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Old 03-18-2006, 01:22 PM   #1
Joseph Hart
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What is a good age to start kids in a martial art? So that they will have fun and stay with it. My oldest son (4) has taken a HUGE liking to "Avatar the Last Air Bender" on Nikelodeon.

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Old 03-18-2006, 02:51 PM   #2
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We have a kid who started Muay Thai at age 6. He is 13 yrs old now and is just starting to fight in Smokers.http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/21357/21636.jpg
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Oh, and don't forget to let him try pee wee wrestling. I had so much fun as a kid wrestling.
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Old 03-18-2006, 02:54 PM   #4
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Hey Joe

well if he is 4 you yourself could start to teach him by just wrestling around for fun with him he will learn alot from just that, get a pair of focus pad's and put them on and let him hit those they can be bought for 20 buck's a pair at most sporting good's store's, get a stick and play stick fight with him, i think he would be more willing to stick with it if dad were to be his first teacher and it wasn't so formal, he is old enough to start a children's program at a school that teach's kid's most start around 4 or 5.

I am big fan of sparring and play fighting, in most culture's father's taught son's and so on and so forth and it was much more informal, i think they learn more from there own experience of play fighting when they are young.

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