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    Originally posted by Devil View Post
    I wasn't intentionally moving goalposts. I'm just not sure I understand why one form of footwork is inherently better than the other for fighting. In fact, it would seem to me that the footwork learned for fighting would be better for fighting than the footwork learned for soccer. I know, I'm a little crazy.

    If I can learn to type 60 words per minute or play Stairway to Heaven on an electric guitar with my feet, is that more or less valuable than soccer footwork for fighting?
    The Devil innocent ? LOL!

    It's a matter of developing a general type of coordination versus specific. Soccer involves running, jumping, cutting, turning, hopping, and manipulating an object with your feet/lower body (which is furthest from the brain and hence the hardest to develop). Those are all GENERAL types of human locomotion, whether you are boxing or chasing down a rabbit by foot to keep from starving to death.

    Jumping, hopping, rolling, skipping, running, crawling, walking, etc. are all things that need to be developed. First, alone, and then paired with a partner. It's non-sport specific.

    Of course, learning to box is fine if done safely and properly for the age and ability (and interest) of the kid involved. Boxing footwork is it's own peculiar thing, but it's built on the basic forms of human locomotion. Just like "judo" footwork. If a boxing program follows guidelines similar to what is in the Judo LTAD stuff I've posted, a lot of time will be spend on general types of movement and coordination, not on specific boxing footwork.

    Kids learn by playing. The more different things they can play at, the better. Boxing can be one of those things, easily. Just like Judo or BJJ.

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      Originally posted by Devil View Post
      Sure. You don't want to lock a kid in the gym and force him to train all the time. But a lot of the other shit should just take care of itself if they're not lazy little shits. Let them go ride their bicycle. Play outside with friends. Whatever. It doesn't have to be an organized activity.
      Correct, it doesn't have to be organized. I think I addressed that already, LOL!

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        Originally posted by Devil View Post
        Don't backpedal now! I was just beginning to understand. Kids should play badminton and water polo until they turn 26 and then they go win an Olympic gold medal in Judo. I'm straight bro. Don't confuse me.
        You obviously have too much time on your hands at work. Go fishing or something, or go beat up your retarded cousin-by-marriage.

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          Originally posted by BKR View Post
          You obviously have too much time on your hands at work. Go fishing or something, or go beat up your retarded cousin-by-marriage.
          I've got plenty of retards to entertain me right here, thank you very much.

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            I am going fishing tomorrow, by the way. And I'm taking my son. That'll do wonders for his double leg.

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              Originally posted by BKR View Post
              You obviously have too much time on your hands at work. Go fishing or something, or go beat up your retarded cousin-by-marriage.

              I kind of enjoy watching Devil take the wabbit stance.

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                Originally posted by ChenPengFi View Post
                I kind of enjoy watching Devil take the wabbit stance.

                Pop quiz. Is that an opinion or a fact?

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                  Originally posted by Devil View Post
                  I am going fishing tomorrow, by the way. And I'm taking my son. That'll do wonders for his double leg.
                  Nothing puts me in the mood for hurting people quite like talking to you so..... I second this motion. :-p

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                    Originally posted by Devil View Post
                    Pop quiz. Is that an opinion or a fact?

                    Fact about my opinion.

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                      Originally posted by Raycetpfl View Post
                      Nothing puts me in the mood for hurting people quite like talking to you so..... I second this motion. :-p
                      Okay, actually I was lying. I'm taking my daughter. My son has BJJ and Judo tomorrow. He can fish when he retires. He can have fun when he's old. Fun is for lazy people.

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                          Originally posted by Devil View Post
                          So what I've learned from this thread is that playing soccer is how you become a great fighter. Makes sense.
                          Futebol. Soccer is for pussies.

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                            Apparently jerking off isn't an acceptable form of cross training. Otherwise the floors in my house would be buckling under the weight of my title belts.

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                              Originally posted by Devil View Post
                              I've got plenty of retards to entertain me right here, thank you very much.
                              You are easily entertained, that's for sure !

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                                Originally posted by Devil View Post
                                I am going fishing tomorrow, by the way. And I'm taking my son. That'll do wonders for his double leg.
                                I'm going fishing tomorrow, too, and I'll be taking both my boys. We are going to BJJ class tonight, which will do wonders for their strike-detecting ability when the jig is falling through the water column.

                                Good luck, post pics of the fish you catch.

                                His eye is swollen almost shut from a bee sting that morning, he's not winking...

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