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Martial arts for kids

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Chris Gilliam:
Boxing.
I spent almost 9 years in prison. The guys that could box beat the crap outta karate kid types.
Me? I like kickboxing. Better stance.

Davew223:
Judo, track and cheerleading:

Strikes from a little girl won't have any effect.  Kicks, maybe if she is very lucky but would probably just get her off balance and in more trouble in the real world.

The object is for her to get away.  A good bit of judo is about using the opponents inertia and strength against them, not allowing them to get a good grip, and getting out of pins and holds. 


"Judo is derived from Jujutsu. It was created by Professor Jigoro Kano who was born in Japan on October 28, 1860 and who died May 4, 1938 after a lifetime of promoting Judo. Mastering several styles of jujutsu including Kito-Ryu and Tenjin-Shinyo Ryu in his youth he began to develop his own system based on modern sports principles. In 1882 he founded the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo where he began teaching and which still is the international authority for Judo.

The name Judo was chosen because it means the "gentle or yielding way". Kano emphasized the larger educational value of training in attack and defense so that it could be a path or way of life that all people could participate in and benefit from. He eliminated some of the traditional jujutsu techniques and changed training methods so that most of the moves could be done with full force to create a decisive victory without injury. The popularity of Judo increased dramatically after a famous contest hosted by the Tokyo police in 1886 where the Judo team defeated the most well-known jujutsu school of the time. It then became a part of the Japanese physical education system and began its spread around the world. Dr. Kano, President of the University of Education, Tokyo, dedicated his life, studied these ancient martial art of Jujutsu and integrated what he considered to be the best of their techniques into what is now the modern sport of Judo."



Judo gets her loose, track gets her away and what's louder than a cheerleader to bring attention.

If you are searching for "martial arts" there is a good chance you will not find judo, do a search for judo and your town.

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