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    Tez
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    At what age do you think people should start competing in MMA, is it feasible to have children competing under amateur rules? I have a couple of talented 7 year olds, as well as other children who love sparring, who will go far if they stick it out but it's a very long wait for them to get to an age they can actually compete.Time goes very slowly when you're that young!
    Could we set up a small competition with other clubs who teach children where it would be fun and a good learning experience ( and the rest of us can feel very old lol).

    A youth tournament would be good too and could take the sting out of criticisms about the sport for youngsters.

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    I personally don't think children under 18 years should be competing in MMA. The non-head contact stuff is ok but you can't have kids g'n'p'ing each other. Kickboxing, wrestling, judo compsetc I think are all fine for under 18s and would set them in good stead. Also, training it is ok as long as it is done responsibly
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    under 16's - No head shots full stop
    16-18 - head shots standing
    18+ - Full on , blood producing , bone breaking , adrenalin pumping MMA

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_langford View Post
    under 16's - No head shots full stop
    16-18 - head shots standing
    18+ - Full on , blood producing , bone breaking , adrenalin pumping MMA

    But Steve that would bugger up the guys who are mid 20's bodybuilders that just want to do belly shots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-TEC View Post
    But Steve that would bugger up the guys who are mid 20's bodybuilders that just want to do belly shots!
    LMAO

    I know the type..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tez View Post
    At what age do you think people should start competing in MMA,
    I think you're just about old enough now Tez if you feel ready.

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    Tez 7yr Old Is Waayyyyyyyyy 2 Young!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcountrycombat View Post
    Tez 7yr Old Is Waayyyyyyyyy 2 Young!!!
    Gotta learn sometime!

    Really though, we had an 8 year old kid training with us, and he seemed a bit young but he did alright. I don't see why not as long as if they're strictly monitored and I think headpads/shinguards etc should be mandatory.

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    Im not 100 % sure but i dont even think that under 16s in Judo can use arms bars or chokes in comps. i may be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reedy View Post
    Im not 100 % sure but i dont even think that under 16s in Judo can use arms bars or chokes in comps. i may be wrong.
    FUCK THE KIDS... Armbar or die!

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