posted on Jan, 24 2019 @ 09:05 PM
a reply to: Justso
The self defense is component of the program. For the youngest kids, it's mainly about getting away from strangers. So those techniques are mostly
about getting people to let go of them.
For kids my son's age, they start working on what might happen if another kid (or someone larger) is going to attack them. Releasing chokes, getting
tackled that sort of thing.
But even with the conventional strikes, blocks, kicks, he could lay someone out. When he dances, some of those moves make an appearance just
Of course, part of the program too is teaching kids when to use and when not to use force -- mostly not.
But as mother, you put your kid in soccer and don't think about this sort of thing while he gets better. These are the things you think about with
this. If I seriously thought my kid would lay someone out just because he can, he wouldn't be taking lessons, but at the same time, you know in the
back of your mind that possibility exists. He is capable of doing it if he had to and was pushed to it.