posted on Jun, 12 2019 @ 04:04 PM
a reply to: Grambler
Smart thinking, there's too much to risk to fight on a whim. Maimage, lawsuits, jail time... it generally ain't worth it unless you are defending
yourself or loved one.
a reply to: madmac5150
Haha, thanks for the laugh!
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Yea that cracked me up. Just don't get hit when your pants are down, that would be terrible!
a reply to: rickymouse
True dat, even a strike to the throat would end things quick. I like the obtaining a rear naked choke with legs wrapped around or guillotine to just
end it quickly and with less destruction.
a reply to: ketsuko
Ha, I was once there! Bruce Lee movies did that to an entire generation! I support enrolling in martial arts training, one of the more traditional
softer ones anyway. The full mma training is awesome and challenging but I would not want my child to get involved with that level of intensity. Tae
Kwon Do was fun for me and Ju Jitsu is fun and less destructive. One can still gain positive benefits from martial art training with the softer
styles. Things like self discipline, optimal shape. camaraderie and of course learning how to defend oneself are all worthy traits imo. There
actual sparring and competing in the softer styles which is of importance also. One needs to actually square up against another individual
to be well rounded, but the softer styles are again, less destructive. People have to be really careful engaging in fights because you never know
what your opponent can/will do. Taking martial arts can be tough because there is a natural inclination for one's ego to become over inflated while
learning martial arts, and people tend to show off or become over confident and they can get themselves in trouble. The best things I learned in the
softer styles was never fight unless defending oneself, never underestimate your opponent and be humble,calm and respectful. A good teacher will
emphasize these traits.
If my kid wanted asked to get involved with hard styles of mma, it would be similar to granting them a motorcycle if they asked (like I did), they
could do that when they are 18 and move out. Is that "18" these days or more like 25? haha I guess I would be a hypocrite too because I am a big mma
fan and value the competition and skill display, I also, however know that CTE is a real and dangerous thing and so personally I would try and sway
my child from that all together.