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Old 05-30-2014, 03:37 PM   #51
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Re: Which Martial Art for Kids - Aikido / Taekwondo / Karate / Judo ...

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That's a very good kanku dai. If she's that good, it's not because some adult is standing over her and forcing her to train, train, train -- you simply can't force that level of skill, and particularly not from a child.
Actually, I have seen more than a few clubs over the years with lots of kids that are really, really good. Maybe not this good, but still, I remain impressed with Karate's 'power' over kids. It is teachable.

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Personally, I like judo for young kids. Sport-based teaching, lots of rough-housing to burn off energy and let them compete while still learning good sportsmanship. The whole time developing a strong sense of self-esteem and self-confidence, and what seems to be a real sense of self-defense if needed. I mean, what 7 year old is really going to be intimidated by a tough-talking bully when that 7 year old "fights" with his friends an average of 10-25 times a class, standing up and on the ground rolling around?

Opinions vary, but I think judo is best for the young kids. Later on, when attention spans increase, then the formalistic striking arts (you pick one, i.e. karate styles, taekwondo, tang soo do, standing forms of jujitsu, etc.) are all good for developing self-confidence and discipline. I'd be concerned - depending on school - about the "actual ability" to defend oneself (e.g. the ATA and other TKD tournaments are NOT "fighting," IMO... I did that stuff for 20 years and learned more about a fight in 2 months of Muay Thai training, again with friends.

I find it interesting that the kanji character for kuzushi illustrates a mountain falling on a house.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:08 PM   #53
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(e.g. the ATA and other TKD tournaments are NOT "fighting," IMO... I did that stuff for 20 years and learned more about a fight in 2 months of Muay Thai training, again with friends.
...but did you get a camouflage belt?
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:19 PM   #54
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...but did you get a camouflage belt?
LOL! Mary, I pre-dated the inception of the 10-color system in place in the ATA now by a few years, thank goodness.... I was working on my advancement to 2nd degree when all that stuff came down the pipe from Little Rock. I got out when they got so uber-protective and started making everyone wear the head-gear with face shields, full protection down the forearms and shins and then the coverings of the hands/feet. And, on top of all that, the big, mondo chest protector that everyone has to wear now.... it's going to a boxing match wearing armor, sortof. So, that's when I shifted into Muay Thai at a pro gym, where amateurs like myself could train as well, and the hapkido, in which there were no pads. Hapkido sparring at that school was interesting, and a bit real world, but you learned control because if you blasted your buddy, he'd be out for however long and when he came back he'd be unhappy with you and return the favor. To say nothing of what the instructor would say about his bottom line. But, I digress.

Camo belts... lol... still cracks me up!

I find it interesting that the kanji character for kuzushi illustrates a mountain falling on a house.
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