their children feel or what their interest are - it is a parents duty to guide child's desires toward a productive expression - I mean he might get hit in the head during matches but I do not see this as any more of a danger of causing bad long term effects than unsupervised scuffles that occur in play grounds and parks among eight year old boys every day. . .
I do not think it is any more dangerous than learning to ride a skate board or a bike - it is a sport like baseball and if done in moderation under supervision of responsible adults I think it is great. I think it is probably better for his brain than sitting in front of a video game or TV for hours on end night after night day after day.
The brain is like the rest of our body - the biggest danger of loosing an ability in this case thinking is if one fails to use it.
12/10/2008 9:34am, #13
Originally Posted by AlphaFoxtrot51
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Children have been boxing as long as there has been boxing. Up until the 1950s or so, boxing used to be as ubiquitous in middle and high school as amateur wrestling. Its decline and disappearance was more about waning interest than any safety considerations.Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.
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12/10/2008 9:51am, #14
And quite frankly, it's nice to see a kid step back from the typical McDojo scene and get into some more realistic training. He will be glad he did later on in life.
12/10/2008 11:33am, #15Originally Posted by Zillaky
YouTube - 2007.03.17 Evan Sanchez v David Fuentes Pee-Wee Boxing rd 1
... the lads are too small to hit that hard, and they're geared up with pillow gloves and thick headgear. The men in my family traditionally start at 5 years, none have been damaged by it.“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
12/10/2008 5:39pm, #16Originally Posted by Jack Skellington
12/11/2008 10:40am, #17
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8 year old fights, in Thailand the kids start to fight at that age too and it's considered 'awesome'. NOw these kids fight for money but anyway..