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Old 03-27-2008, 06:45 PM   #3
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Re: Ultimate fights expand to include kids

I dunno... I took judo when I was nine and I grappled with other kids and nobody complained. I've watched kiddie taekwondo tournaments and nobody complains about those. How is this any different? They're wearing gloves, they have the protective gear, there's a referee, safety rules, etc.

As for the hard mat training not being very good for a growing child - maybe. I don't know whether to agree or disagree because I'm no doctor. But then again, what about all those other martial arts like the ones I mentioned? What about wrestling and boxing? And what about all other kinds of physical sports like soccer and basketball? What is it specifically about MMA training that makes it bad for children?

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