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View Poll Results: For Kids: Boxing or Wrestling?
Boxing 4 21.05%
Wrestling 15 78.95%
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:28 PM
 
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My son is 7 and has expressed an interest in getting into either Boxing or Wrestling...I think it's great, for a lot of reasons and plan to get him started...But which do you think would be better for a 7 year old, Boxing or Wrestling, and why?
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:12 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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My son is 7 and has expressed an interest in getting into either Boxing or Wrestling...I think it's great, for a lot of reasons and plan to get him started...But which do you think would be better for a 7 year old, Boxing or Wrestling, and why?
wrestling.
boxing is fine, but wrestling from a self defense stand point would be more effective.

or better yet, why not both?
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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wrestling.
boxing is fine, but wrestling from a self defense stand point would be more effective.

or better yet, why not both?
Yes I concur. Why not both?
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:14 PM
 
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I may just well do both, but I will probably start him with one and then transition to the other (just to not be paying both memberships at the same time)...

I have heard from a few people that boxing may not be such a good idea for a kid due to all of the hits (eventually) taken to the head may possibly cause some kind of head trauma or maybe even slight brain damage on a child's developing brain. Do you think there is legitimate cause for concern regarding this?
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:59 PM
 
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Wresting. Fewer brain deterioration issues when he gets into middle and older age.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:38 AM
 
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I may just well do both, but I will probably start him with one and then transition to the other (just to not be paying both memberships at the same time)...

I have heard from a few people that boxing may not be such a good idea for a kid due to all of the hits (eventually) taken to the head may possibly cause some kind of head trauma or maybe even slight brain damage on a child's developing brain. Do you think there is legitimate cause for concern regarding this?
how many boxers are articulate and well spoken at later life?
some, not a ton. lol
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:49 AM
 
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If there is a boxing program for kids that is involving live head punched it is a bad program. A lot of the ones I've seen focus of throwing, guarding, feints, movement angles, etc

A lot will come down to the kid though. My daughter has done taekwondo for two years and my son has no interest. I put them into a jiu-jitsu camp this summer and my son loved it and my daughter had no interest
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:00 PM
 
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If there is a boxing program for kids that is involving live head punched it is a bad program. A lot of the ones I've seen focus of throwing, guarding, feints, movement angles, etc

A lot will come down to the kid though. My daughter has done taekwondo for two years and my son has no interest. I put them into a jiu-jitsu camp this summer and my son loved it and my daughter had no interest
Good points, thanks! And that Jiu-Jitsu camp sounds cool...You're from Phoenix too, right? Could u post or PM me the link about that Jiu-Jitsu summer camp?

Edit: And I'm not sure what all is entailed at the Boxing club, the one I'm looking at is Rodriguez Boxing Club on the corner of Roosevelt and 15th Ave.
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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It's more fun to punch people in the head until they are unconscious, than to grab them my the crotch until they yell Uncle.
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:31 PM
 
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It's more fun to punch people in the head until they are unconscious, than to grab them my the crotch until they yell Uncle.
better to pick someone up and dump them on their head and walk away then to punch someone in the head, break a hand, get dumped on your head and hte other guy walks away with you unconscious, and a broken hand.
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