Is MMA Too Violent for Children To Participate In?

Submitted by: eugenius 9 years ago in Sports

Mixed Martial Arts: Sure it"s OK for adults, but is it too much for little kids? You have to check out this video.
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Male 48
both are stuck up ...but the mma guy was right on the subject..in this world you gatta fight and u better be prepared PLUS MIGETS FIGHTING HOW COOL IS THAT I MEAN THOSE KIDS ARE OWNIN O YA
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Male 240
dude mma is kool and good for the mind
~~~~(*.*)~~~~~ and the bald dude looks like a panzie
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Male 357
MMA ROCKS
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Female 614
and i mean, i like mma
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Female 614
alright, we`ve established that mma is looked down upon from the general fighting community. but i mean, it brings up a really good point that nowadays people are trying to convince parents that they should be scared of everything. yes, fighting as children is probably not the best thing to encourage, but the bald guy didnt have to be such a dick about it. i hate people with undeserved superiority complexes. and i don`t like the idea that we`re afraid to let our kids get hurt. kids are durable, you know. so stay the hell out of parents own decisions and let some kids get knocked around. the worst thing that could happen is yes they get hurt, but they heal. better to break a bone as a kid than as an adult.
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Male 777
They both seemed like a$$holes.
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Male 541
MMA is not an art, its a sport! MMA is MIXED, meaning if you paint an intrument, will you have a new artform?
Boxing is better... MMA sucks, its for rednecks
GO BOXING
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Male 1,455
"Mixed Martial Arts is a mixture of all those and much more... why would it be bad?"

Martial arts are about discipline and training. MMA, as per the video, is a poorly-organized system that just has people go beat the living hell out of each other.

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Male 1,149
Honestly, i don`t know whats wrong with half the people here. If an individual wants to practice MMA, that is there choice. Not some Washington legislator`s.
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Male 1,149
[quote] Martial arts are supposed to teach control, strength of body AND mind, and philosophy. Karate, jujitsu, The various forms of Kung Fu all have an inherint philosophy. Sadly, the philosophy part has been lost in the mix over the years and martial arts have been more about the physical aspect than anything else.
But MMA...completely disregards ALL of those things. Pinning a guy down on a mat and wailing away on him until he is out cold is NOT martial arts. It`s not control over mind or emotion, it`s just brutal violence. If your going to mix martial arts, learn a regular one first, then another. Martial arts are about BALANCE. You Focus primarily the physical, the philosophy is lost and it is no longer a martial art...it`s just brawling. [/quote]In MMA you learn techniques and how to implement them. When you practice your intent is not to hurt your opponent, but to learn technique. When it comes down to the competition both CONSENTING fighters are there to win and know the risk
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Male 14,331
Ya that always confused me Martial Arts preaches discipline and only fighting if neccessary yet these guy beat the crap out of each other for money and bragging rights. I`d also say raising your child to brawl increases their chances of becoming a bully.
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Male 357
MMA all the way
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Female 2,289
F*CK
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Male 477
Martial arts are supposed to teach control, strength of body AND mind, and philosophy. Karate, jujitsu, The various forms of Kung Fu all have an inherint philosophy. Sadly, the philosophy part has been lost in the mix over the years and martial arts have been more about the physical aspect than anything else.
But MMA...completely disregards ALL of those things. Pinning a guy down on a mat and wailing away on him until he is out cold is NOT martial arts. It`s not control over mind or emotion, it`s just brutal violence. If your going to mix martial arts, learn a regular one first, then another. Martial arts are about BALANCE. You Focus primarily the physical, the philosophy is lost and it is no longer a martial art...it`s just brawling.
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Male 161
no- karate (martial arts) is about strengthening (sp???) your body and your mind, and being prepared to DEFEND YOURSELF IF ATTACKED

im a 14 year old 2nd degree black belt in kobayashi shorin ryu and even I know that...

at least it originally was that way...

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Male 140
i agree with the MMA guy...cuz all those roostery arrogant people who think they`re high speed...need a good beating cuz they`ve never had one...ill admit it..ive been efed up..and ive also efed people up...but im a good sport...even fighting for fun helps you develop...it`s when you let it consume you..thats when the problems begin...right...but martial arts...forces u push your body and mind pass their imaginable limits...and it keeps you in shape...even 2 minutes is a freaking work out.....but as for the topic...why do people put their kids in martial arts at such young age?...this is pretty much the same thing..just not just one style.....and its the parents job to keep them in check...help them to control the fighting and turn it off when they need to...right?
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Male 1,244
I hate one sided news programs. Give Frank his turn to talk without being interrupted by a yuppie douchebag
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Female 393
TURTLE TURTLE.
