8/16/2010 10:30am, #11
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- Sep 2009
- Bentonville, Ar
I would have to agree with the Gracie Jiu Jitsu bully proof system to get them started, then move them into regular BJJ classes as they get a little older.
8/16/2010 10:52am, #12
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- Dec 2009
after thinking abit. most rapes murders etc is committed by people that know the victim. therefor I think it is generally better to make sure your kids get the right kind of friends. so if you want to do something good for your kids..
I have absolutely no idea how to do this.
8/16/2010 12:07pm, #13
With Judo wait until they are at least 8-10 before starting. If you want to put them into something fun that will give them meaningful skills for grappling and MA in general put them into gymnastics.
It will teach them falling, co-ordination and body control. There's a reason all elite programms for Judo contain a high proportion of gymnastic style exercises and drills and that loads of the non-conditioing style training you see from elite BJJers is gymnastic style/ oriented.
8/16/2010 12:15pm, #14
8/16/2010 12:59pm, #15
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- Mar 2007
- Vancouver, BC
Let’s not forget that while media reporting (however accurate it might occasionally be on reporting specific cases) will never give you a nuanced view because “Girl Walks Through Town, Does Not Get Raped Or Accosted” is a lousy headline. Caging children is no good. Violent crime in the US has been on a pretty steady decline for, what, two decades?
I mean, I’m all for girls knowing judo or BJJ, but I don’t think there’s really a need to freak out—even if your paternal hormones insist otherwise.
8/16/2010 1:47pm, #16
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- Sep 2008
I did wrestling in 2nd and 3rd grade, besides making me really strong and tough... I hated it, it was too much. To be honest I thought that I would be wearing a mask and going into the WWE.
Kids are just in lolla land when it comes to this kind of stuff, and thats the best way for it to be, let em just have fun.
8/16/2010 2:09pm, #17
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- Aug 2010
Starting small is the best way. I suggest swimming, stretching and running, nothing to intense to build a base. Coupled with awareness advices - don`t speak with strangers, avoid dark alleys, be careful of internet friends, etc
At 9-10 years choose something they are capable to do, taking in consideration height, weight and temperament, adding, maybe, some stick training, since you could find makeshift ones everywhere ?
8/16/2010 2:18pm, #18
Whorian (where are you?) teaches kids Kaju for stand-up and BJJ for ground. His videos here looked great.
My daughter, shodan Okinawan karate, was attacked as a late teen and blocked, punched and screamed and he left, running. She knows enough JJ to have dislocated his arm (he did frontal grab), but she said she, "Reverted to basics." So inward block reverse punch works; whadayaknow? So good-old-karate works, as long as it's "good."
But that is asking a lot. Most ma kids' stuff is ****.
There is an excellent kid's program at Westside BJJ (reviewed here). I advise all the parents to get their kids into it. I imagine that it depends on the school, but the one here is great. And I like BJJ for kids because it's non-violent; no punching or striking.
It depends on what is available in your area. Hope you have good kid programs in your area, check them all out. In Hawaii I really like Prof. Guiyang's (of Universal Kempo) kids' classes. They are divided into several small groups with volunteers from the adult class helping. Fast active pad work, sd, rolling, skill drills, and gasp, even some kata. They have a good idea by keeping the groups small so they get attention. Too many schools have one bullshitting talk-too-much instructor leading twenty kids in kata or punch drills and most of their techniques are horrible (like local TKD and Bobby Lawrence crapola **** **** piss worthless garbage delusional idiocy - hey, ask me how I really feel!). The pad work with the kids has 4 or 5 kids, first one does a several strike combo, then the lg pad is shoved into his/her face, kid ducks, comes up with an uppercut + combo and then RUNS to the back of the line and the next kid immediately steps up and is striking.
Enthusiastic kids, well run program, ego-left-at-door philosophy; that's what to look for."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
8/16/2010 2:19pm, #19
Oh, and when I teach kids, the first lesson, often repeated is to have them yell loud, "HE'S NOT MY FATHER!!!!""Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
8/16/2010 3:52pm, #20This thread never was a high quality conversation - My friend vern Gilbert on the William Acquier thread.
The fight in question having started over who owns which piece of rubble. Nicko1;2233174 On the Acquier Kim Fiasco slash thread.