Lifetime Supporting Member
- Jul 2, 2006
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- Northern VA
Pet peeve: kid's divisions for competition should be by age and weight/size. It doesn't have to be a 10 lb division... but you have to be real about the differences, too. I've seen absurd divisions like "13 and under" and "12 to 17." There are significant developmental differences at various points -- and it's just not fair to put someone up against an opponent half again their size for competition.I have to disagree with you here. Kids vary a lot in mass--for example, we have a 45 lb 7 year old and a 90 lb 8 year old in one of our classes. So the 90 lb kid can definitely hurt the 45 lb kid. Since kids' competition divisions are usually determined by age, not weight, I see this kind of size inequity a lot.
My older son just turned 12, so he'll be fighting in the 12-13 division next year. He weighs about 80 lbs (maybe a little less). A lot of the kids in that division are bigger than me. I just hope he's fast enough to avoid most of the hard hits.
How do you define contact levels? Do you define "full" as the same level of power/speed you would use to say, break multiple boards?