Teaching my son how to grapple and fight

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  1. ColoCowboy

    ColoCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Good for you, Trouty.

    I put both my daughter and son in jiu jitsu classes beginning in elementary school. While it was more of a game for them at that age, they learned a bit of discipline and focus.

    Got called to the school one day. My daughter taught the class bully she was not to be messed with. When I asked my son what he was doing during the fight, he said "... I made sure he didn't run before sis was finished with him".
     
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  2. ColoCowboy

    ColoCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Hey Trouty, I posted a video of a shark feed in another thread just for you, buddy.
     
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  3. Trouty

    Trouty Kellen Moore baby

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    Oh wow!!!!!! On my way, Colo!!!!!
     
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  4. Trouty

    Trouty Kellen Moore baby

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    Not seeing it, Colo.

    Can you reply to this with a link to the thread, plz?
     
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  5. ColoCowboy

    ColoCowboy Well-Known Member

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  6. ColoCowboy

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    Hmmm... Youtube truncated the video. Will reload it
     
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  7. ColoCowboy

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  8. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Drunk on Dalton Juice

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    If you have the money for it, get him some jiu-jitsu AND kickboxing lessons. Jiu-jitsu is far more valuable, but it never hurts to learn how to strike.

    They are also competitive and can give your son some opportunities to practice in a real world situation which IMO is critical
     
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  9. Trouty

    Trouty Kellen Moore baby

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    Hey Marine, you being 0311, I appreciate your input (not that I don’t adore all the others).

    I’m teaching him pure take downs. He’s so damn slow on his feet, Darth
     
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  10. Trouty

    Trouty Kellen Moore baby

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  11. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Drunk on Dalton Juice

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    Question does he have a cousin his age ( preferrable slightly older) or a friend whose parents will allow you to instruct their child?
     
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  12. Trouty

    Trouty Kellen Moore baby

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    He has a close circle of friends, and we are all close as he’s been classmates with them since his K years. I think they (his friends parents) think I’m a nut (they love me, but just a hunch), so I doubt they’d let me teach their kids. I do chaperone trips and such, but this is a bit different.

    He has many cousins. Many.
     
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  13. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Drunk on Dalton Juice

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    Try to get see if you can one of his cousins cleared as a sparing partner. Do your best to create a live, competitive exercise so if he ever has to do it for real he isnt thinking about how to do it
     
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  14. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Judo is a great sport for kids. There's 3-4 core throws/trips that can quickly end a confrontation from a bully. At the kids level, they teach pins, like wrestling, that will allow them to dissolve the situation without ever throwing a punch.

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  15. JohnnyTheFox

    JohnnyTheFox Achilleslastand

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    Got to put in my vote for grappling.
    Being a taller, lankier guys one of the things I always tried to avoid was being taken to the ground by someone smaller, with a low center of gravity that knew how to wrestle.

    Also put in another vote for Martial Arts. There used to be a Korean instructor who came to Marine Barracks @ NAS North Island every morning to train us. Never being flexible it was at times grueling and a great workout and confidence builder. It was amazing to watch a guy that was 5,4 and 120 lbs take down a 6,2 225 lb GySgt with ease.
     
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  16. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod ♡☆

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    He sure is PA.
     
  17. Nova

    Nova Ntegrase96

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    I'm a big proponent of teaching your kid how to defend themselves; especially with something effective like Judo or BJJ.

    It's good for the body and mind.
     
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  18. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    ;) Well said!
     
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  19. haleyrules

    haleyrules Benched

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    Women!
     
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