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Male 14,331
So these parents are gonna let their kids bash each others skulls repetedly or choke each other out at around 5 to 7 yrs old that`s gonna really make em smart they`ll probably get parkasans or something like that by 30.
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Male 42
I wish they had this when I was a kid maby I wouldn`t be such a wimp and I`d get some respect just because they know I can Wrestle them into a chock hold in five seconds
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Male 240
I went to a martial art class for a few years, did me the world of good. i should go back, really. It doesn`t make you want to punch people faces in for the hell of it, in fact the opposite. It teaches you to control yourself. There`s nothing wrong with being able to defend yourself. Now the whole MMA thing, I`m not sure about, we don`t have that in england, but from what I saw, it looked like five year olds trying to kill each other. And that`s not particularly good. You shouldn`t be in a tournament until your old enough to understand what you`re doing.
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Male 4,593
Yup, just like I expected, the lock-step pussification of society is the ultimate goal of the politically correct. Let the kids fight if they want to.

Whatever happened to the battle cry of the PC crowd "embrace diversity"? Or does that really mean "embrace those that think like we say they should".

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Male 116
i think that its good to be teaching younger kids these kind of things because when the time comes that they get jumped or bullied or something they can defend for themselves and be confident, it also teaches great self discipline. its also a good stress reliever, i know from experience =)
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Male 474
If these kids parents put that much effort into watching football, they would be into football instead of mma. At 5-8 years old, these kids don`t care if they can defend themselves, they care about how cool they look in front of dad and his friends or how cool they sound when they brag to their friends about the last match he had when he broke another kids nose. I think that if their biggest influence in their lives put forth the energy and focus on something else, than those kids will be into that instead...
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Male 474
Now lets take a step back from this debate and look at the bigger picture. Why are these kids wanting to be in MMA? What makes a kid tick like that? When i was 7 years old i wanted to be a ninja. I was influenced by what i saw on TV. These kids are watching UFC shows with their dads or older brothers. Their dads hold big UFC parties, invite a bunch of people over to their house, and the kid is right there in the mix of it. From a kids perspecitve here`s what you have. Dad holds a party where a bunch of dads cool friends come over and they watch this thing on TV. They get into it, the hoot they hollar, they cheer and boo. This kid realises several things. If it`s on TV it must be OK. Almost everyone in the US bases their lifestyle off something they saw on TV, including mom and dad. Dad is REALLY into this, how cool would it be to have dad cheering me on like this? Dad`s friends are into it this deep too, which means i could be popular with other people too.
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Male 82
its a freakin sport calm down

if anything it teaches you self defense in real life

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Male 358
I watched it for 5 seconds and realized I didn`t care.
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Male 544
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It`s a touchy subject for me, lol.

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Male 544
Shoot. I`ve been in martial arts for a decade, and it`s the best thing you could ever imagine. It teaches you discipline, strength, endurance, will power, etc.. I don`t see what the big deal is, it`s awesome to feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins right before you take someone down. And the whole thing is an art form! If people hang toilets on the wall and it`s art, then MMA has to be art. In fact, MMA stands for Mixed Martial ARTS! Parents have to be crazy not to sign their children up, especially if the child grows up to be short like me, because then, the child will be a target to other children. A year alone of classes, with a good instructor of course, can lead you through half your entire life, because once a child turns 13, nowadays, the world turns from a peaceful place, to a physical hellhole, especially in the high school years. Martial arts is saving children from growing up to be creepy adults who still live at their mom`s house, sitting at the computer all day.
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Male 68
so i guessed he proved his point about not watching sports....

"12" guys going downfeild?

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Male 56
Who cares I`ve seen more kids get broken bones in football than kids with bloody noses in MMA.
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Male 205
Kids (read: boys) of that age fight regardless of having learnt martial arts. If they do it on the mat, at least they can`t kill each other :D
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Male 290
very uncoordinated punches at that.
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Male 290
art?

looks more like a bunch of dumb 5 year olds throwing weak sloppy punches at each other to me.

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Male 1,825
how can you say whats a martial art and what isn`t? hell, how can any of you say what is and isn`t art?
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Male 108
and for the record MMA is not a martial art
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Male 1,825
why yes i did
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Male 108
i think it wud f*k a kid up... if that was his first sport i dont think he wud be able to play any other sports. he wud jus wanna kill sumbody plus dont u think ur kids gonna lose alot a brain cells taking punches in the head everyday! hes gonna grow up to be someone special!
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Male 2,592
Kenny, did you just quote devil`s advocate?
