I question parts of this. There's no reason a weak child can't start training, as long as the training includes developing that strength. Same for fitness (they probably need marginal fitness, at least). As for immunity, I'm not sure where MMA requires any more of that than any other social contact activity.To start MMA training, the child must have a background in fitness, strong muscles, motivation, and strong immunity.
Welcome to MartialTalk, AnselMgertner. Hope you enjoy it here.If the correct rules and safety equipment are adopted, MMA is just as safe as any other martial arts practiced by millions of children and teenagers worldwide. Experts reckon that the ideal age to start an MMA practice is between the ages of 13-16 when the adolescent body is growing and learning to identify with the adult body. To start MMA training, the child must have a background in fitness, strong muscles, motivation, and strong immunity. I started when I was 6 and was training while my peers played would you rather for kids.
This is where I am on the issue. MMA itself isn't the issue that I would be concern with. I would be more concern with the amount of force used in sparring and in competitions. There would have to be some limitationsAnd with any sport. If I had kids, knowing what I know, I'd want submissions kept very gentle until teens (long-term joint damage potential), and would expect head shots to be kept well outside KO range, at the very least.
I don't like things like this. This is what knuckle head adults do as adults. There's a lot of mental and social development that kids still have to do. Adults will see this display and know that "It's part of the act." Kids will see it and think this is how they should always be. Any kids competition should have a higher focus on honorable behavior. After all these are the same kids that will be in control when they become adults and we are old. What type of person do you want do depend on as you age. Not all of the kids will continue the fight path. However that, fight mentality, pre fight ego, may last longer than we would like.
I can’t say how lucky I think I am that I was scared to head the ball in soccer.Personally. I’m not worried about a lot of contact, but I’m careful about blows to the head. I had three diagnosed concussions as a kid and I’m sure a lot more that weren’t diagnosed. Probably as a result of that and all we are learning about brain injuries and such there’s no way I’d let my kids play football or train in a martial art that included blows to the head.