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Dangerous New Trend: Kids' Version of Fight Club
« on: February 03, 2008, 01:50:09 AM »
Dangerous New Trend: Kids' Version of Fight Club
Videos of Kids Engaged in No-Holds-Barred "Helmet Boxing" Turning Up on Internet

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/story?id=3203615
"We do not condone the use of a toilet seat as a deadly weapon"
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Re: Dangerous New Trend: Kids' Version of Fight Club
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 11:10:00 AM »
Aloha Gints,

I believe that this trend illustrates a potential for future business from this age group. Putting them in a controlled environment would be a service to them as well as the community. It also illustrates the fact that violence is a big part of our society. Targeting this segment of our society is a great marketing opportunity for anyone who desires the attempt.

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Re: Dangerous New Trend: Kids' Version of Fight Club
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 12:26:39 PM »
Dangerous New Trend: Kids' Version of Fight Club
Videos of Kids Engaged in No-Holds-Barred "Helmet Boxing" Turning Up on Internet

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/story?id=3203615


Was only a matter of time. Boys will be boys, doing what's "cool", and violence will always be cool. Looks like "backyard wrestling" 2.0 Boxing/MMA style. It seems they missed the warning labels on sports equipment  ::)
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Re: Dangerous New Trend: Kids' Version of Fight Club
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 12:37:38 PM »
Yup, contact those kids and sign them up.  Not much technique, but plenty heart and intensity in most cases.  It wasn't cool to see the small kid get dropped by that taller kid. 

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Re: Dangerous New Trend: Kids' Version of Fight Club
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008, 01:27:39 PM »
It is obvious to us that this sort of horseplay is a tradition, not a trend.  The only trend is publishing a video clip.   In my opinion, the weird part of the story is that boys playing rough is considered to be abnormal.    Let's solve this with Ritalin.
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Re: Dangerous New Trend: Kids' Version of Fight Club
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008, 02:14:08 PM »
Kids have had versions of fight clubs from way back when in some form or another. Kids fighting after school, in school, in the neighborhood, going to another neighborhood and I'm not talking about gangs. And of course there was no supervision. This is an extension in modern day times. It always comes back to the parents for under age kids. Do you know what your kids are doing in their spare time? Have they been in fights and what are you going to do about it when you find out. So now they have helmets. I could've used a helmet back in the day. Frankly, I'd prefer worrying about a fight club than a party that has a couple of kids toting hidden guns waiting for a chance to justify why they need to shoot somebody.
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Re: Dangerous New Trend: Kids' Version of Fight Club
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008, 05:18:30 PM »
It is obvious to us that this sort of horseplay is a tradition, not a trend.  The only trend is publishing a video clip.   In my opinion, the weird part of the story is that boys playing rough is considered to be abnormal.    Let's solve this with Ritalin.


Gints, I'd like to shake your hand for this post. Well said.
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Re: Dangerous New Trend: Kids' Version of Fight Club
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2008, 09:55:59 AM »
I think stuff like this has been around for ever, there just wasn't the big helmets.  neighborhood boxing was popular where I grew up, gloves but no helmets....boys being boys...these guys need to get to a good Martial arts teacher.....
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Re: Dangerous New Trend: Kids' Version of Fight Club
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2008, 02:59:32 PM »
I think stuff like this has been around for ever, there just wasn't the big helmets.  neighborhood boxing was popular where I grew up, gloves but no helmets....boys being boys...these guys need to get to a good Martial arts teacher.....

True.  I think that's the major beef with the videos:  no adult supervision.  However, in this day and age, adults take a huge risk in such supervision, so you end up with the commercialism of martial arts.   The legal climate sucks.  I have an infant son.  I doubt I would take on being a soccer coach for my daughter.  It's better for her not to play soccer than for papa to go to jail for being accused of doing something wrong that he didn't do.
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