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Male 1,825
"Let me give you a little inside information about God. God likes to watch. He`s a prankster. Think about it. He gives man instincts. He gives you this extraordinary gift, and then what does He do, I swear for His own amusement, his own private, cosmic gag reel, He sets the rules in opposition. It`s the goof of all time. Look but don`t touch. Touch, but don`t taste. Taste, don`t swallow. Ahaha. And while you`re jumpin` from one foot to the next, what is he doing? He`s laughin` His sick, dratin` ass off. He`s a tight-ass. He`s a sadist. He`s an absentee landlord. Worship that? Never. "
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Male 1,825
i agree with that guy. martial arts is an art form, and it takes control when your adrenalin is pumping and a normal person would have no control. and morally, i think it teaches much more then football or baseball, which basically is, do everything you can to beat this team because they are from a different city or state.
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Male 437
i expected like a clip of kids fighting not a queer debate
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Male 2,592
Because at the ages they`re trying to start them at, they don`t have the ability to make the decision. Some of the younger ones start around 5-8...
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Male 2,172
Let`s use critical thinking here.

Kids fight other kids at least once in their life time. If a kid has never been in a fist fight with other kids before adulthood there will be something missing in his life; Critical knowledge about how much it hurts to have a fist to the face.

Let`s face it, one way or another they`re going to fight so why not do it right with a set of rules and some adult supervision.

Karate is good for your kid.
Tae Kwon Do is good for your kid.
Jujutsu is good for your kid.
Athletic Wrestling is good for your kid.
Boxing is good for your kid.

Mixed Martial Arts is a mixture of all those and much more... why would it be bad?

I agree if it`s poorly supervised and the wrong morale codes are educated then it will be a disaster in itself but if done the right way then there should be nothing wrong with this.

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Female 471
If it`s what the kid wants to do, why not? As long as they aren`t being forced to do MMA or are forced to stay in MMA when they want out, what`s the problem? Kids are capable of forming opinions and making decisions for themselves. They`re not always wise decisions, but they do learn from their mistakes.
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Male 1,766
its getting kids out of the house working out and socializing whats the big deal i hate the lawyer type who sole purpose in life is to distract people from their real problems.
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Male 629
I thought that the MMA guy was really into MMA because he gets to be aggressive and he can beat up someone under the guise of "MMA." I`m not into martial arts and all but he didn`t sound strong enough in explaining how it`s an art form to beat up someone. Isn`t the art in the movement of the body and its form, rather than being able to inflict pain to someone else?
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Male 2,592
I`m all for teaching my kids martial arts, it`s about control, respect, and discipline. If they want to do the MMA thing after they`re 18 that`s fine. But, they can get a rush from regular point bouts as well
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Male 3,369
No..your generalising opiebreath. I`m no saint, but I know plenty of people who abore violence in any form..and I respect that.
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Male 4,004
Meh.
*flicks light switch on and off*
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
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Female 140
That`s insanity to teach children these things.
It`s simply unsafe if the kids don`t understand that they can`t fight anyone else outside of that.
They could really hurt someone!
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Male 1,766
@ikeray
Who pissed in your cheerios?
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Female 444
What the f**k, why not let the little buggers battle it out?

In all seriousness, I agree with opiebreath. It lets out aggressive energy, which means they won`t let it out in an explosion on some unwitting passerby (heh, got a mental image of a renegade toddler beating everyone in sight).

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Male 3,369
Yeah...I`m gonna let the guy with a broken nose, mono brow and cauliflower ears teach my kids martial arts.

It`s pretty obvious he`s good at self defence looking like that.

Joking aside..MMA isnt self defence. Its fighting. No diffrent from boxing. I wouldnt send my kids and quite frankly I`d rather my kids knew how to defend themselves rather than beatdown on someone else which is exactly what MMA does!

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Female 15,763
Am I the only one that thinks maybe we need a little controlled violence? I mean, we all still have our instincts to go out and kill sh*t. That typically doesn`t happen without advanced weapons anymore, so what are we going to do with that instinct?

MMA! That`s what.

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Male 2,703
what is with people`s obsession with MMA? its lame, if I wanted to watch 2 men wrestle each other on the floor I would be homo and watch gay-pron...

its a fad that will fade soon enough, boxing was big for a while and its gone away, same with wrestling. sure these things still happen, but they aren`t hyped up like they used to be. now everywhere you look you see MMA...its lame.

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Male 1,766
^^why waste energy on a woman shell never understand anyway
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Male 7,933
Why is he not beating a woman?
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Male 1,620
Link: Is MMA Too Violent for Children To Participate In? [Rate Link] - Mixed Martial Arts: Sure it`s OK for adults, but is it too much for little kids? You have to check out this video.
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