Cal wrote:It's nothing unusual in Thailand - kids do kick boxing and such like all the time for public edification. Lots of fuss about nothing - and, as usual, we see the likes of the NSPCC getting their rent-a-quote dutifully reported by a clueless BBC (who clearly disapprove of this kind of thing). When will people realise that every child should be imprisoned in a cotton wool bubble and never allowed anywhere near that nasty thing called real life? I was chatting to a neighbour yesterday and she was telling me, without a hint of shame, how her seventeen year-old daughter has never used public transport because 'she doesn't feel comfortable on it'.
Cal, that is a literally strawberry floating amazing use of Thailand as a shining example of a country that knows what's ok and not ok when it comes to whether or not they're exploiting children.
poser wrote:Cal, that is a literally strawberry floating amazing use of Thailand as a shining example of a country that knows what's ok and not ok when it comes to whether or not they're exploiting children.
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I think part of the problem here is that Britain isn't used to this kind of thing. Had this been in America where kids learn wrestling in PE lessons nobody would've said a thing. I would've loved to have learned freestyle wrestling in school.
I do think that paying to watch a couple of kids wrestle is a bit shady however. Kinda like those kids beauty pageants. The only adults that ought to be at this kind of event are the parents and trainers etc. like at a school sports day.
I would argue Drama is a more productive subject for an aspiring wrestler than PE
is not the same as this:
I'm pleased someone knew what I was talking about.
captain red dog wrote:I have no problem with it at all, no worse than a judo competition.
In some ways it is.
Brazillian Jui-Jitsu tournaments in America have specific rules for kids under 15 years old (and anyone below a set belt level) to ensure their safety - it looks like none of those rules were in effect at this event:
Illegal Techniques for KIDS up to 15 years old Illegal Techniques for ALL AGES & ALL DIVISIONS will apply plus the following: NO Ezequiel Chokes NO Attacks below the waist (i.e. NO Foot Locks, Heel Hooks, Knee Bars, Toe holds) NO Guillotine Chokes NO Neck Cranks NO Cervical Locks (i.e. crucifix) NO Pulling the head while in the Guard (Can Opener) NO Triangle while pulling the Head NO Wrist Locks NO Calf Locks NO Scissors Takedown NO Biceps Locks NO Omoplata (Shoulder Lock)